1.12.2010

Candy Cane Heart Craft Fail

Last week, if you were around Twitter you might have read the tweets about my candy cane heart mishap craft fail. I even caught some of the wreckage on video. I wanted to share with my blunder because 1) I wanted to give you a good laugh and 2) I wanted further explain the hard truth that, for every crafty success story, there are two or three crumpled messes waiting in the wings.

It all started when, realizing I did not have parchment paper, I assumed decided that aluminum foil would "work just fine" to melt the candy canes together.



I was horribly wrong. Let this be a lesson in following directions.



Here's the video, so you can see my mess in action.



It's good to document our failures sometimes, no? They keep us humble and remind us that not everything works out perfect the first time around. Or the second.

Read how, the third time around, I successfully made Chocolate Covered Candy Cane Hearts

12 comments:

  1. I love it! I have craft fails all the time. :) Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Hahaha, and also Awwww! Sorry it didn't work, but it is cute that you shared with us!

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  3. Hahahaha! Thank you so much for the video! Mine wouldn't be as quiet. I would have been screaming and yelling. I'm so glad you shared that with us. I especially like the part at the end where you just seemed to give up. No vocals, but I could sense your frustration. Very appreciated!!

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  4. What a cute idea! Sorry it was a fail, but too cute!

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  5. Thanks for sharing your mishaps with us also! It gives us the lesson of what not to do!

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  6. That's funny and frustrating! *lol* I wonder if non-stick aluminum foil would have worked? That is all I used anymore when I am baking, so far nothing has stuck to it.

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  7. Haha... so true. Craft fails are the worst!

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  8. no no no. not a fail at all! it looks like an anatomically correct heart. yes. all bundled with valves and whatnots... yes. yes it does.

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  9. Cute story! If I posted all my failures, I would need a new blog! hehe!

    I tagged you with the Happy 101 award!

    http://momentsofmommyhood.blogspot.com/2010/01/happy-101.html

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  10. We made a few of these hearts and put in a stick for a lolly pop. My daughter wanted to give it to Daddy as a present so we wrapped it up and as he was opening it, the heart fell and shattered. Luckily we made 2 of them so I could replace it before my daughter got too upset.

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  11. Question. I remember once you saying something on Twitter about your feed-burner readers disappearing. Overnight, I went from 89 to 34. Do you know what happened? I thought it might sort itself out, but it's been 2 days now. *scratching head*

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