I absolutely adore baking shows. See, I’m a pretty good cook, but baking isn’t my strong suit. So I watch baking shows and delude myself into believing I can actually do the things they do. Make no mistake, I never even actually attempt any of it. But it’s nice to psych myself up and make myself a baking champion in my own mind. A new show on Netflix might be exactly what I need. Nailed It is like a show of Pinterest fails as they happen in real time. I may not be ready for The Great British Bake Off, but surely I can do better than some of these people.

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The new show Nailed It puts regular people in the kitchen where they’re tasked with creating cake masterpieces. Obviously, this is not going to go well.

Judge Jacques Torres is barely able to disguise his contempt for some of the creations that the contestants make. In their defense, there wasn’t like a warm-up period or anything. It’s not like they got to practice with a boxed cake mix and a tub of frosting. Nope! It was more like, hey guys, this is Nailed It, now bake this 3-tiered wedding cake with edible flowers, by the way you have an hour. And go!

The results are obviously hilarious. But honestly, some of the cakes and desserts don’t look half-bad!

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I’m not a fan of the professional ones, tbh. They’re a little Audrey II from Little Shop of Horrors. But, the contestant attempt wasn’t bad. Like Mick Jagger on a cake pop. Nailed it!

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I don’t quite understand where this contestant went wrong on the color? And they obviously forgot a crumb coat and frosted way too soon. But the flowers are pretty!

Season 1 of Nailed It is on Netflix now, and seriously, it’s a lot of fun. The judges are good sports, the contestants don’t take themselves too seriously, and let’s be honest, even a cake that looks like shit probably tastes good enough to eat. And that’s all that matters!

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