Cooking can be a relaxing and meditative experience once you take the time to really get into it. Apart from being able to feed yourself, it also gives you the chance to bring people together and create new experiences for them through their taste buds.
Now, if committing mistakes in the kitchen is what’s stopping you from pursuing cooking as a hobby, don’t worry. Despite what you think, you’re probably not that bad.
To help you feel much more confident in your skills, here’s a collection of epic culinary fails.
1. The Hulk
This kid asked for a Hulk cake for his birthday. This was what his mom came up with. To be fair, she got the color right.
2. Tired Santa
This bread represents the way Santa looks the day after Christmas. His face looks like he’s been through a lot.
3. Cinnamon pear cake
At first glance, you wouldn’t think that the one at the bottom was a cake. It looks more like mud with a couple of rotten pears.
4. One huge cookie
This “top chef” decided to try his luck and bake some cookies. He got everything right except for proper spacing. He ended up with one huge cookie.
5. (Not) close enough
The baker probably didn’t have the book nearby when he made his cake. From the color to the shape, he got everything wrong.
This one actually tasted great despite its appearance. It simply proves that one shouldn’t judge a brownie by the way it looks.
7. A masterpiece
For most of us, this looks like a total failure. However, for the person who made it, the egg is certainly a masterpiece. No one else can do his version of the recipe.
8. A creepy pie
I think the second one looks better. It was able to capture that “horror” factor.
Even the baby chickens couldn’t handle the end result. They look like they tried so hard to escape the oven but failed.
10. Expectation vs reality
These were supposed to look like bears. For some reason, they ended up looking like monsters. I hope the kids were still happy with them.
11. Not a cake
This doesn’t look like a cake. You see, it looks more like a piñata!
12. Too hot
So, this is probably what happens when you take Sponge Bob out of the ocean. He’s barely recognizable when he’s on land.
13. Not cute
I feel sorry for the penguins in the bottom photo. They look like they got lost and found themselves stuck in a muddy area. Compared with the photo on top, they don’t look cute at all.
14. Awful idea
Without the label, you wouldn’t think that it’s a KitKat pizza. It looks more like a plant pot filled with mud. It doesn’t even look edible at first glance.
15. Mozzarella sticks
If you think cooking mozzarella sticks is easy, this photo will make you think twice. You’ll need a lot of practice if you want to make perfect mozzarella sticks.
16. The wedding cake
There’s a huge difference in color between these cakes. The baker probably didn’t pay close attention to the customers’ request. If this happened at my wedding, I’d probably ask for a refund.
17. The Christmas tree cake
These cakes don’t look alike. The color, form, and even the decorations look too different. The baker probably had a different inspiration for this Christmas cake.
18. Croissant dragons
Even though the baker failed at perfecting his croissant dragons, he shouldn’t feel sad. He was still able to make a manatee-shaped snack. That’s what matters, right?
This is what happens when you make a snack without checking if you have everything you need. The nachos look seriously sad without the jalapeño slices, diced herbs, cheese, and mayo.
It’s hard to determine where the baker went wrong here. What she did don’t look like macarons at all. They look more like dried plums!
21. Hard life
Nobody gets to live an easy life. Even this Stitch looked like he went through a lot.
At first glance, you’d think that this baker nailed his melted snowman biscuits. However, if you take a closer look, you’d see something odd in the snowmen’s face. They look angry instead of happy.
23. Mirror glaze
The cake looks like an absolute disaster. Instead of a pretty cake, this baker ended up with what looks like a Petri dish.
24. The order vs what came
If this was a random cake made out of boredom, there won’t be any issue. However, it’s a wedding cake. It’s supposed to be the most beautiful cake for the bride and groom. Fortunately, the couple was able to get a refund and find a decent cake from a nearby bakery.
25. In a rush
It looks like someone forgot to order a cheese platter and just made one with random ingredients at the last minute. It’s hard to feel the party vibe with this.
26. Quality over presentation
Even though the right one looks like a hot mess, its baker swore it tasted great. It’s gooey and rich- just like how most people like their cinnamon rolls.
27. Sick deer
Those poor donuts look like they’re super sick. Well, that’s not surprising. If someone shoved meatballs into your mouth, you’d probably feel the same way.
28. His “best”
This man’s coffee art doesn’t look too horrible. In fact, it’s a bit cute. Even though he didn’t nail the dragon, he was able to draw a puppy. Or was it a kitten?
29. A big fail
It’s hard to feel the Christmas spirit with this cake. It looks like a big pile of poo. I wonder why the baker gave up in the middle of decorating the cake. He clearly got the rings right.
It looks like this deer has been hit by a car. It’s so deformed that even its eyes look bad. I’d feel guilty about eating it.
31. A for patience
Even though this baker didn’t nail the exact recipe, his patience is still commendable. Not everyone has the determination to finish all these pieces.
The cake shop probably tried like a dozen times. When they realized they couldn’t do it, they gave up and just wrote the word “unicorn” on the cake.
33. Christmas cookie
The one on the right doesn’t look too bad. Let’s just say It actually looks cool because it has this stained glass effect.
34. Rainbow crepe cake
This is heartbreaking. I feel sorry for all those layers. They look like they’re drowning!
35. A $100 cake
A woman wanted to surprise her partner with a $100 White Claw cake. When she saw the result, she’s the one who was left speechless.
36. No skewers
This one is quite disturbing. You see, hangers aren’t supposed to be used when cooking. They are coated and they can be harmful if melted and ingested.
37. Making pasta
Ideally, you shouldn’t be using a coffee maker to make noodles. However, if you’re in your dorm and you have nothing else to use, it might work. You just have to prepare yourself for that unevenly cooked pasta.
38. A photo first
The most worrying thing about this photo isn’t the burning noodles. It’s the fact that a photo was taken before the fire was put out.
39. Spinach baby
If you’re convincing your kids to eat more vegetables, then stay away from this recipe. It’ll give your kids something to fear for the rest of their lives. They probably wouldn’t go near spinach again.
When this person asked her friend to peel half the potatoes in the bag, this was what her friend did. I guess this is why communication is extremely important in the kitchen.