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post #46 of 158
I would make sure to dry off the hot spatula before you actually touch it to the cake. If the water is hot enough it will keep the heat without any water touching the icing. Good luck..I know how you feel, I always have at least one disaster per cake...Personally what I would do, which is probably wrong, is put the cake in the fridge for about an hour to get some distance then take it from there.
post #47 of 158
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G-Rho

I would normally do that do but the cake is 4.5 feet by 2.5 feet wide. I don't have a fridge big enough! LOL!

I will try to post some pics of this disaster!
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post #48 of 158
how come this stuff never happens in the winter! all of outdoors is your fridge then...well it is in OH anyway! Good luck..
post #49 of 158
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LOL! Yeah it would have been perfect in the winter! It's been very hot here too lately and I am wondering if that is the reason some of this stuff is happening!
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post #50 of 158
The only difference I've noticed when I use a hot spatula is that the icing gets a little shiny, but it goes away after a little bit. Do dry off the spatula. Dip in hot water, wipe dry, smooth cake, wipe clean, dip and repeat. I either stand by my sink and use the running hot water or if I'm further away I boil some water in a measuring cup and use that.
post #51 of 158
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Here I am so far.........I need all the help I can get!!!!!!! icon_cry.gificon_cry.gif

Don't think I'll be advertising with this one! icon_cry.gif
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post #52 of 158
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here's another pic
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post #53 of 158
It really doesn't look that bad, the map looks great.

I would work on smoothing the white section out a little more.

Do you have anything else that has to go on besides the borrders?
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post #54 of 158
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The rest of the map and I was going to leave it as it was except for trying to get it smoother of course, but I wasn't going to add borders maybe I should? I can't get the icing smoother AAAAGGGHHH!! Why did I think I could do this cake????!!!!?!?!?!?!?
The colored parts on the map are made with Wilton's buttercream recipe and the whole cake was covered in a non crusting icing. It tastes a lot better but it has never given me this much grief! I don't know how else I can cover up this mess! It's not like I can start over, they need it by 1:30pm tomorrow.

What do I do???
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post #55 of 158
I would add the rest of the map. Definitely add some borders, something simple, not fancy shells and such.

It seems that once you get the rest of the map on there, there will not be a lot of white showing, so I really wouldn't worry about that part of it.
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post #56 of 158
As crazy as this sounds... Take the rest of the night off and smooth it in the morning =) Ok.. so That really is crazy.. the rest of the night? what am i thinking... how bout a couple of hours? Sometimes frustration just makes it worse. Go enjoy the family and come back with a new look at the project =)

You can do it, it will turn out perfect!

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post #57 of 158
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I don't know what I was thinking.......I thought you meant borders around each province...I am putting a border around the whole cake. Boy I must be tired!

I would love to take the rest of the night off LOL! I think I will take your advice and take my son out for supper (because this cake has taken over my kitchen) and then get back to it. I'm going to be so embarrased to deliver this cake......
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post #58 of 158
Good! Have a good time with your son and when you come back you won't know why you were getting frustrated with it =) It will be easier icon_smile.gif *Hugs to make it better*

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post #59 of 158
Are you kidding me?! You should DEFINATELY be advertising with that cake. The map looks great so far & I'm sure it will look fabulous once it's finished & the borders are on. Your Provincial flags look FANTASTIC!! Nobody is going to notice the smoothing of the white icing unless you are pointing it out to them or they have their nose right up to the cake!!
If you still think it's noticeable when you're done what about writing "Happy 139th Birthday Canada" in big letters to take some of the blank space away?

HOnestly gibson it looks wonderful! You should be proud of undertaking this huge task & doing a great job on it. I can't wait to see the finished cake!
post #60 of 158
This is a last minute thought, but if the icing still isn't smooth enough, you could possibly use the blue 'spray color' on top of the white. I've seen it done to look like the ocean. That would take care of 3 sides of the cake. Maybe someone can go and pick it up at the grocery store for you? Whatever you decide, I'm sure it will turn out great! We are all rooting for you!!
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