09 Apr

Fail: Halloween Wedding Cake

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Pin Reaper: ‘Hoosier’

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/341640321702991705/

pinterest fail halloween wedding cake inspiration

What I Did: Halloween wedding cake fail.

My Result:

pinterest fail halloween wedding cake result

Next Time I Will: Not make my own wedding cake.

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08 Apr

Fail: Vanilla Malted Layer Cake With Cashews And Salted Caramel

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Pin Reaper: Jessi

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/227994799859120054/

pinterest fail vanilla malt layer cake with cashes and salted caramel inspiration

What I Did: I have baked many cakes, and I followed this recipe exactly. I even invested in an expensive vanilla bean paste. I was going to impress my family for the holidays. The cake cooled and turned into a hard, dense brick. It wasn’t pound cake. It was ton cake. Now that I look closer at the pictures, the cake there looked really dense, too. The flavor was not great, either.

The Swiss meringue buttercream clotted and separated. I followed the advice on every site I could find to recover it, and it went right back to runny with lumps. I pulled the caramel sauce a bit too soon, so it was light, but it had great flavor. When I poured it on, I t just pulled the runny icing off the cake and took the cashews with it.

My Result:
pinterest fail vanilla malt layer cake with cashes and salted caramel result

Next Time I Will: I think this could be pulled off with a lighter cake recipe, and I guess I just need to master the Swiss meringue icing. I know it can be done, I just didn’t do it right.

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07 Apr

Fail: No Bake Cookies & Cream

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Pin Reaper: Annie C

Twitter: @bananieannieee

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/2814818486748754/

No Bake Cookies and Cream Bars inspiration

What I Did: Had some Oreos going stale in the pantry, so I decided to make these cookies for Santa! I followed the recipe exactly, but apparently do not posses the magical crafty Pinterest gene to pull it off. It ended up actually breaking my silicone spatula and taking two tries and many trips to the store.

My Result:
No Bake Cookies and Cream Bars result

Next Time I Will:† Next time, I’ll be sure to grind the Oreos into an impossibly fine powder and whip out my electric paint mixer to spare my otherwise indestructible silicone spatula. Or I’ll just eat stale Oreos.

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28 Mar

User Error: Oreo Snowman Pops

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Pin Reaper: Meg

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/6473993188373299/, via http://www.redstarrecipe.com/2013/10/oreo-snowmen-pops.html

pinterest fail oreo snowman cookies inspiration

What I Did: Wanted to make these cuties for my daughter’s Christmas party at preschool. I tried using white chocolate instead of the suggested candy melts.

My Result:

pinterest fail oreo snowman cookie christmas holiday december cakepop cake pop

Next Time I Will: I did, however save it! Add a little vegetable oil to the white chocolate and that made it much smoother and able to stick to the cookies.

pinterest fail oreo snowman cookies results - 2

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27 Mar

Fail: Frosty the Snowman Pretzels

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Pin Reaper: ellingson56

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/118501033918865885/, via http://www.hungryhappenings.com/2013/01/winter-themed-treats-frosty-snowman.html

pinterest fail frosty snowman pretzels inspiration

What I Did: This project looked easy, and like something I could do! The only thing I did differently was that I couldn’t find the exact kind of candy for melting that the recipe called for. Otherwise this is as good as it gets!

My Result: 

pinterest fail pretzel snowmen dessert christmas holiday

Next Time I Will: I would melt the candy in something different, it got too hot. I would never buy the edible markers…they didn’t work at all!

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