Cooking—it’s that optional thing that we do when we don’t want to look like lazy good-for-nothings eating cheese and salami straight out of the pack and munching on raw vegetables instead of making a salad. Even cavemen and barbarians were able to cook things well. But even with the help of modern technology, we sometimes end up absolutely butchering our meals and making mega cooking fails.

Prepare your stomachs, dear Readers, for Bored Panda has baked up a feast of the most incredible cooking fails for you to enjoy. Upvote your fave pics and leave a comment about the times you messed up while cooking. Psst. We’ve got more epic cooking fails for you to taste right here, here, and here. Remember to chew well and take your time. Patience and focus have a lot to do with success in the kitchen (and in life, but that’s another story). If you’re distracted or running around like a headless chicken then odds are, you’ll make a ton of mistakes. Before you know it, your spaghetti’s on fire. Or worse—it’s fallen straight inside your shoes. Don’t believe us? Scroll on down.

Pie artist and baking and cooking pro Jessica Clark-Bojin was kind enough to give Bored Panda a few great tips and tricks to help all of us out in the kitchen and prevent massive disasters from happening. "Kitchen 'mistakes' can range from the catastrophic, 'I forgot the pot roast in the oven and now the kitchen is on fire' to the more benign, 'I accidentally put paprika in the cookies instead of cinnamon', but in most instances, they stem from the same thing: distraction and a lack of preparation." Read on for her delicious insights into avoiding kitchen mistakes.

#1

We Tried To Make "Ladybug Rolls"

We Tried To Make "Ladybug Rolls"

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Im.in.wonderland
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5 months ago

hjkdhfgdkjf this scared me lmao

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#2

Tonight Was Foreign Culture Night In My House So I Decided To Cook A Traditional Dish From Pompeii

Tonight Was Foreign Culture Night In My House So I Decided To Cook A Traditional Dish From Pompeii

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chi-wei shen
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5 months ago

Sausage à la Vesuvio

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#3

Sausage Rolls

Sausage Rolls

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Lu
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5 months ago

Oh my

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Jessica pointed out that anyone who wants to improve in the kitchen should start by taking some time to think about and picture in their mind all the steps before diving in and starting to bake or cook. That way, you can avoid slip ups, blunders, and setting your entire kitchen aflame.

"Make sure you have all the ingredients you need before you start baking. Work 'mis-en-place' and have all the bowls, spoons, tools, etc. cleaned and out on the counter ready for you. Measure out dry ingredients in advance, and (if called for) portion out wet ingredients and chill in the fridge. Clean up pots and pans while your mixture bakes," Jessica shared.

#4

I Was Making Home Made Chicken Stock. After Simmering For Hours, The Recipe Said To Pour It Through A Strainer. God Damn It

I Was Making Home Made Chicken Stock. After Simmering For Hours, The Recipe Said To Pour It Through A Strainer. God Damn It

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5 months ago (edited)

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idiot.

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#5

Yikes

Yikes

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Truth Monster
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5 months ago

You have the Cobblernomicon.

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#6

My Friend Made A “Hedgehog” For Her 14-Year-Old Son’s Birthday

My Friend Made A “Hedgehog” For Her 14-Year-Old Son’s Birthday

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Joel Lawrence
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5 months ago

Sonic would be proud

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According to the pie expert, it's hard to make mistakes if you follow these steps. Or, at the very least, following them will mean that you'll catch any mistakes before they become really big issues. "Taking the few extra minutes to prep will give you a lovely stress-free baking experience!"

Jessica also shared that everyone in her family cooks, but they all have different dietary preferences. So tasting food can be a challenge. "We have family members who are vegetarian, vegan, celiac (and just plain fussy) and it’s not always possible for the cook to taste what they are making for everyone else. But you can always bring in a pinch-taster and get a second opinion!"

#7

Husband Tried To Make A Dolphin For My Cocktail. It's The Cutest Eel I've Ever Seen

Husband Tried To Make A Dolphin For My Cocktail. It's The Cutest Eel I've Ever Seen

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chi-wei shen
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5 months ago

A Moray eel to be precise.

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#8

My Sister Made Some French Fries

My Sister Made Some French Fries

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Joel Lawrence
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5 months ago

Fries before guys.....

