Find your recipes and restaurants here

When your baking doesn’t look like the photo

Pinterest vs reality: what happens when your food is a disaster.

09 Jul 2014
cake pops

Baking from an online recipe (or any recipe!) can be daunting for people, due to the fear that the finished product won’t look like it’s supposed to in the photo. The internet is great at sugar coating. Especially when it comes to image-heavy platforms like Pinterest.

Ever heard the phrase, “One day I will have that in my Pinterest house”, or “My Pinterest wedding will be on a hilltop overlooking the ocean” ? In other words, it’s associated with the idea of perfection.

There are those who are brave enough to cook anything that looks delicious without having tried it before – and why not? What is life without a bit of experimentation? We encourage our readers to try new things all the time. Sometimes things go wrong and that's ok! Just toss it onto the big heap of material they call experience and have a go another time.

But what happens when things really give meaning to the word “flop”? Have a look here at some of the biggest baking projects gone wrong.

What has been your ultimate food flop? Tweet us @Food24 with the hashtag #foodfail

Read more on: cooking

NEXT ON FOOD24X publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.