I am working on a Tiffany Box cake, and I don't know if its the color , humidity,icing consistency or what but I cannot get this dang thing looking good.
It does'nt look "discount worthy", it just does'nt look as good as I would want.
I have scraped off the icing and re-iced 3 times, each time with a new batch on bc, each time it looks like crap.
How many more times do I need to redo it. I'm putting ribbon on it so I 'm thinking that will take some of the attention away from the crappy icing but should I redo it one more time?
I know its not as noticable as I think it is, I'm always over reacting when it comes to my cakes, but the customer has called 3 times a day for the past week about this cake and I'm afraid if it is anything other then perfect I'm going to have some problems.
If you have the time TAKE A BREAK. The longer you work on it the more you are going to get upset. Walk away from it for awhile. Take a nice warm shower or do something relaxing. When you come back you will feel better thus your work will be better. Trust me it works.
A quick look at your cakes tells me that you have nothing to worry about. You are just being over-critical about your own worth (as we all do, time to time) Take a break, if you feel that it is REALLY unacceptable, then re-ice it once more, however, be aware that another re-icing may not reach your 'ideal' and could be worse than the one it is now. It's a chance, really. I would say that you're likely just being a perfectionist, and anyone who sees what it is you have already, would be astounded!
I agree with the above.....take a cake break and don't be critical...your cakes are great!!!