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post #1 of 29
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Okay I was just working on my spongebob cake and I crumb coated with white icing, I think I should have used yellow! How do I put the yellow on without the white showing when I go to smooth?

I can't believe how stupid I am!!
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post #2 of 29
You should be fine. You put your yellow on thicker than the white since it is your final coat. And the white should be crusted so you should not have any mixing whatsoever. i think you are ok here.
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post #3 of 29
I agree with ceculsk, if you let it crust well and put on a thick coat, you should be fine. Just ice carefully!

Good luck.
Steph

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post #4 of 29
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THANK YOU SO MUCH! for the quick replies!! and the advice!

I shall continue..........will probably be back though!
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post #5 of 29
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Just an update for those who care....

all is not going well!! My cake crumbs came through and I used a lot of icing! All I've ever done before is stars so I don't know what I am doing wrong.....I am very discouraged right now and feel like giving up! icon_cry.gif This cake is for my best friends kids, it's not a paid cake but I really, really wanted it to turn out.
I don't know how to get the cake smooth.
What to do?
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post #6 of 29
Maybe your icing is too stiff? I know if mine isn't thin enough it tends to tear the cake surface.

Whatever you do - don't give up! I'm sure it will turn out. Take a deep breath... I'm sure someone will have some more helpful advice than me!
Steph

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post #7 of 29
This may not help but I feel your pain.. I had something similar happen to me and I chilled my cake for a bit then put another coat of icing.... it wasnt perfect but it helped... you can always embellish where the bad parts are.. I hope this helps, if not, sorry adn I am sure you will find a way icon_biggrin.gif
post #8 of 29
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Thanks guys, I really wish I could take a course or two....I know that would help me tremendously! There is no Wilton courses or Michaels around so I'm trying to self teach....don't know if that was such a good idea! lol! How do you self teach when you don't know anything????lol
I was looking into culinary schools in my area and I mean where I will be moving to this school would still be 3 hours away.....in Calgary, AB, so it's out of the question! I would looooove to take the culinary course!!!
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post #9 of 29
Both are great advice! I agree that your icing is probably too thick. Thin it out & try not to press so hard with the spatula. Don't get discouraged. Take your time. It will work out! Everytime I decorate a cake I have mishaps! Sometimes I have to leave the cake alone & come back to it later. It all works out in the end. You'll do fine!
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post #10 of 29
Don't worry - I'm sure you're doing great! I've never taken a class either - everything self-taught. I do know what you mean about feeling like it would be easier if you could take a class, but imagine how proud you'll be when you get something down perfect all on your own!

I'm sure even those who have taken classes will tell you - it all comes down to practise in the end.
Steph

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post #11 of 29
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edencakes,

I've seen your work and it is gorgeous!! Have you ever felt like I have? I am not going to post a pic of this cake, that's how bad it is! icon_cry.gificon_cry.gificon_cry.gif I WILL NOT give up! (Well I have on this cake cause there is no hope! lol). I will keep trying but I know I'll be bugging all of the CC members for help! I did learn a few things.....
I've never stacked a cake (that was exciting!)
My icing was too thick!
A local grocery store sells cake boards and dowels! lol
Try not to pick the most difficult cake (which I think I did for my level of cake decorating) I really wish I could have pulled it off, I'm sure everyone else could have, they are so talented! I just feel I'm never going to be that talented... icon_cry.gificon_cry.gif
Okay, I'll stop crying now.....
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post #12 of 29
gibson, I've felt that way so many times! I seriously have given up on cake decorating so many times, but I just keep coming back! What you don't see are ALL of the failures that I didn't bother taking pictures of! icon_redface.gif

You WILL get there, I promise. Especially with all of the talented people on this site helping! I wish I'd known about this place ten years ago when I picked up my first piping bag icon_lol.gif

So this cake isn't working out the way you wanted. It's really okay! You learn from experience, both good and bad (sometimes more from the bad!). This is only making you better! Professionals have disasters, too, it's natural. Designs don't always work out and we have to improvise. Who knows? You might end up with something you like more!

Hang in there, we're all behind you!
Steph

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post #13 of 29
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THANK YOU EDENCAKES!

I really want to suceed at this so it really hurts when one doesn't turn out! I just get frustrated because I see everybody's wonderful and amazing work and want to have the talent and capabilties to do everything right now! I guess one thing cake decorating will teach me is patience!
You are absolutely right though...about everything and knowing I have CC behind me is a big help!

THANKS SO MUCH for the pep talk I really needed it! thumbs_up.gif
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post #14 of 29
Any time! thumbs_up.gif

Oh, and I meant to thank you for the nice compliments on my cakes, since I'm usually the one envying other peoples' skills icon_biggrin.gif
Steph

"What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy?" --Mahatma Gandhi
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post #15 of 29
Hi gibson,

Which Spongebob are you doing?

If you can't get the icing smooth to your liking, try using the stars to cover it up.

Don't give up!!
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