11 Jul

Win: Pink Pinwheel Cookies

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A response to the Pink Pinwheel Sugar Cookies fail from Pin Reaper Nicole.


Pin Reaper: Kim

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/56787645275095379/ via http://www.justataste.com/2013/10/pink-pinwheel-sugar-cookies-recipe/

pinterest fail pink pinwheel sugar cookies inspiration

What I Did: A friend and I set out to conquer some pins. Especially ones that had failed. Neither of us have much experience in baking, but we knew we could do sugar cookies. We didn’t change anything other than we put the dough in the freezer for an hour rather than the fridge.

My Result:

pinterest fail pink pinwheel sugar cookies reult

Next Time I Will: We would try and find a way to make the cookies more round and have more layers, but we consider this a win!

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10 Jul

Fail: Frozen Dog Treats

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Pin Reaper: Abbey and Indiana Jones

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/474989091920693357/ via http://doitandhow.com/2013/05/09/diy-frozen-dog-treats/

pinterest fail homemade frozen dog treats inspiration

What I Did: While dog sitting for my brother, I decided to make some treats for Indiana Jones. Big mistake.

My Result:

pinterest fail homemade frozen dog treats result

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09 Jul

User Error: Rainbow Layered Cake

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Pin Reaper: Riki1

Twitter: @erikawonn

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/176836722840746699/ via http://www.brit.co/rainbow-cake/

pinterest fail double rainbow cake inspiration

What I Did: One year ago today, I made this delightful cake for my best friend’s birthday. After all, what is better for a St. Patty’s Day birthday weekend than a rainbow cake? Nothing! So I took painstaking care to color each layer and bake them to perfection. I cooled them over night and then started stacking each layer. As the cake got higher, it slumped more and more. My homemade buttercream icing was NOT strong enough to hold the weight of the seven lopsided layers. (Hindsight: Take a knife and level each layer before stacking…duh). Also, ignore those overachievers who say homemade icing will be best. It might be made with more love, but the industrial strength Pillsbury icing will surely hold up better. After the layers start shifting and crumbling apart right before my eyes, I took the rest of the icing, and just started globbing it all over the top. For added “fanciness”, I added rainbow sprinkles. Maybe I could hide this fail with some beautiful sprinkles. As you can see, I nailed it! Maybe my dreams of a bakery are a little far-fetched, and maybe I should keep my day job. Nevertheless, my friend was very appreciative, and the story of the rainbow cake will live forever.

My Result:

pinterest fail double rainbow cake result

Next Time I Will: Level the layers before stacking. Use a very stiff icing, I suggest the store-bought kind versus homemade.

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08 Jul

User Error: Dr Suess Cupcakes

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Pin Reaper: Leigh Anne Hornfeldt

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/130322982939659195/ via http://thethirtysomethingbride.com/imported-20100102151706/2011/7/13/cupcakes-quirky-pretty-and-butch.html

pinterest fail thing 1 and thing 2 cupcakes inspiration

What I Did: Tried to make these the night before a class party. Apparently, cotton candy melts when sealed in a moisture-ridden Tupperware container.

My Result: 

pinterest fail thing 1 and thing 2 cupcakes result

Next Time I Will: Put the cotton candy on *right* before serving.


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07 Jul

Fail: Mango Roll-Ups

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Pin Reaper: UnexpectedKnock

My Blog: http://unexpectedknock.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/unexpectedknock

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/377458012490031427/ via http://www.justataste.com/2013/07/healthy-homemade-mango-fruit-roll-ups-recipe/

pinterest fail healthy homemade mango fruit roll ups inspiration

What I Did: I wanted a healthy on-the-go pregnancy snack alternative, and thought this just might be the thing. I followed the directions exactly, and ended up with a sticky mango mess (which I ate anyway).

Blog Post Detailing The Experience: http://unexpectedknock.blogspot.com/2014/03/mango-what-my-latest-pinterest-fail.html

My Result:

pinterest fail healthy homemade mango fruit roll ups result

Next Time I Will: I would head over to Trader Joe’s to search out something similar.

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