11 Sep

User Error: Salted Caramel Pretzel Brownies

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Pin Reaper: Kelly B.

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/32932641000507714/ via http://www.raininghotcoupons.com/salted-caramel-pretzel-brownies/

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What I Did:I can usually recreate Pinterest recipes pretty well but this was a superior fail. I was rushing around the day I made these, I didn’t give the brownies time to cool so the caramel couldn’t set. Then I opened the sea salt upside down and dumped half the bottle on top, which is why a big chunk is missing. I then sprinkled what sea salt had left on the rest and because the caramel didn’t set, the salt just dissolved in it. So I was left with a pan full of stale-pretzel-tasting chocolate goo that gives you high blood pressure.

My Result:

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Next Time I Will: I would do absolutely everything different next time.

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10 Sep

User Error: S’mores Brownies

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Pin Reaper: Jen C.

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/2814818491132260/ via http://preventionrd.com/2012/05/smores-brownies/

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What I Did: Recipe said to broil 4-5 inches for 30 seconds. I broiled it for 4-5 minutes, oops!

My Result:

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09 Sep

User Error: Paleo Watermelon Cake

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Pin Reaper: Hayley R.

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/300544975105144019/ via http://www.paleocupboard.com/watermelon-cake.html

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What I Did: I thought I could use store-bought whipped cream instead of the using the recipe given… It melted almost immediately

My Result:

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Next Time I Will: No, no this could not be saved.

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08 Sep

Fail: Cookie Christmas Tree

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Pin Reaper: Charity

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/89227636336808325/ via http://recipes.howstuffworks.com/christmas-cookie-tree-recipe.htm

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What I Did: A group of friends and I decided to make this for a cookie contest. Regardless, we actually won most creative!

My Result:

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Next Time I Will: We should have made the icing ourselves, to make sure it’s thick enough.

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05 Sep

Win: Sun Jar DIY

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Pin Reaper: Moonkyst

Original Inspiration: http://blog.freepeople.com/2012/08/sun-jar-diy/

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What I Did: This was probably the first pin that I looked at. I kept meaning to buy a jar but never got around to it. I had a bunch of jar candles that still had a bit of wax in them. I read a tip on the internet about pouring boiling water into the the jar to melt the wax. The wax would float to the top for easy removal. I tried it and it worked. Voila! I had a jar. I painted the jar on the outside. I read on another site that it was easier to get a smooth finish. I think I sprayed on 3 coats.

Walmart is now selling a solar light that is smaller than the original ones I had bought. They fit in the lids without having to take anything apart. I used some Loctite glue to attach the light to the lid.

My Result:

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Next Time I Will: I put the jar on some gravel on the ground to spray paint it. I need to find some way to put it up higher so I can get more paint around the lip.

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