Do I Need To Redo This?

Decorating By summernoelle Updated 12 Apr 2008 , 12:27pm by SweetResults

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summernoelle Posted 11 Apr 2008 , 12:06am
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I am exhuasted and burnt out, and can't see the forest for the trees. This cake isn't finished yet, but the bottom tier is driving me nuts. Do I need to take of the fondant and figure out why it is lumpy. What do you think?
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Doug Posted 11 Apr 2008 , 12:20am
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probably tiers settling and forcing filling out.

wouldn't go to all the trouble of redoing the bottom tier.

just finish it and call it a day

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foxymomma521 Posted 11 Apr 2008 , 12:26am
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It sort of makes it look more circus-y. I wouldn't redo it

Edited to add... GREAT CAKE!!

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Ruth0209 Posted 11 Apr 2008 , 12:27am
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I agree. I wouldn't do it over. The bulging looks minimal to me, and all the rest of the cake looks so cool I doubt anyone will think a thing of it. They'll be wowed by the overall effect, which is really cute!

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ladyonzlake Posted 11 Apr 2008 , 12:28am
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Is it just on that side or is it all the way around? I'm a perfectionist and it would drive me nuts until I fixed it. Can you pull the banner away and see if you can just smooth it down and then cut away the excess fondant?

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poshcakedesigns Posted 11 Apr 2008 , 12:28am
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Looks fine

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CambriasCakes Posted 11 Apr 2008 , 12:28am
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I agree with the others - just leave it. It's really cute by the way!! It doesn't look that lumpy anyhow.

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daisy114 Posted 11 Apr 2008 , 12:29am
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I agree with the above...What a great looking cake!!

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summernoelle Posted 11 Apr 2008 , 12:38am
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Thanks everyone. I am just too tired to even think about redoing it-BUT this customer is a perfectionist! My DH says I will do more damage than good if I take it apart, and I am think, I DONT want to risk that.

Thanks!!!!!!

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daisy114 Posted 11 Apr 2008 , 12:44am
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Is the bulging all around the cake? If it's not, why don't you just put the banner over the bulge.

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summernoelle Posted 11 Apr 2008 , 12:49am
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I lied. I just went back into the kitchen, and it looks terrible on the back. I ripped off the fondant, and found one of the dowels had dramatically shifted forward, leaving a big hole. WTF? Anyways, it is currently in the freezer, waiting to be redone.

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JoanneK Posted 11 Apr 2008 , 1:00am
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I would have redone it too. Only because it looked like the cake was going to fall apart if you didn't. Like it was starting to collapse, which it sounds like it would have if you didn't redo it.

Plus if you charge a customer good money they should have the best work you can do. If it was for a friend or family I wouldn't have cared.

Glad you redid it.

Sounds like your cake may be light and airy to even hold up the dowel.

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Melvira Posted 11 Apr 2008 , 1:00am
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Well, that totally sucks, but fortunately you figured it out before it became a 'disaster' thread! It is really a sharp looking cake!! Congrats, although I'm sorry it's turning into twice as much work!

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Cakegirl20 Posted 11 Apr 2008 , 1:01am
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I am sooo sorry about your catastrophe! icon_cry.gif It would have bothered me, too. icon_redface.gificon_mad.gif I am such a perfectionist when it comes to cake decorating! I hope your cake turns out beautiful anyway and that your re-make goes well! thumbs_up.gif

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summernoelle Posted 11 Apr 2008 , 1:03am
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Well, I had kind of cheated last night on the carving. I couldn't get the shape right, so I added "ribbons" of fondant around the base of the outside on the bottom to make it thicker. That was what the buldge was, so luckily, not cake! I think that cake itsself is still salvagable.

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alanahodgson Posted 11 Apr 2008 , 1:42am
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I remember your thread about this customer wanting the cake EXACTLY like the picture, so fixing it was probably a good idea. I hope it all turns out okay!

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bigmama1961 Posted 11 Apr 2008 , 1:57am
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I really like it .but iam glad you fixed it because your customers talk and your reputation is at risk.

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ladyonzlake Posted 11 Apr 2008 , 2:08am
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I'm glad you decided to redo it. Your customer deserves a quality product. I know how it is...you're exhausted from doing it and the last thing you want to do is to redo it...I've been there. In the end you will be happier and your customer will LOVE it! It's a beautiful cake!

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ladyonzlake Posted 11 Apr 2008 , 2:08am
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I'm glad you decided to redo it. Your customer deserves a quality product. I know how it is...you're exhausted from doing it and the last thing you want to do is to redo it...I've been there. In the end you will be happier and your customer will LOVE it! It's a beautiful cake!

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wgoat5 Posted 11 Apr 2008 , 10:47am
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Summer can I just say it's a beautiful cake... and if it made you feel better to fix it then way to go!!! I think it is all a learning experience no matter how long you have done it icon_wink.gif

Beautiful cake and can't wait to see the fix icon_smile.gif


(just love all of your cakes though icon_biggrin.gif )

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summernoelle Posted 11 Apr 2008 , 4:03pm
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OK, here is take two. I am soooo glad I did the bottom tier again. Got up this morning and started over. Still not finished with it, but it is better!!!!
LL

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ladyonzlake Posted 11 Apr 2008 , 4:10pm
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Yeahhh....Oh it looks AWSOME!!! thumbs_up.gif

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wgoat5 Posted 11 Apr 2008 , 4:15pm
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Ohhhh LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Way to go Summer!!!!

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Erdica Posted 11 Apr 2008 , 4:42pm
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AWESOME!!

I had a cake where the dowels slipped. They cracked the cake. Of course we were already at the delivery location. It was horrible.

Your cake is awesome!!! I am sure your client will LOVE it!

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summernoelle Posted 11 Apr 2008 , 4:56pm
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thanks everyone! I am pretty happy with it too!

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peacockplace Posted 11 Apr 2008 , 5:13pm
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Originally Posted by alanahodgson

I remember your thread about this customer wanting the cake EXACTLY like the picture, so fixing it was probably a good idea. I hope it all turns out okay!




That's what I was thinking too. This lady wanted everything exactly like the sugarcreations cake. I'm glad you decided to fix it!

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kjgjam22 Posted 12 Apr 2008 , 12:40am
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i agree. leave it.

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Melvira Posted 12 Apr 2008 , 3:22am
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Oh man, that is gorgeous!! It was well worth the fix! Gorgeous work, as always!!!

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SweetResults Posted 12 Apr 2008 , 12:27pm
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Smart move - it looks MUCH better! Can't wait to see how she likes it!

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