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Are you embarassed?

post #1 of 46
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Do you ever do a cake and then think, that is the ugliest thing I have ever done? Are you embarassed to say that you did that cake? I did a cake for a friends daughter. It was Hannah Montana, and I was so embarrassed, I did not want to claim that cake. Have any of you ever felt that way. I didnt even post it on here, I was so embarrassed! LOL, I am a dork! I have very low confidence, everyone loved the cake, but my eye sees so much more than what they saw!!!
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When I got to OSSAS, I didn't want to take my elephant out of the box (it's in my photos). I see all of the these gorgeous and I have a 30" tall ELEPHANT! What was I thinking?! icon_cry.gif

Edited to add: Many years ago when I first started making cakes, a co-worker asked me to make a cake for her dad with dynamite on it (he was an explosives expert). We didn't work with fondant or gumpaste then and I couldn't think of what to do so I drew this sad looking firecracker that was popping on the front. I could do soooo much better now. Even though that was probably 17 years ago, I would love to make her a new cake now and it would be soooo much better. icon_redface.gif
post #3 of 46
Yes of course. I've always consoled myself with the fact that all the evidence gets eaten..until

With all this internet stuff I had some folks say, "Hey when you gonna put it on the web site."

"Aghhh, web site???" I said, sucking all the air out of the room.

Busted!

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if you had your own tv show what would be your favorite commercial/sponsor

i think i'd like ghirardelli and hershey for starters...

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post #4 of 46
Yes. My niece-to-be's wedding shower. It was a simple sheet cake and I forgot to put the decorative foil on the cake board (how the heck do you forget that!!! icon_confused.gif ) So you can see a big grease stain going all the way around the cake! icon_cry.gif
post #5 of 46
Yes! and those are always the people that really really want to see their cake on your website!

The bad thing is, the more well known you are- the harder it becomes. People expect "WOW" cakes from you, then when you do one lousy cake- or even just an OK cake that was exactly what the customer ordered, and they are sooo dissappointed. It's horrifying!

That reminds me- I need to go take some old cakes off my site- they really embarass me!
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post #6 of 46
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LOL. Thanks you guys. It is nice to know that I am not the only one out there!
post #7 of 46
This happened to me once as the result of my first (and so far only--knock on wood) cake disaster. I was up working late on a wedding cake for a friend of a friend... short version is I dropped all four tiers at about 2:30am the morning of the wedding. I had to re-bake and decorate the entire cake at 3am... as we all know baking and decorating (4 tiers, no less) in one day (in a few hours, to boot) is never a formula for success. I didn't even take a picture it was so bad. The bride loved it, she just sent me a pic of it and has referred a ton of people my way... I will NEVER show anyone that picture. It's horrendous.
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post #8 of 46
Hahaha I did a Barney cake a couple of months ago from a bear pan (the customer had brought in an exactly desired picture) and tho I trimmed some... he just looked very strange. I had insisted on fondant but later realized the old wilton star method probably would have been better. I made my barista hand it to the customer... and the child with the customer laughed and said "Barney looks retarded!" lol well... you can't win em all. Wish I would have taken a pic for cakewrecks!
post #9 of 46
I have several photos that have been removed from my site or portfolio. Its so funny because when I made them, I was so proud icon_redface.gif I'm sure after another 10-15 years of doing this I'll look back on my cakes from this year and cringe.
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Don't put the key to your happiness in someone else's pocket.

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post #10 of 46
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Originally Posted by PinkZiab

... short version is I dropped all four tiers at about 2:30am the morning of the wedding.



icon_surprised.gif Oh. My. Gawd. You poor thing! I can't imagine ... I just can't imagine not shooting myself if that happened! icon_eek.gif
post #11 of 46
I just did one this week, and I was pretty much in tears. I wanted a big sign that told everyone the story of all the troubles I had with it so they would understand why it looked that way.

Long story short, now it is the most viewed and most "favorites" cake in my gallery! Go figure! icon_rolleyes.gif
post #12 of 46
Yeah I have a few cakes that I would rather have not claimed as my own. I have to admit that the farther along in my pregnancy I get, the worse my cakes are starting to look! Only family stuff till after he arrives.

The last cake I did, I hated, was EMBARRASSED! They loved it. My DH says I am way to hard on myself. But I still want a do over!!!!
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post #13 of 46
I am so with you all! I look back at some cakes I did a few years ago and cringe.

Sometimes after Im done with a cake, I look at it like "what on earth is that". Other people think they look nice but all I see are flaws, flaws, flaws!

I think thats pretty normal though.

You are your own biggest critic.
post #14 of 46
We should have a gallery specially dedicated to our embarrassing secrets. I could contribute a few... icon_biggrin.gif
post #15 of 46
I did one that I hated while I was doing it. My wishy-washy client didn't know what she wanted, so at my last resort I said "what does your napkins and plates look like maybe we can replicate". She went to the dollar store and found the ugliest...tackiest napkins she could find for her sons 1st birthday party. So by then, she wanted to do the napkin idea.

Basically it was a napkin with a number 1 in all these funky colors and patterns from top to bottom, and I had to replicate this in a 2-d #1 cake.

I was so horrified and wanted to change the design when I was decorating but kept saying to myself "this is what the client wants". I did 24 cupcakes for free with a yellow/green swirl to make the whole display look better.

I hate..HATED that cake and got rid of ALL the evidence.

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