Worst Holiday Baking Fails

With all of the hullabaloo over holiday meals, it's easy to forget that guests also expect dessert. This, for some unfortunate souls, leads to a last-minute dessert fail. Here are some of the biggest of those holiday dessert fails ever to disgrace baking tins. 


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Reindeer Krispy Treats

You know what they say about the best laid plans: They turn into grotesque reindeer. 

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Gingerbread House

More like a gingerbread flophouse. 

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Christmas Cookies

Here ya go, folks — a couple of perfectly baked Christmas cookies. Well, it's either that or a couple of slices of raw Jabba the Hutt meat. 

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Pumpkin Pie

No amount of pumpkin spice could save this sad specimen. Oh well. There's always next year. 

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Chocolate-Strawberry Cake

This may look more like a cordoned-off crime scene than a cake, but it probably still tastes all right. After all, there's chocolate in it. 

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Thanksgiving Pie

This abomination looks like a mix between a mushroom cloud and a swarm of angry bees, neither of which makes a great dessert. Also, it's labeled simply as "Thanksgiving Pie," so nobody knows what ingredients lurk underneath that molten exterior. 

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Apple Pie

Nothing says tradition like a nice, warm apple pie. Nothing says a breaking of tradition like whatever these are. 

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Dulce De Leche

Remember that movie Backdraft? So does this spectacular failure of a dulce de leche. 

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Peppermint Bark

You know, this actually looks suspiciously like bark from an actual tree, rather than peppermint bark. 

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Who doesn't love a good slice of cheesecake after a nice meal? Well, anyone who ate the meal that directly preceded this monstrosity.

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Baked Alaska

This poor, poor rendition of a baked Alaska probably wished it had stayed part of the Russian empire. 

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