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I don't want to deliver my wedding cake this afternoon!

post #1 of 38
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Because it looks quite a bit different than the magazine cake it was to be based on icon_cry.gif . It is Cinderella's castlesque and the magazine cake has much taller towers than my version (even though I followed the instruction to the t!). I tried to make taller towers but they kept sagging and cracking during drying, plus I don't think they would have survived the journey (the ones I have are solid and secure). The castle sits on top of a cloud which in the magazine looks cloudy & voluminous, mine looks like a white lumpy mountain!

I fear I missed the mark with this one and that my B&G will hate it (they are Disney obsessives). I know I have to walk into the reception looking confident, but I just don't feel it, what do I do?

BTW my OH thinks my castle actually looks better than the magazine one, but I disagree (and yes, the B&G will remember the magazine cake, she made me scan and send the picture to her when they signed the contract!).
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post #2 of 38
Can you post both pictures on here? I'm sure it looks great. All your cakes do.
post #3 of 38
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I won't be taking a photo of mine until it's set up at the venue, then I'll post them both later.
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post #4 of 38
Remember that you can not match another cake exactly. Everyone has their own style of decorating and that alone will make a difference. I am sure it looks just as good as the pic does. We are our own worst critics ya know. Good luck and post a pic.
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post #5 of 38
I'm sure it's beautiful even if it doesn't exactly match the magazine (who can do that anyway, we can't even match our own cakes exactly each time). All of your cakes posted here are great, you are probably being too hard on yourself.
post #6 of 38
I'm sure it's beautiful.....just remember those cake in mags are air brushed pictures....that's why they look so perfect....I'm sure they will love the cake
post #7 of 38
forget airbrushing and all that, most of those cakes aren't even real. If this one was sculpted, then yea maybe it was real cake but I doubt it was for an actual event so they didn't care how long it sat out while they decorated it for a week.
I'm sure you're just being too hard on yourself, i'd love to see it as well. Hopefully you'll feel better about it after its out of your hands.
post #8 of 38
Remember these words when you take your next cake order:
"Thank you for the picture. However, I do not copy cakes. Someone worked long and hard to create that specific cake for their customer and they are the only person that can really duplicate it. I would like the opportunity to do the same for you. If you can tell me the elements of the cake that you like most I will incorporate something similar into my design".

I've used similar words for 11 years and have never lost an order because I wouldn't copy a cake design.

HTH
post #9 of 38
I just looked at your photos...and your cakes are beautiful! I am sure you are insecure...and it may not look like the picture. But, if you kept up to your standard quality of work...they will love it!! It may be a lil' different, but they will be just as happy with it...if not more!

Do you mind posting the picture of the cake you are trying to replicate....I am at a loss in the visualization department. icon_smile.gif
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post #10 of 38
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Attached is the photo of the original design and here is mine:

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1293822.html

The wedding planner didn't seemed impressed and when I said that I hoped they liked it she said 'so do I' in a worried tone. The colour changes were by request of the B&G and it's built onto a board rather than the cake itself because they wanted to keep the castle as a keepsake.
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post #11 of 38
Honestly, I like your version better. Your castle came out beautiful. I'm sure they were very happy when they saw it.
post #12 of 38
I think it looks great. In my opinion, looking back and forward between the two....your spires are more proportional!
post #13 of 38
I think it turned out great! That wedding planner was just trying to a 'tough guy'. I think you did great...keep us updated on the B&G's response. icon_smile.gif
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post #14 of 38
Me too, I like yours better!! maybe your mind was just set to come up with an exactly replica, but good thing you didn't!! honestly I think the original cake turrets are way to tall and pointy...yours are perfect! I wish some day I could make a castle like yours!
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post #15 of 38
I totally agree with the previous posts - I like yours better. I would be very surprised if the B&G aren't thrilled with your cake. Great job!
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