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
Community Member
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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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
5 months ago

Who needs a throwing star when you have an apple of death.

Da Coconut Nut
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5 months ago

An apple a day will keep everyone away (if it's this apple)

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Dave van Es
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5 months ago

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Especially if it looks like this, and you throw it at them

SisterSophie
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5 months ago

What parents mean when they tell you to check ur Halloween candy

Stimpy
Community Member
5 months ago

I bet this exists as a weapon in one of the old James bond movies

Raine Soo
Community Member
5 months ago

Many a tool have died in my kitchen over the years. I broke a garlic press whilst squeezing too hard on it. I broke the strings on an egg slicer, mid slice. The chocolate grater broke when I was decorating a black forest cake. A pasta plate split in half as soon as I put the hot fusilli on it. And, my favourite: I broke the kitchen knife whilst cutting the cheese, literally.

Anna roberts
Community Member
5 months ago

Pyrex bowl in the oven exploded

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ML
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5 months ago

Yeah. Reminds me of the movie Hellraiser. If you check the poster, You'll know why

fuggnuggins
Community Member
5 months ago

Because of sensuality of flaying?

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Edo Alva
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5 months ago

You just created some kind of ninja tool.

Berit-Bärbel Rebane
Community Member
5 months ago

Perfect for keeping the doctors away!

Jason Lapierre
Community Member
5 months ago

Halloween treats are ready!

Jayda Estrella
Community Member
5 months ago

Great for self defense

Denki/Shinkami
Community Member
5 months ago

dude i want to use this for so many things

Beezel Palomar
Community Member
5 months ago

Making halloween treats faster and deadlier.

Calvin Suzuki
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5 months ago

How do you post a picture the camera icon isn’t working so I can only reply pictures

JustAWeirdoGirlChild
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

the apples are evolving, the fear is settling in!

glowworm2
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5 months ago

No need to poison that apple for Snow White.

Biana Vacker
Community Member
5 months ago

Yea, she'll take a bite and die of fright

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Wim Cossement
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5 months ago

Just eat the damn apple, you've got teeth no?

Johan Plane
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5 months ago

I've always been suspicious about Apple...

Sandy J Renfroe
Community Member
5 months ago

Be sure to check everything in your Halloween bag for safety

Eric Forster
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5 months ago

House Of The Flying Apple Slicer

ClaudiaDarla03
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5 months ago

thats literally so dope tho!!! lol

Allan Clipperton-Boyer
Community Member
5 months ago

THIS is how hallowe'en legends are created. LOL

Marsha Sturgill
Community Member
5 months ago

Never have I ever.........................

Merilyn Horton
Community Member
5 months ago

Run, Snow White!

JD Lee
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5 months ago

Trick or Treat

Tobias the Tiger
Community Member
5 months ago

I accidentally did this recently while trying to cut a caramel apple. Thankfully I was able to fix it, though.

Vivi
Community Member
5 months ago

Ninja apple.

Lenicat
Community Member
5 months ago

Remind me not to make u angry

BusLady
Community Member
5 months ago

That's one tough apple!

Sam Petter
Community Member
5 months ago

This time, it's you that will be peeled

Jeff Diamond
Community Member
5 months ago

This is why parents sent Halloween candy to be x-rayed!

Brooklyn Vickers
Community Member
5 months ago

so creative

Lynn Greyling
Community Member
5 months ago

Ninja apple.

Patty Leaton
Community Member
5 months ago

new diet

Mimi777
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5 months ago

One time I got a huge apple stuck in one of these and had to slam it against the counter to get it unstuck a few times. Pretty useful tool though.

Isabella Vega
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5 months ago

You can throw it 😆

Rory Ell
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5 months ago

an apple a day

ANNIKAH MARTINEZ
Community Member
5 months ago

THE APPLE OF DEATH

Vanta Black
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5 months ago

Kid: "I brought this for you, teacher..." Teacher: "Sit down, class... today's lesson is all about when to call the police."

Bunzilla
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5 months ago

apple's revenge!

Kennedy Longworth
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5 months ago

I absolutely ;love this lol

Levi
Community Member
5 months ago

I aint coming to ur house for Halloween

Joanne Haywood
Community Member
5 months ago

Who says eating fruit is good for you?

Fan-tastic panda
Community Member
5 months ago

btw, that's a bad apple you have there...

Fan-tastic panda
Community Member
5 months ago

Pin head?

Peter Weir
Community Member
5 months ago

shows you the state of the plastic garbage they sell....i have an apple cutter from the 50's ..real metal, sharp and never breaks..will take your finger off but will cut through a bowling ball if needed

Daniel Marsh
Community Member
5 months ago

I always heard about you around Halloween! OR Looks like no-one is winning bobbing for apples this year.

BlackLabOwner
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1 month ago

snow white anyone else? this would make more sense

Matthew Shawn Pendleton
Community Member
2 months ago

OH GAWD! Attach that to a chain and you have a freaking mace.

