Ever try something you found on Pinterest, only to discover what you did looks nothing like the project you found? I did. I attempted to make Martha Stewart’s icebox cake. Here was the image I pinned:
Looks glorious, doesn’t it? Perfectly stacked chocolate chip cookies, separated by neat, controlled layers of whipped cream. Decadently topped with just the right amount of chocolate shavings. It practically screams perfection. You just want to dive inside those layers of cookies-and-creamy-goodness and have yourself a little party. It’s safe to say I was enticed. “I can do that!” I say. So I gave it a try. Here was the end result:
Oh yes – that falling apart, cream-won’t-stay-where-it-should, shit-I-don’t-have-chocolate-shavings-so-I’ll-just-use-chips disaster was the end result of this overly-ambitious Pinterest attempt. A leaning tower of cookie cake, this thing needed to be eaten immediately to prevent a disaster. I mean, not that that was a problem, but seriously, Martha – only in your world do cookies bake proportioned enough to perfectly align and cream do exactly what you want it to. Good thing I wasn’t planning on bringing this bad boy with me anywhere. BUT, I will say this – it tasted pretty damn good.
OH, and if you are brave enough to try the original recipe, you can find it here. Martha says, “The cake starts out sturdy but softens overnight in the fridge. At that point, it can be sliced into pieces like a traditional cake.” Hardy, har har! First of all, no it does not, and second of all, do you really think if I put this thing in my fridge it would make it through the night without someone inhaling that thing when they see it?? I think not. Pretty it is not, but come on people, it is chocolate chips and cream filling.
If you love Pinterest fails as much as I do, check out this article full of them here. And tell me – do you have a Pinterest fail of your own? Want to share it here? Tell me in the comments, or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll feature it on the blog. I know I’m not alone in this! Happy pinning….