Dear professional bakers, the regular folk are not okay. You see, it isn’t only hair stylists who need to worry about what their clients are getting up to in isolation with bored and idle hands, as more and more people turn to baking as a source of comfort. Fortunately all is not lost, as these (hopefully one time only) home bakers have shared their quarantine baking fails for a laugh during this time of crisis.
Twitter user @LibyaLiberty started a chain reaction when she posted her attempt to bake banana bread, opening the floodgates for others to share their isolation shame.
“This is what it looks like. And it looks, and I can’t stress this enough, better than it tastes,” she wrote in a follow up.
“Imagine wet play dough but banana flavored and inexplicably sour.”
— hend amry (@LibyaLiberty) April 12, 2020
A lesson was learned though, as someone was able to advise where @LibyaLiberty went wrong with the banana bread – confusing baking soda and baking powder!
Another user replied with their own attempt to make Easter bunny shaped cookies, and we just don’t believe Jesus rose to be confronted with… this.
As failed as my bunnies? pic.twitter.com/I3U0XSGMBe
— Ketan Joshi (@KetanJ0) April 12, 2020
Or this abysmal “normal bread” that somehow looks like a sprouting potato AND a human heart all at once.
Hello. You may win most-failed banana bread, but I am champion of most-failed normal bread. I give you this: pic.twitter.com/X6OLr9DAF8
— Kelly Hevel (@KellyHevel) April 12, 2020
It might be advisable to start simple when learning a new skill, as this novice baker learned when going all in and giving a braided, circular, multi-flavoured yeast bread a red hot go.
This was supposed to be a nice, neat, braided circle of chocolate, caramel, and banana filled chocolate yeast bread, but the strands all burst and it ended up looking like a pan of Sasquatch feces. Tasted ok, though 😀 pic.twitter.com/gRv9PmyUjn
— amanda hugandkiss nobody nearⓋ (@wendybyrdm) April 12, 2020
“Sasquatch feces” probably isn’t going to be winning any prizes at the local fair, that’s for sure.
And then there’s this “red velvet cake” which looks more like something you might see in an operating theatre following a bad motor vehicle accident:
You should see the saddest red velvet cake there ever was- from yesterday. 😂 pic.twitter.com/ivZspy7MHq
— 1nhemingw@🏠 (@1nhemingw) April 12, 2020
And while Easter might not have been as festive this year without family and friends visiting, Instagrammer @ginger.wildflower wasn’t going to let a little global pandemic stop her from making a beautiful lamb cake to celebrate.
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As a kid growing up, my favorite part of Easter was decorating the lamb cake. I still make one every year- and each year it’s a comical disaster- last year the lamb looked like a gun shot victim…..this year gives the vibe of a lamb-doll from the 1930s found in a hoarders basement. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 Safe to say, I’m not gonna quit my day job! #gingerwildflower #bakingfail #lambcake #easter #itried
On the bright side, at least bakers don’t need to be worried about being made redundant during lockdown.