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post #16 of 35
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Originally Posted by indydebi

Is "perfectionism" a new trend or something? icon_confused.gif This is about the 4th thread I've read TODAY from people who describe themselves as "a perfectionist!"

I only knew of one "perfect" person. It was ...... um ..... oh what was his name..... you know, that one guy? ..... they made a movie about him .... oh yeah!!!!!


JESUS CHRIST!


And ya know what? I ain't Him! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

I'm not poking fun (ok....maybe a little!) but I'm just saying stop being so hard on yourself. We all know that no one is perfect, so don't make it hard on yoruself by setting unattainable standards! Just enjoy the process! thumbs_up.gif



or as I remind:

perfect only exists in one place: Heaven -- and I'm not ready to pay the entrance requirement yet: death!

we strive to be PROfessionals -- which mean PROficient which comes from lots and lots of PRACTICE


soo......Practice makes proficient and makes you a professional.
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post #17 of 35
I enjoyed you story, though I know it was a vent, but it still made me laugh. I'm only chiming in cause I had to say that I also use MMF and I role it thin. I DO NOT suggest rolling it thick. It is heavy. I roll it out 1/8 of an inch. No problems.
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post #18 of 35
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Originally Posted by indydebi

Is "perfectionism" a new trend or something? icon_confused.gif This is about the 4th thread I've read TODAY from people who describe themselves as "a perfectionist!"

I only knew of one "perfect" person. It was ...... um ..... oh what was his name..... you know, that one guy? ..... they made a movie about him .... oh yeah!!!!!


JESUS CHRIST!


And ya know what? I ain't Him! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

I'm not poking fun (ok....maybe a little!) but I'm just saying stop being so hard on yourself. We all know that no one is perfect, so don't make it hard on yoruself by setting unattainable standards! Just enjoy the process! thumbs_up.gif



I know, I know. You're so right. That's my weak point. Everyone that knows me says that about me & I know I'm that way,even though I know that no one is perfect but Christ. But Since I'm a Christian, I strive to be Christ-like. I just wanted a nice & pretty cake for my hunny-bunny. Knowing he will love/like anything I make.

88nikki88, thank you for replying & sharing your experiences with MMF. I will check out your photos after I submit this post. Why is MMF so darn temperamental? Mines tore a lot. I didn't know that was normal. Next time, IF it is a next time, I will make it in advance & roll it out thicker. I was treating MMF like regular store bought fondant--rolling it to 1/4 inch.
Angelfire3
A woman is like a teabag. You don't know her strength until she's in hot water." Eleanor Roosevelt

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A woman is like a teabag. You don't know her strength until she's in hot water." Eleanor Roosevelt

God Is Greater Than Any Problem That You Have.
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post #19 of 35
It doesn't stay thick on the cake though, it stretches some while moving it, and then more when smoothing. I start smoothing at the top center and then smooth down the sides and it ends up probably about 1/8" thick. I might be doing it wrong though, I'm still learning.

My other thought is that if I notice little tears in the fondant while kneading it, I knead in a tiny amount of water at a time until it can be kneaded without those little tears. I just wanted to help, as it was SO frustrating at first, and now it's getting easier. Good luck with your next one!
~Nikki
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post #20 of 35
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Dough & meowcakes, I'm sorry I didn't respond. I didn't see your replies last night. icon_sad.gif thank you for your advice and motivations. Dough, I'm not ready to pay that price either, so I'll just settle for being PROficient. I know it won't happen over night, but with practice, I'll get better.

But MMF is the icon_evil.gif & working with it make me icon_mad.gif But I'm stubborn & I will not let MMF defeat me.

88nikki, I will try that as well.
Angelfire3
A woman is like a teabag. You don't know her strength until she's in hot water." Eleanor Roosevelt

God Is Greater Than Any Problem That You Have.
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A woman is like a teabag. You don't know her strength until she's in hot water." Eleanor Roosevelt

God Is Greater Than Any Problem That You Have.
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post #21 of 35
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Originally Posted by indydebi

Is "perfectionism" a new trend or something? icon_confused.gif This is about the 4th thread I've read TODAY from people who describe themselves as "a perfectionist!"

