Everybody makes mistakes. But sometimes, our failures cripple us with fear and prevent us from getting over it and trying once more. The same happened with a tiny chef, reveals her mom.
Twitter user Shannon Hale recently shared that her 9-year-old daughter tried to bake something new and it went horribly wrong. The kid started crying because she believed that she wouldn’t be able to be a baker anymore. To cheer her up, Shannon asked everyone to talk about their own kitchen disasters.
My 9yo is in tears because she tried to bake something new and messed up. She thinks this means she can’t be a baker now. Would any bakers out there care to share times you messed up?
— Shannon Hale (@haleshannon) April 19, 2020
And the people of the internet obliged. Everyone from amateur bakers to professional cookbook writers came forward to reveal the numerous mistakes they made in the kitchen. From setting the oven on fire to using salt instead of sugar, they said there was learning in each one.
I’m a decent baker bake and I literally set my oven on fire making a pie. pic.twitter.com/52aB97Wqup
— Nat (@thetippets) April 19, 2020
When I was 11 I tried to make fudge on my own. Burned it badly, scorched the pot. I tried to scrape it out but it was SO STUCK. I was so mortified I buried it in the backyard—pot and all. That's right. I buried the pot.
— Melissa Wiley (@melissawiley) April 19, 2020
My mom was one of the best bakers. She once forgot to put FLOUR in the cake. The dog wouldn't even eat it.
— Ali Trotta (@alwayscoffee) April 19, 2020
One time I mistook salt for sugar. Result was naaaaaaaaaaaaasty.
— Kelly Sue DeConnick (@kellysue) April 19, 2020
I once put a loaf of bread in the oven, forgot about it, and left the house for hours. Suddenly remembered and sprinted home. I did NOT burn the house down. But I *did* make, after much kneading by hand and multiple rises and careful shaping, a very large piece of charcoal.
— Camila Domonoske (@camilareads) April 19, 2020
Some Twitter users were brave enough to post photos of the baking failures. Take a look.
I write cookbooks and yesterday I forgot the baking powder and soda in my cake pic.twitter.com/imQ9C78mdD
— Julie Van Rosendaal (@dinnerwithjulie) April 20, 2020
My friend is in her 30s and tried to make chocolate chip cookies for the first time the other day. This was the result. pic.twitter.com/mAXvjvGUUg
— Callie! (@TheSuperCallie) April 19, 2020
My high-powered brilliant attorney sister tried to make macarons for the first time today. She’s rebranding them as “deconstructed macarons” until she figures out what she did wrong. pic.twitter.com/sgPVLrCETg
— Kiersten White News (@kierstenwhite) April 20, 2020
Shannon, please let your kid know that I attempted to make doughnuts this weekend, and it did not go well… Also, my kid really, really misses doughnuts. pic.twitter.com/jDITAJMSMY
— Jarrett J. Krosoczka (@StudioJJK) April 20, 2020
I've been a food professional for 18 years and I mess up all the time! Here's me starting to make a pizza one time… pic.twitter.com/cqH80ExxI4
— Julie Broczkowski (@TheMagicFridge) April 20, 2020
We hope all of the responses help restore the little girl’s confidence and she delights everyone with her cakes, cookies, and pies. All the very best!