zoozieqv Posted 27 Apr 2005 , 4:14pm
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Well, I think I am far enough away from this disaster to share. I shared a little bit on one of the pictures posted....but here it is. Someone ordered a luau cake and wanted strawberry, lemon and strawberry with corresponding fillings. However, I decided that I didn't need to first make a little wall of buttercream to put my fillings in - I thought I could handle it. WELL, I couldn't!!!! The fillings kept coming out and mixing in with my buttercream and making a huge mess. I kept tying to fix it and cover it up and it turned into a huge ugly mess. Luckily this was the afternoon before it was due to be delivered. So, I started again and re-baked all the cakes and totally re-made the whole darn thing. I did everything the right way and it turned out pretty well! During all of this a neighbor came down and invited me to his wife's b-day party and asked me to make a chocolate cake for Sunday afternoon. So, on Saturday my husband said, "you can't waste all that cake, why don't you just take that down to Julie's house for her b-day - you're doing it for free anyway!" So, I made a chocolate cake and I took out the middle tier of cake and took all the icing and decorations off the two strawberry cakes and then re-decorated it. I guess after it had sat all night long, there was no more filling coming out and it was much easier to decorate. So, we gave both cakes to the neighbor and she loved them, I kept the lemon one for us (myfavorite) and we are still eating on it...ugly decorations and all!!!!!!
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momof3jotynjake Posted 27 Apr 2005 , 5:28pm
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Originally Posted by zoozieqv

Well, I think I am far enough away from this disaster to share. I shared a little bit on one of the pictures posted....but here it is. Someone ordered a luau cake and wanted strawberry, lemon and strawberry with corresponding fillings. However, I decided that I didn't need to first make a little wall of buttercream to put my fillings in - I thought I could handle it. WELL, I couldn't!!!! The fillings kept coming out and mixing in with my buttercream and making a huge mess. I kept tying to fix it and cover it up and it turned into a huge ugly mess. Luckily this was the afternoon before it was due to be delivered. So, I started again and re-baked all the cakes and totally re-made the whole darn thing. I did everything the right way and it turned out pretty well! During all of this a neighbor came down and invited me to his wife's b-day party and asked me to make a chocolate cake for Sunday afternoon. So, on Saturday my husband said, "you can't waste all that cake, why don't you just take that down to Julie's house for her b-day - you're doing it for free anyway!" So, I made a chocolate cake and I took out the middle tier of cake and took all the icing and decorations off the two strawberry cakes and then re-decorated it. I guess after it had sat all night long, there was no more filling coming out and it was much easier to decorate. So, we gave both cakes to the neighbor and she loved them, I kept the lemon one for us (myfavorite) and we are still eating on it...ugly decorations and all!!!!!!




WOW! YOU REALLY FIXED UP THAT CAKE REALLY GOOD!!! HOW DID YOU MAKE THOS SHELLS! THEY TURNED OUT GREAT!

Lisa Posted 27 Apr 2005 , 6:46pm
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Wow...great save! It would have been a shame to waste a cake that sounds so delicious. They look great too!

zoozieqv Posted 27 Apr 2005 , 7:28pm
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Thanks yous guys! I made the shells with candy melts and molds.....it was my first time and they were really easy. I bought white and pink but just used the white and added color gel swirled in to get the color effect. I will definitely use molds again...I love them!!! icon_smile.gif
Suzanna

flayvurdfun Posted 28 Apr 2005 , 7:13am
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I think you did an awesome job, I cant see where any of them were mistakes anywhere... good job

luceymoose Posted 28 Apr 2005 , 4:14pm
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The cakes are awesome! I'm glad they liked it.

MrsMissey Posted 28 Apr 2005 , 4:18pm
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I think you handled it like a true professional! Great job!

m0use Posted 28 Apr 2005 , 5:50pm
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Great save..I'm glad the lady followed your advice about the flowers. Sometime simpler is better thumbs_up.gif

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