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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26 Mar

Fail: Oreo Cookie ‘Suckers’

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Pin Reaper: Melania

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/554787247816920320/
pinterest fail oreo cookie sucker inspiration

What I Did: I thought this would be an easy, no-cook way to make cookies for my contribution to the dessert display at our annual progressive dinner. The “lids” kept falling off or I didn’t realize the cookies were cracked so they broke apart as I was dipping them. Or they slipped off the stick. Ugg! At this point, I’m still wondering “How does she. . .”

My Result:
pinterest fail oreo cookie sucker result

Next Time I Will: I guess it wasn’t a complete fail, my kids got to eat that pile of chocolate and Oreos – which is more than I would normally allow them to have in one sitting. No, I don’t think I’ll attempt this again.

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25 Mar

Fail: Reindeer Cake Pops

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Pin Reaper: Emily

Twitter: https://twitter.com/pelosinator

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/564709240746639975/
pinterest fail reindeer cake pops inspiration

What I Did: This year I wanted to take my Christmas baking to the next level. My family loves when I make cake pops, so when I came across this seemingly simple idea of reindeer cake pops, I was thrilled! I thought, “wow, you mean I can just throw some eyes and pretzels on top of my regular cake pops, and create CUTE AND DELICIOUS REINDEER FACES!? DONE.” I was off to the store to purchase eyes, pretzels, and red candy noses faster than I could consider the reality of my artistic ability.

My mom and I baked and dipped our chocolate cake pops per usual, and they tasted great. It was decorating them that was the challenge. The eyeballs weren’t right, they were too large and some of them slid around after they were placed on the pop. The result was some creepy, scared, and constipated looking reindeer.

My Result:
pinterest fail reindeer cake pops result

Next Time I Will: Buy smaller candy eyeballs, dry the cake pops on sticks in a Styrofoam box, and find someone with a steady hand and great deal of patience to assemble the reindeer faces.

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