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post #1 of 50
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It is a real disaster and it started out so right. Any othe time my mmf is perfect, but not today when it is so important to be perfect. I was making a car cake for my grandsons birthday tomorrow. When I finally did get fondant on it, it looks like big foot sat on it....the front window looks flat....my support system underneath failed, I think I made the cake too big, so its not supporting much........I am disgusted....I guess my husband is right, its way out of my area of expertise.........I can only make a nornal cake nothing fancy, and now my grandson has a crappy cake tomorrow. I think I am very depressed. icon_cry.gif
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post #2 of 50
He'll love any cake that his grandmother made with love. For my son, that is the most important ingredient. icon_smile.gif

I'm sure he'll be happy.

Sorry that this happened....
post #3 of 50
I made a race car cake that I think came out very nice and all of your cakes look awesome and way better than any of mine so I know you are talented enough to do a car cake. thumbs_up.gif I bet it was just one of those bad cake days, and your grandson is going to love it!
post #4 of 50
no offense to DH, but don't ever let ANYONE tell you that anything is out of your relm of expertise. Your cakes are incredible and just because something didn't work out the first time doesn't mean you cannot do it. Look...have you ever watched the cake challenges on Food Network? Have you ever heard them say that "when they did the test run cake". They can't just come in and do something willey nilley without a practice run to see how it will go and so we shouldn't think it would work out for us every time the first time either.
post #5 of 50
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I think the problem was that I made the car too big........I wore myself out trying to roll the mmf out large enough to cover it.......then its almost as if it was too heavy and it flattened the car.......I will try and attach a pic so you can have a good laugh....my hubby just told me alot of love went into the cake and my grandson will love it .....I think I don't know what to think....I am so disappointed....and I don't think I can fix it.
post #6 of 50
I don't think it looks that bad. I can see what you are talking about the collapsing, but it isn't nearly like I thought it would be. My husband and I had discussed it (before I saw the pics and we thought it was much worse) that you could rough it up and put a remote control or a big toy truck on it like it was a monster truck ralley and they were crushing the car.
post #7 of 50
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LOL thats funny.................hahaha I am tempted to do that..........but he was pretty specific with his request, so I guess he will have to see that Nanna is not perfect............it will be tough, but he needs to know....LOL.thanks for cheering me up.......if that darn windshield was not flat and you stand 20 feet away....its not too bad haha
post #8 of 50
I think it looks like a cool sports car. Perhaps add some flames or pinstripe details but it reminds me of the sports cars of the 80s. Ignore DH and keep up. Look at all you learned on this car and how much that will help with the next cake. The same things you learned will go forward in all you do. GS will love the cake and be pround of it. I bet he will be telling all his friends "Yea, cool car. My grandma made if for ME!"
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post #9 of 50
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He wanted the white stirpes on top. but at this point I figured it was bad enough and let it alone.
post #10 of 50
May I recommend a good night sleep and in the morning take a look? I don't think it is as bad as you feel it is. I think it may not have turned out as you had planned and it is still a great cake. It is sometimes so sad all we see is what we did wrong and forget to look at what all we did good. I would be proud to have that cake served for my DS at his party and I am sure your GS will be even more so that you made it for him.
yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift, that is why it is called the present. from the movie Kung Fu Panda
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yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift, that is why it is called the present. from the movie Kung Fu Panda
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post #11 of 50
Ok, so I jsut looked at your cakes and it is VEY OBVIOUS that you just had a bad fondant day!!! Kepp your chin up, we all have THOSE days! Your cakes are beautiful!
post #12 of 50
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Thank you all for such nice responses. Yes I sure did have a bad fondant day..........I can't understand what made it fall down like that...I think I made it to big for me to handle it. The foundation under it was clearly not enough...........well I will let you know what he says.......I was hoping there was some way to rescue it, but I think its beyond anything short of magic.
post #13 of 50
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If anyone has any ideas on how to fix the winshield so its not laying down, please let me know asap. TY
post #14 of 50
I think it looks like a sleek sports car! Think Lamborgini! Put some racing stripes on it, he's gonna love it!
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post #15 of 50
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Originally Posted by gailsgoodies

I think it looks like a sleek sports car! Think Lamborgini! Put some racing stripes on it, he's gonna love it!



That is my thought. I could not remember the name of the car! Weren't they big in the 80s?

I can't wait to hear what he says about the cake. I bet he is going to love it!
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