The BEST Episodes of Nailed It!

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 21, 2020

Network: Netflix

Home bakers with a terrible track record take a crack at re-creating edible masterpieces for a $10,000 prize. It’s part reality contest, part hot mess.

Howdy, Failure!

#1 - Howdy, Failure!

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 1, 2020

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

star 7.83
36 votes
Cake-O-Phobia

#2 - Cake-O-Phobia

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired May 17, 2019

What's scarier than a cook who can't read a recipe? A trio of creepy-crawly bug cookies and a terrifying clown cake that tastes like cotton candy.

star 7.62
52 votes
The Big Bake Theory

#3 - The Big Bake Theory

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 1, 2020

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

star 7.60
30 votes
The Marvel Episode!

#4 - The Marvel Episode!

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired May 17, 2019

The bakers summon their not-so-super powers to make Marvel-themed cupcakes with detailed cookie toppers and a daunting "Black Panther" cake.

star 7.55
62 votes
Fictitious and Delicious

#5 - Fictitious and Delicious

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 29, 2018

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.

star 7.49
78 votes
Ready to Wear, Ready to Eat

#6 - Ready to Wear, Ready to Eat

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired May 17, 2019

Two high-fashion challenges put the bakers' hopeless skills to the test: fondant-covered doll cakes and an edible headdress heaped with fruit.

star 7.44
45 votes
Tailgate, Failgate

#7 - Tailgate, Failgate

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 29, 2018

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

star 7.42
76 votes
Jungle Bungle

#8 - Jungle Bungle

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 1, 2020

Jam-filled animal pastries and a coffeecake shaped like a sloth push the contestants out of their comfort zones — and the results are wild.

star 7.39
31 votes
I Do … Hope I Don’t Fail

#9 - I Do … Hope I Don’t Fail

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 1, 2020

The bakers commit to re-creating wedding day desserts, including wedding band mini-cakes and a Vegas-themed masterpiece with moving parts.

star 7.35
31 votes
Fantasyland

#10 - Fantasyland

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 9, 2018

The bakers do their best to make jelly-filled doughnuts fit for a pirate before tackling an edible tower with a princess on top.

star 7.35
148 votes
Chariots of Failure

#11 - Chariots of Failure

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 1, 2020

The bakers go for the gold — and miss masterfully — with sports-medal cookies and an elaborate swim cake that's topped with a waffle cone torch.

star 7.35
37 votes
Let’s Get Lit

#12 - Let’s Get Lit

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 1, 2020

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.

star 7.33
42 votes
Masterpiece or Disasterpiece?

#13 - Masterpiece or Disasterpiece?

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired May 17, 2019

The amateur bakers attempt to imitate the masters with gingerbread self-portraits and a sculpted cake replica of Michelangelo's "David."

star 7.32
50 votes
Head Under Water

#14 - Head Under Water

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 9, 2018

Two daunting desserts -- a chocolate-filled hot tub and an open-mouthed shark cake -- have the hapless home cooks struggling to stay afloat.

star 7.31
115 votes
Holi-daze

#15 - Holi-daze

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 29, 2018

'Tis the season to be scary when the bakers try their hands at holiday cookies before constructing an elaborate gingerbread house.

star 7.30
73 votes
Out of This World

#16 - Out of This World

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Jun 29, 2018

Space-themed challenges throw the hapless bakers for a loop when they're asked to make cosmic cupcakes and a supersized solar system cake.

star 7.27
71 votes
Oui Can't Bake!

#17 - Oui Can't Bake!

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired May 17, 2019

The pressure's on to make perfectly puffed éclairs and a layered bust of Napoleon Bonaparte for not one but two esteemed French chefs.

star 7.20
44 votes
Prehistoric Bakes

#18 - Prehistoric Bakes

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired May 17, 2019

The contestants turn back time -- and mangle time management -- with inside-out Neanderthal cupcakes and a tropical-flavored T. rex cake.

star 7.20
50 votes
Zoo You Bake?

#19 - Zoo You Bake?

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Jun 29, 2018

The contestants face their fears (with very sharp knives) when they carve an animal out of a watermelon and bend cake into the shape of a snake.

star 7.19
69 votes
Bonus: 3, 2, 1... Ya Not Done!

#20 - Bonus: 3, 2, 1... Ya Not Done!

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Jun 29, 2018

Five fabulous “Nailed It” fans visited the test kitchen for a challenge so extra, we had to make it a bonus episode.

star 7.19
70 votes
The One with the ‘90s Theme

#21 - The One with the ‘90s Theme

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 1, 2020

Edible ice cream boom boxes made with liquid nitrogen and a fresh and fly fondant-covered cake? Oh, snap — that sounds like a '90s challenge.

star 7.18
40 votes
Big in Japan

#22 - Big in Japan

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 9, 2018

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

star 7.17
111 votes
Weird Science

#23 - Weird Science

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 9, 2018

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

star 7.14
111 votes
Indiana Fails and the Temple of Slop

#24 - Indiana Fails and the Temple of Slop

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 1, 2020

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

star 7.11
37 votes
First Date to Life Mate

#25 - First Date to Life Mate

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 9, 2018

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

star 6.90
210 votes