I only knew of one "perfect" person. It was ...... um ..... oh what was his name..... you know, that one guy? ..... they made a movie about him .... oh yeah!!!!!


JESUS CHRIST!


And ya know what? I ain't Him! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

I'm not poking fun (ok....maybe a little!) but I'm just saying stop being so hard on yourself. We all know that no one is perfect, so don't make it hard on yoruself by setting unattainable standards! Just enjoy the process! thumbs_up.gif


Indydebi!!!! I LOVE YOU icon_smile.gif I love reading your replies.ALWAYS bring a smile on my face.God bless you icon_smile.gif
umm Artese.
I am sorry you had such an experience.First off...your honey is very sweet icon_smile.gif lucky girl.
First thing.NEVER put ANYTHING on a frozen cake!!! ALWAYS defrost it while it is still wrapped ,once it comes to room temperature,unwrap it and let the "sweat" dry off...Then you can fill, stack and crumbcoat and ice a cake!
Now anything that has fondant on it...I'd Ganache it...
I can go on and on sharing all that I've learnt...but I think you are getting a lot of information here from all the fabulous experts on CC!!! what a blessing.
However, for the construction of anything that is tall...I'd stack and dowel it as a tiered cake! using bubble tea straws ,foamcore board and dowels, NEVER with a skewer.
Why don't you check out SugarShack's blog...tons of information there!
here is a post on how she constructed a cake and some stuff on Ganache.
http://sugaredblog.blogspot.com/2009/04/story-of-cherry-hog.html
NEVER NEVER GIVE UP and ALWAYS FINISH STRONG!!!! why? read this :p http://teenbatateen.blogspot.com/2009/07/are-you-going-to-finish-strong.html
If you wish feel free to contact me! all the best!
- h
2009 was MY year!I LOST 83lbs in less than 9 months.I did it WITHOUT stepping foot in any gym or spending $$$.2010 is a "happy" year for me.THANK YOU LORD for blessing me.teenbatateen.blogspot.com
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2009 was MY year!I LOST 83lbs in less than 9 months.I did it WITHOUT stepping foot in any gym or spending $$$.2010 is a "happy" year for me.THANK YOU LORD for blessing me.teenbatateen.blogspot.com
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post #22 of 35
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Thank you honeyscakes,
I checked out those blogs and subscribed to them icon_smile.gif
Angelfire3
A woman is like a teabag. You don't know her strength until she's in hot water." Eleanor Roosevelt

God Is Greater Than Any Problem That You Have.
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Angelfire3
A woman is like a teabag. You don't know her strength until she's in hot water." Eleanor Roosevelt

God Is Greater Than Any Problem That You Have.
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post #23 of 35
Will your heart break if the cake isn't tall? If you are fairly new to the cake decorating thing, maybe you should first try doing a golf bag laying on its side. Tall cakes are definitely way harder and more likley to cause you to throw them on the floor. Seriously!

Of course, we always learn more via our mistakes rather than through our successes... But if you are a perfectionist and want the cake to be "just so"... maybe you should scale back in the beginning. (?) In a year or two, as your skills solidify, you could go back to try the tall golf bag again.
post #24 of 35
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Greetings endymion, thanks for replying. I've been at this hobby for about 2.5 yrs. It's not an every day thing. I just mainly do these for my family b-days & holiday's. I'm a trooper and I like challenges. I won't be able to be good at stacking cakes or making MMF unless I try it.

Nothing beats a failure but a try. So, I'm going to keep trying. Challenges & naysayers are my motivators to succeed in everything that I do. I will not let a mini golf-bag cake defeat me. All the cakes I've made under my albums were my very 1st of those designs.

