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Terrified... first wedding cake

post #1 of 33
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My first wedding cake is due to be picked up in 2 hours. I am terrified. I am very happy with the front, but the back is lopsided. =( Unfortunately I dont have time to take it apart and redo it, and it is a very very simple design so I cant hide anything. =( I am so scared the bride is going to say she hates it and then Im not going to know what to do.. so my question is, so I can get prepared, what do you do if a bride hates a cake? My first though will be to take money off, maybe give it for free if she hates it so much,as it is my fault and she has been lovely.. so far. 

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post #2 of 33

it's ok

 

a strange phenomenon occurs when a cake is delivered

 

people expect them to be beautiful and they are

 

i was all but crying once setting up a cake

 

i could not wait to get out of there

 

biggest goose egg ever laid

 

and i could feel people watching and i could hear them tittering behind me--early comers to the reception--oh god i wanted to crawl under the tablecloth

 

and they were murmuring about how beautiful it was

 

take a deep breath it's gonna be ok   wwhhhewwww

 

wait till they freak out before you freak out saves on that whole blood pressure thing

 

i mean maybe they'll drop it--then you're off the hook  icon_lol.gif

my cookies are prettier than your cookies because this is the second time i substituted my opalescent sanding sugar when i ran out of sugar to make the batch ha!

 

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my cookies are prettier than your cookies because this is the second time i substituted my opalescent sanding sugar when i ran out of sugar to make the batch ha!

 

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post #3 of 33

Can you post a pic maybe...I think maybe K8 might be right especially because it is your first one..if you post a pic though maybe someone can help you

post #4 of 33
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I am still learning, and my abilities are not any where near most of the cakes on here, but I make that very clear in all transactions and advertising (i do not photoshop any images etc) I also dont charge much, and i made it clear to the bride that this was my first wedding cake. Charged $120 for it. I will try and attach the images so you can see the lopsidedness in all its wonder. (sorry for above rant, just wanted to make it clear that I know what my abilities are and make sure that my customers do too!)  We also had a massive heat wave, 43 degrees C, which meant the cake didnt get time to set up before i covered it.. otherwise I would have had a melted mess on my hands! 

 

 

 

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post #5 of 33
The flower is beautiful !!! You should just throw on a piped border, can you free hand paint on it, or use a stenciling technique with royal, or possibly stencil on a design with shimmer dust after using a touch of Crisco to hold on stencil? Just a guess, keep at it, you will be fine!
post #6 of 33
Shimmer up the flower if you have time
post #7 of 33

there's a front & back to a cake for a reason!!!!

 

she will love it!

 

it's gorgeous!!

my cookies are prettier than your cookies because this is the second time i substituted my opalescent sanding sugar when i ran out of sugar to make the batch ha!

 

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my cookies are prettier than your cookies because this is the second time i substituted my opalescent sanding sugar when i ran out of sugar to make the batch ha!

 

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post #8 of 33
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I was going to shimmer the flower, but she didnt ask for it so I dont want to shimmer it then her say she didnt want ti! lol. Much easier to shimmer a flower then to take it off! i might pipe a quick bead border. 

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post #9 of 33

the flower is awesome

post #10 of 33
I'd free hand a few swirls with a pearl shimmer, maybe filigree style. It can help camouflage fondant! And its real quick, few minutes..Use wider brush, maybe 1/2 " don't shimmer flower, it will be great! Also there's reasons for front/ back of cakes, it's all a learning curve.
post #11 of 33
Maybe for future reference really work on getting that butter cream real smooth, use an aluminum painters shield, you can cut them to make smaller. Just spin your turntable and use painter shield. It works magic ! Buttercream smoothing is something everyone deals with. Do a few coats! Refrigerate before putting fondant, so it's super firm. Good buttercream smoothed= beautiful fondant.
post #12 of 33
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ahh thankyou all for keeping me clam! She loved it! phew! Usually my fondant is a much better finish then that (i always use ganache), but with the heat we have been having (43C is around 110F) nothing was setting up properly, even though I used my super thick ganche recipe! Thank you again!! 

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post #13 of 33
Where are you located? I'm coming to visit, cuz it's cold here even in tx, hehe keep up the good work. You know I think that flower would be extra amazing with the brush embroidery technique with color, ooohhlala, try it! And send me pic
post #14 of 33
Hey maybe try a portable a/c unit, to keep extra cool in your working space, they're awesome you can wheel em around where ever you need it
post #15 of 33
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Haha I prefer the cold to heat myself! Im near Sydney in Australia.. so its summer for us now =) I would love a portable a/c unit, but unfortunately being a single mum to a chi9ld with special needs I'm not in a position to afford one along with its running costs, hopefully next year I will be able to though! 

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