Nailed it!

My mom used to bake cakes for my school cake sales. She was a very good cook so people used to pounce on her cakes and cookies. Once, I forgot to tell her about a cake sale so she had to do something in a hurry in the middle of the night and the cake completely collapsed in the middle. She had no time to make a new one so she stuffed the middle FULL of toilet paper, iced it and told me to get to the front of the line at the sale and buy it before anyone else could.

Naturally I got distracted doing something and as I ran to the table a few minutes late, I saw the town snob triumphantly bearing the cake with my mom’s name on it, announcing as she went that she was going to serve it at a fancy tea.

My mother was furious with me – more furious than when I told everybody she used her scalp massager to make the little holes in the top of her shortbread….

If you do a search for the term Nailed it! you find the most hilarious fails of all kinds. From cooking to beauty – disasters occur when people try to recreate the beautiful creations seen in magazines, on packaging and on the internet. Some nice sites for these fails are Pinterest, Diply and Buzzfeed but you can find them on a simple Google search. Here are some of my favourites!

Very puffy skeleton!
The only time a runner ever went from thin to fat!
I love this one! I imagine it would be the same if you tried anything like this on your nails!
My efforts would look like this
For another good site for these kinds of fails, search for Awkward Family Photographs.
This one really made me laugh!
Minion fails are always epic!
This one is hysterical!
I think I prefer the fail here – the resulting purple sea creature is rather endearing!
That is what I feel like AFTER Christmas!
My absolute favourite – look at the teeth on the pink one!
A classic!


Been there, done that!



Author: Janet Carr

Fashion, beauty and animal loving language consultant from South Africa living in Stockholm, Sweden.

5 thoughts

  1. So glad you’re back, Janet. 😀

    Those minion cakes remind me of a similar situation where I “nailed it” … NOT. I had a fine idea to bake and decorate a small cake resembling a device my husband was working with in honor of the contractor/manufacturer of the device coming to his office. It was a semi-big deal, that visit. The cake ended up looking like the disaster you might imagine, but I’m told it tasted good. Yes, my husband insisted on bringing the cake to work anyway. ::cringe::

      1. I was so embarrassed by that cake that I nearly dropped it intentionally on the floor so I could say, “What cake??!” But I didn’t. 🙂

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