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This week I had 4 cake orders and was not able to take one day off from work. So I decided to work with these hughes cakes after work from 4-10 every night. I finished a cake that was supposed to have the drawing of The Rock on top of it. Oh well, BCT has never worked for me. For this purpose I draw a pic of the item and place in front of me as I decorate the cake, of course when finished throw out the picture. This cake was finished on last Thursday and I decided to don't freeze it because did not want the colors to bleed. On Friday night I did not go to sleep as I stayed up until about 6:30 in the morning. Well, around 2 o'clock in the afternoon I decided to look at the cake and ALMOST FAINTED!, the black color outlining the drawing has bleed so bad onto the other colors that it looked disgusting, my art-work was ruined!!T his cake was for a new customer and the lady has already given me $200 for 2 cakes (the barbie on top of a sheet cake posted here yesterday) and this one. Now GOD, what do I do? As I tried to take out the bleeding black color- the cake turned into a mess and I only have 2 hours to repair it. Maybe this lady will take me to court for this disaster!! Luckily, I had a lot of BC so I scraped the top of the cake including the top border. The cake color was burgundy and I could not find it so used Hot Pink one: iced and smoothed the top and then with a toothpick traced the drawing WITHOUT having a picture in front of me (this really PANICKED me!). Thanks to GOD, I finished the drawing (which does not look like The Rock at all!!)Then I piped a crazy design border as part of the cake on the sides (basket-weaved already) have been messed up. Cake was finished twenty minutes to 4 o'clock. It's posted here, the lady liked it but good Lord...I don't wish this stress to no one. icon_cry.gificon_cry.gif cry: icon_surprised.gificon_surprised.gificon_surprised.gificon_redface.gificon_redface.gif
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Originally Posted by awela

This week I had 4 cake orders and was not able to take one day off from work. So I decided to work with these hughes cakes after work from 4-10 every night. I finished a cake that was supposed to have the drawing of The Rock on top of it. Oh well, BCT has never worked for me. For this purpose I draw a pic of the item and place in front of me as I decorate the cake, of course when finished throw out the picture. This cake was finished on last Thursday and I decided to don't freeze it because did not want the colors to bleed. On Friday night I did not go to sleep as I stayed up until about 6:30 in the morning. Well, around 2 o'clock in the afternoon I decided to look at the cake and ALMOST FAINTED!, the black color outlining the drawing has bleed so bad onto the other colors that it looked disgusting, my art-work was ruined!!T his cake was for a new customer and the lady has already given me $200 for 2 cakes (the barbie on top of a sheet cake posted here yesterday) and this one. Now GOD, what do I do? As I tried to take out the bleeding black color- the cake turned into a mess and I only have 2 hours to repair it. Maybe this lady will take me to court for this disaster!! Luckily, I had a lot of BC so I scraped the top of the cake including the top border. The cake color was burgundy and I could not find it so used Hot Pink one: iced and smoothed the top and then with a toothpick traced the drawing WITHOUT having a picture in front of me (this really PANICKED me!). Thanks to GOD, I finished the drawing (which does not look like The Rock at all!!)Then I piped a crazy design border as part of the cake on the sides (basket-weaved already) have been messed up. Cake was finished twenty minutes to 4 o'clock. It's posted here, the lady liked it but good Lord...I don't wish this stress to no one. icon_cry.gificon_cry.gif cry: icon_surprised.gificon_surprised.gificon_surprised.gificon_redface.gificon_redface.gif



]omg awela! i was sweating just reading this story!!! how awful.
but you pulled through in the end and got her her cake! good job!!!!
and she liked it!! that is awesome!
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Originally Posted by awela

This week I had 4 cake orders and was not able to take one day off from work. So I decided to work with these hughes cakes after work from 4-10 every night. I finished a cake that was supposed to have the drawing of The Rock on top of it. Oh well, BCT has never worked for me. For this purpose I draw a pic of the item and place in front of me as I decorate the cake, of course when finished throw out the picture. This cake was finished on last Thursday and I decided to don't freeze it because did not want the colors to bleed. On Friday night I did not go to sleep as I stayed up until about 6:30 in the morning. Well, around 2 o'clock in the afternoon I decided to look at the cake and ALMOST FAINTED!, the black color outlining the drawing has bleed so bad onto the other colors that it looked disgusting, my art-work was ruined!!T his cake was for a new customer and the lady has already given me $200 for 2 cakes (the barbie on top of a sheet cake posted here yesterday) and this one. Now GOD, what do I do? As I tried to take out the bleeding black color- the cake turned into a mess and I only have 2 hours to repair it. Maybe this lady will take me to court for this disaster!! Luckily, I had a lot of BC so I scraped the top of the cake including the top border. The cake color was burgundy and I could not find it so used Hot Pink one: iced and smoothed the top and then with a toothpick traced the drawing WITHOUT having a picture in front of me (this really PANICKED me!). Thanks to GOD, I finished the drawing (which does not look like The Rock at all!!)Then I piped a crazy design border as part of the cake on the sides (basket-weaved already) have been messed up. Cake was finished twenty minutes to 4 o'clock. It's posted here, the lady liked it but good Lord...I don't wish this stress to no one. icon_cry.gificon_cry.gif cry: icon_surprised.gificon_surprised.gificon_surprised.gificon_redface.gificon_redface.gif



wow!! you got paid 200.00 for the barbie cake! that is sooo cool!!!
Its a beautiful cake! how did you get her face to look like that?
What is the size? is there a filling?
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I buy the plastic Barbie that is sold for this purpose and glue it to the cake, then decorate it. I usually fill these cakes, but this one I didn't. I figured the sheet cake was fille with Bavarian creme. It took the whole sleeve!! By the way, the lady who ordered these cakes, used to be an at home baker like me and she gave me $25 tip AND thanked me for giving her these prices....????? Very nice lady! I wish I could met her one of these days (we've only spoke over the phone and the check was mailed to me last week).
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