25 Feb

Fail: Crock Pot Lasagna

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Pin Reaper: Kat

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/70087337925395691/, via http://www.creatingthroughlife.com/2011/10/crock-pot-lasagna.html


What I Did: “It looked good! How can you mess up something so simple…right? Leave it to me. I used ground turkey instead of beef (save a cow…screw turkeys I guess?) I think the problem was the noodles. I used no boil lasagna noodles and I gather from the gooey mess in my crockpot that was a no no. I followed all the directions, cook on low 4-6 hours blah blah. Mine cooked for 5 and it burned on the bottom. Boo! My spirit is not broken however, I will pin again!”

My Result:


Next Time I Will:† Use regular noodles! I think the project could be saved by a different cook ;)

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24 Feb

User Error: Pinata Cake

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[Note that the Reaper did not use the recipe provided by Claire K Creations. The Fail here is the method of hollowing out a cake and filling it with candy, combined with the (unknown to us) cake recipe that was used.]

Pin Reaper: Queen’s Kid

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/170010954657761545/, via http://clairekcreations.com/2013/03/lime-macadamia-pinata-cake/



What I Did: We wanted to make this cake for Halloween so we decided to make the icing orange instead of swirl. You have to make two cakes in bowls so they are round. They didn’t hollow out well – no idea how they got the one in the picture so round! Basically, when we tried to ice them together, they fell apart and turned into a big gooey mess.

My Result:


Next Time I Will:  No way our cake could have been saved but light and fluffy mix does NOT work for this project so try thicker cake mix!

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21 Feb

Fail: Ornament Cake Balls

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Pin Reaper: Barbie

Twitter: https://twitter.com/abarbieworld22

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/100275529175719132/, via http://astepinthejourney.com/2011/12/ornament-cake-balls.html


What I Did: I wanted to make some ornament shaped cake balls for a holiday party at work. I saw this pin on pinterest and thought “you know what I can do that, it looks so easy!” I bought all the stuff, baked the cake, made the balls and then came the chocolate dipping. Welp turns out the balls were not as round as I thought and the chocolate did NOT go on evenly! In fact I lost many balls in the chocolate, they didn’t stay on the stick during the dipping process. Needless to say, I abandoned the rest of the project, figuring if I can’t dip a cake ball correctly, there’s no way I’m stringing a twizzler pull n peel into a reese’s.

My Result:

 pinterest fail red green sprinkles reeses twizzlers ornament cake balls

Next Time I Will:  Not doing it again, I think I’ll just buy cake balls from a store next time!

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19 Feb

FailWin: Etched Pint Glass

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Pin Reaper: rachaelbstar

My Blog: http://blog.rachaelbstar.ca/

Twitter: twitter.com/rachaelbstar

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/97742254386666930/, image via http://www.goodguycomics.com/servlet/the-3053/Super-Soldier-Etched-Glass/Detail


What I Did: I was trying to come up with a homemade gift idea for my boyfriend on our first anniversary (yay!) and stumbled upon the Super Soldier logo on Pinterest, and wanted to do the same for the Gypsy Danger Logo from Pacific Rim.

The logos look similar, so I figured it was a great idea, found a few tutorials, namely the youtube video below, and went to buy all the supplies:
– Martha Stewart Frost Etch Effect paint (DO NOT BUY– READ FURTHER AND I WILL TELL YOU WHY)
– Standard craft paint brush
– Vinyl shelf adhesive, white (clear was too expensive for my measly budget)
– Pint glass
– exacto knife

So I get home, have a hell of a time cutting out stencils by themselves on the vinyl. I used a lot of printer ink and encountered many paper jams during this time. I refered back to the youtube video and realized I’d been cutting out the stencil wrong for FOUR. HOURS. As it says in the video, of which I completely forgot about, it is a good idea to stick the vinyl adhesive ON to the glass and have a printout stencil taped INSIDE the glass to trace. And lo and behold, it worked wonderfully.

But this isn’t the end of my saga.

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14 Feb

Reanimated: Valentine Jello Hearts

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Name: Marnie

Original Inspiration: http://pinterest.com/pin/168322104794809717/

What I Did:  I needed a V-day dessert, and I thought heart shaped Jell-O would be great! Unfortunately, the hearts did not stay hearts when I attempted to move them from their original pan, so after a bit of attempting to drop them into the new dish and shape the droppings into hearts, I gave up, scraped at random, and made Valentine Surprise.

My Result:

valentine jello hearts pinterest fail

Next Time I Will: I don’t know if it can be saved… there should be some method to allow the jello to loosen from the pan – not sure would want PAM or flour on my jello… I had made my jello heart hopefuls fairly thin, since I desired to have a lot, so I would try having them thicker, and I would let them set overnight, rather than using the quick set method. The only win I discovered here was that you can use reusable ice cubes to set your jello much faster, and it doesn’t water down so you can make the recipe in the standard way.