We’re all craving something sweet and soothing during the quarantine. So why not try out that banana bread recipe that's been hanging on your fridge for over two years now? I mean, the ten boxes of eggs, aka your coronapocalypse hoard, ain't gonna bake themselves.

The pans are flying in no time and the solo baking show is on. The timer goes off and there you have it—a doughy monstrosity and impressive baking fail. Bored Panda has collected the most unsuccessful attempts right down below that will hopefully spark your inner chef, because whatever you make… it can’t be that bad. Been there, baked that? Share your quarantine bake-off stories in the comments! 

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Just don’t ask...

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Rem
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6 months ago

It's grown a tentacle

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AJu
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6 months ago

Laughed very much at the caption :D

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Bill
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6 months ago

"Its a its aaah rocket ship.yeah a rocketship. " "Death to Smoochie" a great adult humor Robin Williams movie

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You’re not the only one considering making banana bread. The global pandemic has turned many into avid home bakers. In fact, there are so many of them that suppliers have been forced to increase production.

Bloomberg reports that baking staples have become a sort-of luxury. Baking yeast sales were up 457% over last year for the week ending March 28. Flour was up 155%, butter up 73%, baking powder up 178%, and eggs up 48%.

Robert Harper, the president at Hopkinsville Milling Co., said the company is packing twice as much flour as usual. Harper commented: “It started to look like Thanksgiving and Christmas all rolled into one. People have time on their hands and are trying to save some money.”

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Rabbit Carrot
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6 months ago

Cut them up post bake when they’re still a little soft. Or if they’re a little hard crumble them up into large chunks and sprinkle on ice cream. Nom.

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My make-shift attempt at making a bunny failed me, but I think I baked a fat cat instead? 

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Mark
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6 months ago

Thinks first picture was the after, looks at second picture, what the hell!!!!

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Vicky Zar
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6 months ago

How can you forget flour? Its the main ingredient most of the time

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Bored Panda contacted Beth Coombes, a professional pastry chef and the owner of bespoke bakery Pili Pala Cakehouse, who told us about everything you need to know to bake in quarantine like a pro.

Beth suggests always reading your recipe in full before just going for it. “Baking is such a science and things must be done in the correct order to achieve the end result you want,” she explained. Plus, always weigh your ingredients before starting so you can concentrate on the method while making it.

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So...this looked to be baking perfectly and happily in the oven...this was the surprise on the other side

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Shirin Hashim
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6 months ago

Was it trying to escape?

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“Ummm....are the cinnamon buns supposed to try and escape from the pan?

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Human #1,232,867
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6 months ago

Love it, look so cool!

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Epextecation vs reality

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rai mei
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6 months ago

it's still cute :)

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The pastry chef named a couple of beginner’s mistakes that are best to avoid. One of the most common ones is setting the oven to the right temperature. “Cakes cook on so many different temperatures to get different results, so don’t think 'ah, this temp will do,' as it might not work, and you’ll learn that the hard way.”

Another common mistake that anyone who is new to baking could make is simply not knowing the technique. “For example, 'beating' or 'folding' techniques. If you’re not sure what a word means, give it a little google first and you’ll be good to go.”

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Miss Cris
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6 months ago

You can use them in a barbecue now!

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Miss Cris
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6 months ago

It looks delicious anyway

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Rissie
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6 months ago

But how? It really isn't that hard...

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If you can decide on a recipe to try out when in quarantine, Beth has shared her super-easy salted caramel brownies recipe with all the Pandas out there. The ingredients you’ll need are: 170g dark chocolate, 170g unsalted butter, 3 eggs, 225g caster sugar, 50g cocoa, 50g plain flour, ½ tsp sea salt, 100g salted caramel.

“Preheat your oven to 150℃ and line a 11”/8” tin. First, melt the chocolate and butter together and leave to cool for a couple of minutes. Then, whisk your eggs and sugar together until combined before adding your chocolatey butter mixture. Continue to gently whisk until it all comes together, then add your cocoa powder, flour, and salt. Fold this together, to make sure it’s all smooth and combined—it will be super-thick and shiny.”