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#9

Creepy Pancake

Creepy Pancake

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Darko Pešić
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5 months ago

Your pancake turned out better than intended, looks effing awesome

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Other professionals echo Jessica's advice, too. Katie Workman from the Associated Press writes that we should all read through recipes all the way through ahead of time so that we can get all the ingredients that we need. What’s more, we’ll be well prepared for any time-consuming surprises in advance.

You should also get all of your ingredients ready before you start cooking. After all, if you’re supposed to be sauteing your veggies but you’re still chopping your bell peppers while your mushrooms are already frying, you might end up with a weird mix of under and over-cooked food.

Finally, keep in mind that seasoning makes all the difference to the taste of the dish. So add a pinch of salt and pepper here and there from time to time. During prep. In the middle of cooking. Right before serving. Try to find the balance between overseasoning and utter blandness. Oh, and remember to sharpen your knives!

#10

Someone Left A Bread Pudding In The Back Of The Oven For 5 Days. So Here Is My New Pet Rock, Charlie

Someone Left A Bread Pudding In The Back Of The Oven For 5 Days. So Here Is My New Pet Rock, Charlie

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Raine Soo
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5 months ago

Charlie has seen things.

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#11

My Apple Broke The Apple Cutter And Now I Have A Weapon

My Apple Broke The Apple Cutter And Now I Have A Weapon

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Edo Alva
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5 months ago

You just created some kind of ninja tool.

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#12

Friend Sent Me This. Composition: "Dad Tried To Make Wine"

Friend Sent Me This. Composition: "Dad Tried To Make Wine"

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Blakkur Sverrir
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5 months ago

Looks like someone closed the bottle airtight 😁

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#13

My Night After Work

My Night After Work

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Joel Lawrence
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5 months ago

Oy mate, Come eah. Nooope, I gottem som spaghetti boots

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#14

Found The Spoon, Honey

Found The Spoon, Honey

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Joel Lawrence
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5 months ago

You arent the little spoon, are you?

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#15

Go To Make Pasta, The First Pot Slips And I Pour It All On The Ground. Make A Second Pot And The Handle Straight Up Breaks And My Pasta Goes Everywhere. Didn't Eat; Had A Lil Cry

Go To Make Pasta, The First Pot Slips And I Pour It All On The Ground. Make A Second Pot And The Handle Straight Up Breaks And My Pasta Goes Everywhere. Didn't Eat; Had A Lil Cry

Not to mention that firstly I came home late from work and drop my open sandwich in the parking lot. 

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Eve L.
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5 months ago

Not your day, I guess...

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#16

Boiled An Egg This Morning And I Think Something Went Horribly Wrong

Boiled An Egg This Morning And I Think Something Went Horribly Wrong

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Eve L.
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5 months ago

Bad hair day, huh?

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#17

I'll Never Be Someone's Bride

I'll Never Be Someone's Bride

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Eve L.
Community Member
5 months ago

What the hell is this supposed to be?

Lu
Community Member
5 months ago

Demi gorgon?

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Ribishte
Community Member
5 months ago

A symbiote?

Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
5 months ago

Geez, did you scrape that off the road on a hot summers day.

Raine Soo
Community Member
5 months ago

That's molten lava, right?

German Rottweiler#16
Community Member
5 months ago

its ovibously venmon looking for his new host

Ashley Fernandes
Community Member
5 months ago

I'm thinking they were trying to make caramel. That looks like burnt sugar. But HOW

lara
Community Member
5 months ago

Were you making caramel? Or just burning sugar for the hell of it?

mysty
Community Member
5 months ago

we. are. VENOM.

Mark Howell
Community Member
5 months ago

Did the same making honeycomb candy when I was much younger, what a mess. Needed a hammer & chisel to clean-up

Mark Serbian
Community Member
5 months ago

At least you don't have to clean a gas burner!

Mishte Tine
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5 months ago

Burt caramel for coating apples?

Lord Mysticlaw
Community Member
5 months ago

Time to buy a new stove

Adam Ru
Community Member
5 months ago

That must be Samara Morgan

Tree
Community Member
5 months ago

Oh gOd quick get it oFF THE STOVE before it burns and stays stuck FOREVER

Madison Feehan
Community Member
5 months ago

That could make a good decoration for a volcano cake.

