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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4 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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4 months ago

Sausage à la Vesuvio

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#3

Sausage Rolls

Sausage Rolls

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Lu
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4 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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4 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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4 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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4 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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4 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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4 months ago

Fries before guys.....

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#9

Creepy Pancake

Creepy Pancake

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Darko Pešić
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4 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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4 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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4 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
Community Member
4 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
4 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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4 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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4 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
4 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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4 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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4 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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4 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
Community Member
4 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
Community Member
4 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
4 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
4 months ago

Delightful.

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#24

This Cake

This Cake

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Joel Lawrence
Community Member
4 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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4 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
Community Member
4 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.
Community Member
4 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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4 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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4 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
4 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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4 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
4 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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wandile dludlu
Community Member
4 months ago

What you have there is a coal. Put that under some meat and have a bbq

Fan-tastic panda
Community Member
4 months ago

Smart, a solution for the problem, or will the bbq also be burned?

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Bacony Cakes
Community Member
4 months ago

Sir, that's a rocket exhaust vent, not an air fryer.

ML
Community Member
4 months ago

People try to smoke anything these days

Joel Lawrence
Community Member
4 months ago

Gordon Ramsey: That has charred well i see

alex mitchell
Community Member
4 months ago

... and opened the gates of hell

Linda Williams
Community Member
4 months ago

Is that lava in the middle?

Raine Soo
Community Member
4 months ago

I like your reindeer plate. :D

Jamie Andersen
Community Member
4 months ago

I only use the finest organic vegetables to charbroil my other vegetables.

BusLady
Community Member
4 months ago

Rudolf disapproves.

Fan-tastic panda
Community Member
4 months ago

How 'bout cooked lava?

Amarédesse Gemtree, SLYTHERIN
Community Member
4 months ago

cool

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Navy Blue Bandana
Community Member
4 months ago

Congratulations! you mad a portal to the underworld!

Andrew Gibb
Community Member
4 months ago

My complaints to the chef- that meal was excrement!

Pasion Jones
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

oh wow! didnt know that could happen! lmao good to know.

Torchicachu
Community Member
4 months ago

i love eating sticks for lunch!

Jo Johannsen
Community Member
4 months ago

Nuclear tater.

CrunChewy McSandybutt
Community Member
4 months ago

Wow. I'm not even mad. That's impressive.

chaitu cherry
Community Member
4 months ago

seriously??????????????????

Aasha Rooks [STUDENT]
Community Member
1 month ago

that is molten lava

Among Us Panda
Community Member
3 months ago

Volcano, that is?

Payton Weigand
Community Member
3 months ago

looks like a turd XD

Lukas Fuhrmeister
Community Member
3 months ago

your corn has the portal to hell in it

Ansu Seesay
Community Member
3 months ago

The gate to the Upside-Down

Mary Maney
Community Member
3 months ago

WTF ITS STILL RED HOT

Jayden Penzien
Community Member
3 months ago

YOU HAVE LAVA!!!!!!!!!!!

Gabriel Sbárbaro
Community Member
3 months ago

Well, at least now you can destroy the One Ring...

Lululoohoo
Community Member
4 months ago

how did that even happen?? I have cooked sweet potatoes in my air fryer many times and it turns out delicious!

Number 5
Community Member
4 months ago

sweet jesus its a portal to hell

Frency S.
Community Member
4 months ago

the reindeer on the plate is surprised too 😂

Donna Reynolds
Community Member
4 months ago

Lava!

Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
4 months ago

It was a tiny yam not a 40 pound turkey!

Heidi Woodbury Sweetwater
Community Member
4 months ago

Oh look. A Christmas present for whoever it was gave you the air fryer

Joyce Brazel
Community Member
4 months ago

But would you fry that whole thing normally? no.

Noah Gibson-fowlkes
Community Member
4 months ago

im terrified that its glowing

M Kate McCulloch
Community Member
4 months ago

The molten center looks delicious! but hard to eat...

fuggnuggins
Community Member
4 months ago

My friend had an air-fryer, had put it away one night, unplugged, stowed in the cupboard, and she was in bed and heard an alarm going off. Turns out it was the air-fryer - my mate, her fella, attests. She thinks it was her mum, but I'm certain that those things are just f*****g evil.

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4 months ago

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Emyo Jennifer Nakayama
Community Member
4 months ago

Looks like a lava formation.

Marsha Sturgill
Community Member
4 months ago

Yule Log.

Pandana
Community Member
4 months ago

Baby, thats not a sweet potato anymore, thats a portal to another dimension

Mihiteruarewa Rangitaawa
Community Member
4 months ago

🤪🤪🤪

Michele Clarke
Community Member
4 months ago

Molten Hot MAGMA!

CARMEN FLORES
Community Member
4 months ago

Methinks it needed a little more air.

Lynn Morello
Community Member
4 months ago

Maybe use it as a sage stick and clear any demons out of the house???

Flavia Slag
Community Member
4 months ago

Lava

Jerri Murray
Community Member
4 months ago

Air fryer doesn't like sweet potatoes either

Steven Meyer
Community Member
4 months ago

Mordor.... I must take the ring to Mordor!

Maria Roberts
Community Member
4 months ago

For a second I thought the reindeer on the plate had beards.

Heather Menard
Community Member
4 months ago

I think you are supposed to cut them up

Carmen Honacker
Community Member
4 months ago

Must be the Vesuvius recipe

23AClark
Community Member
4 months ago

Ummm, well now.

Patty Leaton
Community Member
4 months ago

charcoal

Idk Katniss Potter
Community Member
4 months ago

Damn

Josephina Minutolo
Community Member
4 months ago

Even the reindeer look disappointed

Bunzilla
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

that looks like the entrance to the underworld

ArhomR
Community Member
4 months ago

Carnage.

Lydia Coy
Community Member
4 months ago

Lava

Softsquatch
Community Member
4 months ago

seems you've been glimpsed by the eye of sauron

Daniel Marsh
Community Member
4 months ago

I saw this movie. You're going to die. Just please try to die alone, so the rest of humanity can be saved.

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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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4 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
4 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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4 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
4 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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4 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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4 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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4 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
4 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
4 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
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4 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)
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4 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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4 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.
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4 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
4 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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Raine Soo
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

This is quite funny. I didn't expect them to look like segments of a large instestine either.

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#49

My Mom Wanted A Cherry Pie. After Making One From Scratch I Dropped It On My Way To Deliver To Her Porch

My Mom Wanted A Cherry Pie. After Making One From Scratch I Dropped It On My Way To Deliver To Her Porch

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Joel Lawrence
Community Member
4 months ago

Yum...She would love it.

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#50

My Own Invention: Eggplant With A Side Of Melted Knife

My Own Invention: Eggplant With A Side Of Melted Knife

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Nicholas Williams
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4 months ago

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