17 Apr

Fail: Cherry Cheese Candy Canes

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Pin Reaper: Chasaidy C

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/282600945341404662/
pinterest fail cherry cream cheese danish inspiration

What I Did: I am incapable of creating recognizable shapes out of crescent rolls.

My Result:
pinterest fail cherry cream cheese danish result

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14 Apr

Fail: Donut Hole Christmas Tree

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Pin Reaper: KaDeGil

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/112027109454766327/
pinterest fail donut hole christmas tree inspiration

What I Did: We only changed the sprinkles to this recipe. We are not sure if we used the wrong icing or what, but as you can see, it did not turn out quite as beautiful as we hoped! Still tasted delicious though.

My Result:
pinterest fail donut hole christmas tree result

Next Time I Will: Next time we will probably stop by Dunkin Donuts or Krispy Kreme and call it a day.

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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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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/

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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:

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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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