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post #286 of 415

I can't believe I'm about to ask for attention for this monstrosity, but like all addictions, the first step is admitting you are powerless before buttercream...

 

so I made this cake last year for a friend and drove it from San Diego to Yuma Arizona. It was actually fine until we crossed into Yuma, then it just started to melt! We rushed to the venue (a private home) only to find there was no refrigeration. Slowly, inevitably, everything just drooped or fell off the cake. My rough icing technique turned spongy and the colors morphed from delicate to morbid. Finally, the cake itself started to break apart. Not the supports, mind you, the actual cake was unable to maintain it's own structure. I've delivered cakes in heat before, but there is something aggressively damaging about the Arizona heat...

 

In the end I had to beg the bride to serve the cake before it collapsed completely. On an upside, it was completely room temperature, and very MOIST. Haha!

 

 

roughly reassembled, even in the air conditioning I couldn't keep it together. it's already tipping dangerously to one side. Oh and the flowers which were made of individual petals were the first to go. they are just stuck back on the cake with huge blobs of BC holding them together. 

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like a faded bloom, it was pretty...once *snort*

 

*edited* In hindsight I realize that I should have taken it down to two tiers, frosted it smooth and covered it with flowers from the grocery store. the rest could have been served as kitchen cakes. 

post #287 of 415

This is the first fondant covered cake I ever made. I really had absolutely no clue whatsoever what I was doing and did the crumbcoat with a butterknife! 

 

post #288 of 415

Although I don't have pictures of it handy, mine was a 3-tiered fondant covered wedding cake with fresh roses.  Very simple, or so you think-grins.  It was for a friend's wedding and I was doing it as a gift for them.  Unfortunately, my husband was also in the hospital for what turned out to be colon cancer.  (He is fine now, thank goodness)

 

I had to transport it 60 miles up a bumpy winding mountain road in my Toyota Matrix.  It had been in the 60's the entire week before, but on this day, the weather decided to warm up to 90.  By the time I got it up there, the layers were sliding and collapsing.  I tried to assemble it the best I could (No local bakeries around) and I covered it in roses.  It held out long enough to get a picture and serve.  It looked pretty covered in roses, but it wasn't what they wanted.  I offered to refund them their money and make another cake for them for free, but they said no.

 

They did say the cake was delicious though.  French vanilla cake with lemon curd and blackberry filling.  I was so embarrassed.

 

In retrospect, I think my fondant was too thick and the weight of it caused the layers to collapse.  I know better now.  We learn from our mistakes, and I will chalk that one up to experience.

post #289 of 415

I found my old pictures! You are in for a treat!

 

 

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post #290 of 415

That Wonder Woman cake just makes me so happy, I kind of love it... hehe.
Your poor hand must have been dead after all those stars!

 

You should do one now, and do a before and after kind of deal :)

post #291 of 415

I love your Wonder Woman! ;) Although, she does look a little like Jabba the Hutt's daughter... good grief, it's not as bad as my first cake. I tried to sculpt a volcano for my son's birthday, it turned out like a mound of brown frosting. (With marshmallow clouds and red candy melt lava..wasn't I clever) :-t

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post #292 of 415
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That Wonder Woman cake just makes me so happy, I kind of love it... hehe.
Your poor hand must have been dead after all those stars!

 

You should do one now, and do a before and after kind of deal :)

YES, my hand was dead! I remember that. I know I was awful clever to pipe the rope, and hair, and breast plate, though! It looks so much better than stars, too, lol.

 

Maybe I can get my daughter order one for her 10th birthday ;-)

 

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I love your Wonder Woman! ;) Although, she does look a little like Jabba the Hutt's daughter... good grief, it's not as bad as my first cake. I tried to sculpt a volcano for my son's birthday, it turned out like a mound of brown frosting. (With marshmallow clouds and red candy melt lava..wasn't I clever) :-t

Yeah, no neck, at all! I bet that looked like poop, literally. hahaha Do you have a picture you can share with us? lol!

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post #293 of 415
Anna I think there Is just a lovely cake gem sitting right next to that wonder woman and I for one would love to know if you have pics of that :p.
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post #294 of 415
I have plenty of bad cakes lol. But this one I made after I learned. Soooo mayne it was stress lol. This is my daughter's smash cake for her first birthday
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Anna I think there Is just a lovely cake gem sitting right next to that wonder woman and I for one would love to know if you have pics of that :p.

HAHAHAHAHAA!!!!!!!!!!! That cake is awesome, lol, lemme see.....

I was really proud of that cake...sniff! I had the grace to be embarrassed over the Wonder Woman cake, but at time, this shark cake made me proud! It is a wonder Mold, with the hump (from baking it) cut off and placed on top, to make the pointy "nose" of the shark.

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post #296 of 415
it was indeed a cake disaster. But my little cousin randy (whose 6'4") loved it for his birthday present. He has autism and he expresses himself a lot by quoting movies. Three stooges is omenof his favorites.
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Yeah, no neck, at all! I bet that looked like poop, literally. hahaha Do you have a picture you can share with us? lol!

A poo explosion!! I have pictures somewhere...that was before I had a digital camera!! :-D

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post #298 of 415
"hells kitchen"cake. Made for my other little cousin (who is also 6foot something). They always have joint birthday parties and I've made their cakes for as longas I could bake :p
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"hells kitchen"cake. Made for my other little cousin (who is also 6foot something). They always have joint birthday parties and I've made their cakes for as longas I could bake :p

Is that a beer can at the bottom of the photo? :duh:

post #300 of 415
Man, these cakes are awesome! Yet, *nothing* compared to my parents' pancake height anniversary cake. Still can't find a picture.
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