Embarrassed, But I Posted Anyways

Decorating By ColeAlayne Updated 1 Apr 2009 , 3:06pm by Niliquely

ColeAlayne Posted 29 Mar 2009 , 4:31pm
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For some reason I feel obligated to post everything, even if I"m not that happy with it.


I tried a new non-crusting bc and it was really hard to get smooth on a not so even cake!

Anyone else have photos they aren't so proud of?

14 replies
Vylette Posted 29 Mar 2009 , 4:39pm
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you are way too hard on yourself, its a great cake!
we are our own worst critics =)

beck30 Posted 29 Mar 2009 , 4:44pm
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I think its a good cake! Dont be so tough on yourself.

ColeAlayne Posted 29 Mar 2009 , 4:45pm
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Love your avatar by the way.

Liniti Posted 29 Mar 2009 , 4:50pm
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I too loved your cake! You did a good job on it, and I left you a comment. thumbs_up.gif

cambo Posted 29 Mar 2009 , 4:54pm
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I think your cake looks great! I think the fact you can see spatula strokes add to it's "yummy" homemade looks! We are our own worst critics you know!!!

Niliquely Posted 29 Mar 2009 , 4:56pm
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Um, yeah, seriously....you shouldn't be embarrassed by that!! I won't even show my worst ones - they are HORRID!!!!!!!!!!!! Yeah, you should not be embarrassed! *Shaking head*

2txmedics Posted 29 Mar 2009 , 5:14pm
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Your cake looks good, it shows work, and thought...lol, have you SEEN MY CAKES!!!!....now talk about bad...yours is fine. What b/c recipe did you use?

this looks shiney...Ive asked and asked I think her name is Bata or something like this...her cakes are awesome, with the comb techinque and shiney!!!! never replies. lol

check mine out if you want to talk about embarassing...*hugs*

ColeAlayne Posted 29 Mar 2009 , 6:21pm
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I used the "creamy whipped buttercream icing" by Kitagrl. The taste is great and so is the texture...very light. It does not crust at all because of the tons of butter, but it does have a nice shiny finish. I imagine it would smooth beautifully on an even cake.

Thanks for all the nice compliments. I think I was just a little bummed about this one because it's not too exciting. I've been doing a lot of fun cakes lately and this one wasn't all that involved.

londonpeach Posted 29 Mar 2009 , 6:36pm
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I think your cake looks lovely....my worst cake is 10x worse, unfortunately (fortunatley for me) I've lost the photo icon_wink.gif
Mine was with fondant befor i'd learnt (or even thought about) smoothing the fondant icon_redface.gif

Kitagrl Posted 30 Mar 2009 , 1:48pm
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I think you did a very nice job!!!!

I hated that buttercream at first, it takes practice to like it. I also use a drywall spackle knife (6") to smooth and that helps alot, as does a business card actually, especially for the edges! Just a light touch with a business card or expired insurance card and it really smooths the edges well. And the spackle knife makes a nice wide swath of smooth buttercream, especially for the sides of a round cake.

I love it for weddings....my customers still like my regular crusting buttercream for most party cakes.

ColeAlayne Posted 30 Mar 2009 , 2:14pm
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All I had to work with was a 4" bench scraper, which didn't help the situation icon_rolleyes.gif I will try the business card trick next time.

sugarcheryl Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 2:44am
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I know we tend to be hard on ourselves but I think you did a wonderful job!

Etchlain09 Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 3:07am
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Wow, you are WAY too hard on yourself. I don't see anything wrong with it at all. I wish that I still had a picture of the horrifying blue two-tiered cake I did for a combo birthday/anniversary to show you. You'd never criticize yourself again....I still cringe when I think I expected to be paid for it.

Niliquely Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 3:06pm
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I use SMBC which is non-crusting so all those cool paper towel/roller tricks will not work. I never thought to try a business card....thanks for that tip! I don't know if it works with SMBC or not, but I think I might try it!

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