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

Nadine Ducca 1 year ago

Those eyes! Those eyes can see into your future...

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#2

Adorable Rice Bear

Adorable Rice Bear

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#3

Chocolate Hedgehog Cake

Chocolate Hedgehog Cake

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Kjorn 1 year ago

Pizza the Hut diabetbus brother

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#4

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

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

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KK 1 year ago

This one looks okay imho. It's cute.

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#5

My Wife Made Croissants For Breakfast. Nailed It!

My Wife Made Croissants For Breakfast. Nailed It!

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Hans 1 year ago

You are now on the no-entry blacklist of France, for crimes against the country.

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#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?'

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Matthew Hyder 1 year ago

Why did they make it with different ingredients? ^^; They shouks follow the recipe. :p

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#7

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

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Vlad Horobet 1 year ago

You baked it in lava or on the surface of the sun?

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#8

Spongebob And Patrick Have Seen Things

Spongebob And Patrick Have Seen Things

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Bored Phoenix 1 year ago

Patrick bedwetted again!

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#9

I Don’t Think This Project Could Have Been Saved

I Don’t Think This Project Could Have Been Saved

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Bored Phoenix 1 year ago

Jeff the Panda!

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#10

So Close...

So Close...

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1 year ago

That's quite good :DDD

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#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

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Hans 1 year ago

A bit like the villain captain from Pirates of the Caribbean...

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#12

Elmo Fail

Elmo Fail

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Vlad Horobet 1 year ago

Uhm, i can't concentrate on the second picture mutant Elmo because first picture Elmo has a weird erection.

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#13

Please Kill Me

Please Kill Me

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Patti 1 year ago

His eye is hemorrhaging

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#14

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

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

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Caitlyn McCracken 1 year ago

It does look like it tastes good. Honestly the top one looks like a painted rock

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#15

Blueberry-Splosion

Blueberry-Splosion

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KK 1 year ago

Okay, next time try berries, not insects.

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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

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Jessica Stohr 1 year ago

Wow ! At least they still tasted good!

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#17

Stained Glass Cookies

Stained Glass Cookies

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Kjorn 1 year ago

this is what happen when you don't vaccinate your cookies

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#18

Ordered Cake On Left, Received Cake On Right

Ordered Cake On Left, Received Cake On Right

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Patti 1 year ago

Pretty close

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#19

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

Nadine Ducca 1 year ago

Honestly, what I don't get is these ones that don't follow the original AT ALL. What did you expect? The eyes are those bugged out ones that come in a bag and don't look anything like the original, the nose is upside down, the ears are chocolate chips instead of discs, the colors are inverted (or maybe it was decorated hot and the sugar melted into the cupcake?) and the mouth doesn't look anything like the original. I mean, if you're not skilled or don't have much practice, don't take these liberties or the result will be...what you see here...

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#20

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

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Crazy Cow Lady 1 year ago

Needs braces

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#21

Homemade Smiley Face Fries

Homemade Smiley Face Fries

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Quinn Purdy 1 year ago

Souls of the damned

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#22

Merry Christmas Everyone

Merry Christmas Everyone

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Hans 1 year ago

Almost.

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#23

Ordered A Birthday Cake For My Niece

Ordered A Birthday Cake For My Niece

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Caitlyn McCracken 1 year ago

If this was homemade it wouldn't be bad. Since it was ordered, I assume it was from a bakery, in which case, no. I would ask for a refund

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#24

Chocolate Covered Banana Penguins

Chocolate Covered Banana Penguins

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Emilija Juškovė 1 year ago

Global warming effect

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#25

Olaf Quesadillas

Olaf Quesadillas

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Bored Phoenix 1 year ago

Too warm a hug...

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#26

Bunny Rolls

Bunny Rolls

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Luna 1 year ago

Ah well,the eyes are sort of visible ;)

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#27

Rainbow Heart Cookies Surprise

Rainbow Heart Cookies Surprise

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Jessica Stohr 1 year ago

The only problem is that they put three times too many on the tray!

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#28

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

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

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Hans 1 year ago

I think this is still lovely, particularly if it is self-made.

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#29

Girlfriend's Halloween Themed Cupcakes

Girlfriend's Halloween Themed Cupcakes

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Jessica Stohr 1 year ago

Pretty good still!

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#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

Patti 1 year ago

This one is better than the other peps pig

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#31

Expectations Vs. Reality: Cake Edition

Expectations Vs. Reality: Cake Edition

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KK 1 year ago

Set the eyes straight and it doesn't look too different.

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#32

The Force Is Weak With This One

The Force Is Weak With This One

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Cyndi H 1 year ago

This is just sad...

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#33

Apparently I’m Still In A Halloween Mindset

Apparently I’m Still In A Halloween Mindset

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Ilona Z 1 year ago

even the oreo is ugly... just... why?

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#34

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

nazan fidan 1 year ago

almost tho. not bad

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#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

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Nadine Ducca 1 year ago

It's those damn store-bought bugged out eyes! If you'd just put a little black dot instead of those giant white nipples, it would've looked 100% cute.