“Lastly, add half of your salted caramel to the brownie, fold, and combine. Pour this in the tin, then drizzle and swirl the other half through the brownie. Give it a couple of taps on the table to level it out and bake it in the oven for 20-25 minutes.” 

“Once ready, it should still be a little wobbly in the center, but crusted and set around the edges. You must leave this to cool for a few hours before cutting into squares and indulging—trust me, it will totally be worth it!” Bon appetit!

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Baking fail. My macarons exploded and didn’t grow feet. I’m pretty sure it had to do with my almond flour. I made my own and I think it was too moist. I haven’t been able to find ready made almond flour but almonds are readily available. I’m gonna try again

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Miss Cris
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6 months ago

Macarons are very difficult to do. Yours look arty in some way.

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In my attempt at making pizza, i discovered my yeast had expired in 2010. And the supermarkets had ran out of yeast. Then I read about making yeast from dried fruit. I used dried longan and here is an interesting outcome. The dough was stretchy and after baking, I ended up with a very pleasant tasting crispy and slightly chewy sweetish flatbread. It went really well with crunchy peanut butter

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Emperor Kitten
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6 months ago

Or make a sourdough starter. You won't get your pizza for a week, but it'll be awesome.

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Rabbit Carrot
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6 months ago

Failed rainbow cookies look like cool mined gem cookies.

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Sadly my challahday easter bunny didn't quite work out. Seems to have come down with some hip dysplasia, ear disconnection, and a touch of elephantiasis in the oven... I think the main culprits here were uneven working of the various strands, slight underproofing, and perhaps some rusty baking skills. Next time..

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ZombieGirl
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6 months ago

It actually doesn't look too bad

Esca Sav
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6 months ago

I thought this was amazing to be honest

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Tabitha L
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6 months ago

It looks just like it did in raw form. This is a humble brag if I've ever seen one.

Batty
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6 months ago

Took the words right outta my mouth

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Linda Walsh
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6 months ago

Looks like some sort of a pokemon lol

Jeanne Barr
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6 months ago

challah is a Jewish bread. They don't do Easter bunnies. LOL

Lisa Agostino
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6 months ago

The challahday bunny was under the impression that it was the week without risen dough 🤣

Elizabeth Roethle Crawford
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6 months ago

Ok since the bunny had issues before it baked I'd say it turned out great

Human #1,232,867
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6 months ago

I can eat that one!

Rabite
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6 months ago

I only see a fat person chilling on their back with something between their legs :D

George Hudacko
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6 months ago

Easter Frog?

Azziza
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6 months ago

You can spell elephantiasis correctly. You win everything!

marnidarr
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2 weeks ago

That's what you get when you try to make a Jewish Easter Bunny.

Dolevaal
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2 months ago

You can still see the bunny :) .

ROBERT NELSON
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5 months ago

amazing

Micki Van Patten
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6 months ago

It's a Pokemon! This is a Glutino. It evolved from a Rollio. It can evolve to be a fuzzy green Pennicillimold

Shinomi Chan
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6 months ago

It looks like a rabbit to me

sharron lynn parsons
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6 months ago

Seems energetic for first try, therefore, do not give up !!!

Barn Owl Hedwig
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6 months ago

I don't see any problems.

Shampoo
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6 months ago

It is a very muscular rabbit

elia 84631
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6 months ago

Ahh Easter borek

Animus 2.0
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6 months ago

Not that bad, dough

JJ L
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6 months ago

it looks like a nidoran!!

Susan Neves
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6 months ago

It looked OK when it was raw....but after baking.....hmmmm....

Mumof1
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6 months ago

Did bunny get run over by a bus?

Kimberley Thomas
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6 months ago

looks like a cute big toad with bunny ears. The first pic looked like a pre-baked orgy to me.

O Jackson
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6 months ago

That actually turned out pretty well!

