Give us your best: um, make that your worst.

Baking blunders – we’ve all made them, right?

Our April Fool’s posts, where we reveal a year’s worth of King Arthur Flour test kitchen disasters, are fair proof of that.

Sourdough gone wild

This year, we’d like to open up our April 1 post to all of you out there. Anyone who’s ever set a cake on fire in the oven; underestimated the potential volume of yeast dough rising in the fridge; or (best – worst?) of all, tossed a pizza crust into the air and forgotten the overhead ceiling fan was on – we’d love to share your pain. And we invite you to share it with the world.

File under: crowd-sourced disasters.


From crushed cookies…


…to crumbled cakes…


…to bungled blueberry pies…


…to bread that explodes, splits, falls in upon itself, and does everything but rise and shine…


…Give us your very worst!

Simply post your “worst baking” photos to Instagram (via your mobile device), with the hashtag #bakingblunder. Or post to our King Arthur Flour Facebook page – again with the #bakingblunder hashtag.

March 21 is the deadline for posting, so keep your camera or cell phone handy in the kitchen – you never know when disaster will strike!

After considering available technology, and the work flow of our various teams here at King Arthur, we made the decision to limit submissions to Instagram or Facebook. We’re sorry if you disagree with that decision, and encourage you to become familiar with either or both of these social media channels – they’re a lot of fun!



PJ Hamel

PJ Hamel grew up in New England, graduated from Brown University, and was a Maine journalist before joining King Arthur Flour in 1990. PJ bakes and writes from her home on Cape Cod, where she enjoys beach-walking, her husband, two dogs, and really good food!


  1. Karen G

    Way back when, during high school, my friends and I decided to host a homemade pizza party. We made many batches of dough the night before the party, put it in the fridge and went upstairs for the night. Imagine our surprise when we descended to the kitchen the next morning to find the pizza dough had pushed open the door of the fridge and was slowly but surely covering the kitchen floor! BTW, the party guests that evening were none the wiser and loads of delicious pizza was enjoyed by all!

    1. The Baker's Hotline

      Yeasted doughs have minds of their own… it sounds like that is something you learned that fateful night of your high school pizza party! The dough certainly deserved to be served to your guests, it was so eager to be eaten it could barely wait until they arrived. Thanks for sharing and keep on baking! –Kye@KAF

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