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

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Nadine Ducca
Community Member
3 years 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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KK
Community Member
3 years ago

Looks like this guy scream__1_...c861d3.jpg scream__1_-5a54872c861d3.jpg

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#3

Chocolate Hedgehog Cake

Chocolate Hedgehog Cake

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Kjorn
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years ago

Jeff the Panda!

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#10

So Close...

So Close...

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Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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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June Sechowski
Community Member
3 years ago

Did you say dragon or slug? hehe

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#15

Blueberry-Splosion

Blueberry-Splosion

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KK
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years ago

Wow ! At least they still tasted good!

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#17

Stained Glass Cookies

Stained Glass Cookies

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Kjorn
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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

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Nadine Ducca
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years ago

Needs braces

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#21

Homemade Smiley Face Fries

Homemade Smiley Face Fries

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Quinn Purdy
Community Member
3 years ago

Souls of the damned

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#22

Merry Christmas Everyone

Merry Christmas Everyone

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Hans
Community Member
3 years 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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Quinn Purdy
Community Member
3 years ago

What the hell is that.. Did they even try

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#24

Chocolate Covered Banana Penguins

Chocolate Covered Banana Penguins

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Emilija Juškovė
Community Member
3 years ago

Global warming effect

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#25

Olaf Quesadillas

Olaf Quesadillas

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Bored Phoenix
Community Member
3 years ago

Too warm a hug...

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#26

Bunny Rolls

Bunny Rolls

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Luna
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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

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Patti
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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

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nazan fidan
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years ago

Those are funny, better than the expectations

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#40

Paint Splatter Cake

Paint Splatter Cake

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Anne
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years ago

Troll toes

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#46

Dinosaur Cake

Dinosaur Cake

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Vlad Horobet
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years ago

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

Wanda Queen
Community Member
3 years ago

You need a better mom.

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Shelby Jackson
Community Member
3 years ago

My sister and I made my mom a cake for her birthday one year. We wanted it to have green icing. We were kids. The icing turned into a grey-green with a grayish-blue color for the "happy birthday Mom" we put on it. When they got home from dinner and we presented it to her, she LOVED IT. It was ugly as all get out but it was from the heart. 20 years later we recreated that cake for another of moms birthdays and she loved it again lol. It's the thought put into it. I'd rather get a cake that looked like this from my kids than anything else.

Janice Foster
Community Member
3 years ago

It's not that bad - if it was for me, I'd appreciate the effort! Probably still tasted good

Gayle Bynum Cardosa
Community Member
3 years ago

I'll bet your mom loved the effort you put into it. It is very nice to make something rather than buy it. For that reason, it's perfect.

Judy Daniels
Community Member
3 years ago

First try? Keep trying, bet your mom loved it, moms always do lol

manowce
Community Member
3 years ago

on the left I think it's marzipan paste, and on the right god knows what, hence the difference.

Baked Panda
Community Member
3 years ago

It's the thought that counts

Hamlets twin
Community Member
3 years ago

For a first attempt, this is very good! just tell her you learned a bunch of things while doing it. I'm sure she loved it

Annika Hanson-Carlson
Community Member
3 years ago

I feel like both look good if you removed the purple lines on the sides of the cake it would look like an oil painting or something

Rosemary Pahl-Palmer
Community Member
3 years ago

I bet mom loved it and your efforts.

Ana
Community Member
3 years ago

The flowers aren't that bad, only the orange icing would have used a bit more evening.

Lilly Streamblood
Community Member
3 years ago

It's crude, but I don't know why people are so harsh on themselves. You do understand the originals are usually not only made by professionals, they are also photoshopped and tweaked to look better on the photos. Sure this came is a far from original, but it looks delicious and I can say there are roses on it, not some blobs of cream.

James A. Smith Jr.
Community Member
3 years ago

Actually not bad. Next time, wait for the cake to cool before frosting the outer later. Flowers look great.

Reenie Smith Shaw
Community Member
3 years ago

It’s pretty!

Beverly Palmacci
Community Member
3 years ago

I think people are just looking at pictures and NOT following recipes or instructions. If you went with the white frosting and some colored flowers it would have been lovely. She probably already thought so. (But please....lose the orange frosting...very unappetising).

Georgann Haeffner
Community Member
3 years ago

I think your flowers aren't too bad for your first attempt.

Janet Judd
Community Member
3 years ago

I bet it tasted fine though. My mom would have laughed and appreciated the effort.

Sally Burleson
Community Member
3 years ago

Cake decorating is not easy, it's a good job for your first try!

Sharon Voorhees
Community Member
3 years ago

Flowers in frosting is an art that takes teaching and practice for a long time before being able to create the cake on the left!

Elizabeth Butler
Community Member
3 years ago

Moms ALWAYS love efforts like this for the intent

Mimi Guo
Community Member
3 years ago

"Happy birthday mum! This looks just like you!" But hey, it's not bad for a first attempt.

Aubrey
Community Member
3 years ago

pretty good

Matthew Hyder
Community Member
3 years ago

Hmm... its okay I think. :p

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