Nailed It!

10 Best Episodes of Nailed It!

Home bakers who have a poor track record in the kitchen seek redemption -- and cash -- on this series. In each episode, three contestants try their hand at re-creating edible masterpieces. The projects don't always turn out great, but whichever amateur baker comes closest to a successful dessert byΒ the end of the episode takes home the $10,000 prize, which they might want to use on baking lessons. Comic Nicole Byer and renowned pastry chef Jacques Torres host. It's part reality contest, part hot mess.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 10, 2023.

PS: The following content contains spoilers!

PPS: I will admit that parts of this page was written with the help of AI - it makes my work so much easier to not start from a blank page!

Nailed It! - S5E1

#15 - An Ungodly Mess (Season 5 - Episode 1)


The episode was rated 7.46 from 39 votes.

Nailed It! - S2E3

#14 - Tailgate, Failgate (Season 2 - Episode 3)


The cooks divide and conquer to fill sections of a savory snack stadium before building a cake that looks like a barbecue grill.

The episode was rated 7.48 from 75 votes.

Nailed It! - S4E7

#13 - The Big Bake Theory (Season 4 - Episode 7)

From self-frosting bubbling beakers to record-breaking rockets, these science-inspired sweets ask the impossible – and invite kids into the kitchen.

The episode was rated 7.50 from 36 votes.

Nailed It! - S4E1

#12 - Let's Get Lit (Season 4 - Episode 1)


Two bookish treats inspired by literature set the bakers up for epic fails: Shakespearean stained-glass window cookies and a pop-up "Moby Dick" cake.

The episode was rated 7.51 from 57 votes.

Nailed It! - S3E1

#11 - The Marvel Episode! (Season 3 - Episode 1)


The episode was rated 7.51 from 72 votes.

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#10 - Cake-O-Phobia (Season 3 - Episode 2)



The episode was rated 7.52 from 61 votes.

Nailed It! - S2E2

#9 - Fictitious and Delicious (Season 2 - Episode 2)

It's "happily ever after" or bust when the bakers try to make fairy tale cupcake pops, then stack cakes in the form of a majestic unicorn.

The episode was rated 7.55 from 77 votes.

Nailed It! - S6E1

#8 - Im-Paw-sible Cakes (Season 6 - Episode 1)


A funny, furry pet theme finds the cooks concocting giant exotic-animal cookies, then re-creating Nicole's adorable dog, Clyde, in cake form.

The episode was rated 7.56 from 39 votes.

Nailed It! - S5E2

#7 - The Burbank State Fair (Season 5 - Episode 2)


The episode was rated 7.60 from 35 votes.

Nailed It! - S4E6

#6 - Howdy, Failure! (Season 4 - Episode 6)


A Western-themed round inspires deep-fried cowboy-duck doughnuts, a root beer-infused rodeo cake...and really bad flavors.

The episode was rated 7.61 from 38 votes.

Nailed It! - S7E4

#5 - Slime Time (Season 7 - Episode 4)


The episode was rated 7.65 from 26 votes.

Nailed It! - S5E6

#4 - Can't Believe It's Cake! (Season 5 - Episode 6)



The episode was rated 7.73 from 33 votes.

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#3 - I've Failed and I Can't Get Up! (Season 5 - Episode 5)


The episode was rated 7.73 from 33 votes.

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#2 - C'est Jacques! (Season 6 - Episode 3)


Treats inspired by "Mr. Chocolate" Jacques Torres include lollipop portraits and a cake spiced with cocoa and cayenne. Mais oui laugh? But of course!

The episode was rated 7.76 from 33 votes.

Nailed It! - S7E1

#1 - Cobra Kai (Season 7 - Episode 1)


The episode was rated 7.77 from 30 votes.

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