The BEST Episodes of Nailed It!
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: May 23, 2021
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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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."
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.