Desperate for something to do inside, people in quarantine have turned to baking. With only a few items in the house to engage with, they were bound to start messing with the stove eventually.
Some people have basic baking competency or are even really skilled, making all sorts of artisanal loaves and sourdough starters and braided challah. Many, many more seem to have no freaking idea what they’re doing. The brave ones are posting their monstrosities to Twitter for us all to gasp at, which I really appreciate. It’s the perfect hobby: they get to kill a few hours making something and then delight the world with how awful it turned out.
Below are some of the best epic baking fails of quarantine on Twitter right now. I anticipate many more charred cookies and soupy biscuits before this is over—and I’ll never take a delicious slice of banana bread for granted ever again.
Lockdown baking? Nailed it. #bananabread pic.twitter.com/QFJXd5NRRe
— Nic Hilton (@NicHilton1) April 3, 2020
help my cookies are not social distancing pic.twitter.com/n8yVSdjSvJ
— Yasmine Salam 🇱🇧 (@yasminesalam_) March 26, 2020
Baking didnt workout today. We shall try again tomorrow. #NeverGiveUp 😎 pic.twitter.com/4qPrJHtzCG
— #CurrentAbsaPremChampion (@Ta_pf__) March 31, 2020
So like many people at home I tried my hand at baking today. They’re meant to be scones btw ! 🤷🏻♂️ pic.twitter.com/dbx4DMGTIT
— Miles Briggs MSP (@MilesBriggsMSP) April 7, 2020
Perhaps baking isn’t for me….. #CoronaLockdown pic.twitter.com/vDQ2XSPKoq
— Heidi Allen (@heidiallen75) March 28, 2020
Sorry I haven’t posted in a while; I’ve been baking pic.twitter.com/wS59AONAlY
— Jacq the Stripper (@JacqTheStripper) April 4, 2020
My friend Zam, editor of the first 3 River Cottage series, has been doing a bit of “overnight baking”. Consequently his bread rolls detected some risk to their well-being and made the decision to start social distancing… pic.twitter.com/ACFNDDRDok
— Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall (@HughFW) March 31, 2020
Tried out my 30 year old bread making machine today. Didn’t go well pic.twitter.com/TvRmLcEgPb
— Cecily Tynan (@CecilyTynan) March 22, 2020
My sister-in-law forgot to put flour in her cookie dough and I can’t stop laughing #bakingfail pic.twitter.com/aNyLIGwF6l
— Brooke (@Brooke_Chicago) April 12, 2020
When making muffins, one must remember to put the liners in a muffin tin! 🤣
Guys, my Mom sucks, I mean she really sucks at baking!!!! I love with this woman, send help! pic.twitter.com/ENbpxuKoLo
— 💙🐾Beetle & Bailey🐾💙 (@BeetleBMD) April 1, 2020