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post #16 of 25
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Sorry, here is the pic

post #17 of 25

Awe.. jiya, so sorry for your cake wreak, I can't see the pic.  Can you just add the link and then it will either show up or let us follow it.  

 

I'm sure you've learned valuable lessons, don't give up.  Get back up and try again.  It will come to you.  Maybe try a smaller version.

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post #18 of 25

Now I see it!   Jiya.... I love it!!!!  Yes, its not like the pic you were trying to copy, but it was only meant for inspiration and that's what artist interpretation is all about.

 

Yes, there are flaws, but you know that already.  Don't beat yourself up, Give yourself a pat on the back.  Say it with me.  ON TO BIGGER AND BETTER THINGS!!!!  

 

That's what I tell myself and my staff & family when things just didn't turn out the way I wanted them to.  ROFL

 

Awesome.  thumbs_up.gif

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post #19 of 25

You're son thinks you're the best/coolest mom ever. Enough said!

I'm sure you learned a lot from this cake, my worst cakes turned out to be the ones I learned the most from. Keep your head up!

If you decide to do figures/fingers out of modeling chocolate again, I always use rkt as a base to keep it from getting to heavy and to give the modeling choc something to hold onto and hold its shape.

Those hulk hands are hard! I did an Avenger's cake for my son this year too and I tell you, I don't want to make a hulk fist again for a long, looong time!! icon_wink.gif

Don't be too hard on yourself, remember how happy your son is with his amazing mom and cake!

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post #20 of 25

the important thing is that he loved it, so that's a win for you!

 

As far as the hands go, it looks like the candy clay might have been either too hot or too soft. The basic recipe for using candy melts is 1/3 cup of corn syrup to 1 bag of Wilton candy melts, but they've been messing around with the weight in different color bags. Maybe it was just too soft so they wouldn't hold the shape. I think it's 14 oz to 1/3 cup of corn syrup, so if it was less than that in the bag it might have been too soft.

 

the middle tier sliding,,, there's not a lot you can do about that once it's decorated, so it sounds like you made a good decision to remove the wedge and go from there. Again, if "the customer" liked it then that's what matters!

post #21 of 25
Thread Starter 
Thankyou so much for those kind words and encouragement.. yes.. it was a learning lesson for me and although I felt defeated, my sons' reaction got me back in my good spirits. And then your kind words and encouragement were icing on the cake icon_smile.gif

I will try my hands on the candy melts version for MC. I tried to use Ghiradelli white chips and yes it was a pain. The RKT will be my next endeavor.

Thanks once again for the help through and through and then lifting my spirits instead of turning me into cake wrecks... but you are still welcome to icon_wink.gif
post #22 of 25
Ah ha...if you used chocolate chips, then added food color to the modeling chocolate, that would soften it up a lot. Don't give up on modeling chocolate, it's really easy to work with once you figure out the quirks.
post #23 of 25
Thread Starter 
Scratching my head here.. so I need to read up more now. I thought I followed directions as per my craftsy class.. need to watch it over again..Thanks for pointing it out...
post #24 of 25

Ah yes, the type of chocolate does make a difference.  Lesson learned for me.

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post #25 of 25
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Sorry, here is the pic

I think you did a commendable job considering the 'mountain' you set yourself to climb.

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