16 Oct

User Error: Monkey Cake Pops

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Pin Reaper: Kelly

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/28288303879579776/ via http://www.dessertdecoratingblog.com/?p=279

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What I Did: They tasted delicious! Evidently I’m just a heavy-handed decorator. I did everything according to the instructions except for the decorator pen, I couldn’t find one so I used decorating gel.

My Result:

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Next Time I Will: I would add oil to the melted chocolate to make it easier to dip and a smoother result. I would use a decorating pen because the gel smears.

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15 Oct

Fail: Melted Rainbow Cake

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Pin Reaper: Hoggy

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/3870349655214899/ via http://www.tablespoon.com/recipes/melted-rainbow-cake/9150c1ed-296b-44c1-b181-071f63d5b529

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What I Did: My daughter’s friend tried to make the melted crayon cake.

My Result:

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14 Oct

Fail: Campfire Cones

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Pin Reaper: Becky W

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/356769601703663203/ via http://www.chefjessicabright.com/campfire-cones.html

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What I Did: We were going on a family vacation that usually involves several nights around a bonfire, so I was trying to think of something different to do instead of s’mores every night for dessert. Thought this would be perfect, so everyone could add what they wanted, plus it sounded delicious. Seemed pretty simple, did what was suggested, including “tossing it on the fire”. Apparently that was too hot for these cones.

My Result:

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Next Time I Will: After several attempts and failures, we figured out it takes longer but they will melt without burning if you put them around the edges and not actually *in* the fire. We also discovered if you leave a little vent hole in the tin foil, the cook time (around the edge, not in the fire) is shortened.

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13 Oct

User Error: Bouncy Balls

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Pin Reaper: Ashley

My Blog: ashleyhawkes.blogspot.com

Twitter: ashleyhawkes85

Original Inspiration: http://www.cometogetherkids.com/2011/06/make-your-own-bouncy-balls.html

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What I Did: My boys were really excited about this! They love playing scientist and they love bouncy balls. We gathered our supplies and we thought we followed the instructions to a T. What we ended up with was a stringy goopy mess!

Blog Post Detailing The Experience: http://ashleyhawkes.blogspot.com/2014/06/blog-post.html

My Result:

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Next Time I Will: I think the water was too cold and we didn’t give the cornstarch time to fully dissolve. Also, we were using a 1 1/2 TBSP measuring spoon(which I didn’t even know we possessed!) for the water so I’m pretty sure we had too much. I think we could give it another try and get it right next time!

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09 Oct

Fail: Rice Cooker Pancake

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Pin Reaper: Jaki

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/13229392630677233/ via http://en.rocketnews24.com/2014/06/14/how-to-make-epic-pancakes-with-your-japanese-rice-cooker/

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What I Did: By happy coincidence, I saw this pin about the time that my roommate left for China, so I figured I could use his rice cooker… I picked the first pancake batter recipe that popped up on google and went with it. The batter was more of a dough when it went in, and after the first 45 minute run, it was still pasty. I let it run again, and then tried to pop it out. The sides peeled away fine, but the bottom stuck.

My Result:

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Next Time I Will: Try a different pancake recipe, part of the issue could be the rice cooker itself :(

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