The BEST Episodes of Nailed It!

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: May 23, 2021

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.

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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 8.25
40 votes
Can't Believe It's Cake!

#2 - Can't Believe It's Cake!

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 26, 2021

From splashy cereal-bowl cakes to towering hamburgers with fries, these attempts at hyperrealistic treats are so bad, you won't believe your eyes.

star 7.86
22 votes
I've Failed and I Can't Get Up!

#3 - I've Failed and I Can't Get Up!

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 26, 2021

Candy-jeweled brooch cookies? Inviting cookie-jar cakes? These sugary sweets are just like the ones Grandma used to make — if Grandma couldn't bake.

star 7.83
24 votes
The Burbank State Fair

#4 - The Burbank State Fair

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 26, 2021

It's a Ferris wheel of fails as the teams make treats with a state-fair theme — from caramel corn knockdown-doll clowns to roller-coaster cakes.

star 7.71
24 votes
An Ungodly Mess

#5 - An Ungodly Mess

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 26, 2021

Stacked Greek god statue cupcakes and snake-headed Medusa makeover cakes take Herculean effort and skill — and these awkward results are epic.

star 7.64
25 votes
The Big Bake Theory

#6 - 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 7.61
31 votes
Cake-O-Phobia

#7 - 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 7.55
55 votes
Travel Dos and Donuts

#8 - Travel Dos and Donuts

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 26, 2021

Putting their own spin on travel, the bakers make terrible spiced-doughnut tourists and deflated hot-air balloon cakes. It's destination disaster.

star 7.52
23 votes
The Marvel Episode!

#9 - 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 7.49
65 votes
Fictitious and Delicious

#10 - 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
Jungle Bungle

#11 - 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 7.48
33 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 7.43
47 votes
Chariots of Failure

#13 - 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 7.41
39 votes
Tailgate, Failgate

#14 - 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 7.41
76 votes
Ready to Wear, Ready to Eat

#15 - 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 7.38
48 votes
Fantasyland

#16 - 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 7.36
153 votes
I Do … Hope I Don’t Fail

#17 - 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 7.34
32 votes
Masterpiece or Disasterpiece?

#18 - 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 7.31
52 votes
Head Under Water

#19 - 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 7.30
119 votes
Holi-daze

#20 - 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
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 7.27
44 votes
Out of This World

#22 - 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
Indiana Fails and the Temple of Slop

#23 - 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 7.20
41 votes
Prehistoric Bakes

#24 - 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 7.19
53 votes
Zoo You Bake?

#25 - 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