One Huge Cake!!!!!!!!!!

Business By gibson Updated 7 Aug 2006 , 5:36pm by queenamy

mgdqueen Posted 1 Jul 2006 , 12:59am
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It looks great-don't be so hard on yourself! It's the size of MY CAR for goodness sake! How can you not have a problem or two?! Think about this-the cake is so huge that the little imperfections are just that-little!

countrygal Posted 1 Jul 2006 , 1:11am
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Holy cow! That really is one huge cake! How many people will it feed??

All I can say that would be of any help is....YOU GO GIRL! You have done a great job thus far!! Don't give up. thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif


TheCakeSmith Posted 1 Jul 2006 , 1:17am
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I think it looks really good! I can't wait to see it finished.
SO, did I miss a page in this post, or did you end up doing this monster for the $300?

Cakeasyoulikeit Posted 1 Jul 2006 , 1:17am
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I think it looks great so far! Definitely put on a border, as others have mentioned, and I think some writing in the white space would be just the thing. Can't wait to see the final product!! You should be so proud!!

Lemondrop Posted 1 Jul 2006 , 1:33am
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Gibson!! It looks great!!!!

You have to keep in mind that most people don't really notice how smooth a cake is. Add the other Provinces and a border, and be freakin' proud of your cake!!!! I can't wait to see the finished cake!

Hugs to ya!


Tiffysma Posted 1 Jul 2006 , 1:56am
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I think it's looking good too!! I'm anxious for you!! I like the blue idea, maybe mix up some more icing in blue and put around the providences. You could leave it a little "rough" looking, like water that has waves in it.

Sending good vibes your way - Good luck!!

BJsGRL Posted 1 Jul 2006 , 1:56am
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This cake is awesome! I have been trying to visualize how you were going to do it after first reading your post when you were contemplating whether or not to do it... it's great! If you have time, you can always cover the white in white stars, like the character pan cakes are iced. This would cover any bare spots and also add a different texture. The color mist spray is also a great idea like was mentioned by another poster. I also like the "Happy Birthday" idea that was mentioned.

However, as many others have said, the majority of the people who see your cake are going to be saying "WOW!" and are going to be so impressed by the enormity of the whole thing (size, design, talent, time involved) they aren't going to think anything of not-perfectly-smooth icing! The cakes I've done that I really thought were awful (mostly due to un-smooth icing) were the most appreciated cakes.

You are doing an incredibly wonderful job! Keep smiling, put on some soothing or dancing music, whichever works best for you, and go it!

Tiffysma Posted 1 Jul 2006 , 2:08am
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Can you fill the white area with balloons, maple leafs, other "celebration" designs like fireworks, etc.?

Here's a link I found with some "coloring pages" for Canada Day

Cyndi1207 Posted 1 Jul 2006 , 2:18am
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I think you're doing a great job! I'm feeling the same about a cake that just got picked up but he insisted that it was great. As a "cake artist" its only natural to see the flaws. Everyone isn't going to notice them. Besides......they'll be too busy scooping there chins off the floor once they see how big it is.

MavericksMommy Posted 1 Jul 2006 , 2:22am
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I think you're being too hard on yourself, I think it looks fabulous! I can't imagine taking on something that large, you should be proud of yourself. And, as others mentioned, nobody will see the "flaws" that you do, I didn't! I used to do floral design professionally and could always see flaws in my work, no matter how hard I tried, but everybody always loved what I did. It's kind of like looking in a mirror. We all see 'flaws' in ourselves that nobody else would ever pick up on-even when they were looking straight at them! You should be proud of your work, you did a great job!

jdab Posted 1 Jul 2006 , 2:40am
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This cake is fabulous so far!!! I can't wait to see the final result. Like everyone else is proud of your work, no one will notice the imperfections if there are any. thumbs_up.gif

Cakers84 Posted 1 Jul 2006 , 3:18am
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Be confident! You have done everything you've needed to do so far. You've come to the end of this project, so enjoy the last momments you have, and be at peace. It is a marvelous creation and a huge undertaking. One you have been gutsy enough to take on, and we your C.C. friends are rooting, and cheering you along the way. thumbs_up.gif

JanH Posted 1 Jul 2006 , 3:29am
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Wow, just an incredible undertaking. Well done!!!! icon_biggrin.gif

swoboda Posted 1 Jul 2006 , 3:45am
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I just realized that if you were planning on putting the Territories & Nunavut on there that would take up most of your top white area above BC through Ontario. You could spray blue for water where Hudson Bay & Labrador Sea are & voila - you probably won't have much white left at all!

carrielynnfields Posted 1 Jul 2006 , 8:17am
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I personally think it looks great already and I would DEFINATELY advertise with this one. As many others have said, it is WAY too easy for us to see flaws in our own cakes. You have done a fantastic job so far. Keep it is going to be gorgeous! I can't wait to see the end result!

leily Posted 1 Jul 2006 , 11:24am
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So how did it go? You dissapeared when you said you were going to dinner. Did you survive the night? Did the family survive? how about the cake? I can't wait to see the finished product. Hope you had a good time out with your son.

Looking forward to seeing the cake today.


gibson Posted 1 Jul 2006 , 4:09pm
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Sorry for dissappearing last night was very busy!!!

