Carrie Bickmore is probably the closest thing to a supermum possible – she juggles hosting one of the country’s most popular news and current affair programs alongside parenting three kids, running a charity and looking drop-dead gorgeous while she does it all.
It’s no surprise, therefore, that fans of the journalist were thrilled when she took to Instagram with a hysterically relatable parenting fail this week, proving that even the most accomplished amongst us get it wrong from time to time.
Taking to Instagram, Carrie shared her bold attempt, and subsequent failure, to tackle the pinnacle of French pastry cooking – the notoriously tricky macaron.
Let’s just say it didn’t quite go to plan.
“This is what I set out to make,” the Gold Logie-winner wrote. “Swipe to see how it turned out.”
Posting first, an image of perfect pink macarons, the mum then shared her own creation which looked slightly more... pedestrian?
The next photo shows a baking tray peppered with brown blobs that looked more like a certain popular brown toilet emoji than like the French pastries.
“This is what happens when you try and be a fun mum,” she wrote, adding #dogpoo in case her fans hadn’t yet made the connection.
Fans and friends love ‘amazing’ baking fail
The hilarious post saw hundreds rushing to comment, delighted at the her hilarious journey of culinary calamity.
“This is AMAZING!” radio host Fifi Box wrote.
“Brilliant,” supermodel Megan Gale agreed.
Some admitted they had weathered this particular storm themselves.
“Ooooo girl I did the same thing!!” Shana Burgess wrote. “Took bear a whole day and still a huge fail lol.”
“Oh Carrie I feel so human now,” one fan admitted.
Others came up with a variety of clever, if crass, nicknames for the interesting-looking concoction.
“Craparoons,” one woman wrote.
“Macapoos,” another suggested.
It’s not the first time Carrie has lifted the filter on Instagram mothering. The host regularly keeps it very real with fans online.
Last year the 39-year-old, who just had returned to her high-profile job after taking seven months maternity leave, took to her Instagram to upload a photo of her three-year-old daughter, Evie’s, lunch box after discovering a mouldy item left over from the term before.
She also set many a new parent’s mind at ease with a refreshingly honest reflection on life with a newborn following the birth of baby Adelaide last year.