Can't Seem To Get Excited About This Cake.

Decorating By arsing1 Updated 23 Mar 2009 , 5:29pm by arsing1

arsing1 Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 8:08pm
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Ok, so I'm making my MIL's birthday cake. It's going to be a 3 tiered topsy-turvy with a Wizard of Oz theme. I just can't seem to get motivated or excited about it though. I'm just kinda blah. Maybe it's because I'm not getting paid for it, lol.

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playingwithsugar Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 8:10pm
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If it were for my ex-MIL, she'd be the one on the broom. icon_lol.gif

It sounds like you don't have a solid game plan for this cake. When all your ideas mesh, your enthusiasm will return.

Theresa icon_smile.gif

arsing1 Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 8:15pm
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I do have a plan for the cake. I even have it drawn out. I think that there's just soooo much going on the cake it's a little overwhelming.

sadsmile Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 8:20pm
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cool I was that way with thte last cake I did until i had some of the layon stuff done and drying I felt way overwhelmed. After a few more items were completed my excitment level picked up and I couldn't wait to finish the cake. Haha on the Mil being the WW -I would so love to do that!

cinderspritzer Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 8:21pm
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so cut back on the design. maybe as you simplify, it will get easier. you can always add more later, anyway.

chilz822 Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 8:22pm
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Turn the actual movie on while you're creating it... might help.

arsing1 Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 8:25pm
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We do have the movie, but it's on VHS and the only VCR we have is in the bedroom.

Maybe I just need more champagne!

cinderspritzer Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 8:27pm
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uh... is champagne gonna help the appearance? icon_wink.gif

arsing1 Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 8:35pm
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LOL, actually it seems to help! I'm more creative when I'm tipsy. I also relax so my hand isn't shaking trying to do detail work. It's strange I know. I know the image you have in your head of some crazy drunk woman stumbling around the kitchen throwing icing and fondant balls on a cake, lol!!

juleebug Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 8:40pm
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Originally Posted by playingwithsugar

If it were for my ex-MIL, she'd be the one on the broom. icon_lol.gif

Sounds like my current MIL. I've actually threatened to dance at her funeral while singing "Ding Dong, The Witch Is Dead." icon_twisted.gif

Caths_Cakes Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 8:44pm
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Omg, you never did threaten that, hehehehe sounds like something i would say to my MIL!!!! and thats only when i get dragged to the funeral ! I hate it when i cant get my 'buzz' for a cake!! i did one last weekend and was counting the days down till i could begin it!! i have one for this weekend and am like . . meh . . lmao x hope you get your Buzz!

chilz822 Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 8:52pm
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hey arising1, it's ok to be tipsy when making an OZ cake cause the guy that wrote it had to be more than tipsy during his creation!

arsing1 Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 11:31pm
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Well, I'm one bottle down and still no excitement. The last cake is in the oven now.. Maybe once I start stacking and carving it will creep up on me. For now, gotta send hubby to the store for more champagne!

sadsmile Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 5:45pm
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Just checking back... I can't wait to see pics!!!

arsing1 Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 6:23pm
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I can't wait to see the pics either! That will mean it's finally done! LOL

arsing1 Posted 23 Mar 2009 , 1:59pm
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Ok. Here's the final cake. As you can see, the topsy turvy thing didn't work out, which threw off the entire design. Some of the characters look out of place now. I had already made all of them so they WERE going on the cake.

sadsmile Posted 23 Mar 2009 , 3:49pm
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No one else see's what isn't there. That stuff is all in your immagination so they and we are none the wiser! I think it came out great! Under a time crunch even! Good for you for seeing it through and not throwing in the towel!!! thumbs_up.gif
I don't even see what you are talking about with the characters. they are not lopsided and they look great!

arsing1 Posted 23 Mar 2009 , 5:29pm
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Thanks. I'm just relieved to have it done. Thanks for being supportive, you're awesome!

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