Here's Why....

Decorating By Sugarbean Updated 8 Aug 2006 , 2:36am by mkerton

Sugarbean Posted 27 Feb 2006 , 8:01pm
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I took all three Wilton courses. icon_wink.gif

Can you tell I didnt' know what I was doing. And just a tip, NEVER use a whole bottle of red food coloring. We were brushing our teeth for a week!

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gilson6 Posted 27 Feb 2006 , 9:37pm
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WOW, that's red!!!!

weefoot Posted 28 Feb 2006 , 3:17am
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I'm so sorry. My kids would have loved the red teeth. What happened? What kind of icing were you using?

Sugarbean Posted 28 Feb 2006 , 3:39am
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This was my first cake EVER...I used Duncan Hines from a can. And tried to tint the white icing red. Yick! I also used the whole bottle in order to get it a that red.

meghan89 Posted 28 Feb 2006 , 3:41am
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That is funny!! Ya gotta start somewhere!

Cakepro Posted 28 Feb 2006 , 3:42am
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Gross, I don't see how anyone was able to eat enough to make their teeth red. Wilton red icing color tastes horrendous. LOL

Cute cake, though! icon_smile.gif

Sugarbean Posted 28 Feb 2006 , 2:09pm
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I had ONE BITE...serious. That was enough to make my teeth red. icon_wink.gif

cakesondemand Posted 2 Mar 2006 , 4:35am
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whenever I have someone that wants red or any dark color I worn them not to eat it and scrap it off.

lilie Posted 2 Mar 2006 , 5:11pm
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I feel for you!!!!
I did something simular with blue!!!! thumbs_up.gif
I didn't know what I was doing either. I was the worst student in my cake decorating class and I used the blue two years after I graduated from class. I think I slept through class on color tinting!
Good luck next time!!!! icon_biggrin.gif

lotsoftots Posted 2 Mar 2006 , 5:15pm
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Personally, I like the plastic snap off tips in the background. I always wondered if those things really work.

The ladybug may have dyed your teeth red, but at least you got a great story out of it!

mommachris Posted 3 Mar 2006 , 5:45am
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Just thought I'd mention that next time you might try making the icing and coloring it the night before. I've found that red, black and other really dark colors seem to grow bolder as they sit a bit.

If it isn't the color you wanted in the morning then you can always add more.
Happy brushing.


tastycakes Posted 3 Mar 2006 , 5:49am
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Oh, it's still kinda cute! We have to learn somehow!

ShelbysYummys Posted 3 Mar 2006 , 6:05am
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tee heee heee. when that much color goes in its worse when it comes out.
YUK! icon_eek.gif

lastingmoments Posted 3 Mar 2006 , 6:47am
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my 1st cake looked almost like that ...........scary Im suprised i never gave up .....i i cant wait to see what ill make next.....I plot my dear daughters cake all year long

Sugarbean Posted 3 Mar 2006 , 2:55pm
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I just wanted to clarify....I did that cake over 3 years ago, and now I have my own cake decorating business. icon_wink.gif

Just wanted to show where I've come from.

Anyone else want to post "where they've come from" Pictures?


JamesSweetie Posted 3 Mar 2006 , 6:32pm
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Here was the cake I did for my father's last birthday, it was a store bought angel food cake, I put strawberries in the middle and on top, and its covered with light Cool whip, lol. He was diabetic so I couldn't use frosting, and I wasn't on here to see the awesome diabetic frosting recipes. It looked like a slice of god help me but it tasted really good and Dad loved it, lol.


This was my husband's ice cream cake, again with the cool whip, LOL. I bought his favourite ice cream, and I baked brownies in a 9 inch round pan on parchment. So when it cooled I spread the ice cream on top, right in the pan and froze. When it was ready to serve I took it out, ran a hot knife around the edges and it popped right out. The writing is actually melted chocolate. It was sooooo hot here this past summer, darn thing was melting before I got it from the kitchen to the living room! (just like my Dad's cake). Hubby is always asking for an ice cream cake, this year maybe I'll make him a small 6 inch ice cream cake and then make him a real one! LOL (I told him, please let me make you a real cake! icon_razz.gif )


Both of these cakes were about 3 weeks apart this past August. I have a real disaster cake but its a naughty one so I can't post it here!! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

parismom Posted 3 Mar 2006 , 6:37pm
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I tinted some fondant bright pink yesterday...YUCK, it took the sweet taste right out of my MMF... That bitter 'red' taste is horrible!

ge978 Posted 3 Mar 2006 , 7:04pm
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Lindsay & Jamessweetie: you guys have come such a long way with your decorating. I think its great that you posted your first pics - I think it helps decorators who get frustrated and think they are never going to get the hang of it to see how much you can improve with practice.

Jamessweetie - "a slice of god help me" - ROFL - that is so funny!

lng_1978 Posted 3 Mar 2006 , 7:13pm
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Sugarbean Posted 3 Mar 2006 , 7:18pm
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Jamessweetie....Thanks for posting! I thought I was the only one. icon_wink.gif But those are pretty scary too!!

Come on everyone! Lets see where you have come from!

jellyb123 Posted 18 Jul 2006 , 6:02am
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Oh my goodness! That was sooooooo much fun. Unfortunately, I cannot submit my worst as I do not keep any evidence of the failures (and there have been several). Tears of laughter and empathy are running down my face, for I, too, have been there. Thank you! Thank you! Thank You!

shrek Posted 21 Jul 2006 , 6:53pm
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mkolmar Posted 30 Jul 2006 , 11:28pm
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just starting out and I think every cake of mine has that haggard look. Thanks for the post, you do great cakes and have givin me hope once more.

queenamy Posted 1 Aug 2006 , 1:47pm
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ive seen lindays cakes on another forum we're on. and her website, they are beautiful!

mkerton Posted 1 Aug 2006 , 9:27pm
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I tried to attach my first cake picture (though i am still new I have come a long way) but for whatever reason, its not wanting me to attach....good to know there is hope for us newbies!

mkolmar Posted 4 Aug 2006 , 4:56pm
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I'm still pretty new to cakes so I'm glad you all posted on this, you give me hope.

talking2jen Posted 7 Aug 2006 , 8:36pm
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Okay...just logged on from work because it's been a stressful Monday and I needed a break. I saw the red cake at the top of the post, let out a roaring belly laugh, put my head down on my desk and just howled!!! The RED cake is great!!! It looks like something from the pits of hell!

You made my day!!! The cake is hilarious! Thanks for sharing!! thumbs_up.gif

mkerton Posted 8 Aug 2006 , 2:36am
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Trying this again....uploading my first cake (well before I took any Wilton courses)...I was just going to figure it out on my day I enrolled! icon_redface.gif

Good thing it was my own birthday cake!

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