tabs8774 Posted 19 Jul 2005 , 4:06pm
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i made this for a very good friend at work as a thank you for just being her (and her 2 yr old had just seen madagascar ). i made it 4 times and fully decorated it twice!! the first time i took it from the pan it cracked a quick repair and i kept working.i ws almost through when i noticed the crack had returned!another repair and i started to finish the mane when the cake fell into 3 pieces!!i had to go to work so i gave upfor then.when i came home i started again and the cake fell not once ut twice!! i had had enough and went to bed( it was 3:30 am).i gave it another shot in the am and every thing went perfect!! i was afraid of the cake by now though and didn't put a dowel in the head area to stabilize( it was a lamb pan trimed down). it made it all the way to work(30 miles and 2 dirt roads)ut collapsed when i put it in her car!! i almost cried right there but let go a few choice words for that lion .. she said it tasted great though.. thank God!! icon_rolleyes.gif
LL

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Justcakes Posted 19 Jul 2005 , 4:08pm
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Oh I am soooooo sorry! How utterly frustrating! icon_cry.gif

melissablack Posted 19 Jul 2005 , 4:20pm
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Aw, I'm sorry icon_sad.gif It looks like you did an incredible job too. That must be so dissapointing.

thecakemaker Posted 19 Jul 2005 , 4:49pm
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I unfortunately know how you feel! I had a similar disaster recently. I'll have to post pictures and tell my story!

At least it tasted good!

Debbie

ntertayneme Posted 19 Jul 2005 , 4:57pm
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I'm so sorry that happened to you! I can only imagine how it must feel.. I've had nightmares of things like that happening to me too ... It looked like you really did a wonderful job on it too... I'm sure it was the thought that counted anyway and I'm sure your friend love the thought and the cake icon_smile.gif

Lisa Posted 19 Jul 2005 , 5:01pm
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Ugh! So sorry! I'm glad it tasted great. Looks like it was an awesome cake.

tabs8774 Posted 27 Jul 2005 , 6:31pm
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thanks ya'll for the nice comments. she liked it and even ordered another type of cake later so i guess it could have been much worse. knock wood icon_smile.gif haha

sheilaattaway Posted 28 Jul 2005 , 10:01pm
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OMG, i feel so bad for you. at lease you it was still edible. i bet it looked so good! lol

loree001 Posted 31 Jul 2005 , 7:17pm
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Question, when making a stand-up cake, do you combine pound cake with your regular cake recipe or mix? It really helps to keep it firm. When I do a stand-up, I always tell my customers that I would prefer to put the 'stand-up' on a sheet cake, because I use pound cake in the mix and it will make the cake a little dry...they usually agree to the plan.

tabs8774 Posted 10 Aug 2005 , 3:51pm

yeah i make all my stand ups with my grandmas recipe pound cake. but hers is very moist. thak ya'll for the complimets though..

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