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post #1 of 10
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i made this for a very good friend at work as a thank you for just being her (and her 2 yr old had just seen madagascar ). i made it 4 times and fully decorated it twice!! the first time i took it from the pan it cracked a quick repair and i kept working.i ws almost through when i noticed the crack had returned!another repair and i started to finish the mane when the cake fell into 3 pieces!!i had to go to work so i gave upfor then.when i came home i started again and the cake fell not once ut twice!! i had had enough and went to bed( it was 3:30 am).i gave it another shot in the am and every thing went perfect!! i was afraid of the cake by now though and didn't put a dowel in the head area to stabilize( it was a lamb pan trimed down). it made it all the way to work(30 miles and 2 dirt roads)ut collapsed when i put it in her car!! i almost cried right there but let go a few choice words for that lion .. she said it tasted great though.. thank God!! icon_rolleyes.gif
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IF THE WORLD DIDN'T SUCK...WE'D ALL FALL OFF!!
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IF THE WORLD DIDN'T SUCK...WE'D ALL FALL OFF!!
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post #2 of 10
Oh I am soooooo sorry! How utterly frustrating! icon_cry.gif
Deborah
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Deborah
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post #3 of 10
Aw, I'm sorry icon_sad.gif It looks like you did an incredible job too. That must be so dissapointing.
post #4 of 10
I unfortunately know how you feel! I had a similar disaster recently. I'll have to post pictures and tell my story!

At least it tasted good!

Debbie
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 #5 of 10
I'm so sorry that happened to you! I can only imagine how it must feel.. I've had nightmares of things like that happening to me too ... It looked like you really did a wonderful job on it too... I'm sure it was the thought that counted anyway and I'm sure your friend love the thought and the cake icon_smile.gif
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Cheryl a/k/a ntertayneme (n-ter-tayne-me)
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post #6 of 10
Ugh! So sorry! I'm glad it tasted great. Looks like it was an awesome cake.
Birthdays are just nature's way of telling us to eat more cake.
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Birthdays are just nature's way of telling us to eat more cake.
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post #7 of 10
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thanks ya'll for the nice comments. she liked it and even ordered another type of cake later so i guess it could have been much worse. knock wood icon_smile.gif haha
IF THE WORLD DIDN'T SUCK...WE'D ALL FALL OFF!!
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post #8 of 10
OMG, i feel so bad for you. at lease you it was still edible. i bet it looked so good! lol
Up to this day, my children have stollen a peice of every finished cake!!!
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Up to this day, my children have stollen a peice of every finished cake!!!
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post #9 of 10
Question, when making a stand-up cake, do you combine pound cake with your regular cake recipe or mix? It really helps to keep it firm. When I do a stand-up, I always tell my customers that I would prefer to put the 'stand-up' on a sheet cake, because I use pound cake in the mix and it will make the cake a little dry...they usually agree to the plan.
post #10 of 10
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yeah i make all my stand ups with my grandmas recipe pound cake. but hers is very moist. thak ya'll for the complimets though..
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