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post #16 of 28
Your cake came out really great. I was laughing as I read you story, it reminded me of what my son did. I finish his cakes, the two tier ocean cake had this chocolate fish and shells. Every time I came back to the kitchen I could not pin point what was wrong with the cake. Well, my little one did not see me in the kitchen, he looked around and was taking all the chocolate fish and shells I have made. The look on his face when "I gotcha you" was priceless at least I made extra chololate.
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post #17 of 28
I loved the cake and I loved Remy!!!! but what I love most of all, your attitude and great sense of humor!!!!!
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I wish I could handle cake disasters as well as you do!!!!!

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post #18 of 28
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Originally Posted by mgdqueen

Why is it that we obsess over cakes when our children are too young to really appreciate them?! ARGH!



Haha, I used to wonder about this myself, and then tried cake decorating. Now I understand that the challenge and joy of creating a fun cake is often as important for the decorator as receiving it is for the...uh...receiver. I mean, I know DD would have been just as happy with a toy on top of a cupcake from Vons, but gol' darn it I wanted to make that cake! We did see the movie and she loves the book and screams "Remy!" every times she sees an ad or poster, so I wasn't doing it JUST for me lol. But I think the reality is, my daughter was just my excuse to be able to make it icon_smile.gif. I am really impressed by the talented CC'ers who, even if they don't have a cake order or special event, will go ahead and make a cake just for the sheer pleasure of it (and thank goodness they share the pics with us).

As for Remy, I too thought it was funny that even with all of that abuse, he still can't seem to wipe that grin off his face icon_lol.gif .
post #19 of 28
Oh man!
I think it looked great before the fondant fell off! I am out of the country so have no idea what this movie is about only that it is Disney.... therefore I've also seen no commercials... but I think before and AFTER it looks wonderful!! I am so impressed with the mouse/rat? You'll have to post instrustions on how you made him!
I'm sure one we return to the US I'll be making something from this showicon_smile.gif
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post #20 of 28
Oh ceshell, your story told the way you did, I had to keep scrolling, you could truly write a novel, I was on the edge of my chair the whole time! I think it's absolutely an adorable cake, and it looked yummy-----the main thing is that that little one of yours liked it.........and Remy is adorable.....even without all his appendages! Yep, we want to kill ourselves over cakes for family to try that new challenge.........that's why with 4 of 7 kids having bdays in December, I get to the 17th, my oldest DD's birthday, and she wants ice cream cake from Dairy Queen.........Bless her dear heart! icon_twisted.gif
post #21 of 28
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Seriously you are all the best. thumbs_up.gif

I don't have directions on how to do Remy because I really just molded him by hand, but anyone who is interested in some of the specific steps/techniques I used, feel free to PM me and I'll be happy to share.

Luvscakes, you should definitely go to the Ratatouille website and view some of the little clips from this film - our whole family viewed the site and it's what made us want to see the movie. I made my hubby swear not to take our DD without me! http://disney.go.com/disneypictures/ratatouille/ . The clips are so fun to watch.
post #22 of 28
Awe! Im glad you kept your spirits up. I think I would probably have cried then attempted to do something to it. But it all worked out in the end and your cake and Remy turned out great! Im sure we have all had similiar type problems. Mine most of the time is a two year old that has a gumpaste/fondant fedish and will steal my figures while drying! Try salvaging a Scooby with no head, no tail and gummy, slobbery body!!! Not!
post #23 of 28
Great save! You handled that really well. Congratulations on it, I think it was adorable. In both of it's lives. icon_wink.gif

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post #24 of 28
I think that was the most sad but amusing story I've read - you're very brave to share it with us and I congratulate you on making such a difficult cake - they always make it look easy but I don't think I've ever really seen instructions for covering tall cakes. I've come to the conclusion they are probably covered in a large kitchen with many 'slaves' to pull together to make it work cause its sure hard when you're on your own! I'd have one suggestion - I have found that putting less crumb coating directly onto the cake makes the fondant adhere better. Also put two layers of fondant on - it doesnt matter what the first layer looks like as this will just make it easier for the second and top layer of fondant to adhere to itself and more likely to stay on! This is how I make them. Good luck, Leonie, Brisbane, Australia
post #25 of 28
Oh, such a cute cake indeed and you told the story quite well!
Love the pictures!

jscakes
post #26 of 28
Oh the cake looks just amazing. Your awsome! Sorry for the disaster but we all have our days. you really did do an amazing job.
post #27 of 28
I am so sorry this happened, it did AND still does look great though.
post #28 of 28
I agree with everybody else. It really did look great in the end. Without the before and after, we never would have know it was supposed to look otherwise.

What REALLY made me laugh, though, is the picture with Remy lying on the plate. You said Remy's revenge, right? Looks to me like he's ROFLHAO!
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