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post #16 of 33
Make sure you let us know how it turns out!
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post #17 of 33
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Originally Posted by amyh1

I'm redoing it! icon_wink.gif I've already disassembled it. Now, I'm second guessing the lighter cream I'm using and if it's too close to white. Ha! This is not the first order that was light cream, cream, beige that I've battled with. I think out of all colors, I hate them the worst. icon_twisted.gif



I was a sign painter in my previous life and we used to groan when customers would order the dreaded Cream Buff Beige. To them the color is specific, to us it could have been one of a million colors in that family. We redid many signs after the customer came to pick them up and said they thought it would be darker/lighter/creamier/tanner/less tan, etc.

Because of that I never take a cake order without some sort of sample to match. I don't care if it's a paint chip from the hardware store, an invitation from the event, or a piece of fabric, but I won't do the cake without it. Pictures don't count for me because I want something I can hold right next to my frosting in a good light as I am mixing it and after it has sat for awhile.
When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that the Fire Department usually uses water.
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When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that the Fire Department usually uses water.
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post #18 of 33
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I usually ask for a color swatch for every color in the book. I don't know why I didn't this time. Live and learn, that is for sure.

So it's done and I'm so much happier! My husband changed the lights out before I took the pic and now it seems even brighter than what it is, but really it's a nice light cream color against the white roses. I'm also not putting the roses on top until I get there, but the top will be covered. The best part, is the bulge is gone too! icon_smile.gif

Phew, I'm so glad that is done. Thank you everyone for your advice and compliments. I love this place!
LL
post #19 of 33
It's Beautiful! I'm glad you're happy with it!!! You will be able to sleep well tonight!!
post #20 of 33
It is beautiful....and more in line with the colors of the photo she gave you. I know this was very stressful and a lot of extra work....but I think she will be pleased and you have the knowledge that you did everything that you could to give her the cake of her dreams.
Have a great night!
Where the heart is willing, it will find a thousand ways. Where it is unwilling, it will find a thousand excuses.
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"I did then what I knew then, when I knew better, I did better." Maya Angelou
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Where the heart is willing, it will find a thousand ways. Where it is unwilling, it will find a thousand excuses.
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"I did then what I knew then, when I knew better, I did better." Maya Angelou
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post #21 of 33
Very pretty!
post #22 of 33
It turned out so beautiful! I can just see it with the roses on top, it will be stunning then! I'm so sorry for all the extra work, but it has paid off! Great job my Dear! And how did the other cakes that were due turn out? Great I suspose for them too!
Two things that keep me going- prayer and pastry.
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Two things that keep me going- prayer and pastry.
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post #23 of 33
Both versions were beautiful! I raise my glass (coffee cup) to you for disassembling and redoing it because you weren't satisfied with it.
"Be the change you want to see in the world."- Mahatma Gandhi

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"Be the change you want to see in the world."- Mahatma Gandhi

miniature cake tutorial

http://www.youtube.com/user/MyNewSneakers?feature=mhsn
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post #24 of 33
Very nice!! I thought the first one was beautiful, just not what the bride was expecting--this one will blow her away!!
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, "I used everything you gave me". Erma Bombeck
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When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, "I used everything you gave me". Erma Bombeck
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If God is for us, who can be against us?
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post #25 of 33
You did the right thing! And while the first cake was indeed lovely, this one is absolutely gorgeous!!! You did a great job on this!
post #26 of 33
honestly both are Gorgeous and i mean Gorgeous cakes but i kiinda liked the darker cream look. it was different but yet very classic. either way i'm very impressed with the beauty of both cakes icon_smile.gif
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 #27 of 33
Oh much, MUCH better! I'm glad you redid it. icon_smile.gif
post #28 of 33
Both cakes are lovely, but I think it was a good call to redo the color. If it was a b-day cake maybe not such a big deal but the colors for a wedding cake do matter. You did a wonderful job.
post #29 of 33
I agree and admire your decision to correct a problem. Not many would do that... I never thought of re-doing icing. Thought about making a whole new cake, but now i'm intersted...how did you do it??? Do you disassemble, scrape off first BC, and let crust?
How did you fix the bulge??/ Would love to know for future reference. I know this could be a whole new thread but, Yours turned out perfect! Thanks...you can pm me later if your busy right now. Thanks!
Jesus is Lord!
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Jesus is Lord!
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post #30 of 33
Thread Starter 
Thank you so much ladies! All your support really means a lot. I won't say I didn't cry a little last night, but it was worth not being stressed and sick about it all day today.

I did get all my other orders done and it ended up being a good weekend. icon_wink.gif

bmoser24, I was able to pluck off the roses and save them and had to toss the fondant ribbon, of course. I gently took off the bulge by scraping around it, as the cake had finished settling at this point, so I knew it wouldn't come back. Then I did a coat of icing over the other and smoothed it back out. Made new fondant and put back on and the placed the flowers again with royal icing. Yes, I'm sure they got a surprise when they cut the cake and the majority of icing was a darker color, but in the grand scheme of things, I think that will be okay. If anything, the icing underneath looked just like the fondant ribbon, so for all they know, it was an effect I added, lol. I will explain if she asks, but I don't think it would have been greatly noticed. Now you couldn't do this if say it was a blue cake and you had to change it to red, but creams are a bit more easier to cover. icon_wink.gif
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