Slune
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6 months ago

Bring it over. Don't look bad.And at the moment I am eating everything backed and chocolate!!!

maya P.K
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6 months ago

ID EAT IT

Zoey Hicks
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6 months ago

I think is looks good

hoRSefAce
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6 months ago

HOW IS THIS A FAIL!!!!! I will never be able to do anything as good as that! :)

Marek Cieślik
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6 months ago

Just pretend it's a lamb instead!

katboxjanitor
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6 months ago

The braiding looks pretty good, despite the hip dysplasia!

Anna roberts
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6 months ago

Looks like the Pillsbury Dough Boy

rehabisforquitters
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6 months ago

There's a bunch of different baking fails photos on here. There's no way this is a fail.

Teresa Groth
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6 months ago

I bet it was tasty though!

Sheila Weiss
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6 months ago

I bet it was still yummy!

JJM
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6 months ago

It still looks like a cute bunny!

EtherealSponge
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6 months ago

I literally can’t bake a straight baguette. I’ve never tried challah or any other bread in a complex shape and I don’t think I could do it well.

NomNomaSourus
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6 months ago

I think the 2nd one is better!!!

Raf Bi
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6 months ago

Looks like a metroid monster

Hilkka Viitala
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6 months ago

...quite nice...

Ellen Frank
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6 months ago

It looks gorgeous. It just doesn't look like a bunny in the before picture.

David Cheung
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6 months ago

That’s a tough one. You Really can’t control how the yeast bubbles grow as some will expand bigger and others not. You can try kneading it extra long and make sure you pop all the big bubbles after the first proof.... you will have better luck using pastry dough.

Hendra Lim
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6 months ago

bunny on streoids

Bored Silly
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6 months ago

Looks like it tastes so good.

melanie bly
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6 months ago

It still looks yummy! It's one of a kind, very special.

BRYLEE CORN
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6 months ago

why does its leg look like that

Eloise
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6 months ago

I see no fail here!

Lily dL
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6 months ago

New tradition: Easter toad!

Chris DiFonso
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6 months ago

From the Oven of Doctor Moreau! (The Island of Doctor Moreau was a novel by H.G. Wells)

Dorothy Cloud
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6 months ago

Good try!

Dan Abramsky
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6 months ago

...reminds me of the special affects in old William Hurt movie, 'Altered States'

Εύα Πατσέλλη
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6 months ago

It turned out as expected honestly

AQUINNAH POLOZOLA
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6 months ago

It looks like a delicious bunny

Id row
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6 months ago

I don't know what they expected, but it looks good.

Valentina Vitale
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6 months ago

It’s good!!

Heather Menard
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6 months ago

nailed it

Barbara Floyd
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6 months ago

Less detail would have made it look more like a rabbit.

Alexzondro Marx beierly
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6 months ago

I don't see anything wrong with it.

Brandi Luttman
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6 months ago

It looks good to me!😁

CincyReds
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6 months ago

Looks like a Pokeman!

Starlee87
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6 months ago

What is this? A tanned bunny.. lmao

Alejandro Villegas
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6 months ago

the first picture I can tell what I'm looking at, second , what the @#^%?

Daniel Payne
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6 months ago

i like it who says it has to be perfect

Joyce Deering
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6 months ago

Perfect caption.

Gail Nicholson
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6 months ago

What are you talking about, it looks exactly like what you started with but nice and brown - get it off this post, it's not a baking fail at all!

Susan Gee
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6 months ago

Paint a bunny on there with some frosting!

Patty Leaton
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6 months ago

after&before surgery part 2

Johanne Trudeau
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6 months ago

It's not that bad... I could tell it was a bunny

dancebe4thestorm
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6 months ago

You put to much steroids in the dough

Michael Nebab
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6 months ago

It looked horrifying to begin with, so...

Christopher Troisi
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6 months ago

i think the baked version looks quite good, especially when you considerng how it started off as.

Cécile Voltolin
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6 months ago

Beautiful! baking pastry is art.

