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post #1 of 51
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HELP PLEASE!

This is my first wedding cake and it is such a disaster! I used the garland marker and you can see all the imprints, my string work is atrocious and my roses suck! Please help I have a 10 inch and a 8 inch left to do yet and it's 9:30!!!!!
LL
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post #2 of 51
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Oh yeah forgot to mention it's starting to bulge!! AAAGGGGHHHH!!!

Here's another pic
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post #3 of 51
OK, first of all your roses do not suck. I think they look good. I did see the marks in the string work. Can you go over it and make them just a little thicker?

Second of all....I have never made a wedding cake, nor can I make a rose to save my life! I just wanted to let you know that it's not as bad as you think it is. Walk away from it for a while, then come back. Nobody is going to notice the little "holes" in the cake unless you point them out.
post #4 of 51
Calm down! Your roses look just fine to me. As for the garland marker holes, can you fit the small end of a tapered spatula in there to mudge it together a little? Or what about some extra icing on a toothpick to poke some in to plug it up?

And something I noticed, people who don't normally decorate cakes won't notice the buldge. Your trained eye is used to looking for things like that, I'm sure no one else will notice it, it's not that bad.

Good luck, I hope it turns out okay!

Diana
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post #5 of 51
I think your roses look fantastic! They are all very uniform and I can not do that at all. No one will notice the marks. They will look at the big picture which will be a beautiful wedding cake!
Don't be so hard on yourself. You will feel much better when it is all put together.
Good luck! Be sure to post a picture of your final cake.
post #6 of 51
I'm not that experienced myself, but your roses look wonderful!! You can smooth out the little holes. And I guarantee you....no one will notice the things that you notice. We are usually our worst critics. When I first glanced at the picture, your caked looked wonderful!! The other cakes will look even better!
post #7 of 51
I think it looks beautiful!! Those things are not life or death...you can always repair.

My BC cakes always bulge....haven't figured out the solution to that one yet.

Keep baking, and post final pics!! It's going to look incredible, I promise!!

Ellen
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post #8 of 51
I agree about the roses, they look fine. The holes from marking the stringwork was not noticable to me until I looked for it, and luckily it looks as though you will only be dealing with a slight "bulge" also not as noticable as you think, unless you are specifically looking for these flaws.

If you have used a crusting buttercream icing the holes from the marking should be easily fixable once the icing is crusted, by lightly toughing them with a clean finger tip. If not...don't mention them and they will not be noticed on the finished cake.
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post #9 of 51
I don't think anyone is going to notice the little things unless they do cakes too.
Your roses are beautiful. thumbs_up.gif
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post #10 of 51
I think your roses look great!!! I agree with smoothing out a tad and going over the stringwork with a little larger tip.
I did a wedding cake last week that I totally hated! Couldn't get it smooth to save my life, started to buldge. To make things worse i was a guest at the wedding. No one but me noticed it wasn't perfectly smooth etc. The groom called me monday and asked if he could give my # out. A few people had asked him where he got the the cake from!
We ALWAYS think the worst of our work!!!!!!! I think it looks great!!!!!!
post #11 of 51
I think it looks beautiful. I'm sure no one will notice the any imperfections especially once you get all the layers together. I'm looking forward to seeing the final product.
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post #12 of 51
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That's the problem! It's a tiered cake, not stacked. All I can do is pray the lights are turned down. They aren't having a reception just a dinner at a restaraunt.

I guess my problem is I'm trying to impress them.....but also you guys I'm trying to impress and failing miserably I might add!!! I would love to be in the same league. I know I have to keep practicing and we all have to start somewhere but I look at these beautiful, stunning cakes and dream that I will be as good one day. I definately have the passion, just need the practice!

Thanks for all of the advise!

I will post a pic when it's all set up (hopefully in the dark LOL!)
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post #13 of 51
I would just press down lighty on the holes with a Q-tip. But to me me the cake looks just fine.
post #14 of 51
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That's the problem! It's a tiered cake, not stacked. All I can do is pray the lights are turned down. They aren't having a reception just a dinner at a restaraunt.

I guess my problem is I'm trying to impress them.....but also you guys I'm trying to impress and failing miserably I might add!!! I would love to be in the same league. I know I have to keep practicing and we all have to start somewhere but I look at these beautiful, stunning cakes and dream that I will be as good one day. I definately have the passion, just need the practice!

Thanks for all of the advise!

I will post a pic when it's all set up (hopefully in the dark LOL!)



Keep at it, you'll do fine. I think your roses are great, and as far as the stringwork goes, I had to look twice for the indents. My first wedding cake was awful, but everybody thought it was great. Like someone else said, we are our worst critics. Your cakes look really good, don't stress, you'll do fine.

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post #15 of 51
Sometimes if I've made a cake I think looks dodgy I put a few tea lights around the bottom of it, in pretty glass containers, then light them and suddenly your cake looks a whole lot better. For the record - I don't think your cake or roses look bad at all. I think we all freak out when making our cakes that they look awful. I had a bride cry once when she saw my cake - my stomach sank, it turns out she was crying because she was so happy. What it looks like in your own critical eyes is the very worst - everyone else thinks it looks good.
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