This Thing's Going To Crack!!!

Decorating By emiyeric Updated 17 Jan 2009 , 11:33pm by emiyeric

emiyeric Posted 16 Jan 2009 , 9:42pm
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I'm trying to mount my royal icing tiara onto the top of a birthday cake for my friend's little 3-year-old girl, but I'm freaking out a little bit ... it's already cracked in a couple of places, which I'm okay with fixing, and overall it's fairly solid. But how in the world will they transport this thing to their party tomorrow?!?! If I apply royal icing to the base as securely as possible, will that hold? ARGH!!! They're coming to get it in a few hours, and I don't wasnt it to fall apart on them!!!

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cupcakemkr Posted 16 Jan 2009 , 9:55pm
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can you trace another layer of RI on the backside of the tiara to strengthen it?

kakeladi Posted 16 Jan 2009 , 10:38pm
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I agree w/her ^^^^ icon_smile.gif
If nothing else melt some white choco and brush it all over the back?

emiyeric Posted 16 Jan 2009 , 11:25pm
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Yes, I've traced another layer of RI on the back, and overall it looks good. I'm just afraid of how long it will last. Darn it, the white choloate would have been a great idea! A little late now, my friend's coming over withher sister to pick it up very very soon ... I'll let you know how it all goes. Thanks for your help!


emiyeric Posted 17 Jan 2009 , 1:16am
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Okay, here's the completed picture. The stinking tiara had cracked, so when I put it back together, it wasn't perfectly aligned with the cake, so the end result was a bit off-center ... oh, well. At least my friend called me and told me it had made it to her house all in one piece. It's all good! icon_smile.gif


ECSCOOKS Posted 17 Jan 2009 , 2:01am
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very cool - beautiful cake!! cant see at all where the tiara cracked. i like the layout of the pic.

neecerator Posted 17 Jan 2009 , 2:22am
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Your friend is very fortunate to have a friend like you who is so talented. Beautiful cake!

emiyeric Posted 17 Jan 2009 , 2:42am
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Thanks so much! Ecscooks, my wonderful hubby did the layout for me ... I'm absolutely computer-illiterate (as you can tell from the complete lack of formatting with the little princesses I posted just now in my pics as well, heehee). Thanks for your sweet comments!

CookiezNCupcakez Posted 17 Jan 2009 , 2:49am
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beautiful job!

cakegal Posted 17 Jan 2009 , 2:59am
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Nicely done.
Looks good to me.. I'm sure it went over as a big hit.

adunfag Posted 17 Jan 2009 , 3:11am
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I saw that cake before I saw this posting, and loved it. I have to make a cake for my 2yr old niece this wknd and was looking at the tiara for inspiration.

inspireddecorator Posted 17 Jan 2009 , 3:15am
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Your cake looks fabulous. Your teira looks great as well. I know those darn things are so fragile. I usually trace it 2 or 3 times as well for a stronger structure, but I have had a few that were in need of repair. My heart usually beats like a rabbit when I am putting it on the cake.

Great Cake.

emiyeric Posted 17 Jan 2009 , 11:33pm
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Thank you for the great notes! Inspireddecorator, that's a gorgeous tiara in your avatar! We're actually on our way back from the party right now, and the birthday princess loved her cake. Altogether, I was happy!

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