KatHat
Community Member
5 months ago

Sugar acts this way. So probably started life as toffee or caramel and then... got out of control ;)

Alexis LLoyd
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5 months ago

The heck is that??!!/!

Anne
Community Member
5 months ago

At least its not a gas hob.. you'd be cleaning forever.. this is relatively easy.

Jayda Estrella
Community Member
5 months ago

Thats gunna leave a mark...

Tyna Harrison
Community Member
5 months ago

quite.........

Patty Leaton
Community Member
5 months ago

THE BLOB RETURNS

Holosexual
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5 months ago

A potion to be someone's bride gone wrong

Belandriel
Community Member
5 months ago

Someone call the Ghostbusters (1985)!

Isabel Rocha
Community Member
5 months ago

Look delicious

Avery Jones
Community Member
5 months ago

You don’t have to cook to be someone’s bride thank you very much

Drama_Queen
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5 months ago

SLIMEEE!!!!!

Fan-tastic panda
Community Member
5 months ago

ummmm

DDmaybeandor
Community Member
5 months ago

Looks like jelly gone wrong.

CARRIEMAE MCKELVEY
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5 months ago

Don´t say that about your self

it's me again
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5 months ago

Star Trek tar monster Armus was a malevolent entity created by the former natives of Vagra II. (Star Trek: The Next Generation - Skin of Evil - "Skin of Evil" is the twenty-third episode of the first season of the American science fiction television series Star Trek: The Next Generation

Bobby Henson
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5 months ago

Disgusting Post!

Mary Dellenbusch
Community Member
5 months ago

The birth of The Blob....

Heidi Woodbury Sweetwater
Community Member
5 months ago

Whoa! I want to know what it WAS before you cooked it

Sandy J Renfroe
Community Member
5 months ago

What was your vision of what was supposed to happen here

CV
Community Member
5 months ago

That's dark matter 😂

moxie1956
Community Member
5 months ago

maybe Frankenstein's bride?

Marsha Sturgill
Community Member
5 months ago

I don't care what it was supposed to be. My concern lies with what it actually was.

Peggy Vincent
Community Member
5 months ago

Burnt marshmellows?

Michele Clarke
Community Member
5 months ago

My aunt was making caramel once and fell asleep with a Congo condensed milk in water the can got so hot it exploded up on the ceiling and all over the cabinets! It was a f*****g disaster!

Quazmodic
Community Member
5 months ago

"Don't kill it!. Set your Phasers to stun! It may be self aware!"

Rachel Arteiro
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5 months ago

Be a bride. Have him cook.

Joshua Shalet
Community Member
5 months ago

Demon sacrifice

23AClark
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5 months ago

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 And I don't even know what it is!!!!

Lynn Greyling
Community Member
5 months ago

Something black and gooey reached boiling point and then some...

Jo Firth
Community Member
5 months ago

I don't know about that - the second photo looks a bit like a veil ...

TheWitchNaru
Community Member
5 months ago

Tar.

ArhomR
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

Molten pot. Have a whiff.

Zillyboy
Community Member
5 months ago

Pugsly might enjoy that.

Polina Semeniuk
Community Member
14 hours ago

Shape And Burn Sugar And This Happens.

Maple Chan
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2 weeks ago

stick with laundry-duty, please

Aasha Rooks [STUDENT]
Community Member
3 months ago

how does this happen.what is sweet hell made this happen

Payton Weigand
Community Member
4 months ago

WHAT THE HECK IS THIS SO-POSTED TO BE

Jayden Penzien
Community Member
5 months ago

WHAT IS THAT??

Lynn Biasini McElfresh
Community Member
5 months ago

WTH??

Anxious-lesbian-disaster
Community Member
5 months ago

This is what u give me to work with? Well honey, I've seen worse

Barbara Pinkerton
Community Member
5 months ago

Caramel sauce?

Elizabeth Graham
Community Member
5 months ago

I don't want to know.

Lululoohoo
Community Member
5 months ago

making caramel...

Patricia Kasprowski
Community Member
5 months ago

Whoops!

CharliAnn Olney
Community Member
5 months ago

Was this supposed to be a caramel of some kind?

Brenda Johnson
Community Member
5 months ago

Time to order take out.

Donna Reynolds
Community Member
5 months ago

The Blob!

Mumof1
Community Member
5 months ago

What was it meant to be?

