Maybe you want to make up to your partner for something stupid you've done or maybe you're bored. It doesn't matter, you've found the perfect recipe and you're willing to commit the whole evening to making it a reality. Problem is, nothing is as deceiving as a recipe. Not even those icebergs that threatened the Titanic. I mean, that lasagna may look pretty in the pictures and the steps may sound so simple, anyone could do it but it couldn't be further from the truth. That, however, was enough to fool you and now you're as oblivious as the ship's captain, heading towards a disaster. A kitchen disaster.

Bored Panda has collected some of the funniest examples of food expectations vs. reality to make you feel like an iron chef. After all, we all need some encouragement. From stained glass cookies that look like they've just committed suicide to a rice bear that is more mummy than bear, these dishes make you wonder if someone was brave enough to eat them. Scroll down to take a look why sometimes it's better to simply order a pizza and vote for your funniest entries.

#1

Was Asked To Make Food Network's Brown Sugar Pecan Bears

Was Asked To Make Food Network's Brown Sugar Pecan Bears

GeorgiePBurdell , Maa Tamagosan Report

#2

Adorable Rice Bear

Adorable Rice Bear

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Kika Virtanen 1 year ago

Scary

#3

Chocolate Hedgehog Cake

Chocolate Hedgehog Cake

Fence_Climber Report

#4

It's A Good Thing Cats Don't Care About Cake

It's A Good Thing Cats Don't Care About Cake

katzekuchen Report

#5

My Wife Made Croissants For Breakfast. Nailed It!

My Wife Made Croissants For Breakfast. Nailed It!

NapalmYeti Report

#6

Not So Much ‘Arrrrah, How Cute’ And More ‘Arrrrraahhh What The F*** Is That?'

Not So Much ‘Arrrrah, How Cute’ And More ‘Arrrrraahhh What The F*** Is That?'

Lee Jackson Report

#7

Spongebob And Patrick Have Seen Things

Spongebob And Patrick Have Seen Things

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#8

I'm No Cook But I Didn't Expect To Screw Up A Baked Potato

I'm No Cook But I Didn't Expect To Screw Up A Baked Potato

mushroomwig Report

#9

I Don’t Think This Project Could Have Been Saved

I Don’t Think This Project Could Have Been Saved

Heather Report

#10

So Close...

So Close...

RubyGetsNaked Report

#11

I Made A Santa Shaped Bread From A Recipe I Found, It Turned Out A Bit Different From The Picture

I Made A Santa Shaped Bread From A Recipe I Found, It Turned Out A Bit Different From The Picture

TuffMeister Report

#12

Elmo Fail

Elmo Fail

Krystle Report

#13

Please Kill Me

Please Kill Me

beroemd Report

#14

My Wife Made A Dragon Cake For Her Mother's Birthday

My Wife Made A Dragon Cake For Her Mother's Birthday

lemurvomitX Report

#15

Blueberry-Splosion

Blueberry-Splosion

Morgan Report

Pamela Baird 1 year ago

Just what are those things hanging out of the ice cube tray?

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#16

My Dad Said He'd Made Macarons. Expectation Vs. Reality. Still Tasted Divine Though

My Dad Said He'd Made Macarons. Expectation Vs. Reality. Still Tasted Divine Though

khirolaika Report

#17

Stained Glass Cookies

Stained Glass Cookies

corryan Report

#18

They Are Very Yummy Cupcakes That Are Decorated In A Scarier Than Intended Manner

