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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24 Mar

Fail: Magic Balloon Treats

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Pin Reaper: Suzi

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/108227197269387453/
pinterest fail magic balloon treats inspiration

What I Did: Here was my Pinterest efforts of trying to make Christmas eggs with candy in them. And to think I thought I’d be able to make twenty of them. I even followed the instructions to the tee. Woke up this morning to this blob of something.

My Result:
pinterest fail magic balloon treats result

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21 Mar

User Error: Paper Snowflakes

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Pin Reaper: Jenny

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/168462842285266686/
Pinterest Fail paper snowflakes inspiration

What I Did: I used to make tons of these as a kid. How hard could it be, right? I even watched a YouTube video before attempting. I really have no idea where I went wrong.

My Result:
Pinterest Fail paper snowflakes result

Next Time I Will: I tried again with coffee filters based on a suggestion by The Artful Parent blog and that worked great. You don’t have to worry about getting the paper round.

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20 Mar

Fail: Mini Caramel Apples

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Pin Reaper: Tracy

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/251638697903959647/, via http://mylitter.com/recipes/mini-caramel-apples-recipe/
pinterest fail mini caramel apples recipe inspiration

What I Did: I LOVE caramel apples, and thought these would be perfect little bites for parties. They looked decent at first, but as time went by, all the caramel just slipped off the apple because they were wet. Apparently, caramel needs the skin to stick to the apples.

My Result:

pinterest fail mini caramel apples recipe result

Next Time I Will: Just buy the caramel dip at the grocery store with those pre-sliced apples.

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19 Mar

Fail: Recycled Bottle Cap Robots

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Pin Reaper: Jolene

My Blog: http://creightoncreation.wordpress.com/

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/81557443225437701/, via http://www.bottlerobot.com/

pinterest fail bottle cap robot inspiration

What I Did: In my continuing quest to recycle various materials into art, I attempted to make a bottle cap robot. Essentially, you take a bunch of bottle caps and glue them together. How hard could it be? Apparently, very hard. Why? For starters, you don’t glue anything together. You drill holes and use wires to connect the caps.

Blog Post Detailing The Experience: http://creightoncreation.wordpress.com/2013/12/21/bottle-cap-robot-upcycled-questionable-art/

My Result:

pinterest fail bottle cap robot result

Next Time I Will:
- Plan out what I wanted to make before I started making it.
- Use wire instead of glue.
- Get a more diverse selection of caps

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