Advice Needed Quick Please

Decorating By psurrette Updated 20 Oct 2008 , 10:31pm by psurrette

psurrette Posted 18 Oct 2008 , 7:12pm
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I am in the middle of a wedding cake that I am doing for another decorator because she had to go out of town. SHe brought me the cakes and icing all ready made so all I have to do it ice, put together and deliver.
My problem is I dont know what kind of icing it is but I cant get it smooth it has air bubbles in it and the one layer is carrot cake and it just doesnt want to stick. This layer is not getting any decorations at all so it needs to be smooth and I cant get it smooth. HELP should I add dots to it like the other layers?

THank you!

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psurrette Posted 18 Oct 2008 , 7:37pm
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anyone?

DianeLM Posted 18 Oct 2008 , 7:40pm
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This may be too tedious and time-consuming, but I find when the icing has lots of air bubbles, it helps to hand beat it smooth in small batches. I scoop about 2 cups of icing into a bowl and beat with a small-paddled silicone scraper (OXO Good Grips - can't get enough of them!). It only takes about 30 seconds per batch to get smooth icing.

I like to rest my mixing bowl on a piece of non-skid mat so I don't have to hold onto it so tightly with my other hand.

As for the carrot cake layer, you may need to thin the icing in order to get a crumb coat to stick to it. Then, you can go over it with the regular consistency icing.

Ugh, I can only imagine how difficult it must be to work with stuff you're not familiar with!

Oh, and BTW, congrats on being published in ACD! thumbs_up.gif

-K8memphis Posted 18 Oct 2008 , 7:42pm
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"I reserve the right to make the cake to the best of my ability."
^^^ That's on my order blank. ^^^

I mean you don't want to screw the other decorator's and the brides' careful plans but you want the cake to be as pretty as possible.

Make the best executive decision you can to produce the best cake. That's all you can do.

Executive decision thoughts for you.

psurrette Posted 18 Oct 2008 , 7:44pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by k8memphis

"I reserve the right to make the cake to the best of my ability."
^^^ That's on my order blank. ^^^

I mean you don't want to screw the other decorator's and the brides' careful plans but you want the cake to be as pretty as possible.

Make the best executive decision you can to produce the best cake. That's all you can do.

Executive decision thoughts for you.




This is what I was thinking. Do what I think is best. If I had time I would have baked another cake because this one isnt so great. The rest of the layers are ok. Maybe I should have used the icing I am use to!.
I am off to deliver it when I get back I will load the picture.
THankyou for your help!

psurrette Posted 19 Oct 2008 , 1:49pm
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Here is the picture of the cake. The florist was 45 minutes late bringing the flowers..... Not to mention they are kinda too big Thank god this cake is done!
LL

saraiz Posted 19 Oct 2008 , 2:54pm
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You did a great job. Yes, the flowers are too big but that is not your fault. GREAT JOB !

sugarcheryl Posted 19 Oct 2008 , 6:18pm
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You ran into a little challenge in the beginning but the cake looks great and I agree the florist sent flowers to big but you did a great job.

sari66 Posted 20 Oct 2008 , 2:25am
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You did a great job

lifonahil Posted 20 Oct 2008 , 6:25pm
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What a great job you have done.

chutzpah Posted 20 Oct 2008 , 6:28pm
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Hmmm... stargazers are toxic.

Well done on the cake. You did a great job.

psurrette Posted 20 Oct 2008 , 10:31pm
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stargazers are toxic? I never put fresh flower son my cakes. this was for another decorator. The stem was not put into the cake it had a vial on the ends so I left them on.

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