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Originally Posted by emccle

"monkey butt" brown??? is that darker or lighter than warm chocolate?



Exactly!!!!!!!!!!! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif



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post #152 of 184
In our high school home economic rooms we had gas cookers and ovens with a push button to light the gas. In Year 9, I couldn't get the grill lit. After about 10 clicks of the button I bent down to look, pushed the button again and whoosh - all that gas lit along with my "rather large - hairspray filled fringe!"

I thought I was going to be in trouble and didn't want my teacher to know. Unfortunately all she had to do was look at all the smoke coming from my fringe! Aaaaaaaagggggghhhhhhhh - but we thought we were totally cool!
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post #153 of 184
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In our high school home economic rooms we had gas cookers and ovens with a push button to light the gas. In Year 9, I couldn't get the grill lit. After about 10 clicks of the button I bent down to look, pushed the button again and whoosh - all that gas lit along with my "rather large - hairspray filled fringe!"

I thought I was going to be in trouble and didn't want my teacher to know. Unfortunately all she had to do was look at all the smoke coming from my fringe! Aaaaaaaagggggghhhhhhhh - but we thought we were totally cool!
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You LIGHT UP my life! (literally!)

LOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!!!
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post #154 of 184
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i've gone crazy~ but it keeps me from going insane! heheheh
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i've gone crazy~ but it keeps me from going insane! heheheh
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post #155 of 184
OP: Sorry this happened to you. I hope you have moved on. Keep your chin up.....NOBODY is perfect. Thank you for sharing this valuable lesson, as a newbie I have learned a lot from it.
If you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you will say to your mountain, "MOVE!" and it WILL move...NOTHING will be impossible for YOU!
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If you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you will say to your mountain, "MOVE!" and it WILL move...NOTHING will be impossible for YOU!
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post #156 of 184
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Had to check in and look at my year book. Big hair ring a bell? So many Madonna look a likes, the 80's questioned everything in terms of taste.



I thought the 70s did that!



70's was Farrah Fawcett (and yeah, I DID look hot with Farrah hair!).
post #157 of 184
in a year I haven't hardly posted at all and now I've posted three 3 times, this story just really struck a nerve I guess. I thought people posted there problems on here to vent and get encouragement and suggestions to help you out next time, but there are so many negative comments. If we don't like something shouldn't we keep that to ourselves. As my mom taught me "if you don't have anything nice to say...." I just feel worse for the op now having been berated by the MOB and fellow CCers. as cake decorators don't we see our own flaws enough not to have them pointed out. My cakes aren't all beauties as I'm self taught and really new at this but no one ever talks about how they taste? my cakes tatste good and I'm sure so did some of the cake disasters. Thank you for letting me vent now. icon_wink.gif doesn't anyone care how they taste? hehe
post #158 of 184
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Originally Posted by tararenee29

in a year I haven't hardly posted at all and now I've posted three 3 times, this story just really struck a nerve I guess. I thought people posted there problems on here to vent and get encouragement and suggestions to help you out next time, but there are so many negative comments. If we don't like something shouldn't we keep that to ourselves. As my mom taught me "if you don't have anything nice to say...." I just feel worse for the op now having been berated by the MOB and fellow CCers. as cake decorators don't we see our own flaws enough not to have them pointed out. My cakes aren't all beauties as I'm self taught and really new at this but no one ever talks about how they taste? my cakes tatste good and I'm sure so did some of the cake disasters. Thank you for letting me vent now. icon_wink.gif doesn't anyone care how they taste? hehe



Lol.. of course we care how they taste icon_smile.gif I think the comments regarding the OP's cake was more in terms of the fact that it looked rushed and that she did not spend enough time fixing things that could easily be fixed (such as a more even ribbon line). I think if she had time she would have fixed the issues, yet was too booked and did not have enough time (assumption). The lesson learned here is to not over extend yourself. I sadly learned that lesson a few months ago and now I'm a little too cautious and overestimate how much time it takes.. lol icon_confused.gif

When someone is paying top dollar for a cake, the purchaser is expecting a cake of quality, not a sloppy one in comparison to their other cakes. If you look at the OP's cakes, she has great talent and all the ones I saw seemed to be more detail oriented than the cake that was refused by the MOB.

Regardless of that, the MOB acted with absolutely no class and there is no excuse for her behavior. On the other hand, the OP has shown nothing but class in this discussion as well as her actions in regards to the incident. She deserves props.
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post #159 of 184
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icon_biggrin.gif I am OK now, I have a bit more time ( only 2 specialty cakes and sheet cakes this week)and feel the need to extend the details of that day.
I have to admit it is my fault, it was slightly rushed, and more over, I had an extern I allowed to do a few tiers while I worked on other things, so SHAME on me TWICE!! I am supposed to train my extern and keep a close eye on progress or lack there of, no I am not trying to shift blame at all (HONESTLY) icon_redface.gif Truly most of my cakes are very scrutinized and from here on will be more so.
The cake flavor was spot on it was made from scratch as are the fillings and frostings as well as the fondant.
I do have to say the ribbon was wider than it should have been, however if I had been a professional and paid the type of attention I should have at the very least I could have extended each tier 1/2" or more and it may have looked better.
I do have to say even counting years back this is the ugliest cake I have ever made and will do my best to forget about it quickly.
I truly appreciate the opportunity to belong to a group like this that cares as much about cake and quality as I generally do.
Thanks again.
post #160 of 184
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Doug: the "EEK -- what were we thinking?!?!?!" factor grows every decade!

Are you by any chance referring to the BROWN tuxes that my husband and the ushers wore at our 1977 wedding?



A friend showed me a picture from his parents' late-70's wedding, and all the poor groomsmen were in PINK from head to toe -- even their shoes!



How about this fabulous blue creation.. ( My mom's wedding , not mine) but still SSSOOOOO Groovy.. 1976 That's me in the blue & white dress...

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post #161 of 184
I love the "Hollie Hobbie" look!
post #162 of 184
OMG JamieAnn I love those pictures! You were sooo cute!

Remember those "picture hats" 2 of my sisters were married in the early 70's and we had to wear those stupid things...I wish I had a picture. The ushers wore those blue tuxedo's too with the frilly ruffle shirts.


Geez.......we all really thought we looked so classy didn't we? icon_lol.gif
post #163 of 184
Yup... that was High falutin back then! Thinkin we were all fancy!.... LOL
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post #164 of 184
I tried my best to pick out nice dresses for my bridesmaids, ones I thought they could wear again so there wouldn't be embarrasing photots floating around in years to come. None of them had the length altered so they still complained about how they looked. hehe
post #165 of 184
Boy, this thread made a sharp turn to embrrassing fashions of the 70's.
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