Anna roberts
Community Member
5 months ago

Unless you can marry some rich guy who likes to eat out...

Starlee87
Community Member
5 months ago

Is this the witches pot???

Philly Bob Squires
Community Member
5 months ago

Someone made lava...

ArhomR
Community Member
5 months ago

Not the cultural melting pot that comes to mind.

lakitha tolbert
Community Member
5 months ago

Wrong! This is, very obviously, the 1958 version of the The Blob, resurrected!

Origami Chik3n
Community Member
5 months ago

Weeee... are Venom...

Punyasloka Sahoo 17198
Community Member
5 months ago

You can show this in science exhibition, the volcano

Debby Bright
Community Member
5 months ago

Huh?

Lynn Hussey
Community Member
5 months ago

Ewwwww! Bride of Satan? LOL

Heather McGuire
Community Member
5 months ago

It's Tar Baby from the Walt Disney's Brer Rabbit story!

Vernice Aure
Community Member
5 months ago

Run! It's the Blob!

Johanne Trudeau
Community Member
5 months ago

What in the Sam Hill is that supposed to be!?!?

Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

Let me guess, french fry girl strikes again right?

JD Lee
Community Member
5 months ago

I’ll set you up with my friend Frank... he’s looking for a bride. Still.

Lynn Morello
Community Member
5 months ago

looks like Overcooked Jam, Stove too hot for too long. Ooops.

Denise Mclean
Community Member
5 months ago

Possibly Chocolate Sauce ?

Kim Lorton
Community Member
5 months ago

A sauce gone wrong, and can never go right!

Rita Kárpáti
Community Member
5 months ago

Looks like a charcoal replica of the infamous Elephant's Foot.

Jason Lapierre
Community Member
5 months ago

Who you gonna call? Ghostbuster!

Alex Hamilton
Community Member
5 months ago

Right --- get this onto the roof BEFORE it starts to rain.

Luisa Vasconcelos
Community Member
5 months ago

The people guessing what it is are the best.

Sabrina Fisher
Community Member
5 months ago

pretty sure that is the sh*t monster....

Lenicat
Community Member
5 months ago

It's the slime mold in my school's locker room

Madeline Rose
Community Member
5 months ago

Yeah?

Thomas Biorogue
Community Member
5 months ago

why were they cooking tar on the stove?

Diane Patrick
Community Member
5 months ago

Is that chocolate fudge?

Jo Johannsen
Community Member
5 months ago

OMG

Douglas Turner
Community Member
5 months ago

Better a bridesmaid, then

Bunzilla
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5 months ago

i dunno, depends on what you were trying to make

Julie
Community Member
5 months ago

That title is pathetic.

JessG
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5 months ago

IKR?!?!

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#18

Thought You Guys Might Like This Pie I Baked

Thought You Guys Might Like This Pie I Baked

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Socat
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5 months ago

That does not look like a fail at all ! It's a very beautiful halloween pie !

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#19

So My Wife Grilled Corn Tonight. For 2 1/2 Hours

So My Wife Grilled Corn Tonight. For 2 1/2 Hours

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Call Me Mars
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5 months ago (edited)

Back in time to black and white!

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#20

This Sums Up My Day. Why Isn't My Stock Simmering... It's Been Over An Hour

This Sums Up My Day. Why Isn't My Stock Simmering... It's Been Over An Hour

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Joel Lawrence
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5 months ago

I guess it was a small brain fart.

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#21

I Baked Some Strawberry Cakes In Cat-Shaped Pans, Then Iced Them. They Came Out Looking Like Burn Victims

I Baked Some Strawberry Cakes In Cat-Shaped Pans, Then Iced Them. They Came Out Looking Like Burn Victims

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Helen Haley
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5 months ago

How did they not see this coming?

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#22

5 Minutes Before Closing After A 12-Hour Shift

5 Minutes Before Closing After A 12-Hour Shift

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Raine Soo
Community Member
5 months ago

Damn it! Damn it! Damn it!

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#23

I Tried To Bake

I Tried To Bake

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Joel Lawrence
Community Member
5 months ago

Delightful.

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#24

This Cake

This Cake

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Joel Lawrence
Community Member
5 months ago

At least it poops rainbows???

