EPF Tested: Spider Killer

Here at EPF, we are deathly afraid of creepy crawlies – ants, roaches, slugs, you name it. But the one that seems to plauge the EPF offices the most are spiders. Naturally, we were stoked when we came across the following pin:

Spider Killer on EpicPinterestFail.com

Simple enough, right? So, we began to assemble ingredients. One cup distilled white “vingar” – check. One teaspoon of canola oil (what we had on hand) – check. One teaspoon Dawn dish soap – check. Now, one cup pepper powder. Pepper powder? What pepper? Black, white, red, habanero¬†… what?? Be specific, Pinterest! We chose red pepper. If it’s spice that keeps the spiders away, then why not choose the spiciest we have in our pantry?

We mixed up all of the ingredients inside an empty cleaning bottle. Since ~2 cups of mix didn’t quite fill up the whole bottle (and we are DAMN determined to keep spidey away), we filled the rest with more vinegar and MORE red pepper.

Voila! Spider Killer:

Homemade Spider Killer on EpicPinterestFail.com

The mixture was quite thick. Probably because 1+ cup of red pepper powder is a shit ton of pepper powder, and it doesn’t actually dissolve in the vinegar, soap, and oil. It just kind of sits there. We got off a few sprays around the outside of our front door, and then …

Homemade Spider Killer on EpicPinterestFail.com

The funking sprayer jammed. Soaking it in hot water (like we do with our hairspray in similar situations) didn’t even work. This shit was THICK. And the few sprays we were able to get around the door resembled something of a murder scene, with red blotches scattered across our white door.

Homemade Spider Killer on EpicPinterestFail.com

Yup, epic fail. Not to mention that EPF’s HQ also reeked of vinegar and spice FOR DAYS.

Anybody need a FULL bottle of useless spider killer? We’ll mail it to ya. We have no idea what to do with this stinky crap. Oh, and we still have a spider problem.




Nutella Fail Cake

Thanks to EPF reader Kate from Texas for submitting the following fail!

The original pin:

Nutella Pound Cake from Blue-Eyed Bakers

Nutella Pound Cake from Blue-Eyed Bakers – click image for recipe

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:

Nutella Fail Cake on EpicPinterestFail.com

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:

Nutella Fail Cake on EpicPinterestFail.com

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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Played Out on Pinterest – volume 1

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

We’re putting out an APB – All Pointy-patterns Banned

2. Mason jars

Howard Hughes used these to pee in.

3. Channing Tatum borderline pornography pics

NSFWOA – Not Safe for Work or Anywhere

4. “Recycled” wooden pallets

Still looks like you plucked it from the Dumpster and slapped it on your wall.

5. Paint chip arts and crafts

“Did you eat paint chips as a child” -Tommy Boy

What things on Pinterest drive you crazy? We’ll add it to our next list and give you a shoutout. Email your frustrations to info@epicpinterestfail.com or submit them to us on Twitter.