They Are Very Yummy Cupcakes That Are Decorated In A Scarier Than Intended Manner

redskyfood , Julia Report

#19

This Makes Me Laugh So Much Every Time I See It That Maybe It Was Worth The Fail

This Makes Me Laugh So Much Every Time I See It That Maybe It Was Worth The Fail

AndreaY Report

#20

Ordered Cake On Left, Received Cake On Right

Ordered Cake On Left, Received Cake On Right

FotherMucker77 Report

#21

Merry Christmas Everyone

Merry Christmas Everyone

aggadoo Report

#22

Homemade Smiley Face Fries

Homemade Smiley Face Fries

glamgroupie Report

#23

Ordered A Birthday Cake For My Niece

Ordered A Birthday Cake For My Niece

ehsan Report

#24

Olaf Quesadillas

Olaf Quesadillas

Michele Report

#25

Chocolate Covered Banana Penguins

Chocolate Covered Banana Penguins

Maria Report

#26

Bunny Rolls

Bunny Rolls

BEBEGALINI Report

#27

Rainbow Heart Cookies Surprise

Rainbow Heart Cookies Surprise

eugeniekitchen , imgur Report

#28

Girlfriend's Halloween Themed Cupcakes

Girlfriend's Halloween Themed Cupcakes

AlmightyPO Report

#29

Grooms Cake Disaster, What We Wanted Vs. What We Got

Grooms Cake Disaster, What We Wanted Vs. What We Got

bananaloutay Report

#30

There Are No Words. My Sister Asked For A Peppa Pig Cake. This Is What I Made

There Are No Words. My Sister Asked For A Peppa Pig Cake. This Is What I Made

Christie Report

#31

Expectations Vs. Reality: Cake Edition

Expectations Vs. Reality: Cake Edition

Amie89 Report

Lillukka79 1 year ago

Not bad at all!

#32

Apparently I’m Still In A Halloween Mindset

Apparently I’m Still In A Halloween Mindset

julielong03 Report

#33

My Birthday Cake Attempt. To Be Fair I Had Quite A Few Drinks Beforehand And Not The Right Cooking Utensils

My Birthday Cake Attempt. To Be Fair I Had Quite A Few Drinks Beforehand And Not The Right Cooking Utensils

Raougirl Report

#34

The Force Is Weak With This One

The Force Is Weak With This One

Davmeister13 Report

#35

We Tried To Be Creative This Christmas. It Didn't Work Out So Well

We Tried To Be Creative This Christmas. It Didn't Work Out So Well

SmokingThunder Report

#36

I'm Not Good At Frosting

I'm Not Good At Frosting

wackogirl Report

#37

I Would Never Attempt This Again

I Would Never Attempt This Again

Wakimolie Report

#38

Friend Ordered Guitar Cake. Cake Maker Said She Could Make An Exact Replica

Friend Ordered Guitar Cake. Cake Maker Said She Could Make An Exact Replica

LaMermaid Report

#39

Devilled Egg Chicks

Devilled Egg Chicks

calleduaftermidnight Report

Golenoush Talebzadeh 1 year ago

Those "Reality" Egg chicks are cuter ^_^

#40

Paint Splatter Cake

Paint Splatter Cake

Lemonova Report

Mindy Keys 1 month ago

Using frosting v fondant was mistake #1. Looks as if the cake was too hot as well.

#41

I Saw A Thing. I Tried To Make A Thing. I Shouldn't Try To Make Things

I Saw A Thing. I Tried To Make A Thing. I Shouldn't Try To Make Things

rncdancer Report

#42

Nailed It!

Nailed It!

cincymusiccourt Report

#43

My Sister And I Attempted To Make A Kinder Egg Cake For My Nephew

My Sister And I Attempted To Make A Kinder Egg Cake For My Nephew

LonelyAche Report

Mindy Keys 1 month ago

Very nice

#44

Unicorn Of The Sea

Unicorn Of The Sea

gibbles203 Report

#45

Pinterest Finger Cookie Failure My Friend Did. They Were Still Delicious

Pinterest Finger Cookie Failure My Friend Did. They Were Still Delicious

tehreal Report

#46

Dinosaur Cake

Dinosaur Cake

Shameless Baker Report

#47

Matcha Cake Did Not Matcha Expectations

Matcha Cake Did Not Matcha Expectations

SupaSonics Report

#48

Spinach Cups For Dinner Tonight

Spinach Cups For Dinner Tonight

liketheword Report

#49

I Made A Mistake Early In The Process And That's Why This Is An Exorcist Swan

I Made A Mistake Early In The Process And That's Why This Is An Exorcist Swan

robotsinaprons Report

Lillukka79 1 year ago

Turn the head around and it's fine. Tho now it looks like a dragon.

