Chelsea Winter fans show off their hilarious cooking fails
A failed custard square on Facebook has struck a chord generating 16,000 likes and unveiling a whole community of baking underachievers.
Kate McLeod posted a photo of her runny looking custard square to celebrity cook Chelsea Winter's Facebook page saying: "so turns out I can't make your custard square".
In just over a day the photo had generated almost 16,000 likes and 1000 comments with many others joining in to show their failed attempts at Winter's recipes.
While the Masterchef winner is known for her easy baking recipes her Facebook page was filled with many of her fans' hilarious fails.
Winter eventually replied to McLeod's post reassuring her that even the best chefs had fail days in the kitchen.
"Dude, you had a beautiful fail, in the same way each and every one of us (including me) has a fail in the kitchen from time to time. We're human! I love this," Winter wrote.
She offered to send McLeod copies of her first two cook books "so you can get back on the horse ASAP".
Winter also gave advice to help McLeod have more success with future custard squares.
McLeod seemed thrilled with Winter's response, writing:
"Chelsea you are a gem! ... I will definitely be giving the custard squares another crack! Thank you for the reply, has made my day!"
Other fails on the page included a cooking teacher showing off her "perfect pavlova" fail which came out looking a little less than perfect.
Rachel Jones posted the photo of the pavlova which was sunk and partiallycaved-in saying that it had in fact looked "glorious" at the beginning.
"I followed the instructions so bloody carefully and yes I did leave it in the oven to cool right down," she said.
However her cooking teacher skills came to the party and the following photo was of the pav cut in to chunks, covered with fruit and looking beautiful.
An influx of cookies stuck together, burnt cakes and rock-looking loaves followed as people shared the pain of baking.
The hilarity of the post was the reality for many a baker, housewife and husband who commented saying they were glad to see they were not the only people who do not "have cook book looking results".
"I really like looking at all the "failed" attempts. Make me feel better when my baking doesn't always work," said commenter Bianca Kendall.
"OMG I laughed until tears rolled down my face and all the "disaster' photos that followed...I nearly fell off the couch. Best facebook post ever," said Nicky Renwick.