But I did figure out how to make a sitting puppy/dog cake by my leaning cake. I was just staring at it and said, "the way this cake is leaning looks like a dog's body sitting up. Hmp." icon_wink.gif
Angelfire3
A woman is like a teabag. You don't know her strength until she's in hot water." Eleanor Roosevelt

God Is Greater Than Any Problem That You Have.
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Angelfire3
A woman is like a teabag. You don't know her strength until she's in hot water." Eleanor Roosevelt

God Is Greater Than Any Problem That You Have.
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post #25 of 35
Good luck and I hope everything works out well the next time! I hope you did not think I meant to imply that your skills weren't up to the challenge, or that I was being a "naysayer". Sure didn't mean to come across that way!

I just thought I read somewhere in the thread that you were very new at cake decorating (obviously mis-read that, sorry!) and I thought I'd suggest a lower-stress alternative (cause it sounded like you were getting pretty stressed!) icon_smile.gif
post #26 of 35
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Originally Posted by endymion

Good luck and I hope everything works out well the next time! I hope you did not think I meant to imply that your skills weren't up to the challenge, or that I was being a "naysayer". Sure didn't mean to come across that way!

I just thought I read somewhere in the thread that you were very new at cake decorating (obviously mis-read that, sorry!) and I thought I'd suggest a lower-stress alternative (cause it sounded like you were getting pretty stressed!) icon_smile.gif



Oh No, I wasn't thinking that about you at all. I was just telling you how I am as a person & that I use everything as motivation to succeed, including my failures. I do, on the other hand, have folks around me that know of my hobby & are always finding negative things to say about it or challenging me in other ways.

Yeah, you can say I'm kind of new at this. Although I've had this hobby for 2.5 years, I'm still very inexperienced at it & there are tons of things that I do not know. I don't do this often. Just on special occasions and such. I thought doing a mini golf bag cake would be a lot easier than doing a full-sized golf bag cake. Yes, I was stressed out about it b/c it wasn't coming out as I wanted it to.

Also, how would I make a laying-down golf bag cake as you suggested? Just cute a cake into a rectangle or 1/2-circles and work from there?
Angelfire3
A woman is like a teabag. You don't know her strength until she's in hot water." Eleanor Roosevelt

God Is Greater Than Any Problem That You Have.
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Angelfire3
A woman is like a teabag. You don't know her strength until she's in hot water." Eleanor Roosevelt

God Is Greater Than Any Problem That You Have.
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post #27 of 35
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Originally Posted by indydebi



I'm not poking fun (ok....maybe a little!) but I'm just saying stop being so hard on yourself. We all know that no one is perfect, so don't make it hard on yoruself by setting unattainable standards! Just enjoy the process! thumbs_up.gif



That was very educational and inspirational for me, thank you very much.
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post #28 of 35
I am thinking you could just cut the circular cakes in half (and would then only have to bake half as many cakes icon_wink.gif ). It would also be easier to cover with fondant and it wouldn't be able to fall over.

You could also stack up a couple of rectangles and sculpt a laying-down bag out of those... but that is sounding kinda stressful again if you have never sculpted before.
post #29 of 35
Wow Doug, you hit 10,000 posts!!! Sorry that was off subject..icon_smile.gif
post #30 of 35
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Originally Posted by endymion

I am thinking you could just cut the circular cakes in half (and would then only have to bake half as many cakes icon_wink.gif ). It would also be easier to cover with fondant and it wouldn't be able to fall over.

You could also stack up a couple of rectangles and sculpt a laying-down bag out of those... but that is sounding kinda stressful again if you have never sculpted before.



I haven't tried sculpting yet. I have a hard enough time trying to trim the edges on the cake. If you consider cutting a 1/2 circle from a cake (my purse cakes) or cutting them in half (spiderman cake) as sculpting, then that is about as much sculpting I've done thus far.

I'll figure out something for my hubby b-day~
Angelfire3
A woman is like a teabag. You don't know her strength until she's in hot water." Eleanor Roosevelt

God Is Greater Than Any Problem That You Have.
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A woman is like a teabag. You don't know her strength until she's in hot water." Eleanor Roosevelt

God Is Greater Than Any Problem That You Have.
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