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post #16 of 35
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Originally Posted by doramoreno62 View Post

Here is an article on 6 different ways to stabilize whipped cream, maybe it will help

http://www.wikihow.com/Stabilize-Whipped-Cream

What about making some buttercream roses? Do you have ingredients to make BC?

I'm going to try adding pudding mix to my cream as soon as I can get some of both and see if that works.

Unfortunately no butter cream. I almost bought the stuff but then I thought it would be too sweet mixed with the cake. icon_sad.gif
post #17 of 35

Well I hope it works for you!

I frost all my cakes with a non dairy whipped topping Called Pastry pride. It comes frozen and all you have to do is thaw it and whip it up. It is sold in California at Smart and Final, but you can also by something similar called Bettercreme and also Rich's. Look for them so you won't have to stabilize your own. 

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post #18 of 35
Those swirls can be made pretty quickly and simply, if you can't figure out how to stabilize your whipped topping then just get some powdered sugar, butter, and vanilla to make a quick batch of BC, drop in some food coloring and swirl it over all that if you can't scrape it off.

For the letters melt some chocolate/candy melts, type or use a pencil to write the phrase on paper, cover with parchment/wax paper and pipe the letters following the writing if you don't think you can wing it. Chocolate dried really quickly, you can just place them carefully where you want them.

Good luck! It can be frustrating, but don't give up. One of the qualities a good designer has is being able to step up and fix the problem, it's happened to all of us at one point! I've dropped an entire cake and had to remake it, things happen, just power through!

Next time, after baking, wrap your cake and let it get cold (refrigerate/freeze) and make sure to level your cake. Starting with a flat 'canvas' will make a huge difference and it's easier to do any carving or torting when your cakes are cold/partially frozen.
post #19 of 35
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Thank y'all all so much. You're cake savers! I got some sleep and managed to fix it the best I could : . It's not perfect, but I can live with that better than I could the other one. I just wish I could have done the sides too.

Now to get the writing figured out (chocolate isn't working out. icon_sad.gif) and get the thing to her.
post #20 of 35
You did a good job fixing it! Just make a pretty flag on your computer and attach to a skewer. It will look nice.
post #21 of 35

The cake looks much better with the roses. I agree about printing out a banner, maybe you could just use a couple of cocktail sticks to attach it since the cake isn't super tall. 

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post #22 of 35

That looks great! I'm glad you got it figured out thumbs_up.gif

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post #23 of 35
That's awesome, much better! I didn't even think of a banner, probably the best solution. I was sleep deprived as well icon_wink.gif
I'm so glad you figured it out.
post #24 of 35

I am proud of you for fixing it, and doing better! Would you just look at the difference between the two of them? Night and day! I think the banner is an excellent idea. You could use 2 shorter skewers and tie them with a long string, and add a little bunting with the message on a card in the middle. You just make diamond pieces, and a square, then fold them in half.  Add your message, and hang over the string. Use a dot of glue or glue stick to hold them together. 

 

To keep the string from slipping, you cut a little notch in it, and tie it tight in the notch, or cut the top, as if to split it, then jam the string in there, like floss between teeth. 

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post #25 of 35
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I am proud of you for fixing it, and doing better! Would you just look at the difference between the two of them? Night and day! I think the banner is an excellent idea. You could use 2 shorter skewers and tie them with a long string, and add a little bunting with the message on a card in the middle. You just make diamond pieces, and a square, then fold them in half.  Add your message, and hang over the string. Use a dot of glue or glue stick to hold them together. 

To keep the string from slipping, you cut a little notch in it, and tie it tight in the notch, or cut the top, as if to split it, then jam the string in there, like floss between teeth. 

Thank you. icon_smile.gif My printer died, my local store didn't have any of the stuff I needed for a banner, so then I tried writing it in glitter glue on ribbon but the glue wouldn't dry. So I ended up leaving it blank and sent some gel for them to write it themselves, if they still wanted it.

Thanks to all the help I got here, I managed to save the cake. For anybody wondering, mixing pudding mix in is what stabilized the whipped cream to make it pipeable. I used white chocolate flavored and to me the icing had a pudding like taste to it so I hope it tasted ok with the cake.



Showed it to my other half when he gothome and he was like, "it's beautiful". Lol. Makes me proud that I managed to fix it. Maybe I won't give up after all. Lol.
post #26 of 35

That's a fantastic save! well done! how wonderful that someone on here had just the right hint to make all the difference :-)

post #27 of 35
What you did right here, this awesome save? You are totally cut out for this.
post #28 of 35

The cakes are as different as night and day! Good job!  thumbs_up.gif

post #29 of 35

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post #30 of 35
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cc needs a hug button. I want to hug the thread:P

Me too. It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. icon_razz.gif

Thanks so much everybody! icon_smile.gif
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