12 Thoughts every baker has when everything falls apart

Jul 23, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. ET

Baking is tough. There's a reason even some pro chefs admit up front that they just aren't bakers. If you're not a baker or you're just learning how to bake, there are some moments you'll just never forget (and sometimes seem to repeat no matter how many times you "learn that lesson"). These are the thoughts that plague every baker.

1. How long is it going to take for this butter to soften?

animated butter scared to be cut

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2. I seriously really need it.

melting butter with a blow torch

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3. "Add baking soda"... I totally got this!

snow white bird helping with baking

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4. Why are my biscuits so weird and acrid-tasting? Oh... baking powder!

creepy orange biscuit

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5. The pet bird won't even eat them...

bird shaking head no

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6. You pop the tray of oatmeal cookies into the oven... to see the two full cups of oats you forgot to use sitting pretty on the counter.

batman looking sad

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7. Seriously.

ross from friends saying why would you do that

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8. Not realizing you switched the salt and sugar until that first super-disgusting bite...

spongebob sour face

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9. And then realizing one of your guests took that first super-disgusting bite before you did!

bawling andy sandberg

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10. Going to check on your cookies, only to realize you never preheated the oven (or even turned it on)...

unbaked cookie dough

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11. Which is better than forgetting to set the timer!

burning oven

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12. Giving up and passing off a professional's dessert as your own — because after all that work, you deserve it.

opening a store-bought cake

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