Expectation v reality! Can you relate to these hilarious snaps

Hope does NOT spring eternal! People reveal how they had their expectations crushed – from a dodgy hair cut to a gender reveal cake with blue icing

  • People from US and UK have shared their biggest shopping disappointments 
  • Hilarious examples were collected by Doc Journals, including botched haircuts
  • Baker put blue icing on the outside of gender reveal cake and ruined surprise
  • Teenager’s glamorous prom dress looked more like a plastic sheet  
  • If you’ve ever ordered clothes online or had your heart set on a specific look for something like a haircut or celebration cake, only to get something completely different, then you can probably relate to these hilarious snaps.

    Social media users from the US and the UK have shared images of a time that reality crushed their expectations in a funny gallery by Doc Journals. 

    One snap revealed a botched hairstyle after an individual requested an edgy undercut with chevrons shaved above the neck, showing the hairdresser definitely had no clue what they were doing. 

    Another saw a gender reveal cake mishap when the baker decided to put blue icing around the outside of the cake, thus ruining the surprise. 

    Meanwhile, a young woman ordered a prom dress online only to receive a weird plastic-looking creation, bearing no resemblance to the glamorous gown she wanted. 

    Here, FEMAIL shares the funniest snaps were people’s hopes were left in tatters. 

    At least she can't see it!  British mother Charlee Williams went to a hairdresser who clearly wasn't confident with undercuts or straight lines

    At least she can’t see it!  British mother Charlee Williams went to a hairdresser who clearly wasn’t confident with undercuts or straight lines 

    This defeats the purpose of a gender reveal! The baker decided to put blue icing around the outside of the cake ordered by a US mother, and seemed to miss out any buzzing insect decorations on the bee-themed bake

    This defeats the purpose of a gender reveal! The baker decided to put blue icing around the outside of the cake ordered by a US mother, and seemed to miss out any buzzing insect decorations on the bee-themed bake 

    This doesn¿t look like the dress she ordered? US teenager Anna bought a $200 prom dress online only to receive a weird looking item that looked like it could have been made from plastic

    This doesn’t look like the dress she ordered? US teenager Anna bought a $200 prom dress online only to receive a weird looking item that looked like it could have been made from plastic 

    They didn't nail it! One US woman who wanted a swirling graphic manicure was disappointed when her nails ended up looking like they were decorated with rashers of bacon

     They didn’t nail it! One US woman who wanted a swirling graphic manicure was disappointed when her nails ended up looking like they were decorated with rashers of bacon

    Well this is one way to scare the kids! Disney just couldn¿t help creating moisturising masks with Cruella¿s face on them - however for one British TikToker, it looks more like Quasimodo

    Well this is one way to scare the kids! Disney just couldn’t help creating moisturising masks with Cruella’s face on them – however for one British TikToker, it looks more like Quasimodo

    Furry disappointing: The black coat on the left looks so lavish and cosy, unfortunately that's not what arrived for this person who received more of a wet cat look

    Furry disappointing: The black coat on the left looks so lavish and cosy, unfortunately that’s not what arrived for this person who received more of a wet cat look

    Stitch, is that you? This is what happens when someone who is not a skilled baker attempts a delicious cartoon cake

    Stitch, is that you? This is what happens when someone who is not a skilled baker attempts a delicious cartoon cake

    Panda-monium: Not only was this giant panda cushion smaller than expected, it was so tiny that only an elf would be able to sit on it

    Panda-monium: Not only was this giant panda cushion smaller than expected, it was so tiny that only an elf would be able to sit on it  

    Blanket ban: Italian mother Janet Perez was hoping for some cosy bedding - but anyone would be left disappointed by this throw from Amazon which is only big enough to cover your feet

    Blanket ban: Italian mother Janet Perez was hoping for some cosy bedding – but anyone would be left disappointed by this throw from Amazon which is only big enough to cover your feet  

    Hair raising! This stylist definitely had a go at this ombré hair in the left picture...but she didn't exactly pull it off and left this American teen asking questions

    Hair raising! This stylist definitely had a go at this ombré hair in the left picture…but she didn’t exactly pull it off and left this American teen asking questions

    Another woman bought these cool-looking Alien balloons for her kids - however when she blew them up they were just regular balloons with eyes!

    Another woman bought these cool-looking Alien balloons for her kids – however when she blew them up they were just regular balloons with eyes! 

    Is that a tadpole? This American teen didn't exactly get what she asked for in her local nail salon

    Is that a tadpole? This American teen didn’t exactly get what she asked for in her local nail salon