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It finally happened and on my first wedding cake!!!!!!!

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I had my first wedding cake this weekend. I try to have all my cakes completly finished the the night before the day before....(cake due on sat I perfer to have it finished by thursday night)...Luckily I was on track with my goal because 11:30 thursday night I dropped my 12inch chocolate tier right on the floor while putting it into the box. I was fortunate enough to have all day friday to rebake/re crumbcoat and re_ice. Then there were a few little hiccups on the way to the venue saturday but fortunatly I was able to fix them as well. Used SPS for the first time and I was very happy with it.


Here is a link to the finished cake...was too worked up to take any when the cake fell.

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1765266.html
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post #2 of 23
Nightmare, But glad you were organised enough to sort it, Beautiful cake btw icon_smile.gif
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Wow...beautiful cake! icon_smile.gifthumbs_up.gif
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Wow!! your cake looks lovely. You would never know the drama that happened before. I try to have my cakes also finished the day before. takes the stress out. thumbs_up.gif
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Good for you to do things ahead of time thumbs_up.gif I also like to have my cakes ready at least 24 hours before they're due...'just in case'. Your cake is very pretty. I delivered one yesterday that looked very similar...only mine had pink ribbon and no feathers. I dropped and broke my digital camera so I haven't been able to take pictures of a cake in over two weeks.

I dropped my first cake last Monday. It was a Mt. Dew can cake for my nephew and I dropped it on my way out the door to take it to my sister in law. I had a lot of time invested in that cake and had no time to make another one. I had baked another cake when I made that one so I iced it covered it with fondant and put a fondant bow (already had one made) on top. I know he was probably disappointed but thank God it wasn't a wedding cake or something. icon_lol.gif I cried for a good 20 minutes because of it....LOL.....I have never had something like that happen to me and I felt so bad that I wasn't able to give my nephew the cake that he wanted. My sister in law sent me three or four text throughout the day telling me how much they loved the cake and it was "ok" that he didn't get the cake that he had wanted. Didn't make me feel much better though.

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post #6 of 23
Beautiful job on your first wedding cake!

For those of you who have done this type, how did you get the ribbon to adhere nicely to the buttercream cake? I just got an order yesterday for a cake like this, and I remember Rach having an issue with the ribbon not wanting to attach to the cake?

Mamawrobin....that just stinks. I am sure it was an awesome cake too. icon_sad.gif
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Originally Posted by Loucinda

Beautiful job on your first wedding cake!


Mamawrobin....that just stinks. I am sure it was an awesome cake too. icon_sad.gif



YES!! it did..and it was awesome if I do say so myself icon_lol.gif I worked on that stupid cake for a week. I made the silver top and bottom a week in advance so it would dry and cutting out the logo using an x acto was quite time consuming. I was very upset to say the least icon_cry.gif
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post #8 of 23
very pretty!! i always do my cakes 24 hours before too..ppl dont realize how fragile cakes can be so its good to have time for back up.!
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post #9 of 23
Beautiful cake Rachie204!

Mamawrobin, Sorry to hear about your accident too...I can't imagine how heartbroken you were.


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post #10 of 23
Wow, great looking cake! Nice finish on that buttercream, perfect edges!

Sorry to hear about the cake drop but it's a good reminder to leave yourself extra time! Thanks for letting us know.

p.s. try to take your cake photos without any people in the background. It'll make for a cleaner portfolio over time.
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post #11 of 23
Beautiful cake....glad you had time to recreate the layer.

Mamwrobin...so sorry that your cake could not be saved....and that your camera is broken so you didn't even have a picture it!
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post #12 of 23
Beautiful Rachie! Congrats on having the first one under your belt!!
post #13 of 23
Your cake came out beautiful, I love it!!!

Also, does anyone knows if there's a youtube video of how to assembly SPS??
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post #14 of 23
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Thank you Everyone....

mamawrobin~ I am so sorry. I know you must have just felt sick. I know when I dropped mine for a moment I literally thought I was dreaming and mine was just iced...I can't imagine a whole cake ready to be delivered with no time to fix it. I hope you have a better week from here on out.

Motta~Yeah I tried to take some better pictures but my camera isn't acting right and that was the best one I could pull out..I hate that it had to Mother of the groom in it. I have a kodak easy share 8.2 mp i think. Everyone else's pictures always look so much better than mine. Even if I put up a nice back drop mine aren't as detailed as others I have seen. I guess mine don't look very sharp or clear if that makes any sense. It is driving me crazy. I am curious what type of camera's everyone has. I think I am going to get a new one soon.
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post #15 of 23
Beautiful Rachie icon_smile.gif I as you do mine early just for this reason icon_smile.gif
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