PHOTOS: The Greatest and Most Gloriously Terrible Rainbow Cake Fails

05/05/2016 at 12:24 PM ET

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It’s no secret the rainbow food trend has taken over our Instagram feeds/lives.

In a matter of months, the pigment revolution has been leaving its brightly-colored mark on bagels, grilled cheese sandwiches, lattes and — of course — cakes.

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While we’re not yet sick of the trend (a rainbow grilled cheese sandwich sounds oddly appetizing, TBH), these food adventurists took their passion for vibrant meals a step further.

Unfortunately, as is the case with labor-intensive, built-for-Instagram recipes, the end result usually tends to look rather … interesting (read: not a spitting image of the recipe photo). But, let’s be honest, the disasters are always more fun and memorable than turning out a flawless creation.

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Keep scrolling to see some of the most memorable fails, courtesy of aspiring bakers who bravely took on the rainbow challenge. We salute you, friends.

THE OVERFLOWING MASON JAR CAKE
But to be fair, is having too much cake batter a bad thing?

THE ‘NOT REALLY A RAINBOW’ MASON JAR CAKE
ROYGBIV? More like OGV.

THE SPLOTCH CAKE
The neon bright colors that gathered towards the center of the cake saved this creation from being a total fail.

THE TIE-DYE CAKE
“It’s what’s on the inside that matters” doesn’t necessarily apply to this pic.

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THE CAKE WITH ALL THE BALLS
Not so ballin’ after all.

THE CYLINDER … CAKE (?)
Hmm, we’d still eat it.

THE ‘TOO MUCH FROSTING’ CAKE
JK, there’s no such thing as having too much frosting.

THE BREAKFAST CAKE
If these rainbow pancakes had a slogan, it would be: “Having a bad day? Make sure your breakfast matches your mood.”

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THE RAINBOW CUPCAKES
Hey, at least they’re bright.

THE TWO-TIERED RAINBOW CAKE
We’d have no problem serving this at a dinner party. What? It’s boho-chic.

THE CUP-LESS RAINBOW CUPCAKE
We just have so many questions.

THE SIX-TIERED RAINBOW CAKE
Why art thou so unbalanced?

—Grace Gavilanes

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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms

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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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