Lazy_Susan Posted 18 Dec 2005 , 5:11pm
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Here is the pic of my first cake that went very bad almost from the get go. It was salvaged from 2 layers that were severely stuck to the bottoms of their pans. It is a German Chocolate Birthday cake for my hubby. It's not what I was wanting it to be. I wanted to show y'all something spectacular for my first cake icon_cry.gif

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sue_dye Posted 18 Dec 2005 , 5:23pm
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For your first cake I think it turned out great, looks yummy too.

stephanie214 Posted 18 Dec 2005 , 5:29pm
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Hi Susan,

I think that you did a wonderful job on your cake.

Stop being so hard on yourself, we have all had cakes stick before.

Great save and icing.

Lazy_Susan Posted 18 Dec 2005 , 5:32pm
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Thank you! I'm sure the more I do the more confidence I will get icon_smile.gif BTW I also made the doily that the cake is sitting on

cakelady52 Posted 18 Dec 2005 , 5:59pm
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I think u did a wonderful job for your first you should had seen my first, It was not pretty.

stephanie214 Posted 18 Dec 2005 , 6:00pm
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A woman with many talents...love your dollie.

tripletmom Posted 18 Dec 2005 , 6:02pm
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When you first started crocheting (sp?) were your pieces as intricate as your beautiful doily? Making cakes is the same thing, little steps and with each one you learn something new and you get that much more comfortable with it. Your cake looks wonderful and I'm sure your hubby was pleased as well. Look at your cakes a year from now and you'll see just how far you will have gone. Like Doug said in another post, "Practice makes proficient!".

Just think of all the yummy fun you'll have practicing! icon_biggrin.gif

Lazy_Susan Posted 18 Dec 2005 , 6:07pm
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Thank you for all the very nice words. I really appreciate it icon_smile.gif When the cakes stuck to the pans I was ready to just give up figuring I wasn't cut out for this but you know what? I really want to do this and I am going to continue practicing. I guess I am so hard on myself because I am a bit of a perfectionist. I want to be as good as y'all right now without having to wait! lol

Doug Posted 19 Dec 2005 , 2:15am
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I see cake....with yummy gooy (keep me away or I'll stick my finger in it for a big swipe) icing well presented.

so, what's the problem....other than I can't reach through this screen and snag a piece!?!?!

ya dun gud! icon_biggrin.gif

Lazy_Susan Posted 19 Dec 2005 , 2:46am

Thank you. I just woke up and saw that there was a huge chunk of it missing. Hubby sliced into it when I was asleep! lol He said it was very good and that I will be a good Cake Decorator. icon_smile.gif

traci Posted 19 Dec 2005 , 2:56am

The good thing about german chocolate is you can disguise any errors with the icing! icon_wink.gif I think the cake looks delicious! Did your cake stick when you tried to remove it from the pans??? You might try using Wilton cake release to grease your pans...it works great and you will not have trouble with your cakes sticking. Awesome job on your first cake! icon_smile.gif

gmcakes Posted 19 Dec 2005 , 3:33am

It looks DELICIOUS! I think you did a great job, the german chocolate icing is always hard for me to work with. (I've had it tear up my cakes as I was trying to ice them!) DH is right, I'm sure you're going to be great at this...anyone with patience to make such a beautiful doilly should have no problem with cake decorating!

dodibug Posted 19 Dec 2005 , 4:18am

I think it looks great!! I really like those traditional kinds of cakes just done simple sometimes. It's kind of like old fashioned homemade goodness and I think we all need that sometimes!!!!

Lazy_Susan Posted 19 Dec 2005 , 4:19am

Thank you. I just tried a piece of it and actually it IS very good. I will definitely keep trying. I'm thinking about trying to get a Christmas Cake done before Christmas gets here. Have to do it in the next couple of days though cause I work right up until Christmas Day!

Thank you EVERYONE for all the kind words! I love CC!!!!!!!!!

Tashezzie Posted 19 Dec 2005 , 10:42am

WOW!!! For your first cake, it looks perfect! You dang perfectionists... do you ever do a sloppy job? *LOL* But don't worry, I am one myself and understand how every little detail has to be right. I get very frustrated if it doesn't turn out how I wanted it to. But girl, I can see now that your future cakes are going to be masterpieces! thumbs_up.gif

llee815 Posted 19 Dec 2005 , 3:42pm

I don't know what you really have to complain about! Your cake looks delicious! Great job!

cakebybek Posted 19 Dec 2005 , 3:47pm

Very nice it looks wonderful.

LittleBigMomma Posted 19 Dec 2005 , 3:55pm

Your cake is very pretty and I love your presentation with the candlesticks and doily!

A little skill and alot of practice with a huge amount of determination...that's what it takes!

Keep up the good work!

SweetAsLemmons Posted 22 Dec 2005 , 9:06pm

I'm sitting at work drooling on my desk. Im STARVING and that cake looks sooooooooo yummy right now!

chaptlps Posted 22 Dec 2005 , 9:20pm

I think the cake looks good enough to eat... icon_biggrin.gif
A little hint that I have learned about cakes sticking in the pan is to line just the bottom of the pan with parchment paper (o yeah grease the pan real good too) I leave the parchment on til it's torted and filled them peel it off and either stack the next one on or finish frosting it. Keeps the top of the torte together til I finish stuff. Anywho... the cake still looks good enough to scarf......mmmmmmmmm chocolate, mmmmmmm.....coconut........mmmmmmmm.......carmel.........mmmmmmmmmm

angelas2babies Posted 27 Jan 2006 , 2:22pm

I just wanted to say that I think it looks great! Nice job.

Angie

subaru Posted 28 Jan 2006 , 3:18pm

The cake looks great! It may not be what you had in mind, but the fact that it looks that good after all the problems, so me that you will go very far in what ever you do. Keep up the good work!

DiscoLady Posted 29 Jan 2006 , 6:43am

Line your pans with parchment paper and your cakes will never stick. icon_smile.gif

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