Nailed It!

10 Worst 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 byย 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.

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Nailed It! - S2E1

#1 - High Society (Season 2 - Episode 1)

The contestants raise the bar with two half-baked "high-society" challenges: late-night munchie-inspired pancakes and a gravity-defying tea cake.

The episode was rated 6.69 from 88 votes.

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#2 - In Your Face! (Season 1 - Episode 6)


Dogged contestants are seeing double when they're asked to paint their portraits on a cookie before building an edible bust of Donald Trump.

The episode was rated 6.89 from 113 votes.

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#3 - First Date to Life Mate (Season 1 - Episode 1)

Under the watchful eyes of an iconic cake designer, contestants decorate complicated cake pops and a bespectacled, three-tiered wedding cake.

The episode was rated 6.91 from 204 votes.

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#4 - Paranormal Pastries (Season 6 - Episode 2)


The bakers make candy apple aliens and a sculpted Loch Ness monster cake based on mysterious creatures from outer space... and the freshwater depths.

The episode was rated 7.03 from 34 votes.

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#5 - History in the Baking (Season 6 - Episode 4)

From cupcakes celebrating famous Black women to a towering Tuskegee Airmen cake, this episode honoring Black history aims high -- and achieves hilarity.

The episode was rated 7.06 from 35 votes.

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#6 - Weird Science (Season 1 - Episode 4)


Contestants loosen up a food scientist with a cupcake-cocktail pairing before serving him questionable slices of a bubbling volcano cake.

The episode was rated 7.08 from 112 votes.

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#7 - Big in Japan (Season 1 - Episode 5)

A YouTube star known for her fondant work watches the bakers try to copy two of her most popular Japanese-themed-cakes.

The episode was rated 7.10 from 110 votes.

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#8 - Indiana Fails and the Temple of Slop (Season 4 - Episode 3)


Terror awaits the contestamts as they take on two technically demanding desserts: chocolate eggs and alayered sphinx cake, both full of surprises.

The episode was rated 7.13 from 46 votes.

Nailed It! - S3E5

#9 - Oui Can't Bake! (Season 3 - Episode 5)


The episode was rated 7.19 from 52 votes.

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#10 - Bonus: 3, 2, 1... Ya Not Done! (Season 2 - Episode 7)


Five fabulous โ€œNailed Itโ€ fans visited the test kitchen for a challenge so extra, we had to make it a bonus episode.

The episode was rated 7.21 from 72 votes.

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