If you consider yourself a stranger to the world of cooking, you know exactly how it feels when you finally decide to make that leap and cook something for dinner that requires more than just opening a package and sticking it in the microwave or picking up the phone to order a pizza. Maybe a recipe video popped up on your Facebook feed that looked super easy or your kid asked for birthday cupcakes to take to school. So you dutifully collect the necessary ingredients and get to work.
But somehow, somewhere along the line, something goes horribly wrong and your tiny adventure into the world of gastronomy turns into a brush with culinary death. If you identify with any of this, we have just the thing to remind you that you are not alone.
We’ve collected 40 pictures of the majestic creations of people who tried to cook and failed miserably. The results are funny, sad and a little bit scary. One thing’s for sure, though, these people will probably go back to their PB+Js and leave the cooking to someone else. Enjoy!
The vegetarian dish that came out so terrible, PETA came to protest.
The Pinterest version versus reality: This is what nightmares are made of:
“Hi sweetheart. I’m going to try out the new pressure cooker.”
One alien – sunny side up
Apparently this is what it looks like when you forget the popcorn on the stove a little too long.
“Oh! That’s where I put my glasses.”
The pizza that tried to make a run for it.
The reason you’re never allowed in the kitchen again.
“I tried to make brownies in a mug” Level: Hiroshima
This is what defeat looks like.
We would pay to see a video of what happened here.
Lookin’ good, Mr. Snowman
No. This is not an appropriate snack for your child’s birthday party.
Meat baby from HELL.
It as supposed to be a Tinkerbell pancake.
This one speaks for itself.
Oh Spongebob. You need a hospital.
How do you even do this?
And it’s Monday.
When you were sure that the container was microwave safe.
Well, that’s one way to get the sexy firefighters to come for dinner.
I was a little too intense with the knife.
Why you should really just pay a professional.
Oh! So close 🙁