#50

My First Attempt At Decorating A Nice Birthday Cake. (I Apologized Profusely To My Mom As I Gave It To Her.)

My First Attempt At Decorating A Nice Birthday Cake. (I Apologized Profusely To My Mom As I Gave It To Her.)

reddit.com Report

Mindy Keys 1 month ago

Again hot cake. Bad. Frosting/icing v. fondant. No way to get as clean a cake with icing. Though fondant tastes awful

#51

Cinna-Meh Turkeys

Cinna-Meh Turkeys

cbhmeg214 Report

#52

These Were Supposed To Be A Cute Halloween Surprise For The Grandkids

These Were Supposed To Be A Cute Halloween Surprise For The Grandkids

Kate Report

#53

My Panda Bread Did Not Turn Out As Expected

My Panda Bread Did Not Turn Out As Expected

ThatsNotSkanking Report

#54

My Panda Cupcakes Turned Out Looking Rather Unfortunate With Each One Sporting A Grimace Worse Than The Next

My Panda Cupcakes Turned Out Looking Rather Unfortunate With Each One Sporting A Grimace Worse Than The Next

Shmuffin Report

Mindy Keys 1 month ago

They are cute!

#55

My Aunt Ordered This Cute Monster Cake For Her Son's Birthday And This Is What They Gave Her

My Aunt Ordered This Cute Monster Cake For Her Son's Birthday And This Is What They Gave Her

Alfagan Report

#56

Thanks Pinterest!

Thanks Pinterest!

Twutired2care Report

Mindy Keys 1 month ago

This is not a fail, just laziness in setting up a proper plate.

#57

My Lol Themed Birthday Cake. The Baker Actually Thought He Could Free-Hand It

My Lol Themed Birthday Cake. The Baker Actually Thought He Could Free-Hand It

izzxpopz Report

#58

Snow White Cake

Snow White Cake

cualcrees Report

#59

Mug Cake

Mug Cake

cedricpabloismycat Report

#60

Nailed This Minifigure Cake

Nailed This Minifigure Cake

bluecardigans Report

#61

I Made This For My Son’s 2nd Birthday Party. My Timings Were Slightly Off And I Only Had Ten Minutes To Ice The Cake

I Made This For My Son’s 2nd Birthday Party. My Timings Were Slightly Off And I Only Had Ten Minutes To Ice The Cake

jamie russell Report

#62

Duck Cake

Duck Cake

Chelsea M Report

#63

This Was For A Work Party, We Thought The Beaver Cupcakes Would Be Hilarious. And It Was, Hilariously Awful

This Was For A Work Party, We Thought The Beaver Cupcakes Would Be Hilarious. And It Was, Hilariously Awful

TiffanyEmonds Report

#64

I Should Have Known Once They Came Out With Cankles

I Should Have Known Once They Came Out With Cankles

Mamabones Report

#65

"It Looks Like An Elf Exploded Over Your Cookies."

"It Looks Like An Elf Exploded Over Your Cookies."

girlsavage Report

#66

Candy Cane Cookies?

Candy Cane Cookies?

devilslilsister Report

#67

My Brother Was Tasked With Making The Cookies For His Daughters Second Birthday

My Brother Was Tasked With Making The Cookies For His Daughters Second Birthday

Lady-Charb Report

#68

My Friend Plays The Guitar

My Friend Plays The Guitar

Smkthtsht Report

#69

Anime Cake Fail

Anime Cake Fail

Report

#70

Nailed It

Nailed It

pickledgator Report

#71

Hubby's Cake - Did I Nail It? Or Did I Nail It?

