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My first cake disaster!!! Aggghhh!!

post #1 of 52
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I've been making cakes for going on 7 years now and I have never experienced a cake disaster...until now icon_confused.gif .
This was a Curious George cake that I was going to make using Kittysparkles ingenious design method (i dont' know what I did wrong!). Everything was going pretty good and I had the monkey all done and the handpainting on the sides, all I needed to do were the borders and finishing touches. So I'm sitting on the sofa 9:30 at night eating popcorn and sipping some champagne...nice little buzz going icon_rolleyes.gif and I hear this soft PLOP sound; my husband and I look at each other and I say "I know exactly what that was...George!" Sure enough the weight of his head had pulled off the cake and taken the entire corner of the cake with it! icon_surprised.gif I couldn't even panic I just set to work on fixing it...didn't know how I was going to but eventually I achieved success...2 HOURS LATER icon_eek.gif . Needless to say I was sober in an instant! I'm just glad I didnt' find it that way in the morning...they were picking it up at 11. Here are some photos:
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post #2 of 52
All I can say is WELL DONE!
That is one fantastic patch up job...haha!

What a great finished product! I bet you were REALLY gulping (ER, uh... sipping) champagne after that one was finished.

(Sidenote: Loved your dialogue...so funny!!)
post #3 of 52
WOW!!!!! How do you save a cake like that!!! You did good at saving your cake I would have just dumbly started over the cake is adorable by the way!!!
post #4 of 52
Ummm, what a save, fantastic, I don't think I would've been able to pull that off nearly as well. On another note, you cake insides look fantastic, so moist. Do you bake from scratch or box? What filling did you use? Looks so YUMMY
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regards from Shanghai, China
Ursula
http://www.flickr.com/photos/shanghai-schroeder/
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post #5 of 52
wow great job.I would be crying but you handled it perfectly!
post #6 of 52
Wow! You are the cake doctor! The cake looks amazing, you really rose to the challenge! Now I know who to PM when I have a cake disaster and don't know how to fix it!! icon_biggrin.gif
post #7 of 52
Nice save!
Hope your day is a piece of cake!
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Hope your day is a piece of cake!
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post #8 of 52
Besides being a great repair job that is one cute cake. Good going all 'round.
post #9 of 52
Discolady,
All I can say is WOW!!!!!!! What a great cake. Nice Job on repair, I would have never recovered from that. Maybe I should take up drinking champagne...LOL.
post #10 of 52
Yes, it's a great cake and fix job, but I'm still fixed on the champagne and popcorn...
hmmmm, interesting combo! icon_biggrin.gif
My son, my soldier, my hero.
God Bless him and keep him safe.
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My son, my soldier, my hero.
God Bless him and keep him safe.
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post #11 of 52
I love this cake!!! It's absolutely adorable!!! You did an amazing job fixing it!
post #12 of 52
You are amazing! I would have sat down and cried for at least 30 minutes before I even tried to fix it. You did a great job. The cake is absolutely adorable! You are truly a Cake Diva!!
Cakes are my escape!
Mom to Alex 8, Max 7, Anna 4, Katie 3 and Ashley due in May.



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Cakes are my escape!
Mom to Alex 8, Max 7, Anna 4, Katie 3 and Ashley due in May.



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post #13 of 52
WOW!!

I can't tell that there was a disaster!! Nice save.
Tina

If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place. ~Nora Roberts
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Tina

If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place. ~Nora Roberts
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post #14 of 52
OMG you really did a great job handling the disaster. I think you did a fab job on the cake. I couldn't tell you what went wrong with the plans. All I can say is your cake turned out beautifully. thank you for including me in your planing on this cake.
post #15 of 52
That is one cute cake! And you did a heck of a job recovering from your disaster!

Very well done!
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