Thanks to EPF reader Kate from Texas for submitting the following fail!
The original pin:
I picked this recipe because it seemed easy enough to me – alternate layers of Nutella with layers of pound cake mix. How could this not taste awesome? Unfortunately, my turned out to be a Nutella fail cake:
The many layers of Nutella sunk to the bottom of the pan and burned. I was only able to retrieve the top pound cake layer from the pan:
My husband dipped his finger in the pan and said “tastes great!” That’s because it was straight up Nutella. Of course it tasted good. I could have just handed him a jar of the stuff and saved the time and the hassle of baking. How is this supposed to be made without the Nutella sinking? I declare shenanigans!
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Are you getting psyched for the Olympics? We here at EPF are … and to prove it, we’ve been working on a Pinterest board dedicated to this year’s summer games. Won’t you share some Olympic-themed crafts or recipes with us to add to our board?
Say it with us now: U-S-A, U-S-A, U-S-A!!
Sometimes when we browse through Pinterest, we see the same things or themes over and over and OVER. We can’t help but be all like:
So, here is a list of 5 things we’re currently sick of on Pinterest. We’re titling this vol.1 because we doubt it will be the first and last list of its kind.
1. Chevron patterns
2. Mason jars
3. Channing Tatum borderline pornography pics
4. “Recycled” wooden pallets
5. Paint chip arts and crafts
I chose this pin because 1) I suck at baking, and 2) I was for sure this would be a giant, gross, marinara mess.
The original pin: Baked Spaghetti in Garlic Bread
First rule of failing at Pinterest: Don’t talk about failing. JK. First rule of failing at Pinterest is to be in an altered state. I started this recipe deep into a bottle of wine (FYI, my boyfriend helped drink the wine, too).
Ingredients were super easy: frozen bread dough, pre-made marinara sauce, spaghetti, and cheese.
I tried to roll out the dough, but it was really tough and sticky. I loaded it with flour to make it less sticky, but then (probably because of all of the wine), I had a giant flour mess. My dog Duane was a victim to the mess:
With a little (re: A LOT) of complaining, my boyfriend stepped in and took over the dough responsibilities, working it similar to a pizza dough to get it to spread out. Success!
Then we started filling and folding:
When we finished folding it up, we realized a crucial mistake. We forgot the cheese! RUFKM? Unfold and try again:
Then we put the egg wash on, sprinkle with parm and parsley, and shove our creation in the oven and hope for the best as we polish off that bottle of wine. Thirty minutes later …
… Yeah, I’ll call it that. The cheese mudslide coming out the side isn’t the most pleasing thing to look at, but dern, if it ain’t delicious. We sliced it up and went to town. Could be the alcohol talking, but it was a pretty tasty creation, even if it was essentially a pasta calzone. (Pizza Hut, you can use the term “pasta calzone” for a few grand.)
So, what have we learned? If two drunks who suck at Pinterest can do this, then you can, too!