19 Foods People Tried And Hilariously Failed To Make During Quarantine


Last week, we asked the TheNews.Top Community to show us what they tried and (disastrously) failed to cook or bake during quarantine and boy, oh boy, they did not disappoint. Here are some hilarious cooking fails:

1. Pancakes:

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I just wanted pancakes. I tried to make several. This was the best one.

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2. Conchas:

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Okay, not a total fail because they were still delicious, but my attempt at Easter conchas just refused to rise, and so they came out quite small and dense. They were still tasty, but not the large, airy sweet buns I meant them to be. —blazeg2

3. Sourdough bread:

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My whole wheat sourdough bread turned out more like a frisbee.

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4. Taco shells:

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Not my proudest moment. —julies4c775013a

5. Biscuits:

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I tried making biscuits for the first time. They tasted really good, but about half of them turned out really…sideways. —jackie_rich99

6. Pie:

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It looks decent, but it was raspberry soup. —erinmbee

7. Cake…

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So the cake tasted amazing, but it just looked like it had a stab wound.

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8. …cake…

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My roommate attempted to make a chocolate cake and noted that it was a bit salty. She had misread the directions and put three-quarters CUP OF SALT in the cake. We now refer to this as the Chocolate Salt Lick. —nicoled491a1c254

9. …cake (?)…

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A very strange cake. —julienieves

10. …and more cake:

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My cake just wouldn’t cook on the inside. The sides fell away and gloop poured out (Yes, I ate the gloop with a spoon). —lenepope

11. Macarons:

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What a painful process just for them to look like this. I’m not sure what went wrong; maybe I didn’t mix the batter enough. I still ate them.

shannonriffraff1030

12. Pizza:

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This was my attempt at gluten-free vegan pizza. Oven temp was 550°F for 30 minutes, but this vegan cheese barely melted. The ends of the crust did not get the classic bubbles, and the overall texture was weird. I don’t know what I did wrong. —maryjoe13

13. Lasagna:

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Decided I was too tired to make food and opted for a ready lasagna.

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14. Potatoes:

My cousin (an ER nurse) took a much-needed nap, overslept, and decided 9 p.m. was the perfect time to start whipping up twice-baked potatoes. The results were absolutely horrifying and kinda looked like slop (I mean that in the nicest way possible) and had the two of us giggling for days. She insists they still taste delicious, so at least there’s that? —heatherbraga

My cousin (an ER nurse) took a much-needed nap, overslept, and decided 9 p.m. was the perfect time to start whipping up twice-baked potatoes. The results were absolutely horrifying and kinda looked like slop (I mean that in the nicest way possible) and had the two of us giggling for days. She insists they still taste delicious, so at least there’s that? —heatherbraga

15. Whipped coffee:

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17. Chocolate chip cookies:

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Chocolate chip cookies gone very wrong. —julienieves

18. Poached eggs:

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Today I learned that I cannot poach an egg. —kthomas8836

19. And literally, just toast:

Do you have a hilarious cooking fail? Show us in the comments!

Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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