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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:

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

MrsMartin3

2. These runny chocolate chip cookies:

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

angelar63

3. This crumbling TARDIS cake:

goodiegodmother.com
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"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."

cecilian4b

4. These melted chicken nuggets:

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

kevinkriz1

5. These giant, fluffy, burnt pancakes:

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

kannao

6. This half-hearted Frozen cake:

cakes.com
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“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.”

amypaynew

7. These sad little ninjas:

christyssavories.com

“Ninja NO’s!”

katiehansencookgibbonswifei

8. These chocolatey pigs:

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“I had to write ‘pigs’ on it because it was not clear that these were pigs.”

helloterrilowe

9. These scary deviled egg chicks:

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Leah Rullman

“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:

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“It takes talent to make a Pinterest-inspired cupcake turn out like what was made on the right. It was actually still raw, even after accidentally cooking it for 10 extra minutes, although it did explode everywhere.”

kaylieackerman

11. This rainbow disaster:

bettycrocker.com
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“Erm… happy birthday, Mom… Sorry?”

trainor85

12. The ultimate vodka-soaked gummy bear:

stickafork.net
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“Vodka gummy bears! Oops.”

suzyp

13. These rainbow heart fails:

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

emilyd4

14. These inedible Jell-O worms:

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

loveebap

15. This explosive pecan banana bread:

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

brigittebeans

16. The end of the world:

cakecrumbs.me
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“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.”

19olsonel

17. Whatever the heck this is:

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

missluigi

18. This Christmas tree with zero Christmas spirit:

justataste.com / buzzfeed.com

“I had hoped a few colored ball bearings would save my Christmas tree cupcakes. Alas, it just made them look even sadder.”

barneyleigh

19. This face cake that had absolutely no chance:

womansweekly.com
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“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.”

jesss41a097ef8

20. This burnt blondie:

spicysouthernkitchen.com
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“Total fail.”

sophieellab

21. This dinosaur nightmare:

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

jezbangor

22. This shitty mug cake:

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

mrsbass

23. These extra crispy French fries:

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

gothbat

24. These wannabe macarons:

stylemepretty.com
buzzfeed.com

“My wannabe French macarons.”

hayley9

25. This deflated cake:

thecakeblog.com
buzzfeed.com

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

carrieberry

26. And this person who literally just wanted tea:

kitchennostalgia.com
buzzfeed.com

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

k400530ac1

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