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.
Chocolate Hedgehog Cake
Not So Much ‘Arrrrah, How Cute’ And More ‘Arrrrraahhh What The F*** Is That?'
I'm No Cook But I Didn't Expect To Screw Up A Baked Potato
Spongebob And Patrick Have Seen Things
I Made A Santa Shaped Bread From A Recipe I Found, It Turned Out A Bit Different From The Picture
My Wife Made A Dragon Cake For Her Mother's Birthday
My Dad Said He'd Made Macarons. Expectation Vs. Reality. Still Tasted Divine Though
They Are Very Yummy Cupcakes That Are Decorated In A Scarier Than Intended Manner
This Makes Me Laugh So Much Every Time I See It That Maybe It Was Worth The Fail
Homemade Smiley Face Fries
Ordered A Birthday Cake For My Niece
There Are No Words. My Sister Asked For A Peppa Pig Cake. This Is What I Made
Expectations Vs. Reality: Cake Edition
The Force Is Weak With This One
My Birthday Cake Attempt. To Be Fair I Had Quite A Few Drinks Beforehand And Not The Right Cooking Utensils
We Tried To Be Creative This Christmas. It Didn't Work Out So Well
Friend Ordered Guitar Cake. Cake Maker Said She Could Make An Exact Replica
I Would Never Attempt This Again
My Sister And I Attempted To Make A Kinder Egg Cake For My Nephew
I Saw A Thing. I Tried To Make A Thing. I Shouldn't Try To Make Things
Pinterest Finger Cookie Failure My Friend Did. They Were Still Delicious
Spinach Cups For Dinner Tonight
I Made A Mistake Early In The Process And That's Why This Is An Exorcist Swan
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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