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post #16 of 29
I agree with stephanie214, you can save the cake just do it in stars to cover it up, or if you still want it to be smooth do the stars then smooth them, or if you have the large icing tip use it then smooth. I love the large icing tip, never show crumbs when using it !!! Sounds like your icing was definately to stiff, had that happen before.

I assure we all have had those Pulling out your hair, getting tired, nothing is working out days !!! Guess I shouldn't speak for everyone else but I have definately had those days !!!

Don't give up wasn't long ago you were sure you would never get a 3-D Bear cake to work, and you did and made a great little dinosaur !!!

Keep Smilin......
Making GREAT MEMORIES that is what it is all about !!!
Happy Decorating....
RaeMarie
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Making GREAT MEMORIES that is what it is all about !!!
Happy Decorating....
RaeMarie
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post #17 of 29
Clam down. When i am feeling like this i walk away for a bit then resume.


Good Luck

We all have these days. thumbs_up.gificon_biggrin.gif
Happy Baking,

Twin Dees

"Good cakes aren't cheap,
Cheap cakes aren't good" (TM)

I am a very proud Mom of Nia , Jada, & D.J.
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Happy Baking,

Twin Dees

"Good cakes aren't cheap,
Cheap cakes aren't good" (TM)

I am a very proud Mom of Nia , Jada, & D.J.
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post #18 of 29
I feel your pain! It will get better and easier. I live in Alaska, no classes here to take either. You can do it it just takes practice. My cakes still don't turn out exactly like I have them in my head but they are getting better and better.

If it makes you feel better here is my bad cake story:
The very first cake I ever made was for my daughter's 4th birthday. The first cake stuck to the character pan, the second cake the dog ate (before I got it decorated luckily) and by the time I baked my third cake and started decorating, (with only hours to go till the party started) it looked like strawberry shortcake from H E double hockeysticks, LOL. I stopped and had a good cry and then decided I wasn't going to quit. I finished it and it wasn't that bad.

I asked my hubby to take a pic of it so I could always remember this cake and he did get a pic, from clear across the room. The cake was technically in the picture... icon_cry.gif but barely.

It is so disappointing when it doesn't turn out the way you have it pictured. But keep on truckin', you will be amazed at how quickly you improve. icon_smile.gif And if you friend is like mine, they will still love the cake you made.
Amy in Alaska
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post #19 of 29
gibson...I am so sorry you have had so much trouble! I used to always have to do stars because I could never get my icing smooth. After practicing with a thinner consistency...my star days are over. Your next cake will go much better...don't give up!!! icon_smile.gif
traci
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post #20 of 29
I propose that they start a new gallery...

Of cake disasters or cakes gone wrong so you can see that you're not the only one that has ever had to struggle with a cake...lol

I'd be the first one to post! Too bad I didn't take a picture of the Cat-tastrophy cake..lol
post #21 of 29
I agree with Pastrydiva, a disaster gallery would make us all feel normal.

Gibson, if you wait a bit, and let the icing crust a little, it might be easier to frost.....let us know how it turned out.

Hugs,

Denise
post #22 of 29
pastrydiva...that is a good idea! I think we all have days that we would need to look in that gallery! icon_smile.gif
traci
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post #23 of 29
My first paid cake I had the same problem. I hadn't yet taken any of the Wilton classes and had no idea there were different consistencies to BC. I just got a recipe and went for it. I had a heck of a time with it, but it finally turned out OK. It was my own fault for doing a carved cake with curves and points, but I just let it crust over and smoothed with my hands and paper towels.

That durn cake took forever to do, but what an experience! And what a revelation when I finally learned that cakes are supposed to be iced with thinned icing!

I'll bet if you posted a pic of the cake you'd get all kinds of support,
Hugs from TX
Ali
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post #24 of 29
We do have a disaster forum. Members post their disaster cakes in there all the time. I have a German Choc Cake that I need to post there but keep forgetting to do it~ So post your cakes in your posts in the disaster forum ~
"Learn from a turtle... it only makes progress when it sticks it's neck out"
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"Learn from a turtle... it only makes progress when it sticks it's neck out"
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post #25 of 29
no turtle not the forum....we need a straight up gallery..lol
post #26 of 29
The disaster forum has always been used for pics. Jackie just added a few new galleries not too long ago. There's no reason not to post your pics in the disaster forum~
"Learn from a turtle... it only makes progress when it sticks it's neck out"
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post #27 of 29
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THANK YOU EVERYONE!!!

I have to tell you I was so embarassed I didn't take a pic...but when I brought it to my friends she loved it! and most importantly so did her kids! I can't believe it! That's all the kids talked about was the cake. Darn thing looked horrible like a spongebob that was squished. I think the cake should have been taller...not enough room to do all the details. I'll see if she can get me a copy of the pic and I might post it....I'm telling you, you will all laugh your butts off!
By the way, I ended up giving up on it so he's missing his legs and arms and the details aren't good at all!
I honestly think my friend didn't want to hurt my feelings....although I also think she would have laughed, we've been friends since elementary school so she knows me pretty good!
I agree that they should have a disaster gallery because when we are having a bad cake day we could come on here and take a look and think to ourselves "at least I'm not the only one"

Thank you everybody for your kind words of advice and encouragment! I will keep truckin in okieinalaska's words!

okieinalaska:

Stay warm!
You may be only one person in the world, but you may be the world to one person!
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post #28 of 29
Very few bother to use the separate forums for the subjects, why would they bother with a separate cake disaster gallery? Janice
post #29 of 29
To post our shame with no explanations..lol
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