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Is there such a thing as a Cake Squib? Cause I think I'm one

post #1 of 9
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I'm not a cake muggle. I've taken classes, spent hundreds of dollars on equipment, and stuffed everyone I know with cakes and cupcakes over the past year. And I still suck. So I think we need to coin the term "Cake Squib" for me and any other unfortunates out there, just cause I think Cake Muggle is hilarious and I want to extend the wackiness. icon_biggrin.gif What do you all think? Anyone else afflicted?
Steph

Kid: "Is it done yet?"
Me: "What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly" (T. Paine)
Kid: "Huh?"
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Steph

Kid: "Is it done yet?"
Me: "What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly" (T. Paine)
Kid: "Huh?"
Reply
post #2 of 9
what do you mean by suck?
post #3 of 9
Haha love it. I love any hp things. Sorry you feel that way though :'(
Katy
Mom to 5 Boys-Catfish 17-Barge 15-Kangaroo 14-Bear 11-Turtle 2yrs & our little girl Dolphin months
Gestational Surrogate mom to 2 girls 6.5yrs & 5yrs
Known Egg donor to 4 families = 8 bubs between them
Total Newbie to making Cakes!
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Katy
Mom to 5 Boys-Catfish 17-Barge 15-Kangaroo 14-Bear 11-Turtle 2yrs & our little girl Dolphin months
Gestational Surrogate mom to 2 girls 6.5yrs & 5yrs
Known Egg donor to 4 families = 8 bubs between them
Total Newbie to making Cakes!
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post #4 of 9
Your probably being too hard on yourself - wish you had more photos in your gallery but your cookies were sure cute! I certainly have days when I think "hey I'm getting it" and then others where I just think "give it up already"! I have been teaching myself over the last year (no classes around here) and I think the problem is I look at people's amazing cakes on Cake Central and want to be brilliant immediately but spose its a matter of being patient, practicing and learning as you go. But yip, I probably fit under the "cake squib" category too! Onwards & upwards!!!
post #5 of 9
icon_cry.gif I am new to cake decorating but Amen, I can't even get any kind of the simple flowers correct. Roses fall over, drop flowers stick to wax paper & fall apart, pull out starts droop, & I always have crumbs in my icing etc. I like doing it but I feel like quitting. Don't know what to do.
post #6 of 9
The cookies in your pics definitely DO NOT suck! icon_wink.gif
post #7 of 9
Thread Starter 
Wow you guys are so nice! I love this community.

My biggest problem is my hands shake.

I was on blood pressure medication and was fine, but lost 40 pounds (yay!) and my doctor took me off the medication and now my hands shake. It's so weird. I don't remember them shaking before I started the blood pressure medication, but I didn't cake then, so maybe I just didn't notice.

I have more photos coming ... my "good" camera is at work.
Steph

Kid: "Is it done yet?"
Me: "What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly" (T. Paine)
Kid: "Huh?"
Reply
Steph

Kid: "Is it done yet?"
Me: "What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly" (T. Paine)
Kid: "Huh?"
Reply
post #8 of 9
Your cookies look great!!! I think you did an awesome job on them!!
post #9 of 9
Well I looked at your pics and the cookies are definitely very cute....so I wouldn't say you suck at all. I read at the bottom that your sticks fell out, next time just use royal icing on the tip of the stick and just stick those suckers back in icon_redface.gif that's what I do. Just keep practicing and you will get the hang of it. thumbs_up.gif I hope this helps but my hands shake too, I do a lot of piping with royal icing, I find it helps me to hold my wrist slightly while I pipe with the other one.
I don't suffer from insanity; I enjoy every minute of it.
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