02 Sep

Win: Samoa Bundt Cake

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Pin Reaper: Heidi Brose

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/63402307227874009/ via http://betsylife.com/2012/03/07/samoa-bundt-cake/

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What I Did: For my Mother’s birthday. She loves Samoa cookies so this looked like fun. The only thing I changed was I used a half sized bundt pan.

My Result:

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Next Time I Will: Nothing. This was hands-down the most delicious cake I’ve ever made/eaten. It WAS a ton of work, so be forewarned. At least it’s worth it!

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01 Sep

Fail: Sleepy Bear Omelette

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[Editor's Note: This is one of my favorite Fails of all time. I laugh so hard every time I look at that broccoli bear's creepy face.]

Pin Reaper: Lee Jackson

Original Inspiration: http://uk.pinterest.com/pin/94294185920067540/ via http://fancy-edibles.com/breakfast/sleepy-rice-bear-in-an-egg-blanket

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What I Did: I actually placed the first image on Facebook cheekily pretending I had made it on a holiday weekend and everyone was very impressed. I then thought ‘I can duplicate this, how hard can it be ?’ I decided I would use what I had it my ‘store cupboard’ and fridge (spoken like a true Pinterester) and gathered items to make a cute bear head. Putting aside the omelette going stone cold while you bugger about creating a face I don’t think broccoli was entirely the best choice for a fur texture and teaming it with pine nuts gave the whole creation a strong ‘rotting, nerd, zombie, psycho bear’ vibe. Not so much ‘arrrrah, how cute’ and more ‘ARRRRRAAHHH WHAT THE F*** IS THAT?’

My Result:

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Next Time I Will: What would I do differently? Just eat the food.

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29 Aug

Win: Litter Box Cake

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Pin Reaper: MissusTodd

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/216876538279412684/

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What I Did: My daughter loves two things: cats and poop jokes. When I stumbled onto this Litter-box Cake, I knew it was just what the birthday girl would want. I didn’t like the sandy color of the original, so I switched from actual cake to just filling a litter box (new, of course) with a (TRIPLE!!!) batch of rice-crispy treats. I bought some sort of silver cake spray-paint from the cake decorating aisle and coated the top. I then just microwaved and molded numerous “cat turds” out of mini-Tootsie Rolls. She LOVED it, and I got to enjoy the sight of everyone munching on fake poop. Just to add to the effect, I also bought some food/water dishes for the kids, which I filled with blue Jell-o on one side and cereal resembling dry cat food on the other. (I get a little crazy on birthdays!)

My Result:

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Next Time I Will: The biggest thing I learned while making this is that if you use a big litter box like I did, you’ll need two cans of the cake spray-paint. I only used one, and it did work, but some of the rice-crispy treat color was peeking through. Second, when you are heating the Tootsie Rolls, make small batches (they cool & re-harden pretty fast) and line them around the edge of the plate you’re heating them on. If not, the ones in the middle of the plate heat too quickly and ruin.

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28 Aug

Fail: Lace Eggs

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Pin Reaper: Rebecca S.

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/28991991321346100/ via https://www.etsy.com/shop/theNestatWindyCorner

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What I Did: Nailed it! Became obsessed with making these “Lace Eggs.” Ordered a dremmel tool from Amazon. Made enough scrambled eggs for my dog that he got sick while carefully preserving the shells…and tried my craft.

My Result:

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Next Time I Will: Buy the proper tool.

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27 Aug

Win: Doctor Who Tardis Shirt

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Pin Reaper: MissusTodd

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/415316396857041559/

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What I Did: First off, please ignore the mess in the background; it was a crafty weekend! Second, I decided to go with a different design than the inspiration, because I wanted to use a black shirt (and my son wanted something a bit different than the usual Doctor Who/Tardis fare.) I used clear contact paper and a craft knife to make my stencil to help avoid the dreaded “bleed-under” you can get from just using stencil paper or cardboard. I also used a 100% cotton shirt, which is an absolute NECESSITY when making bleach stencil shirts. (I learned the hard way when I thought a 90/10% blend would work in a previous attempt. Much sadness.) I find that the less detailed stencils work best, but with patience you can make most anything work. At the end of the day, this was a Pinterest WIN all the way…….and my son LOVED it! :)

My Result:

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Next Time I Will: Nothing different. Again: 100% cotton shirt, simple/bold stencil design, contact paper, and you are in business!

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