Hubby's Cake - Did I Nail It? Or Did I Nail It?

MissM84 Report

Mindy Keys 1 month ago

If you were going for Alien Facehugger... well done

#72

Was Appointed To Make A Crepe Cake For An Office Birthday. The Result... A Load Of Crepes

Was Appointed To Make A Crepe Cake For An Office Birthday. The Result... A Load Of Crepes

dreammeower Report

#73

Made My Wife A Caramel Cake For Her Birthday

Made My Wife A Caramel Cake For Her Birthday

sonofalink Report

#74

I Still Ate Them

I Still Ate Them

Pam B Report

#75

My Friend Made A Cake. Nailed It

My Friend Made A Cake. Nailed It

reddit.com Report

#76

Japanese Cheesecake

Japanese Cheesecake

MrJohnnyS Report

#77

My Toddler Daughter Couldn’t Figure Out What It Was Supposed To Be

My Toddler Daughter Couldn’t Figure Out What It Was Supposed To Be

Amy O Report

#78

I'm Sorry Stitch

I'm Sorry Stitch

jessisrad Report

#79

This Was A Surprise For My Wife For When She Woke Up On Valentine’s Day

This Was A Surprise For My Wife For When She Woke Up On Valentine’s Day

Justin Report

#80

It Looked Super Easy And Really Delicious So I Thought It Would Be The Perfect Thing For A Low-Key Morning. After This, I Just Had Mimosas For Breakfast

It Looked Super Easy And Really Delicious So I Thought It Would Be The Perfect Thing For A Low-Key Morning. After This, I Just Had Mimosas For Breakfast

Jessica , Leigh Anne Hornfeldt Report

#81

Drunken Cookie Monster Cocktail? Nailed It

Drunken Cookie Monster Cocktail? Nailed It

GunKitten Report

#82

Our Stab At A Crescent Roll Christmas Tree. Pretty Sure It Looks Like A Dinosaur

Our Stab At A Crescent Roll Christmas Tree. Pretty Sure It Looks Like A Dinosaur

fckmarrykillme Report

#83

Vegan Breakfast, Banana Crepes And Cashew Cream With Blueberry Sauce. I Think I Should Stick To Singing

Vegan Breakfast, Banana Crepes And Cashew Cream With Blueberry Sauce. I Think I Should Stick To Singing

torimorrisonmusic Report

#84

The Only Way This Cake Can Be Saved Is To Be Eaten. Quickly

The Only Way This Cake Can Be Saved Is To Be Eaten. Quickly

Julie Report

#85

My Daughter Attempted To Make Peanut Butter Cookies In The Shapes Of Cute Little Bears To Sell At The School Bake Sale. She Nailed It

My Daughter Attempted To Make Peanut Butter Cookies In The Shapes Of Cute Little Bears To Sell At The School Bake Sale. She Nailed It

enn the flower girl Report

Aurelija L 1 year ago

The expectations weren't very high to begin with...

#86

Can We Fix It? Nope

Can We Fix It? Nope

jabackf Report

Mindy Keys 1 month ago

Can you see that the original is decorated completely using a small star tip, not a putty knife? No wonder it failed.

#87

Halloween Pretzels (With The Help Of A 5 Year Old)

Halloween Pretzels (With The Help Of A 5 Year Old)

MizukiAyu Report

#88

Bb-8 Cake

Bb-8 Cake

howmanytimesdammit Report

#89

My 4 Year-Olds Wanted An Airplane Cookie To Decorate. Welp...

My 4 Year-Olds Wanted An Airplane Cookie To Decorate. Welp...

boredpcguy Report

#90

Avengers Pancakes

Avengers Pancakes

Angela Belanger Report

#91

Wife Tried To Make Mozzarella Sticks From An Online Recipe, I'd Say She Nailed It

Wife Tried To Make Mozzarella Sticks From An Online Recipe, I'd Say She Nailed It

reedum Report

#92

Gingerbread House Village. Everything Tastes Great Though