Working on my first tiered cake, 15" and 12" octagon, all buttercream with lots of candy decorations, swags, roses etc. I get the cakes frosted and stacked, but I don't quite have all the candy ready yet so I leave the cakes sitting on the table and start working on finishing the candy. Get that done and start putting them on the cake. Long story short, it was over 100 degrees outside today and the AC just wasn't getting the job done. By the time I got all the candy on I realized that my buttercream was melting and falling off. I had to pull all the candy and buttercream off, throw the cakes back in the fridge and wait until tonight to redo the bc and candy. *sigh* I swear I've been reading all these stories and thinking to myself, really? Who cries over cake? But damn if I almost didn't cry today when I had to scrape that frosting off and start over.
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6/26/10 at 8:32pm