I'm still not happy with this cake, I know the average person won't see the flaws but I do and so would all of you and I think that's why it bothers me so much. I would like to me in the same league as most of you, but am a ways from there! I could pick out so many numerous things that aren't right with this cake but I won't get into it. I am happy it's over, it was an excellent learning experience, and a huge challenge. I'm very nervous to see how people will react to the cake. I hope it's moist and tastes good!
Thanks everyone for the support, you actually made me cry! LOL! It's so nice to know that you're not alone when you feel like you are and you can turn somewhere for help.
I do love the beaver mountie, I was up until 3:30am getting him done.

Doug Posted 1 Jul 2006 , 4:13pm
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you're right he is cute!!!!! (and love the maple leaves on the sides)

you're WRONG -- this cake is NOT a disaster, a mess, an embarrasment, etc.

Stand tall* and've done a wonderful job!

* which may require the services of a chiropracter after soooo many hours bending over this beautiful creation!

Tiffysma Posted 1 Jul 2006 , 4:13pm
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This cake is awesome!!! It is going to impress them, I guarantee you!!! Love the beaver mountie too and the maple leaves around the sides are just great!!!

We always see the flaws in our cakes and they are never good enough.

You should be very proud!!! I thought of you working so hard everytime I woke up last night. Been waiting anxiously to see how it turned out!!

GREAT JOB!!!!!!!!! icon_biggrin.gifthumbs_up.gif

G-Rho Posted 1 Jul 2006 , 4:14pm
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That is AMAZING!!!!! I personally get in over my head and when I look at the cakes posted, I sometimes I'll never be as good..let me tell you, this is one of those cakes..I'm sincere, the fact the cake is so huge, it's also even, colorful and the maple leaves make it. Now, go take a bubblebath, relax and EXHALE! You deserve it!

JulieB Posted 1 Jul 2006 , 4:15pm
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Oh my gosh, girl, you have so totally succeeded~! Make sure there is lots of advertising for you, and you leave lots and lots of business cards, and that picture is on anything you use to sell yourself.

Girl, once a cousin of mine was needing a dress in two hours while I was visiting her, she had the pattern, the fabric, the sewing machine, and that was it! So I, being the loving cousin I am.... LOL.... made that dress in two hours! I tell you, when I looked at it, all I saw were the errors I had made, but she was so proud of it, bragged and bragged and bragged on it, even had her senior pictures made in it! Nobody else ever saw an error, and it was her favorite dress for the next year or two.

Nobody else is going to see what you perceive to be the errors in that cake. I doubt there are any.

Be proud!

knoxcop1 Posted 1 Jul 2006 , 4:29pm
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OHmyGOBS---GIBSON!! icon_surprised.gificon_surprised.gificon_surprised.gificon_surprised.gif

This is the first time I've seen this THREAD!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!


Your cake turned out WONDERFULLY! It's really, really level, too. (That in itself is huge.)

Your colors/map are awesome. The border is impeccably straight. The damned thing is LEVEL! LEVEL, I say! icon_eek.gificon_eek.gif

Girl, if you don't get a 1000 orders from THAT---I don't know what's wrong with people!

Congratulations--you must feel WONDERFUL!


swoboda Posted 1 Jul 2006 , 5:13pm
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Gibson that looks FABULOUS - FANTATSIC - WONDERFUL - AMAZING - and any other words that mean you did an OUTSTANDING job!!!!

You undertook a HUGE task & definately SUCCEEDED!!! You're sure to get TONS of orders from this!
I know what you mean about only seeing the flaws but I promise that if you give it a day or so when you look at this cake you'll be as amazed & in awe by it as we are.

SweetThistleCakes Posted 1 Jul 2006 , 5:20pm
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The cake looks great! Get ready to have your phone ringing off the hook with orders! Knock 'em dead!

mariak Posted 1 Jul 2006 , 5:22pm
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Wow!!! icon_surprised.gificon_surprised.gificon_surprised.gif That cake is amazing! You really did a great job. I can't imagine anyone noticing any little flaws that you see, they will just be in awe! To do such a big cake and get it level. Wow, I can't imagine. I love the bold colors. the flags and most of all the little beaver. He is so stinkin cute! You undertook an amazing feat and really pulled it off. You should get a lot of orders. By the way, how much did you end up charging for this cake?Whatever it was I 'm sure it wasn't enough for all of that work! You should be really proud of yourself! thumbs_up.gif

Cakeasyoulikeit Posted 1 Jul 2006 , 5:32pm
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It's FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!! You did an awesome job! I love how it turned out! The maple leaves on the sides are PERFECT! You should be so proud and I hope you gets tons of orders!

projectqueen Posted 1 Jul 2006 , 5:32pm
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WOW, that is AMAZING!

How on earth did you get it so level? I can't even get one 9x13 so flat, never mind 28 of them!!!!

How did you make the maple leaves on the sides? Were they BCTs?

FABULOUS!!! Pat yourself on the back!!!

missnnaction Posted 1 Jul 2006 , 5:38pm
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I agree with everyone here.....You did an amazing job on this cake...this very HUGE should be proud!

mmdd Posted 1 Jul 2006 , 5:41pm
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WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That's a great looking cake!

I don't see any flaws!!! It looks so even and "straight-edged". You did GREAT!!!!

lasidus1 Posted 1 Jul 2006 , 5:41pm
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WOWWWWW!!! That's all i can say icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

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