18 Apr

Fail: Miniature Caramel Apples

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Pin Reaper: Rosa

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/370139663095816536/
pinterest fail mini caramel apples inspiration

What I Did: This will be a fun fall treat to take to my staff meeting at work tomorrow, right?
Apples, broken toothpicks, and caramel sludge are always a hit.

My Result:
pinterest fail mini caramel apples result

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20 Mar

Fail: Mini Caramel Apples

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Pin Reaper: Tracy

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/251638697903959647/, via http://mylitter.com/recipes/mini-caramel-apples-recipe/
pinterest fail mini caramel apples recipe inspiration

What I Did: I LOVE caramel apples, and thought these would be perfect little bites for parties. They looked decent at first, but as time went by, all the caramel just slipped off the apple because they were wet. Apparently, caramel needs the skin to stick to the apples.

My Result:

pinterest fail mini caramel apples recipe result

Next Time I Will: Just buy the caramel dip at the grocery store with those pre-sliced apples.

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17 Mar

Fail: Strawberry Margarita Jello Shots

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[No green submission in the immediate queue, so let's go with the next best match for St. Patrick's day - booze!]

Pin Reaper: Amy

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/118008452710233431/, via http://www.buzzfeed.com/emofly/how-to-make-strawberry-margarita-jello-shots

pinterest fail strawberry margarita jello shots inspiration

What I Did: This looked perfect for a summer BBQ. Bonus – it was certain to impress everyone. I followed the directions as best I could….the resulting Jello blob mess got thrown into a boozy bowl.

My Result:

pinterest fail strawberry margarita jello shots result

Next Time I Will: There is no world in which a mortal can do this.

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22 Jan

Fail: Caramel Apple Bites

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Pin Reaper: Onetwin

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/470626229781746075/, via http://www.redskyfood.com/2013/09/mini-caramel-apples.html


What I Did: I wanted to make these for finger foods at my 27th birthday party. Thought they would pair nicely with the cheese plate… But, well, the only thing that went right was the cheese – this plate was finished! Total flop on the caramel – way too sticky and it wouldn’t stick to the juicy apples.

My Result: 


Next Time I Will: Not saving this project :(

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13 Dec

Fail: Homemade Fruit Roll Ups

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Pin Reaper: Tracy Steel

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/173529391865333388/, via http://paleoaholic.com/paleo/paleo-strawberry-pineapple-fruit-leather/


What I Did: Yesterday I attempted to make homemade fruit roll ups because the picture of them on Pinterest looked amazing. I followed the instructions, however the end result was no ooey gooey deliciousness. No, I ended up with a strawberry glass cutter, or a fruity shield that could stop a bullet. My son took a bite and said: “thanks mom for the yummy fruit CRACKERS.” Sigh…

My Result: 

Next Time I Will:† I think it could be saved- it still tasted good! The recipe said to cook the fruit mixture for 7-9 hours. I would cut the cooking time down and see if that helps!

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