Hi folks..............need to vent about my "crashed" helicopter cake! I actually cried over this one. My son is an AME working for a helicopter company, so for his 24th bd, I wanted to make a helicopter sitting on a helipad. Since he still lives at home, to keep it secret, I had to work on it when he wasn't here, & hide it when he was (& that WAS a chore!). Anyway, the day before his bd, he tells me he has to go out of town & won't be back until the day after his bd. So, GREAT I think,,,,I have an extra day to work on his cake! (btw, I also work full time as a nurse, so all this has to be done after work). So, the day of his bd, he calls at 6PM to tell us they're taking off for home & will be here in 2 hours! YIKES, still don't have the cake together! So, I take the helicopter part of the cake out of my hiding place, & wouldn't you know it,,,,the gumpaste I had covered it in (for stability) cracked off the whole tail section of the cake - taking the tail router with it. I told myself to calm down, its not the end of the world for there to be no tail router. So I re-iced that section of the cake in bc., make my windows out of rice paper, spray half the plane a different colour so it's 2-tone, ice the helipad & write "BEWARE keep 24' away (son's age). Now it's time to place the helicopter on the pad..........CRASH...the skids under the copter buckle, the gumpaste broke away & the cake landed up on its side, on the pad, wiping out all the writing! That's when I started to cry. I have 30 min. before he lands! Weelll, good ol' hubby, comes up with a plan to give me an extra 30 min. & said "You can do it, hon." Well, I sort of did it. My helicopter is minus skids, a tail router, has numerous dents & cracked windows, but at least it's sitting up-right, & I got the writing back on the pad. A true crashed helicopter!! My son had a good laugh over it though, & Mom has a few more grey hairs. Hope his cake isn't an omen! Thanks for letting me vent. Will post a picture of my crashed helicopter when I get the film developed.
Girl...I am SO sorry....I know how you feel exactly! When it rains it pours! I am trying to save a VERY important wedding cake as we speak! I am doing a Hollywood wedding and the RBC foiled on me somehow and is a disaster..the wedding is tomorrow and I am about to go and tear it all apart and cover it in real fondant ( they finally decided to compromise taste so it will look great for the pics! I have never had my RBC turn out so badly! I am truly ashamed of this cake! And it is the most important one to date ( for me). I am glad you were able to pull it off
Thanks KayDay. I'm not so sure I "pulled it off", but I sure wish you luck with YOUR cake. When making for family, it's not so bad if you goof...but when you're making one for someone else, esp. for a wedding, you REALLY want it to be perfect. GOOD LUCK!!!
Glad you were able to pull it off. I'm sure your son was just as happy that you thought to do a helicopter cake.
I'm sure your son loved it and you'll always have the memories of you and him laughing about all the problems you had with his cake in many years to come... and believe me, we've all had our cake disasters lol
No kidding!! LOL It seems like lately EVERY cake I have make has given me problems. As for my son's bd cake, it's still sitting uncut in the freezer. Noone felt like eating cake that night & he left town again the next morning.......sssshhheee!
I am feeling you girl! I have been their and cryed. Good job pulling it off. LOL you will laugh later. I promise
Sorry to hear about the crash!!! I still can't wait to see the picture!