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Just made the UGLIEST CAKE EVER!!! (vent)

post #1 of 32
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LOL!! I have a cake due tomorrow, for a place I sell to regularly, and I had big plans for this cake!! It was going to be my masterpiece! It's a sheetcake, supposed to only be for 20 people, but they changed it to 50 at the last minute....I was going to ice it in blue, put a picket fence on it, and cover it with beautiful BC flowers.......that's what I was going to do!!

Instead, I airbrushed it blue, put "lattice" all over it, and tried to cover it with flowers. Only, none of the colours I mixed turned out right, they are horrible. The cake now looks so gawdy, I have no idea what I'm going to say when I drop it off tomorrow....AARGH!!!

So frustrating when things like this happen...my husband told me it was "original"...we all know what that means! LOL!!!
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post #2 of 32
I have those days too i just don't take pics of those cakes and no one could ever prove that i made the cake....lol


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post #3 of 32
I just went and took a look in your photo's and all of your cakes are great... I'm sure this cake is just as good as any of the others you have made.

Original, unique, different are not always a bad thing icon_smile.gif

Besides we are our own worst critic's at the best of times.

Any chance you might want to post a pic of it? Would love to see it icon_smile.gif
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post #4 of 32
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LOL!! Thanks for the compliments, but this one is really brutal....I'll take a pic of it, and post it tomorrow...tune in then for a good laugh!! LOL!
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post #5 of 32
I'd love to see a pic!
post #6 of 32
awww, Jane, I HATE it when that happens! I'm sure it's not that bad though. Like MizzLizzy said, we are our own worst critic. That's a really great idea you had, I love the picket fence idea! *hugs*
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post #7 of 32
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Ok guys, here it is!! My Mom just told me it's lovely!! LOL!! I have no idea how I'm going to deliver this, and get out of the building before they open it.....nevermind charging money for it!! I just hate it when I can't make what's in my head come out on cake! I blame watching Lost while decorating! icon_wink.gif
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post #8 of 32
"When good cakes go bad...." Seriously, I think you're just too close to the project to be objective. You see in your mind what you wanted it to be, and then are disappointed with the reality. In truth, you shouldn't be ashamed of this cake at all.
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the realist adjusts the sails.
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post #9 of 32
I think its pretty. Shows off your flower skills, and we all know, non-cake people are impressed with what we think are disasters.
Don't sweat it, and don't be too hard on yourself.
We are all our own worst critics!!
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post #10 of 32
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LOL!! Thanks guys! I was thinking of starting a CC Cake Wrecks thread, this being the opening number.....What a way to wreck a day, huh? I hate that I have to deliver this....

GeminiRJ - "when good cakes go bad..." LMAO!!! This one went seriously wrong!! I only hope people are wearing dark glasses!!!
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post #11 of 32
FWIW - I think your husband and mother are BOTH right. It is both original AND lovely. You are the only one who saw the image in your head, so we all would think that the end result is what it was supposed to look like. I really think it looks good and would't be ashamed to deliver that cake. Chin up, my friend....chin up!
post #12 of 32
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Thanks jammjenks....I'm heading out any minute, and actually have nervous butterflies about the delivery....I'll be glad when it's over, I wish I'd had the time to scrape it off and redo it....oh well, I'll just have to redeem myself next week, unless they cancel after today!!
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post #13 of 32
It will be fine! I know you aren't happy with this cake, and I understand 100%. I made a cell phone cake for a friend's daughter last weekend. Colors were pink and lime green. I was going to do the phone in lime green, the buttons and accents in pink. Changed my mind at the last minute and made the phone pink, buttons lime green. Which meant mixing up a lot more pink than I had planned. I knew that pinks can intensify over time, but crossed my fingers and proceeded. The cake went in the fridge a nice color pink...came out the next day HOT, SHOCKING PINK. It was an eye-popper that made me cringe when her husband came to pick it up. At least you took a picture of your cake...I wanted no proof whatsoever that the cake I made had ever existed! So I understand how you feel. But I'm guessing they'll love the cake!
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the optimist expects it to change;
the realist adjusts the sails.
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the realist adjusts the sails.
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post #14 of 32
i'd still eat the cake! heheeh i love purple flowers.. it looks delicious you know! they'll change their minds once they eat a piece of it. icon_smile.gif
post #15 of 32
I think it looks really nice.
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