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Made the entire cake a WEEK TOO EARLY!! GAH!!!

post #1 of 31
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I've been sitting here waiting for a cake pick up all day....wondering when this woman would get here - when I had a creepy thought that perhaps I got the day wrong.  After checking my emails - I realized I did.  

 

I have a two tier, super cool, Nemo themed cake, covered in fondant, hand painted, with TONS of handmade coral, rocks, plants, etc. sitting in my fridge.  WHAT DO I DO???  It is a WASC cake with Oreo Truffle Filling and Vanilla Bean Buttercream.  Do I need to try and pry every handmade piece off, peel off the fondant and save what I can of the deocrations?  Do you I scrap the whole thing and start over (nooooo!!!)?  Do I let this gorgeous cake sit in my fridge until next week - will it stay fresh that long?  icon_cry.gif  help.... 

 

(I. Can. Not. Believe. I. Did. This.)

post #2 of 31

There's a thread about freezing a decorated cake.  Maybe you could try that, if you have the freezer space.  I'm not sure how to include the link, but here goes:  http://cakecentral.com/t/747425/how-to-freeze-already-decorated-cake-and-then-thaw

Vicki

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post #3 of 31

I could not do that, in good conscience. Sorry.

"I can do that, because this is my sandbox and I've got the bullsh*% shovel." ~Dianne Sylvan, Author and Lunatic
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post #4 of 31
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Do I need to try and pry every handmade piece off, peel off the fondant and save what I can of the deocrations?  

www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

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www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

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post #5 of 31
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Do I need to try and pry every handmade piece off, peel off the fondant and save what I can of the deocrations?  

I'd start with this.

 

This nightmare would only be second to having someone show up to pick up the cake you thought was next week!  So sorry!

post #6 of 31

I would be inclined to take off whatever decorations that can be saved and reused, and then give the cake to a neighbour or friend with kids and tell them they just got a free cake.

 

I don't think I would feel comfortable refrigerating or freezing a cake that's been made for someone (particularily a paying customer) when the incorrect timing wasn't their doing.

 

And...I would have to see the humour in it so that I don't beat myself up too much about it.  icon_smile.gif

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I would be inclined to take off whatever decorations that can be saved and reused, and then give the cake to a neighbour or friend with kids and tell them they just got a free cake.

I don't think I would feel comfortable refrigerating or freezing a cake that's been made for someone (particularily a paying customer) when the incorrect timing wasn't their doing.

And...I would have to see the humour in it so that I don't beat myself up too much about it.  icon_smile.gif

Very well said and I completely agree with just trying to save what you can...first take a few pictures of course , than take off what in good faith can be used again. I know its hard but try and smile and remake the cake next week.
post #8 of 31

You could donate the cake to a children's hospital, homeless shelter, fire station, etc. That would make you feel a little better. Sorry that happened!

post #9 of 31
Thread Starter 

I ended up being able to pull all of the decor off and send the top tier to our neighbors, the bottom tier is going to work with hubby tomorrow.  As an added kick in the pants, this was a "friend" deal where I only charged her cost - which means I am eating $$ on this one.  *sigh*  (Still can't believe I did it!  gah!)  And I am 100% able to see the humor in this situation.  doh!

post #10 of 31
Just think how good the next one will be since you had practice!
post #11 of 31
Thread Starter 

All MMF - figurines provided by client

 

Before the demolition....

post #12 of 31
Beautiful!!!!! Great job! I am sure the next one will be judt as pretty!
post #13 of 31
Man, what a shame. That is a very nice cake though!
post #14 of 31

Bummer!  Great cake.  I did the same thing once, but the cake was for my nephew, so we froze it.  It came out perfectly from the freezer.  If you keep a cake from getting freezer burn and don't have any freezer smells, I am not sure if it would have been a problem to freeze the cake.

post #15 of 31

I saw the cake in the gallery and I thought "I wonder if that's the cake...?"  icon_biggrin.gif  Indeed it is!

 

It's wonderful!  And I'm sure the next one will be just as good, if not better.  icon_smile.gif

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