More of us are cooking or baking at home right now, and we’re not all…very good at it. But, like they say, a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, and the path toward edible creations starts with some baking abominations.
Lucky for us, a lot of people have a good enough sense of humor about it to post their culinary misadventures publicly that we may revel in the failure together. Here are a few great examples.
12. It’s trying to escape
11. Cooking makes me pretty pooped
This was supposed to be a nice, neat, braided circle of chocolate, caramel, and banana filled chocolate yeast bread, but the strands all burst and it ended up looking like a pan of Sasquatch feces. Tasted ok, though 😀 pic.twitter.com/gRv9PmyUjn
— amanda hugandkiss nobody nearⓋ (@wendybyrdm) April 12, 2020
10. I um…see the light?
#StayAtHome & be productive.
How do you think they turned out? pic.twitter.com/kKmB07XPmB
— Justice Seeker is sheltering at home ☮️ (@tizzywoman) March 28, 2020
9. We’re all in this together
help my cookies are not social distancing pic.twitter.com/n8yVSdjSvJ
— Yasmine Salam 🇱🇧 (@yasminesalam_) March 26, 2020
8. This is the start of a Gremlins movie
7. The boxy bunny
6. Are those…manholes covers?
— Heidi Allen (@heidiallen75) March 28, 2020
5. Festering frosting
My wife has started baking. And now we know why she doesn’t normally bake cakes. pic.twitter.com/fK3hA37fas
— Tommy (@NYCFirm) April 1, 2020
Quarantine baking Take One. Half of the cookies are burnt, half are raw, and the fire alarm is going off.
Lessons for the future.
1) My fire alarm works well
2) My neighbours are alert
3) My baking skills can only improve from here. Good thing I didn’t start with bread. pic.twitter.com/LU73Vp2u6f
— Scott Searle (@scottsearle) March 30, 2020
3. These look like ancient symbols
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Baking fail ☹️ My macarons exploded and didn’t grow feet. I’m pretty sure it had to do with my almond flour. I made my own and I think it was too moist. I haven’t been able to find ready made almond flour but almonds are readily available. I’m gonna try again 😃 #macarons #bakingfail #quarantinebakingfail #quarantinebaking #frenchmacarons
2. Don’t trust the crust
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In my attempt at making pizza, i discovered my yeast had expired in 2010. And the supermarkets had ran out of yeast. Then I read about making yeast from dried fruit. I used dried longan and here is an interesting outcome. The dough was stretchy and after baking, I ended up with a very pleasant tasting crispy and slightly chewy sweetish flatbread. It went really well with crunchy peanut butter. #baking #yeast #dough #driedfruityeast #flatbread #homemade #bakingfail
1. At least they’re smiling?
As failed as my bunnies? pic.twitter.com/I3U0XSGMBe
— Ketan Joshi (@KetanJ0) April 12, 2020
It’s good to try new things. It’s good to be bad at those things for a while. If you like it, keep at it. And keep sharing the failures, cause they’re really funny.
What’s your biggest kitchen fail?
Tell us in the comments.