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
Community Member
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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?'

Lee Jackson Report

Matthew Hyder
Community Member
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 years ago

Jeff the Panda!

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#10

So Close...

So Close...

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Community Member
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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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Caitlyn McCracken
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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

redskyfood , Julia Report

Nadine Ducca
Community Member
2 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
2 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
2 years ago

Souls of the damned

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#22

Merry Christmas Everyone

Merry Christmas Everyone

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Hans
Community Member
2 years ago

Almost.

Cyndi H
Community Member
2 years ago

In an super abstract kinda way...yes?

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Edy Eko
Community Member
2 years ago

Not failed, just lazy

Kimberly Robinson
Community Member
2 years ago

If you don't have the proper equipment, the results aren't going to turn out well. You need specific piping tips and an offset spatula to do this correctly.

Rainbo
Community Member
2 years ago

Yes, my thoughts exactly.

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Pam Falcioni
Community Member
2 years ago

Okay, you're not even trying.

Phoebe Bean
Community Member
2 years ago

At least the colors... nah, forget it!

Jessica Stohr
Community Member
2 years ago

Love this one! My level of artistic ability exactly!

Emmanuel Courtecuisse
Community Member
2 years ago

300 dpi vs. 72 dpi (graphic designer joke)

Lindsay Ameye
Community Member
2 years ago

It looks like they just stopped caring before they even started

BREAK YOUr perceptions
Community Member
2 years ago

honestly not bad, just need more icing.

Bunzilla
Community Member
2 years ago

This would've been a good first coat for coming back later with an icing bag.

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PsychoPrincess
Community Member
2 years ago

You're supposed to put the cupcakes together at once and then Frost them like you would have regular cake why did Buddy Frost them separate

Matthew Hyder
Community Member
2 years ago

It neess the swirliness. :p

~Ravenclaw~ OwO
Community Member
2 years ago

You have to ice it like your icing a cake. Also you need more cupcakes.

Martin
Community Member
2 years ago

Again... didn't even fucking try

Kat_girl
Community Member
2 years ago

Don't they know that they are supposed to put the icing on after the cupcakes are all next to each other?

Nicolas Letarte
Community Member
2 years ago

Looks more like Sock-Monkey disguised in Santa...

Andrew Kurkovsky
Community Member
2 years ago

this is accually really easy to fix

Mizell Hassel
Community Member
7 months ago

so, so close . . .

FatBaby
Community Member
2 years ago

didn't frost right

Carolyn Apel
Community Member
2 years ago

It's a good start, but...

Reenie Smith Shaw
Community Member
2 years ago

Love it!

James A. Smith Jr.
Community Member
2 years ago

I have seen many of these so far. Does any of them know what a pastry bag is? With tips?

Kristine Phillips
Community Member
2 years ago

sock monkey

Rose Hogue
Community Member
2 years ago

Someone converted to another holiday.

Beverly Palmacci
Community Member
2 years ago

It looks like a Cute Christmas Monkey Santa!! (The 1st one uses way too much frosting anyway).

Sara Kate MacFarland
Community Member
2 years ago

...expecting it too look like a cake and cupcakes...and making it out of only cupcakes....unrealistic!

Maryanne Tubbs
Community Member
2 years ago

The face looks like a sock monkey!

d r e a m w o r l d
Community Member
2 years ago

It looks like an anthropomorphic strawberry half-dead in white chocolate, which isn't too bad either.

Jenifer Cappello
Community Member
2 years ago

Now I know what to make for my next Halloween Party. Santa Ghostcakes!

Vee Hernandez
Community Member
2 years ago

bearded monkey

Sel Bonda
Community Member
2 years ago

Santa Chimpaus!

Jennifer Lewis
Community Member
2 years ago

What fresh hell

Emmanuel Courtecuisse
Community Member
2 years ago

300 dpi vs 72 dpi... (graphic designer joke)

Ralu Alina
Community Member
2 years ago

monkey santa :)))

Tracy Moorhead
Community Member
2 years ago

Looks like a monkey!!

ShneeksDawn
Community Member
2 years ago

This is by far my favourite

Rosemary Pahl-Palmer
Community Member
2 years ago

Poor Santa...

Var Vas
Community Member
2 years ago

looks like carom board

Gillian Black
Community Member
2 years ago

we are all so used to smoothing the icing arent we, bugger

Pi...
Community Member
2 years ago

Santa looks like he's been hitting the ganja pipe... lol! Musta been a lotta notty children this year!

3ke
Community Member
2 years ago

How do they do it anyways?

Molly Block
Community Member
2 years ago

You'd have to take a tab of LSD to be able to "see" what this finished product was supposed to be. And only then would you see its Santa!

Kori K. Warriner
Community Member
2 years ago

Not even the same. Doesn't count.

earringnut
Community Member
2 years ago

crooowww!

Patti
Community Member
2 years ago

Good effort. It's all in the icing

Patti
Community Member
2 years ago

Spread the icing, then you will

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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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years ago

Global warming effect

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#25

Olaf Quesadillas

Olaf Quesadillas

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Bored Phoenix
Community Member
2 years ago

Too warm a hug...

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#26

Bunny Rolls

Bunny Rolls

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Luna
Community Member
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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

rncdancer Report

Patti
Community Member
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 years ago

Troll toes

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#46

Dinosaur Cake

Dinosaur Cake

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Vlad Horobet
Community Member
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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

Alfagan Report

Elise Mon
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years ago

Picaso imitation

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#59

Mug Cake

Mug Cake

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Crazy Dog Lady
Community Member
2 years ago

You had one job! ;)

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#60

Nailed This Minifigure Cake

Nailed This Minifigure Cake

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Luna
Community Member
2 years 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