Am I The Only One Who Goes Overboard?

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smitakasargod Posted 3 Jun 2008 , 12:00am
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Ok! Here's the deal. I am planning to make a wine bottle in a crate cake for my dh for father's day. I want to keep it small because neither of us really needs the calories icon_lol.gif
My cake will probably be about 4 inches wide and about 9 inches long. I already made a wine bottle from gum paste. I then planned to make some fondant grapes to put on the cake...then came the leaves. Then I thought to myself...hmmm, cheese goes well with cake so I made some cheese. Then I made one more types for variety. Then I made some crackers for the cheese and then came some apple slices then olives!!! Now I am making a cutting board and a cheese knife. I know some of you are thinking "Is she nuts?" (Maybe I should make some nuts too? icon_redface.gif )
Now I am wondering if in a design it is a bad thing to go overboard? Is it better to keep things simple? What do you think?
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T-Bird Posted 3 Jun 2008 , 2:14am
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lollol

Hey, when an idea grabs you, it grabs you, there's just no way around it! I'm guilty of it, as I'm sure just about everybody else here is as well (at least at some point). When inspiration hits, there's just no denying it. I think you idea sounds cute, in fact it's similar to one that I'm planning for my FIL retirement party, hope to keep it under control, but already got the grapes, and a picinic blanket, and wine bottle (going to experiment with sugar) and etc. etc. etc.

But as far as the keeping it simple, I guess it just depends on what your doing/who your doing it for, as long as your enjoying yourself, who cares?! (I have a hard time keeping it simple)

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Bellatheball Posted 3 Jun 2008 , 3:08am
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I'm the same way. Once the creative spark hits, look out. icon_biggrin.gif

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Lemonydoodles Posted 3 Jun 2008 , 1:52pm
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I am going through the exact same thing w/ my daughter's b-day cake. It started as something fairly simple & yet I keep adding & adding or decide that maybe there are too many pink butterflies, perhaps I should make some white ones or maybe too many pink flowers, maybe I should make some different colors.....it goes on & on! So, I feel your 'pain'....but I do agree that when the creative spark bites you it won't let go until you submit! haha. Your cake does sound very cool, can't wait to see pictures icon_smile.gif

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oliveoyle Posted 3 Jun 2008 , 2:09pm
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this used to worry me as well but have decided over the years that tis simply the nature of the beastLOL

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foxymomma521 Posted 3 Jun 2008 , 2:17pm
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The heck with DH, you should enter that sucker into a cake contest!! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

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kettlevalleygirl Posted 3 Jun 2008 , 2:59pm
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No you are not nuts, just probably too much time on your hands!!!! I am only joking, I do the same thing, lets see a picture!

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BrandisBaked Posted 3 Jun 2008 , 3:07pm
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You lost me when you said "cheese goes well with cake". My stomach turned. icon_wink.gif

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terrylee Posted 3 Jun 2008 , 3:11pm
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Me too...an idea hits you and your off and running....

Like Oliveoyle said...."Tis the nature of the beast....."

Post a picture. Happy Fathers to your DH

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miss_sweetstory Posted 3 Jun 2008 , 3:11pm
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If you are enjoying your creativity, then more power too you!

Just don't forget the corkscrew!

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Laura102777 Posted 3 Jun 2008 , 3:14pm
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You lost me when you said "cheese goes well with cake". My stomach turned. icon_wink.gif




Haha! I didn't catch that when I read it. I think (I hope) she meant cheese goes well with wine. That's what my mind turned it into anyway. And that would be true....cheese does go well with wine. icon_smile.gif

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MCook Posted 3 Jun 2008 , 3:17pm
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...what about wine glasses....sorry, just had to throw that in.

I agree with all the others--when creativity strikes--go with it, especially for family. The experience and practice alone is worth it, never know when you will hit on a creation that someone might want to order and PAY FOR !!!
I always go overboard and DH is always walking by while I'm working and saying "stop, you've done enough for what they're paying for"....or "they didnt' request that so why are you adding all that stuff they didn't pay for?"...... guilty as charged! icon_lol.gif

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all4cake Posted 3 Jun 2008 , 3:24pm
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I think overboard in a design would be ...a single tier...with stripes, dots, flowers, bows, lace points, drop strings...to me, that is.

To complete a design...it's when you step back and look at it and the thought, "something is missing" doesn't pop into your head...again...to me, that is.

I can't wait to see the finished design!

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smitakasargod Posted 3 Jun 2008 , 3:36pm
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You lost me when you said "cheese goes well with cake". My stomach turned.




LOL! I guess I meant wine icon_redface.gif

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AKA_cupcakeshoppe Posted 3 Jun 2008 , 6:09pm
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this sounds awesome!!!!!! pictures afterwards okay? okay? now go back to finishing your masterpiece icon_biggrin.gif

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BrandisBaked Posted 3 Jun 2008 , 6:39pm
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You lost me when you said "cheese goes well with cake". My stomach turned.




LOL! I guess I meant wine icon_redface.gif




After I thought about it a second, I realized what you meant. But my first reaction was "ICK!" icon_wink.gif

Can't wait to see the finished product.

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smitakasargod Posted 16 Jun 2008 , 5:22am
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I am done. My husband loved his father's day cake. This was probably my most enjoyable cake by far. For those of you who wanted to see it finished...here it is. Hope you like it. TFL
http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1232823

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all4cake Posted 16 Jun 2008 , 12:51pm
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That is a slam-up piece! It's perfect! I bet he loved it too!

Thank you for sharing it!

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gottabakenow Posted 16 Jun 2008 , 5:26pm
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that is such a perfect cake! i have to say that the "accessories" add soooo much. i love it.

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