11 Apr

Fail: Hot Cocoa Rice Krispie Reindeer

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Pin Reaper: SLFrancis

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/114912227961770568/
pinterest fail hot cocoa krispies reindeer inspiration

What I Did: I wanted to re-create these cute rice krispie reindeer at a family Christmas Eve party.

My Result:
pinterest fail hot cocoa krispies reindeer result

Next Time I Will: We tried to shape the rice krispies when they were still warm. I think they need to cool first before molding them. I am still not sure how you would ever get them to stand up on pretzel feet.

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10 Apr

Win: Dr Who Painted TARDIS Shoes

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Pin Reaper: Jake

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/79727855876662713/
pinterest fail doctor who painted heels inspiration

What I Did: Thought my girlfriend would like these for Christmas. Turns out she sure loved them!

My Result:
pinterest fail doctor who painted heels result

Next Time I Will: I would use a smoother shoe the suede texture made it impossible to paint.

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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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