The BEST Episodes of Nailed It!

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 20, 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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Everyone Romaine Calm

#1 - Everyone Romaine Calm

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 15, 2021

A gardening theme gives life to doughy gnomes atop miniature pies and a healthy-ish veggie-patch cake packed with carrots and zucchini.

star 8.22
18 votes
Howdy, Failure!

#2 - 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 8.20
41 votes
C’est Jacques!

#3 - C’est Jacques!

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 15, 2021

Treats inspired by "Mr. Chocolate" Jacques Torres include lollipop portraits and a cake spiced with cocoa and cayenne. Mais oui laugh? But of course!

star 8.11
19 votes
Im-Paw-sible Cakes

#4 - Im-Paw-sible Cakes

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 15, 2021

A funny, furry pet theme finds the cooks concocting giant exotic-animal cookies, then re-creating Nicole’s adorable dog, Clyde, in cake form.

star 7.82
22 votes
Can't Believe It's Cake!

#5 - 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 7.81
26 votes
I've Failed and I Can't Get Up!

#6 - 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 7.75
28 votes
An Ungodly Mess

#7 - 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 7.61
31 votes
The Big Bake Theory

#8 - 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 7.59
32 votes
History in the Baking

#9 - History in the Baking

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 15, 2021

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

star 7.58
19 votes
The Burbank State Fair

#10 - 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 7.55
29 votes
There's a Party in My Mouth!

#11 - There's a Party in My Mouth!

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 15, 2021

Terrible bakers take on a trio of festive holiday-hat mini cakes before tackling a pop-up Groundhog Day cake that's full of surprises.

star 7.55
20 votes
Cake-O-Phobia

#12 - 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 7.54
56 votes
Fictitious and Delicious

#13 - 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
81 votes
The Marvel Episode!

#14 - 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
67 votes
Travel Dos and Donuts

#15 - 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 7.48
27 votes
Jungle Bungle

#16 - 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 7.41
34 votes
Tailgate, Failgate

#17 - 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
78 votes
Paranormal Pastries

#18 - Paranormal Pastries

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 15, 2021

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

star 7.38
21 votes
Chariots of Failure

#19 - 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 7.38
40 votes
Ready to Wear, Ready to Eat

#20 - 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 7.37
49 votes
Let’s Get Lit

#21 - 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 7.36
50 votes
I Do … Hope I Don’t Fail

#22 - 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
Fantasyland

#23 - 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 7.31
157 votes
Head Under Water

#24 - 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
121 votes
We're Gonna Need a Bigger Cake

#25 - We're Gonna Need a Bigger Cake

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 26, 2021

Baking duos go off the deep end with desserts inspired by the wonders of the ocean, including marine animal mini cakes and enormous edible octopuses.

star 7.29
28 votes