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#25

I Was Told You Guys Might Appreciate This. Made A Pie Today. Dropped A Pie Today

I Was Told You Guys Might Appreciate This. Made A Pie Today. Dropped A Pie Today

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Eve L.
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5 months ago

It looked so beautiful....

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#26

Bake Bread They Said. An Overnight Rise Will Taste So Good They Said. Put In The Fridge They Said. It's So A Rewarding Hobby They Said

Bake Bread They Said. An Overnight Rise Will Taste So Good They Said. Put In The Fridge They Said. It's So A Rewarding Hobby They Said

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Joel Lawrence
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5 months ago

Now you can have 5 loaves!!!

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#27

Happy Thanksgiving From My Little Sister's First Ever Turkey

Happy Thanksgiving From My Little Sister's First Ever Turkey

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S.
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5 months ago

Gothichicken

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#28

Guess I Cut It A Little Too Hard

Guess I Cut It A Little Too Hard

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Charlotte Wiltse
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5 months ago

what the f*ck?? this is a person to be feared

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#29

Broiled Sids

Broiled Sids

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Jody Brown
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5 months ago

What were they originally?

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#30

Apparently Using A Syringe To Inject The Filling Of A Jelly Bun Doesn't Work That Well

Apparently Using A Syringe To Inject The Filling Of A Jelly Bun Doesn't Work That Well

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Raine Soo
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5 months ago

These look like alien spawn.

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#31

My Sister Made My Brother A Birthday Cake

My Sister Made My Brother A Birthday Cake

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Ola Polowczyk
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5 months ago

I love the stitches

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#32

My Submission For Dumbest Way To Injure Yourself: I Burnt My Hand Taking Tomato Soup Out Of The Microwave. The Toast I Was Making Popped Up And It Scared Me

My Submission For Dumbest Way To Injure Yourself: I Burnt My Hand Taking Tomato Soup Out Of The Microwave. The Toast I Was Making Popped Up And It Scared Me

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Raine Soo
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5 months ago

The toast was sneaking up on you.

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#33

Tried Cooking A Sweet Potato In My New Air Fryer Today

Tried Cooking A Sweet Potato In My New Air Fryer Today

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Joel Lawrence
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5 months ago

Gordon Ramsey: That has charred well i see

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#34

Attempted To Make Flower Pancakes For My Wife As A Mother's Day Surprise But They Ended Up Looking Like Corona Cakes

Attempted To Make Flower Pancakes For My Wife As A Mother's Day Surprise But They Ended Up Looking Like Corona Cakes

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Raine Soo
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5 months ago

The effort was appreciated, I am sure.

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#35

This Is What Defeat Looks Like

This Is What Defeat Looks Like

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Darko Pešić
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5 months ago

The cat is like DINNEEEERRRRR

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#36

Me: This Tin Should Be Big Enough. Banana Bread: Freedom

Me: This Tin Should Be Big Enough. Banana Bread: Freedom

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Stimpy
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5 months ago

We are witnessing a birth! Beautiful!

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#37

Making Some Spaghetti

Making Some Spaghetti

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Danieletc
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5 months ago (edited)

Sure, let a fire burn out of control. Grab a camera, not a fire extinguisher, all for your social media Maybe you cause the baby and 3-YO sister in the apartment upstairs to burn alive. But so what, your LOLz are like, SO worth it, and so much likes!

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#38

I Tried To Make A Cake With A Lobster Shaped Dish

I Tried To Make A Cake With A Lobster Shaped Dish

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Joel Lawrence
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5 months ago

Seafood......See it, Eat it.

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#39

When All I Want To Do Is Make Spaghetti, But All Signs Point To It Not Happening

When All I Want To Do Is Make Spaghetti, But All Signs Point To It Not Happening

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Joel Lawrence
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5 months ago

Its still edible......I hope

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#40

Well I Tried

Well I Tried

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Joel Lawrence
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5 months ago

I thought that milk was simpson pee....

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#41

Birthday Cake Attempt This Weekend

Birthday Cake Attempt This Weekend

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Joel Lawrence
Community Member
5 months ago

The demon of my nightmares

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#42

I Was Making Thai Basil Chicken Then I Turned Around For A Minute And My Brother Put Blue Food Dye In It. He’s 19

I Was Making Thai Basil Chicken Then I Turned Around For A Minute And My Brother Put Blue Food Dye In It. He’s 19