31 Jul

TV Appearance Opportunity for Pin Reapers!

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Pinterest Fail HQ has been contacted by a television producer looking to featured one of the Pin Reapers in a spot they are developing. This is legitimate guys! If you’re in Southern California, read the information below and send the requested information to the email address listed so we can all watch you make it big on the small screen!

Are you the Queen of Pinterest who loves to try out creative projects but always seem to get it wrong? Did you experiment with a Pinterest cooking project but ended in complete disaster? If so, a major network talk show pilot wants to help you turn it into a win! If you’re located in Southern California, email your name, contact info, age, a photo of your Pinterest cooking project gone wrong and a recent photo of yourself to talkshowpilotcasting@gmail.com. All submissions become property of the Producer.

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24 Jul

Hardly Sweetened

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Hey Reapers! It’s Jenna, the creator of Pinterest Fail. This diversion from usual Pinterest Fail content is brought to you by my newest venture – Hardly Sweetened.

Hardly Sweetened. Low-sugar cocktails for drinkers who are In It For The Taste.

Hardly Sweetened

 

Click over to find a site devoted to low-sugar cocktails that are all about exploring flavors other than SWEEEEEET, as well as how-to posts explaining cocktail terms, creating homemade mixers, and building up the skills necessary to create cocktails at home. And I’ll keep my fingers crossed that the recipes featured on the site never end up being submitted to Pinterest Fail!

Have a cocktail recipe you love that’s low in sugar? Maybe something savory made with bacon? (I love bacon.) Use the contact form on the site to submit a recipe of your own and it could end up being featured on the site!

Thanks for your support and regular Fail posts should resume shortly. Happy Pinning, Winning, and Failing! – J

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23 Jul

Fail: DIY Baby Keepsake

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Pin Reaper: Katie

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/18084835977147645/ via http://pagingfunmums.com/2013/08/29/diy-baby-keepsake-using-homemade-clay/

pinterest fail baby keepsake homemade clay recipe inspiration

What I Did: I wanted to make a mold of my lil ones hands and feet (puppy too). I thought this was a good project because I didn’t need to run to the craft store to get any of the materials needed, I already had everything in my pantry.  I followed the directions to a T! The outcome was a flaky mess :(

My Result:

pinterest fail baby keepsake homemade clay recipe result

Next Time I Will: I don’t think I would try this one again. I’m going to try a different mold that actually calls for glue. You never know though…I might be submitting that one on Pinterest Fail too.

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22 Jul

User Error: Fondant Fire Truck Cake

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Pin Reaper: Sarah

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/294493263106603468/ via http://hopessweetcakes.blogspot.com/2014/05/minion-cake-pizza-cakes-pizza-cake.html

pinterest fail fire truck cake inspiration

What I Did: I have no clue what I did but the fondant didn’t work at all.

My Result: 

pinterest fail fire truck cake result

Next Time I Will: Buy a cake.

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21 Jul

User Error: Chewy Chocolate Chunk Cookies

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Pin Reaper: Wendy

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/442056519646627786/ via http://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2013/05/13/chewy-chocolate-chunk-cookies/

pinterest fail chewy chocolate chunk cookies inspiration

What I Did: These cookies looked amazing, and the recipe looked simple enough. So I gather all of my supplies and get going. This recipe involves forming the cookie dough differently than most, so I was excited about it. Just one teeny little mis-step, however…

I mis-read the recipe and put in twice as much butter as was called for! How the heck did I do that?! Boo!

For the record, I tried again with the right amount of butter and while they turned out looking kinda like melty mutant peeps, they tasted great!

My Result:

pinterest fail chewy chocolate chunk cookies result

Next Time I Will: Oh boy. Next time I will not channel my inner Paula Deen! I will keep trying this cookie-forming method she mentions, as it is intriguing. Maybe my next batch I will not form like marshmallows, but more egg-shaped. Hmm.

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