Pinterest may be the reigning online destination for things like wedding dress inspo or crafty ways to repurpose a Mason jar, but just because something looks beautiful in a photo doesn't mean it's easy to pull off in real life.
Just take a look at these 23 examples of Pinterest recipes gone awry and you'll see what we mean.
When you're a mere mortal, not everything can be delicious-looking and bokeh-framed.
Cookie Monster Cupcake Snafu
Chocolate Chip Marshmallow Square Devastation
The horror! The horror!
Apple Pie Accident
Marshmallow Roll Madness
Pumpkin Roll Calamity
Bigger Than Expected Blueberry Yogurt Bites
Cookie Dough Bowl, Never A Good Idea
Extra-Breakable Chocolate Cover Strawberry Bites
Rainbow Jello Blunder
Boo Berries Berry Scary
They still look like ghosts... so plus.
Minion Cake Mistake
First mistake: two eyes.
Cinnamon Roll Casualty
How do you mess up cinnamon rolls?
Barely Edible Candy Bowl
Overall, what is this nonsense?
Peppermint Covered Pretzels
Seriously, did an artist make the original ones?
Layered Cake Mistake
Balance is an artform.
Fried Cheese Ball Misstep
Extra ingredient needed: a heavy duty fork for scraping.
Lamb Cupcake Estimation
People see different things when they look at lambs.
Nutella Mug Cake Avalanche
Quick note: Next time use less whipped cream.
S'More Cookie S'Mess
It's all going the same place, anyways- Every uncle everywhere.
Sweet Potatoes Mush
Guys, cooking is hard.
The cheese dip could really solve this problem.
Witch Finger Cookies
Giving new meaning to the term "finger food" and "disgusting."
Well, someone's thumbprint.
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Oh. Oh No.
By "beat" they must have meant "contract." (<a href="http://failblog.org/2008/08/06/wendys-fail/" target="_hplink">via FAILBlog</a>)
More on this story as it develops. (<a href="http://failblog.org/2010/01/28/funny-signs-all-my-fears-have-been-allayed/" target="_hplink">via FAILBlog</a>)
We'll just have a hot cup of coffee, thank you very much. (<a href="http://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/j3yhz/wow_that_a_bold_new_ad_campaign_there_mcdonalds/" target="_hplink">via Reddit</a>)
In that it's something you should never do? (<a href="http://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/hdmbr/not_really_sure_what_mcdonalds_is_trying_to_tell/" target="_hplink">via Reddit</a>)
Need Heavyset Consumers
And people say the economy's bad!
That's What She Said?
Because "Push here for ice" wasn't descriptive enough. (<a href="http://failblog.org/2008/10/14/sign-fail-11/" target="_hplink">via FAILBlog</a>)
They really didn't think this one through, did they? (<a href="http://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/d39yz/new_mcdonalds_burger_image/" target="_hplink">via Reddit</a>)
"Angus" is the worst word for reader boards, obviously. (<a href="http://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/7uaxi/sorry_mcdonalds_i_think_ill_pass/" target="_hplink">via Reddit</a>)
Welcome Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders
The Q3 report's going to look a lot better with a Blizzard in the other hand.
So THAT'S why it tasted so cardboard-y before. (<a href="http://www.picshag.com/open-box-before-eating-pizza.html" target="_hplink">via PicShag</a>)
If fast food makes you have to go this bad, there's a problem. (<a href="http://failblog.org/2011/06/22/epic-fail-photos-restaurant-hygiene-fail/" target="_hplink">via FAILBlog</a>)
"We Do Got Fish"
Next to this, BK's "We Have Burgers" sign deserves an award.
"Try Our 3 5 7 Layernacho"
It costs 1 4 9 dollars.
Parking For Drive-Thru
Weak Sweat $$ Convulses Wretched Bogey Man
We had no idea Wendy's was into poetry.
By special they meant, "not different at all." (<a href="http://www.funnyjunk.com/funny_pictures/97434/Special+Price+Fail/" target="_hplink">via Funny Junk</a>)
Sending Mixed Signals
Looks like McDonalds & You are in an abusive relationship. (<a href="http://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/kj87m/such_a_friendly_mcdonalds_in_snohomish_washington/" target="_hplink">via Reddit</a>)
OMG you guys, we're open. So come in, or whatever. (<a href="http://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/hkcsk/my_local_mcdonalds_has_a_brilliant_marketing/" target="_hplink">via Reddit</a>)
You have to give them credit for trying to secure their workforce as early as possible. (<a href="http://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/eyfxd/worried_about_your_kids_future_employment/" target="_hplink">via Reddit</a>)
NEW FIES A PLATTERS
As if it weren't confusing enough to decide between KFC and Taco Bell...
Tacos Is Brain Food
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