I am an avid watcher of Netflix. Under my “Suggestions for you” was a TV show called “Nailed It!” I’m no novice to social media memes so I was curious to know how they could make a show out of people trying to make something, failing miserably at it and flaunting their failures as a “Nailed It” success. I watched all 6 episodes and I was entertained! I enjoyed it so much I wondered how I could be on this show and if there would be a Season 2. Literally 1 week after watching the first season, I see a post on their Nailed It Facebook page advertising the casting for the second season! *screams in excitement!* 😀 (More details here too!)
All the instructions to audition were right there. I just had to, “bake your selfie” on a sugar cookie. This is the recipe they gave us to use. Notice how there isn’t an oven temperature on the recipe. Haha!
If any of you have seen my previous attempts at trying to make sugar cookies, you will know that I have failed making them and it’s been added to the bucket list under “Must master.” Not only did this recipe ask me to do something I’m not good at, it also asked me to be an artist and draw myself. Oh yes, I’m definitely a perfect candidate to audition for this show!
I made 2 cookies, and decorated them (wrong of course). I took about 2 hours just learning how to decorate with frosting making all sorts of mistakes along the way. I frosted my eyes, nose and lips on the cookie first when I should have frosted the skin color frosting first. AND, I didn’t know how to mix many of the colors to get something realistic (anyone else fail kindergarten art?). Something so simple yet my selfie looks like I was on animated drugs using Unicorn colors! But did I give up? No Sir. I improvised the shit out of these cookies! I am now among the ranks of the “flaunting their failures” population: I Nailed it! 😀
The results of the casting haven’t been announced yet. There were many wonderful and comical selfie cookie submissions. I’ve definitely got some good competition. Even if I don’t get chosen, this was fun and the Nailed It social media team was kind enough to add some comments about my cookie on my Instagram and on their Facebook page. 😉