So I had two birthday cakes to make this weekend. One for yesterday and one due on Monday. First one went pretty good. Writing was a little crooked and bothered me all night, so I got up early and took it off and did it over. It looked pretty good after that, but realized after I saw a picture of the cake, I forgot to put some icing under the cake so that it wouldn't slide.
Now onto the next cake. It is a tiara with a pageant sash and zebra stripes. I started the tiara week and a half ago. Used fondant. Realized after four days that I didn't putt tylose powder to help it dry. Scratch that. Made second tiara with homemade gum paste that I had already. After two days, took it off the form and got up this morning and it had fallen flat. Keep in mind that it is due tomorrow. Ran to Michael's this morning and bought Wilton gum paste and made a new one. Praying it dries so that I can get it painted. Made my cake and it looked beautiful coming out of the oven. After 10 minutes, went to take cakes out of pans, they had fallen and instead of looking like they were bulging they were sunk in on the sides. Now I am off to make another set of cakes. Made the buttercream while waiting on cakes to bake. Buttercream is not crusting. It has to crust so that I can put zebra print onlays on the side. Never had I not had it crust before.
Needed some ice and the ice maker went crazy and ice flew all over the kitchen. It just keeps going. I know this sounds comical, but I am really stressed out now. Almost 3:00 and really haven't made any progress on a cake due tomorrow morning.
I am just about ready to get my inspection done and get my license for my business. Please tell me I am not making a mistake. I know I am just feeling sorry for myself, but needed to vent and I know I am not the only one to have a day like this.
Thanks for listening.