13 Jan

User Error: Shark Cake

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Pin Reaper: ABPmakeup

Twitter: www.twitter.com/abpmakeup

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/98375573080297774/, via http://www.chirky.com/2007/09/memories_in_the_baking_1.html


What I Did: I decided to make a “Shark Cake” for my Mom’s birthday. Her main hobby is Shark Fishing on the coast where we live. I found this awesome shark cake on pinterest, and said, “Easy Enough, I can do that!”

1st Fail
Mixing the icing with food coloring to create my own colors of icing sounded easy, My grey turned into seafoam of the actual shark

2nd Fail
Trying to shape the cake into an actual shark didn’t quite… work out. So I raided my pantry and found rice crispy treats and molded them into a shark, I then iced with my gorgeous seafoom/snot colored icing.

3rd Fail
The Teeth! By this point I just had to start laughing and have fun with it as it was a complete disaster. The more teeth the better, the more crooked the teeth were, perfect.

4th fail
My “Happy Birthday” writing slid on the brown “sand” and looks like “Happy BrithVdap”.

There are many more details, but I would say this was an overall major fail, and I have SO much respect for those who actually can bake!

My Result:

pinterest fail shark cake jaws nightmare hilarious birthday

Next Time I Will:  I wouldn’t change a thing about this cake. My mom loved my attempt, and it has been a great conversational piece and has gotten a lot of laughs from many different people. Totally worth the Fail :)

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08 Jan

Fail: Best Window Cleaner

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Pin Reaper: Meghan

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/87538786481035986/, via http://shewearsmanyhats.com/2012/11/the-best-window-cleaner/


My Result:

pinterest fail best homemade window cleaner no streaks

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06 Jan

Fail: Cheese Pumpkins

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Pin Reaper: Linda

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/120189883778923897/, via ‘


What I Did: I thought it would be cool to bring to an office potluck. I figured it was just pretzels stuck into balls of cheese, so it should be easy to make a large batch. Instead, the cheese balls kept deforming in my hands when I tried to make the pumpkin lines with a toothpick. Plus, I only had short, thick pretzels on hand, which I thought would be fine for this test batch. After wrestling with just three of them, I realized that this was not going to work out, and just went with some baked sweet potatoes instead. :-)

My Result:



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25 Dec

Reanimated: Santa Bread

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Ho ho ho! Merry Christmas! Thank you for inspiring me to leave behind the Pinterest Stress by outsourcing the DIY (Do-It-Someone-Else, DISE, if you will). 

Name:  Robin

Original Inspiration:  http://pinterest.com/pin/126593439497579289/

What I Did: Multiple attempts to make this cute Santa Bread. Let’s just say this is the one that turned out the best of all of them. I think I’ve decided that the original pic on the website might be photo-shopped or something. [edited for content].

My Result:

pinterest fail santa bread

Next Time I Will: Next time I would celebrate Hanukkah instead and make braided Challah bread.



23 Dec

Reanimated: Snowman Cookies

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Name: De

Twitter: https://twitter.com/deettepete

Original Inspiration: http://www.somewhatsimple.com/melted-snowman-cookies/

What I Did: Well, I mostly followed the blog, but I only had gel to decorate with and that did not work very well as you can see and I tried a frosting writing pen that really didn’t work so I gave up in the end and we had melted snow cookies!

My Result:

Next Time I Will: possibly, but I’m not going to try…