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post #1 of 35
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Hi, I'm new around here and new to cake decorating. Other than a basic two layer cake with buttercream and piping I have not ventured out...until now. Last week I made a mac book cake for my brother's birthday with MMF. It turned out ok. So my confidence was up.

Well, my first attempt at making a carved caked was a total fail! Ha ha. I wanted to make it tapered like a topsy turvy cake. Well, that sorta worked. I used the chocolate WASC and I filled it with a Kahlua mousse and topped it with buttercream. So far, so good (not great, but good)

Then came the modeling chocolate. Sounds simple... 10oz chocolate chips melted, 1/3cup corn syrup. Mix, chill. Mold.

This stuff turned to goo as soon as I touched it. Then it hardened as soon as it hit the cake or I put it down. My original plan for the cake was to have "fondant-type" circles and maybe fondant lollipops or a spider or two. Simple. Cute.

When the modeling chocolate failed I decided to go with it. (Since it was already after midnight and I had work in the morning) It would have taken less time to just make some marshmallow fondant and do it right. So, I used the drippy chocolate to "drip" down the side of my cake. Why? I don't know. It was late. Then I decided I didn't like how the top of the cake looked so I ripped off some of the slime puddles (and cake and icing that had adhered to it) Now I was left with a big hole. Hmmmm, I thought, I should make a stand up ghost.

Word to the wise...NEVER MAKE A CHOCOLATE GHOST!!!!

Now my cake has a giant turd with eyes and a creepy smile. Great. Oh well. It's 1:30 am by now. I go to put it in the outside fridge...It doesn't fit. Solution? Smash the turd down about an inch. Now I have a smashed turd with smooshed eyes and a creepy smile.
This morning I open the fridge to find the cake has cracked around the turd in two places. Oh well, I will either make a bit of marshmallow fondant tonight before the party to make a proper white ghost, or I will serve the turd cake in all its glory.

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post #2 of 35
I'm dying over here right now; thank you so much for such a great laugh so early in the day!!! icon_biggrin.gif
I don't actually think your cake is as bad as you think it is! I was picturing....you know......a LONG TURD!!! LOL!!!
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post #3 of 35
I was reading and expecting something totally different. Your cake doesnt look that bad at all!! Funny story though! Dont you love working on cakes in the middle of the night? jk Ive had many nights like that!! icon_biggrin.gif
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post #4 of 35
Hahaha...It doesn't look like a turd!

That was hilarious though icon_lol.gif
post #5 of 35
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You are all too kind. I guess it does have a sort of charm! One of my co-workers said he looks like Gloppy from Candy Land!
post #6 of 35
It looks cute.

the problem with the chocolate clay is the ratio of chocolate to syrup.

It should be 14 ounces of chocolate to 1/3 cup corn syrup.

or

16 ounces of chocolate to 1/2 cup syrup.
Cake. So many flavors, so little time.
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Cake. So many flavors, so little time.
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post #7 of 35
icon_lol.gif WELCOME ! I wouldnt change a thing Its HALLOWEEN you can create anything you want to Its supposed to be funny ! icon_lol.gif
I think its great ! icon_lol.gificon_razz.gif
post #8 of 35
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Originally Posted by JoAnnB

It looks cute.

the problem with the chocolate clay is the ratio of chocolate to syrup.

It should be 14 ounces of chocolate to 1/3 cup corn syrup.

or

16 ounces of chocolate to 1/2 cup syrup.



Thanks!!! I got my ratio on here somewhere. Oh well. I will know better for next time. I was ready to throw out the idea of modeling chocolate but I will not lose faith!
post #9 of 35
icon_lol.gif Too cute.

Turdster the Friendly Ghost.
post #10 of 35
Seriously -- I was envisioning a cake made to look like dog poop!! It turned out cute. Every cake I make, I end up making similar decisions.. thinking what do I do now? Your cake turned out cute! Serve it in all it's glory!!

P.S. I was laughing so hard, I had to read this to my husband. Keep that sense of humor!!
post #11 of 35
Oh my goodness, that was a totally hilarious story. I was expecting to scroll down to find...well, you know. Instead I find a perfectly cute cake. It looks like a mud or chocolate monster...which is exactly what I would say I was going for if anyone asks!!

It's adorable and you are too funny. Happy Halloween!
Stacy
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post #12 of 35
Yah...I thought we were all being treated to a pic of a turd cake...hee hee. Kudos to you for submitting it too! If you sold this, it could've ended up on cakewrecks.com! icon_biggrin.gif
post #13 of 35
(chanting in a sing song voice) Turd Cake! Turd Cake! Turd Cake!

Serve that turd cake in all it's wrecky glory!
post #14 of 35
ooh saramarie I admire your courage to try something different, after all that is how we end up learning... icon_smile.gif ......I also like your sense of humor. Don't get discouraged and I think your cake came out very cute, just serve it with all its glory and enjoy it. thumbs_up.gif
~~LAURA~~


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~~LAURA~~


Make life as sweet as you can, you only live once, go ahead have some cake.
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post #15 of 35
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Thank you everyone! It will be served with pride today. I guess I should have titled this post "accidental turd cake" he he.
I will keep baking and posting my cakes on here. I am learning so much from all of you!
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