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22 Beautifully Disastrous Cake Fails From Netflix's New Show "Nailed It"

It's literally a contest to figure out who can make the ugliest desserts.

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There's a new show on Netflix all about cake fails called Nailed It and it's just THE BEST.

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It's sort of like the Great British Baking Show, except the exact opposite because it rewards people for making horrific desserts.

Yes, your dream come true.
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Yes, your dream come true.

The contestants are all people who are really bad at baking and they're challenged to recreate desserts made by professionals. The results are all pretty cringe-worthy.

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First, they need to complete a "simple" challenge which is usually where the problems begin.

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The guest judges make everything look really simple, but if the contestants' results are any indication, these treats are deceptively difficult to pull off.

It's like taking a test you haven't studied for except the test is a cake and the studying is a lifetime of baking experience.
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It's like taking a test you haven't studied for except the test is a cake and the studying is a lifetime of baking experience.

At the top of the episode, they get an hour to recreate a small dessert. It's nowhere near enough time for most contestants.

This is about as close as they usually get.
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This is about as close as they usually get.

They're also free to improvise with the ingredients, which is almost never a good idea.

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Then the second challenge in every episode is to recreate something a little more complicated, like this three-tier cake:

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Or this beautiful cake depicting a scene from a classic fairy tale:

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The replicas always come out looking a little...

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Some of the more novice bakers are usually unfamiliar with ingredients like fondant, just in case you couldn't tell from this:

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And even when the contestants don't quite nail the cake design, what they pull off is often much more entertaining.

And making you laugh.
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And making you laugh.

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One of the hardest challenges this season had contestants trying to recreate this shark attack cake:

Honestly pretty impressive.
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Honestly pretty impressive.

The final results are a goddamn marvel.

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BEAU-TI-FUL.

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MASTERPIECES!

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With each new episode the cakes come out looking more and more awful. It's impossible to look away.

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The challenges get more and more difficult...

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But the cakes just keep getting worse and worse.

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It's clear that this is an island with a volcano and a dinosaur, right?

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Honestly, even the easiest challenges are usually too much:

Kissing emoji / Drunken kissing emoji.
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Kissing emoji / Drunken kissing emoji.

Stop everything you're doing and binge-watch this show.

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It's your patriotic duty.

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God bless America!

At least they got the color right.
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At least they got the color right.

Seriously, if these cakes cracked you up, you need a little Nailed It in your lives.

It's only six episodes, and they're totally worth it.
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It's only six episodes, and they're totally worth it.

This post was translated from Spanish.