Aasha Rooks [STUDENT]
Community Member
3 months ago

that apple is from a different damn dimension

cinderelly 0f sPiRiTlAnD
Community Member
3 months ago

what in the woods

Zayd Long
Community Member
4 months ago

Huh

Payton Weigand
Community Member
4 months ago

pike apple

Jayden Penzien
Community Member
5 months ago

MURDER APPLE

Sarina Greenhaven
Community Member
5 months ago

Chuck it at your worst enemy when their guard is down!!

あんぱんまん
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5 months ago

Inventionsss

Patricia Kasprowski
Community Member
5 months ago

Too funny!

ALANNA M POINDEXTER
Community Member
5 months ago

wow wish i had that

Hilary James
Community Member
5 months ago

Hahahahaha this is great 😂

Susan L. Miller
Community Member
5 months ago

Give that to Edward Scissorhands!

Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
5 months ago

Apple sauce? NOPE, SAUCY APPLE !

Cathy Carey
Community Member
5 months ago

It looks like some kind of pokemon.

Francie Traschen
Community Member
5 months ago

looks like covid

Mihiteruarewa Rangitaawa
Community Member
5 months ago

🤣🤣🤣

Johanne Trudeau
Community Member
5 months ago

Something out of hell raiser

Viki Banaszak
Community Member
5 months ago

Never buy the ones with the plastic handles! They aren't made strong enough to actually go through an apple.

CARMEN FLORES
Community Member
5 months ago

Surely Adam would have rejected that apple and we wouldn't have the troubles we have today.

Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
5 months ago

Happy Halloween!

Lynn Morello
Community Member
5 months ago

Only until it rots and falls away,

Cece Johnson
Community Member
5 months ago

Wow... Funny

Barbara Vandewalle
Community Member
5 months ago

This is why I don't like plastic utensils.

Donna Repsher
Community Member
5 months ago

I've had that same thing happen to me.

Luisa Vasconcelos
Community Member
5 months ago

Modern version of snow white.

kate h
Community Member
5 months ago

hahahaha!

23AClark
Community Member
5 months ago

Well....alrighty then!

Toea Muresan Iulia
Community Member
5 months ago

or a ninja apple

Andrew Reyes
Community Member
5 months ago

How hard was that apple??

Amarédesse Gemtree, SLYTHERIN
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5 months ago

Ryuk has left the chat.

Amarédesse Gemtree, SLYTHERIN
Community Member
5 months ago

(anime reference)

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Banjo Peppers
Community Member
5 months ago

I find that those Apple slicers only work on one specific size of Apple that has a core at a particular angle.

Seabeast
Community Member
5 months ago

This happened to me once.

Bill
Community Member
5 months ago

Getting ready for the trjck or treaters?

Spinaap
Community Member
5 months ago

An apple a day will keep ... yeah I understand

Carina O
Community Member
5 months ago

kill em with protein

alex mitchell
Community Member
5 months ago

Hellraiser's apple Pinhead

Suzanne Clark
Community Member
5 months ago

I've had that happen too; those apple cutters aren't very sturdy, even the all metal ones.

Paula Tsogbevi
Community Member
5 months ago

Yea, this would make an AWESOME sword when someone breaks in

Panda with Heart
Community Member
5 months ago

Lol

Navy Blue Bandana
Community Member
5 months ago

Seen this so many times on this site.

k1ddkanuck
Community Member
5 months ago

Perfect for handing out to the kiddies on halloween!

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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
Community Member
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.
Community Member
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.
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5 months ago

What the hell is this supposed to be?

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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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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

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Raine Soo
Community Member
5 months ago

Now it looks like penicillium mold. That's unappetizing.

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#43

Forgot To Set A Timer Boiling Eggs. The Sound Of Them Exploding Reminded Me

Forgot To Set A Timer Boiling Eggs. The Sound Of Them Exploding Reminded Me

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Jody Brown
Community Member
5 months ago

You invented Broasted eggs

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#44

Still Looking For An Answer On How This Happens

Still Looking For An Answer On How This Happens

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
5 months ago

Wait, what, how???

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#45

What My Brother Was Trying To Make vs. What He Actually Made

What My Brother Was Trying To Make vs. What He Actually Made

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Sian Edwards
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5 months ago

Someone finally killed Barney the dinosaur!

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#46

A Beast Cheesecake

A Beast Cheesecake

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Eve L.
Community Member
5 months ago

Oh no, it looked so tasty!

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#47

Asked My Boyfriend To Bake The Croissants For Our Dinner

Asked My Boyfriend To Bake The Croissants For Our Dinner

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Joel Lawrence
Community Member
5 months ago

Now its flatbread!!!!!

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#48

Black Bean "Burrito" My Roommate Made With Rice Paper. He Was Out Of Tortillas And Said "I Didn't Think It Would Look Like That"

Black Bean "Burrito" My Roommate Made With Rice Paper. He Was Out Of Tortillas And Said "I Didn't Think It Would Look Like That"

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