Many social media users like to share their photographs of nice and tasty dishes they prepared. The photos of culinary fails, on the contrary, are very uncommon. But if a dish is inedible, then it should at least be photographed, that an amateur cooker’s efforts would not be in vain.

Today we are just going to right a wrong and show you 17 examples of culinary “anti-masterpieces”, creators of which can be commended for efforts and suspended from the cooker duties until the better times. Here we go!

Tried to make caramel by boiling a can of sweetened condensed milk


Turned on a movie and forgot about it till the top blew off.

This was supposed to be banana bread


This was my first attempt at making a pancake


My first attempt at making sushi turned into a salad with rice


If you’re beginner, then it’s better to start with traditional dishes and to leave the exotic ones for later.

Marinated chicken, Black Rice and sourkraut. Topped with a tomato salsa. Why sourkraut? Why not


I made meatballs from an Ottolenghi cookbook


Gordon Ramsay’s recipe failed


I tried, I failed


If the first attempt to prepare a dish was unsuccessful, that’s all right. It comes with experience! But if you fail time and time again, then, maybe, cooking is not your thing.

2 failed sweet potato marshmallow attempts


Failed blueberry lemon cake


I somehow failed at boiling eggs


Hand picked blackberries to make hand pies.. I’d say this ones a fail


Some dishes are not necessary to taste in order to understand they’re failed.

Brownies? No, my brother’s failed attempt at lemon bars


I wasted 6 bananas on this


I want to thank Taco Bell for saving the best part of the tomatoes for my taco specifically


Roast vegetable leftovers will be better if I reheat them in the oven!


If it’s not going well with cooking for you, we hope this compilation showed you that you’re not alone in this matter!