Failhacker is a new, occasional Lifehacker feature where we highlight online DIY projects that didn't quite go according to plan. Today: a penis-shaped baking tin "hacked" into multiple children's cakes. No really.
One of the best things about DIY projects is that they give you a sense of accomplishment; but only if you succeed. Sometimes we bite off more than we can chew and end up in a worse position than we started in. This series takes a look at attempted food-, furniture- and gadget-hacks that failed spectacularly to come together. If at first you don't succeed...
This really takes the biscuit. Earlier in the week, we stumbled across these culinary creations on the image hosting service Imgur. The gallery is entitled "One woman's struggle to reuse her penis cake pan" — and boy does it deliver. Just how did this ghastly project transpire? Was this the only baking tin in the house or did the mum simply want to maximise her investment?
In any event, it reminds us that single-use appliances are usually a terrible idea — you can see some other examples of pointless kitchen items here.
We've included a few of the more valiant attempts below. We're particularly fond of the gnome and palm tree.