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Source: Netflix

Yes, the Amateur Bakers on 'Nailed It!' Are Really That Bad

By Anna Quintana

There are plenty of baking shows on Netflix that inspire you to put on an apron and head to the kitchen to whip up a delicious dessert, like The Great British Bake Off — and then there's Nailed It!, a friendly reminder that you probably can't even bake a simple cake pop. 

Hosted by hilarious Nicole Byer and renowned pastry chef Jacques Torres, the series, which recently released a holiday special we highly recommend, finds the best of the worst bakers in America, challenges them to complete a Pinterest-worthy dessert, and captures them failing brilliantly. 

However, the contestants on the show are so bad, some viewers are convinced Nailed It! is more scripted than reality. "Nailed It! on Netflix has to be staged bc there is no way people are that bad at baking," one fan tweeted before another added, "OK I’m watching Nailed It! on Netflix...SURELY this has got to be fake. People can’t ACTUALLY be this bad a baking????? Or even cooking in general."