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26 Of The Worst Cooking Fails In 2016

Trust me.

Throughout 2016, we asked the BuzzFeed Community for their ultimate cooking and baking fails. Here are the painfully hilarious results.

1. This My Little Pony disaster:

“I think it’s safe to say that I'll just buy my daughter’s next birthday cake.”


2. These runny chocolate chip cookies:

“I tried to make these chocolate chip cookies filled with Funfetti frosting, and clearly Pinterest was a freaking lie…”


3. This crumbling TARDIS cake:

"My sister and I had been watching Cake Boss and decided we could handle making a TARDIS cake for the Doctor Who anniversary. It started melting almost instantly."


4. These melted chicken nuggets:

“I didn’t realize the plastic tray I used was definitely not oven-safe.”


5. These giant, fluffy, burnt pancakes:

“We tried making those giant, fluffy pancakes with a rice cooker that we kept seeing on Pinterest. The edges became *slightly* burnt…”


6. This half-hearted Frozen cake:

“Pinterest fail on a Frozen-themed birthday cake for my daughter. I gave up and called a bakery. Not pictured: $80 in baking and decorating supplies.”


7. These sad little ninjas:

“Ninja NO’s!”


8. These chocolatey pigs:

9. These scary deviled egg chicks:

“My mom tried to make deviled egg chicks for Easter, as depicted in the first picture, but they turned out very wrong.”

—Leah Rullman

10. This sugary mess:

11. This rainbow disaster:

“Erm… happy birthday, Mom… Sorry?”


12. The ultimate vodka-soaked gummy bear:

“Vodka gummy bears! Oops.”


13. These rainbow heart fails:

“My girlfriend and I tried to make rainbow heart cookies. Instead, we made awkward pride flag cookies… Oops.”


14. These inedible Jell-O worms:

“My mom tried making those Jell-O worms you see on Pinterest.”


15. This explosive pecan banana bread:

“Oh, what a calamity! Premium organic ingredients, costly pecans, and my banana bread went ~kaboom~! What an expensive waste of time.”


16. The end of the world:

“Throwback to when a friend and I tried to make a seven-layered ‘Earth’ cake for extra credit in a science class. The best part was it collapsing before we even got to turn it in as ‘The End of World as We Know It’ played on the radio.”


17. Whatever the heck this is:

“Here are my chocolate chip cookies. The 5-year-old I was making them with was more mature about it than I was.”


18. This Christmas tree with zero Christmas spirit:

19. This face cake that had absolutely no chance:

“Usually my grandma makes great cakes, but she couldn’t find a lot of the sweets to decorate and had to improvise. The red icing she used ran out as well. Safe to say it didn’t go well and my little cousins were horrified.”


20. This burnt blondie:

“Total fail.”


21. This dinosaur nightmare:

“My friends — who once set a pan of tinned tomatoes on fire, by the way — made this nightmare. It also tasted kinda awful.”


22. This shitty mug cake:

“I tried to make a mug cake ‘cause they looked so fun. I’m not sure what went wrong here.”


23. These extra crispy French fries:

“My stoned flatmate put these poor fries in the oven at 200ºC for an hour. RIP those fries.”


24. These wannabe macarons:

“My wannabe French macarons.”


25. This deflated cake:

“I’m usually good, but this time my cake just gave up AFTER I frosted it.”


26. And this person who literally just wanted tea:

“I tried to make tea and ended up burning the pot.”


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