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#36

I'm Not Good At Frosting

I'm Not Good At Frosting

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ADHORTATOR 1 year ago

not ecactly the same, but not bad at all

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#37

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

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ADHORTATOR 1 year ago

cake maker overestimated his skills---

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#38

I Would Never Attempt This Again

I Would Never Attempt This Again

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Ana 1 year ago

Don't give up. Instead learn a bit more about how chocolate works )))

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#39

Devilled Egg Chicks

Devilled Egg Chicks

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ADHORTATOR 1 year ago

Those are funny, better than the expectations

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#40

Paint Splatter Cake

Paint Splatter Cake

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Anne 1 year ago

A lot of these just forgot to cool the cake down completely before starting the decorating

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#41

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

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ADHORTATOR 1 year ago

it's a ittle bit out of shape, but not bad

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#42

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

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Patti 1 year ago

Marshmallows don't take long to brown. If they do burn they will come off in one piece, so the dish underneath is still ok. We did this on Thanksgiving and the sweet potatoes were still ok

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#43

Nailed It!

Nailed It!

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Elise Mon 1 year ago

umm, i want to scratch my skins .. trypophobia indeed

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#44

Unicorn Of The Sea

Unicorn Of The Sea

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Nadine Ducca 1 year ago

This one's really good!

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#45

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

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

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Quinn Purdy 1 year ago

Troll toes

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#46

Dinosaur Cake

Dinosaur Cake

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Vlad Horobet 1 year ago

First pic: me entering at a party. Second pic: me leaving the party.

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#47

Matcha Cake Did Not Matcha Expectations

Matcha Cake Did Not Matcha Expectations

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Ana 1 year ago

Now THIS is a true example if laziness. From the cheese to the food colouring used.

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#48

Spinach Cups For Dinner Tonight

Spinach Cups For Dinner Tonight

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Quinn Purdy 1 year ago

Melted frogs

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#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

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nazan fidan 1 year ago

that is good tho

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#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.)

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Vlad Horobet 1 year ago

If i gave this to my mom she would slap me into the next week.

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#51

Cinna-Meh Turkeys

Cinna-Meh Turkeys

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Patti 1 year ago

I would eat it. Yum bacon

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#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

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Elise Mon 1 year ago

should coated the caramel separately

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#53

My Panda Bread Did Not Turn Out As Expected

My Panda Bread Did Not Turn Out As Expected

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Chelsea Letendre 1 year ago

it's almost like they should have used an actual bread pan...

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#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

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Crazy Cow Lady 1 year ago

Better than the other attempt at these cupcake. At least yours are close

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#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

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Elise Mon 1 year ago

what the HECK?! bad service .. way too different

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#56

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

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Eliza Allouette 1 year ago

You can just get that picture printed on edible paper, most cake decorating shops do it.

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#57

Thanks Pinterest!

Thanks Pinterest!

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Nadine Ducca 1 year ago

LOL Well, if you're just going to TOSS the crackers anywhere...

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#58

Snow White Cake

Snow White Cake

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Emilija Juškovė 1 year ago

Picaso imitation

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#59

Mug Cake

Mug Cake

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Crazy Dog Lady 1 year ago

You had one job! ;)

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#60

Nailed This Minifigure Cake

Nailed This Minifigure Cake

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Luna 1 year ago

Butter- versus fondant icing..

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#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

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Emilija Juškovė 1 year ago

At least you tried

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#62

Duck Cake

Duck Cake

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Crazy Cow Lady 1 year ago

The expectation doesn't look that great either

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#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

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Cyndi H 1 year ago

The reality looks gangsta....

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#64

I Should Have Known Once They Came Out With Cankles

I Should Have Known Once They Came Out With Cankles

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Crazy Dog Lady 1 year ago

They're fra-gee-lay

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#65

Anime Cake Fail

Anime Cake Fail

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Alex K 1 year ago

good thing you wrote sakura on the side , to help people understand what the hell they are looking at

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#66

Nailed It

Nailed It

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Dark Half 1 year ago

it's staring at the picture

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#67

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

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

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Patti 1 year ago

Some of them are very pretty

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#68

Candy Cane Cookies?

Candy Cane Cookies?

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Crazy Dog Lady 1 year ago

Before and after holiday weight gain.

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#69

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

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ADHORTATOR 1 year ago

it is hard to smile when you don't have a mouth :-)

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#70

My Friend Plays The Guitar

My Friend Plays The Guitar

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KK 1 year ago

Looks like it's made out of bologna.

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#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?

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Kimberly Robinson 1 year ago

Just tell him it's the creature from "Alien".

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#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

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frederic eeckman 1 year ago

The secret here is : less is more...

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#73

I Still Ate Them

I Still Ate Them

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Elise Mon 1 year ago

looks tasty

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#74

Made My Wife A Caramel Cake For Her Birthday

Made My Wife A Caramel Cake For Her Birthday

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Bored Phoenix 1 year ago

Your EX-wife...

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#75

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

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Ntosh 1 year ago

At least you tried. I would definitely eat those, after giving you a hug. My husband is not so romantic, what I got for valentine's last year was nothing, a year before that a card that was not even written by him.

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#76

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

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Priscilla Winslow 1 year ago

Of course she couldn't! I'll bet she knows the difference between bananas and cantaloupe.

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#77

My Friend Made A Cake. Nailed It

My Friend Made A Cake. Nailed It