15 Jul

User Error: Turkey Cupcakes

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Pin Reaper: Moya C

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/186969822003749240/ via http://www.kitchendaily.com/read/five-thanksgiving-turkey-cupcake-ideas?wwu=2

pinterest fail thanksgiving turkey oreo candy corn inspiration

What I Did: I did not have enough time (or skills) to pull this off! I didn’t have the peanut butter cups so I substituted with chocolate covered strawberries. The chocolate dried way too quickly for me, so when it came to putting the candy corns in, a lot of the chocolate cracked off. Also, you can’t just slot the candy corns into the middle of the oreos as all recipes seem to suggest! It makes them crack in half. And I had no icing so my turkeys ended up without eyes which made them look even weirder.

My Result:

pinterest fail thanksgiving turkey oreo candy corn result

Next Time I Will: Follow the recipe and have the exact things that you need!

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14 Jul

Fail: Geek Chic Baby

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Pin Reaper: Lara

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/35606653273996715/ via https://www.flickr.com/photos/57327609@N06/

pinterest fail baby book glasses photograph inspiration

What I Did: I love to read, so why wouldn’t my child? And what better theme for her baby photos than books and adorably dorky glasses? Unless your child dislikes both books and glasses. FAIL.

My Result:

pinterest fail baby book glasses photograph result

Next Time I Will: I would have done the shoot when my child was a newborn and acted more like a houseplant. At four months, she’s much less cooperative.

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11 Jul

Win: Pink Pinwheel Cookies

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A response to the Pink Pinwheel Sugar Cookies fail from Pin Reaper Nicole.


Pin Reaper: Kim

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/56787645275095379/ via http://www.justataste.com/2013/10/pink-pinwheel-sugar-cookies-recipe/

pinterest fail pink pinwheel sugar cookies inspiration

What I Did: A friend and I set out to conquer some pins. Especially ones that had failed. Neither of us have much experience in baking, but we knew we could do sugar cookies. We didn’t change anything other than we put the dough in the freezer for an hour rather than the fridge.

My Result:

pinterest fail pink pinwheel sugar cookies reult

Next Time I Will: We would try and find a way to make the cookies more round and have more layers, but we consider this a win!

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10 Jul

Fail: Frozen Dog Treats

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Pin Reaper: Abbey and Indiana Jones

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/474989091920693357/ via http://doitandhow.com/2013/05/09/diy-frozen-dog-treats/

pinterest fail homemade frozen dog treats inspiration

What I Did: While dog sitting for my brother, I decided to make some treats for Indiana Jones. Big mistake.

My Result:

pinterest fail homemade frozen dog treats result

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09 Jul

User Error: Rainbow Layered Cake

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Pin Reaper: Riki1

Twitter: @erikawonn

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/176836722840746699/ via http://www.brit.co/rainbow-cake/

pinterest fail double rainbow cake inspiration

What I Did: One year ago today, I made this delightful cake for my best friend’s birthday. After all, what is better for a St. Patty’s Day birthday weekend than a rainbow cake? Nothing! So I took painstaking care to color each layer and bake them to perfection. I cooled them over night and then started stacking each layer. As the cake got higher, it slumped more and more. My homemade buttercream icing was NOT strong enough to hold the weight of the seven lopsided layers. (Hindsight: Take a knife and level each layer before stacking…duh). Also, ignore those overachievers who say homemade icing will be best. It might be made with more love, but the industrial strength Pillsbury icing will surely hold up better. After the layers start shifting and crumbling apart right before my eyes, I took the rest of the icing, and just started globbing it all over the top. For added “fanciness”, I added rainbow sprinkles. Maybe I could hide this fail with some beautiful sprinkles. As you can see, I nailed it! Maybe my dreams of a bakery are a little far-fetched, and maybe I should keep my day job. Nevertheless, my friend was very appreciative, and the story of the rainbow cake will live forever.

My Result:

pinterest fail double rainbow cake result

Next Time I Will: Level the layers before stacking. Use a very stiff icing, I suggest the store-bought kind versus homemade.

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