Daniel Schoch
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6 months ago

That's a frog!

Jenn Pinnau
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6 months ago

Looks like a Pokemon... Just can't remember it's name

Adreana Davis
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6 months ago

not too bad, did someone call a french bread braid?

Annette Christopherson
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6 months ago

It's a bunny..........then a frog.

Anna-Marie Buchner
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6 months ago

hahahaha

Christine M Quigley
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6 months ago

It doesn't look horrible! I bet it tasted great!

Laura Gritsons
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6 months ago

That actually looks really cool

Wottermehlon Doge
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6 months ago

that challah looks great

Shelli Aderman
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6 months ago

Not a fail at all!

bdunbar@kcls.org
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6 months ago

I actually would love to rip a chunk off ;-) It looks very edible and next time maybe a bit prettier........but once someone nabs a chunk of ear, ???

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6 months ago

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Suzanne Clark
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6 months ago

That is an ambitious looking project.

Jim Wamsley
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6 months ago

Jabba the Hut

Jonathan Wiggs
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6 months ago

AKIRA!

Annabell
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6 months ago

It looks like the raw one, just in brown. So how should it Look like?

desert29rat
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6 months ago

It still looks like a bunny... a roadkill bunny maybe, but still.

Linda HS
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6 months ago

Not bad

Timmy
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6 months ago

Looks like a Rob Liefeld comic book drawing... too many muscles.

Tor Rolf Strøm
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6 months ago

Is it The Thing?

elia 84631
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6 months ago (edited)

You made a brioche

Mark
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6 months ago

"Kill me, just kill me!"

Sami
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6 months ago

elephantiasis xD

JD
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6 months ago

Zombie girl is blind.

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Nawal Wali
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6 months ago

That oval is going to be me by the end of all this

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Perfumista Perfumista
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6 months ago

You've been burning

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A bit too much of baking soda

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Mark
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6 months ago

Congratulations you made..........................a mess!

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Sweet f’n dreams people!!

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Nawal Wali
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6 months ago

This ones seen things

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I think I made the peanut butter cookies a bit too big.

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Johnny Farnen
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6 months ago

No such thing as a peanut butter cookie made too big.

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He’s baaaaaa-ck! 3. Oh no!! 4. Sleepy sheepy

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Mark
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6 months ago

Googly eyes would have helped along with a derpy smile.

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Collin Lyle
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6 months ago

Baking is science, lol

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I tried to make pretzels and they went MUTANT 

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Tabitha L
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6 months ago

Yummy. Pretzel rolls!!

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6 months ago

Oven in a too low temperature

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i am normally a good baker. i found a recipe for egg custard pie. i told my husband 2 go 2 the store to get the ingredients (only 1 person per family is allowed in the store and i cannot be trusted because i come home with a whole bunch of junk food lol). 1 of the ingredients were pie crust, i told him the pie crust are in the refrigerated section near the eggs and where the cookie dough is. he came home with pie crust from the freezer in a pie plate already....i have never seen these in my life and the pie dish was not deep. this was the outcome of using pie crust i have never made before. apparently the egg custard somehow got under the pie crusts while baking, and that big bubble in the middle is the pie crust

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Maiun
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6 months ago

Lesson 1. Make your own pie crust. Lesson 2. Pastry formula: half fat to flour. EG. 8 oz flour 4 oz fat. Lesson 3. Use butter, freeze it, grate it into the flour, cut together with a butter knife, add COLD water( 1/4 to 1/2 a cup) gradually, stirring gently until dough comes together, leave in fridge for 30 mins before rolling out (this lets the gluten in the flour relax and stops the pastry being tough) Enjoy

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rai mei
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6 months ago

ummm.. too much heat?

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Adam C
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6 months ago (edited)

But why use a 30 year old dough?

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Oaklynn Emberly
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This are the kind of pictures that you just keep laughing at even though you can’t figure out what exactly is so funny about them.

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read041
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6 months ago

WHY?! Do you want the cookie to taste like soap?!

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