After tossing a cracking, tearing mess of fondant into the garbage and growling in frustration, I asked my husband why my practice cakes tend to work the way I want 'em to, but when the cake was for someone else and MATTERED, why couldn't things work out like they're supposed to?!?!?
He looked at me a moment, then said, "I think you just answered your own question..." and he walked away (like the smart man he is...)
Plan B then got underway... *sigh*
I don't know that he's right, but he appears to be smart to walk away after delivering a smart-A** comment when you were in some distress. Mine usually leaves after doing that as well. He's also pretty smart.