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post #46 of 86
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Originally Posted by solcito_the_cake_maker


I once made a cake for a little friend: Elmo's head. Her mother successfully managed to get decent slices of cake for each of us, but for some strange reason, she avoided the eyes...

The final result was these two eyeballs, sitting on the cake base, surrounded by crumbs and a girl screaming and crying because her favorite character had been brutally murdered! ...
Thanks for sharing, dkelly!



And i thought the original post was hilairious - but that pales into the night air after reading this - oh god solcito_the_cake_maker this has me in tears of laughter - too funny.

Bluehue runs for another tissue -
post #47 of 86
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Originally Posted by Clovers

I talked to my sister last night. She said that the guests were getting anxious for cake and didn't want to wait any longer so the bride took it upon herself to cut it. When my sister told her that she had a guide to use the bride ignored her and wanted to do it herself to please the guests and to show my sister she could do it.

errr... okay. Good job, I guess?



That's just sad. Control freak?
post #48 of 86
Thread Starter 
"Was this her final "Bridezilla" moment?"

I'd say. When I got the order for the cake my sister said just to do anything I wanted, but that they wanted black red and white. Of COURSE they do!

Then as I planned the cake and told them what I was thinking, they said "oh, she ONLY wants vanilla, absolutely no chocolate anything, no strawberry flavoured anything, she wants round, not square, mostly white, just a touch of black and red roses" Ohhhhhh.. nice of you to tell me that from the start!
post #49 of 86
It actually looks like they took turns taking bites out of it!!!

"I wonder why she cut one cut into the top teir and then abandoned it for the other teirs...LOL"

Maybe during mid-sacrafice she remember the traditional "save the top part of the cake for the first anniversary" thing.
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post #50 of 86
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Originally Posted by indydebi

[To all who are nervous or don't know how to cut a cake (and my mom finger goes out to those people! You can't be a cake maker and not know how to cut your own cake! Git over here so I can smack you silly!) .... go to my website and BOOKMARK my page on how to cut a wedding cake. Print out out and give it to every bride.

http://www.cateritsimple.com/id10.html



Debi, I LOVE this method for cutting cake, and it's the only way I'll do it! I hate that concentric circle business Wilton recommends. I watched the caterer cut my daughter's wedding cake that way and was horrified. What a mess. She'd already started, and by that time I was so tired I just let her have at it. I did insist that she use a regular knife instead of a serrated knife.

People are always so impressed when they watch me cut the cake your way. It's just so much easier and neater.
It's not good enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what's required.

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It's not good enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what's required.

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post #51 of 86
Ruth, a lady approached me at a wedding after the cake was cut to tell me she was ".....just sitting there watching you cut that cake!" To her, it was great entertainment. She told me, "I told my husband, 'You can tell she's been doing this for awhile!'"

Great compliment!
post #52 of 86
People always think it's weird and look at me like I have 5 heads and don't know what I'm doing when I start to cut a cake this way (indydebi method)....until they see the end result then they get it!! icon_smile.gif Makes so much more sense then any other method....I hate to think how other people cut larger round cakes when I'm not there to do it for them! icon_smile.gif I guess I should supply a cutting guide from now on. If it's going to a reception venue then I don't think about it b/c I assume the person in charge of cutting the cake can do it just fine but I don't think about the people who are taking it home with them for a party and what they end up cutting it like! YIKES, I will start this weekend giving out Debi's directions.
"He who passes on dessert drives home with a stomach full of regret."
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post #53 of 86
I do an object lesson at church when I am teaching other teachers/missionaries.

I make a small, but beautiful cake and tell everyone I was "just practicing" this week, or if someone in the class has a birthday, I use that as the excuse.

I ask who would like the first piece, or if there is a birthday person, I offer them the first piece, and then proceed to grab (yes, with my bare hands! icon_eek.gif ) a "piece" of the cake, and squeeze in onto a paper plate, and hand it to them. By now I have everyone's attention, and make a big deal that I washed my hands, etc. but no one wants it (duh!)

I then quickly wipe off my hands and cut a piece of cake the proper way (from another part of the cake where no hands have been), and put it on a plate from my good china, and give it to the poor person whom I just embarrassed with the messy piece.

The point of the lesson is, "How are we serving up the gospel?" But it is alot of fun, and a great chance for me to practice! icon_lol.gif

OP's cake reminds me of the spot where I grab the cake with my hands!
post #54 of 86
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I have a question about Indydebi's guide (yes, I gave them the Wilton one... because my sister's husband is a very smart, directions following sort of man who could have executed it perfectly). What about the end/'corner' pieces that aren't a full piece, do they get both corners to make up the full serving? Or do those pieces go to the 'just a small piece' people?
post #55 of 86
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Originally Posted by Clovers

I have a question about Indydebi's guide (yes, I gave them the Wilton one... because my sister's husband is a very smart, directions following sort of man who could have executed it perfectly). What about the end/'corner' pieces that aren't a full piece, do they get both corners to make up the full serving? Or do those pieces go to the 'just a small piece' people?



I just stick it on a plate by itself - 1 piece - there is always the "Just a Small Piece" person in every crowd!!
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post #56 of 86
Straying off the subject somewhat here but oh so important icon_smile.gif

someone posted: .........girl screaming and crying because her favorite character had been brutally murdered! ...

There is/was a bakery in Los Angles (or some suburb) that makes/sells cakes to actors and high profile people. The owner gave a demo at some affair I attended yrs ago about 3-d cakes. One of the main things she stressed was NOT to make the head edible exactly for the reason above!
post #57 of 86
The cake should sue for negligence! The penalty? Twenty whacks up side the head for destroying a beautiful cake.
Kathy
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post #58 of 86
Thread Starter 
There was a nice outcome to it all though.. my nephew, a typical teen who I don't hear from very often, sent me a facebook message the day after the wedding and all it said was 'Best Cake Ever.' haha My sister told me after that he would very much like for me to make his birthday cake in December.
post #59 of 86
This is like the cake i made for my sons best friends birthday it was 2 8's stacked and decorated in fondant , they forgot to bring a knife so tryed cutting it with a paper plate folded in half then used the wooden scewer that was holding the name plaque lol. I just stood in horrified silence staring, the dad said he was fine no problems, but then dished it up as if it was one cake great big wedges of cake.
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post #60 of 86
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Originally Posted by indydebi

Git over here so I can smack you silly!) .... go to my website and BOOKMARK my page on how to cut a wedding cake. Print out out and give it to every bride.

http://www.cateritsimple.com/id10.html




Smack away cause I don't know how either. I am printing your guide right now though.
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