Ugh ... It Was Pretty Until I Did What They Asked :(

Decorating By emiyeric Updated 2 Mar 2009 , 2:21am by eriksmom

emiyeric Posted 28 Feb 2009 , 1:12am
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My friend is throwing a big party for her dd's 10th birthday, and wanted me to make her a two-tier cake and mount nail polishes and lip glosses on it (spa theme). I hate using non-edibles on my cakes, but she was sovery excited aboit having the grils just pick off the make up from the cake, that I agreed. I offered to make it in the shape of a makeup bag, so we could at least play it up and incorporate it a bit, but no .... she wanted the two-tier cake.

She wanted it big and colorful and wacky. So I made it, and I was actually really digging it, until I put the polishes and glosses on it as agreed. UGH! I feel like I worked way too hard on it for it to look this ... ugh. Anyhow!

Just wanted to vent icon_smile.gif. I'll post a picture a little later on. icon_smile.gif


15 replies
gscout73 Posted 28 Feb 2009 , 3:17am
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I feel your pain. I hate when people come up with really bad ideas and don't take the expert advice. dunce.gif Do you have the pic uploaded yet??

emiyeric Posted 28 Feb 2009 , 1:27pm
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No, not yet ... I'll get it posted today. I really should have made an alternate topper like I wanted and posted the pic the way I would have liked it, THEN add on the stuff they wanted and present it to them like that icon_smile.gif.

cookie_fun Posted 28 Feb 2009 , 1:52pm
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I'm so sorry she made you deface your beautiful cake. I'm looking forward to seeing the pics!

classiccake Posted 1 Mar 2009 , 2:49pm
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I actually think the cake looks cute. The topper idea with them tied together looks "polished"!.......sorry icon_razz.gif

I had visions of a buttercream cake with the tubes of lipstick actually sticking out of the icing...ughhhh. But I think the cake looks nice. Good job even if it was not your vision.

emiyeric Posted 1 Mar 2009 , 3:05pm
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Hahaha! "Polished"! I like it icon_smile.gif. Apparently the girls really liked getting to pick their "favor" off of the cake. I'm glad they got what they wanted, even if it was definitely not what I would have picked icon_smile.gif.

KlyKat Posted 1 Mar 2009 , 3:15pm
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I think it turned out fabulous...even with the favors!!! I love the colors and the fondant roses. I quess what's important is that they liked it.


emiyeric Posted 1 Mar 2009 , 3:21pm
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Thanks so much! That's really encouraging to hear. By the way, K'ly, I LOVE your quote!


JGMB Posted 1 Mar 2009 , 3:30pm
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I, too, had visions of bottles of polish being stuck to the sides of the cake with buttercream. Ewww!

This, however, is one beautiful cake!!!!!! I'd be proud of it, if I were you, and you made the birthday girl happy. Your time and effort were definitely NOT wasted -- they shine through!

emiyeric Posted 1 Mar 2009 , 5:09pm
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Thanks, guys, I agree that the main thing is that they were happy with it. I might just have to repeat the thing with my own topper anyway icon_wink.gif.

mommyle Posted 1 Mar 2009 , 5:22pm
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Agreed. totally adorable.

panchanewjersey Posted 1 Mar 2009 , 5:24pm
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It's cute doesn't look that bad, but cake is real cute.

gscout73 Posted 2 Mar 2009 , 12:35am
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Your cake is very cute! But I agree with the tacky-ness of the cosmetics on and around the cake. Would have been better in fondant and the girls getting the real suff in little drawstring pouches or something of that nature.

dreamdelights Posted 2 Mar 2009 , 2:11am
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I saw the cake it still came of classy although they tried to make it tacky with the make up

eriksmom Posted 2 Mar 2009 , 2:21am
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I think it looks great! i've done cakes i thought were a bad idea, and when i face that issue, the cake always looks even worse, just because my heart's not in it.

i think you pulled this one off with flying colors icon_smile.gif

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