Occasionally, we’ve all wanted to pump up our culinary skills and impress guests with our cooking talents. But we really should admit that not every person is capable of doing this. The characters in our article, for example, have done something hilariously wrong in the process of creating their masterpieces, despite how hard they tried. The good thing is that we now have another reason to smile when looking at various doughnuts, cakes, and even salads that didn’t turn out the way they were originally planned.

We at Enlighten hope that your cooking endeavors will never be failures — if they are, feel free to share them with us. Perhaps they’ll boost the mood in our next article.

“My girlfriend spent $100 to get me a White Claw cake for my birthday. She was less than pleased with the result.”

dasheeown / redditThis rainbow cake doesn’t look rainbowish at all.

Turenner / redditI am an artist, I see it this way.

Teddythehedgie / redditAlmost 100% the same!

crudminer / redditBoth cakes have unicorns on them!

quiltsohard / redditHow much patience does this person have?

mermaidsnlattes / reddit

It feels as if these red velvet cookies with cream cheese filling are praying for salvation.

hostility_kitty / redditBeware of deer

Canadian_Wanderer / redditA Christmas tree that turned into Jabba the Hutt

CheezyBob / reddit“I did my best.”

trollbeeb2 / redditWhen the deer is a little bit sick:

gsc_chris / redditIt doesn’t look perfect, but we’re sure it’s tasty.

SnowyJoey4 / redditWhen a party cheese platter doesn’t quite fit the party vibe:

sparty_postgrad / redditThe Dashing Groom is not that dashing anymore.

<-33">Marrone2010 / reddit“Tried a mirror glaze.”

<-35">AloneMordakai / redditDon’t you feel that these snowmen now look a little angry?

EmGM / redditLife is hard, even on Stitch.

IMAwhorribleperson / reddit“My friend tried to make macarons and ended up with… this.”

<-42">toothfairy222 / redditAre those really nachos?

<-44">krankheit1981 / reddit

“Saw these croissant dragons on Reddit a while back and thought I would give it a go.”

<-46">Serendipitous14 / reddit

“My sister attempted to make a red velvet Christmas tree cake…”

<-49">CoproliteSandwich / reddit

“The cake my wife and I expected (without flowers) vs What showed up on our wedding day”

<-51">TheKangarooKing / reddit

When you planned to cook Keto mozzarella sticks, but something went wrong:

<-53">ndiebandie7 / redditKitKat pizza in the commercial vs In reality

<-56">qbekk / redditBefore the corporate party and after