03 Jul

Reanimated: American Flag Cake

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Name:  Jane

Original Inspiration:  http://pinterest.com/pin/561472278514369719/


What I Did: My grandpa was born on the Fourth of July, so every year we have his party and our Fourth of July celebration together. This year my cousin and I decided to get crafty and we found this ADORABLE cake that didn’t look too hard to make. Everything was ok until we went to put it together. That’s when we ran into some issues.

My Result:

pinterest fail flag cake

Next Time I Will: Don’t use white cake mix, use something that’s more dense and make the layers thinner. Also have more support in the cake.



02 Jul

Reanimated: American Flag Nail Art

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Name:  amanda thiessen

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/amandathiessen

Original Inspiration:  http://pinterest.com/pin/198299189815545462/

What I Did: decided to do the 4th of july inspired nails for the holiday and it did not go as i thought it would. the picture looked like it would be easy and in my head i thought they would come out perfect. i was wrong.

My Result:

pinterest fail indepedence day nail art 4th of july fourth

Next Time I Will: next time i’ll go to a nail salon and leave it up to the professionals. or, go for something I KNOW i can do.



01 Jul

Reanimated: Red White and Blue Pinwheel Icebox Cookies

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Name:  Shannon

My Blog:  http://allthatshimmersisgold.blogspot.com/

Original Inspiration:  http://pinterest.com/pin/90494273735500846/

What I Did: Living abroad in Italy (and married to a U.S. soldier!) makes you love celebrating patriotic holidays. I figured the 4th of July was the perfect holiday to find some Pinterest-y dessert to share with fellow Americans. I followed this recipe exactly as specified… womp womppp.

My Result:

pinterest fail independence day 4th of july icebox swirl cookies

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Next Time I Will: These cookies sadly didn’t even taste good :( The dough was stickier than any sugar cookie recipe I’ve ever made before and there was clearly not going to be a positive outcome from the get-go. I’ll never make them again but if I WERE going to, I would have added wayyy more flour to make the dough easier to roll. Strike that: maybe if I ever get invited to a 1970s theme party, I’ll make these tie-dye cookies!



30 Jun

Reanimated: Red, White, & Blue Jello Shot Stars

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Name: Beave

Original Inspiration: http://pinterest.com/pin/89720217547034341/, via http://italianhandful.wordpress.com/2010/06/29/independence-day-stars-stripes-dessert/


What I Did: I tried to make these for an ‘end of summer party’.

My Result:

pinterest fail Red White Blue Jello Shot Stars fourth of july

Next Time I Will:  I think that I didn’t anticipate how long it would take the jello to set in those heavy plastic silicon baking molds. Next time I’ll let it sit longer. Or I’ll just bring straight whiskey and leave the shots to someone else!



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27 Jun

User Error: Crash Hot Potatoes

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Pin Reaper: Melmers

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/545639311075741676/ via http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2008/06/crash-hot-potatoes/

pinterest fail crash hot potatoes inspiration

What I Did: I wanted to try a new type of potato dish (mostly because I was too lazy to peel potatoes for mashed, but too sick of baked). I used white russet potatoes instead of the red potatoes that she did.

My Result: 

pinterest fail crash hot potatoes result

Next Time I Will: I would probably use the red potatoes since the skin on them is not as tough.


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