The BEST Episodes of Nailed It!
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Feb 25, 2020
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 - 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.
#2 - 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.
#3 - 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.
#4 - 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.
#5 - 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.
#6 - 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.
#7 - 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."
#8 - 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.
#9 - 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.
#10 - 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.
#11 - 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.
#12 - 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.
#13 - 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.
#14 - 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.
#15 - 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.
#16 - 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.
#17 - 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.
#18 - In Your Face!
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 9, 2018
Dogged contestants are seeing double when they're asked to paint their portraits on a cookie before building an edible bust of Donald Trump.
#19 - High Society
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 29, 2018
The contestants raise the bar with two half-baked "high society" challenges: late-night munchie-inspired pancakes and a gravity-defying tea cake.