I Fixed It!!! I Fixed It!!!

Decorating By emiyeric Updated 12 Apr 2009 , 3:17pm by emiyeric

emiyeric Posted 12 Apr 2009 , 4:31am
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I posted a couple of days ago about my huge frustration when I mounted soft cake layers on a stiffer filling, and the thing ended up bulging. I was SO STINKING MAD!!! I came downstairs the next morning, and found it looking all ugly. It was already covered with fondant and it was pretty set, so it wasn't like I could just go back and go over it again to straighten it. My husband kept insisting nobody would care because it was for my friends and they don't do cakes anyway, but it looked sloppy and I was really mad.

I ended up adding a wavy yellow strip to the top (of course I did! Why else do I ever add bows or appliques of any sort to my cakes? icon_wink.gif ) and it actually covered the bulging pretty well. I turned the thing in this morning, and all was fine ... dark chocolate fudge cake, with peanut butter-chocolate pudding filling with milk chocolate and peanut butter chips, peanut butter buttercream, and MFF. Have a looksie!


Thanks for letting me vent!


13 replies
littlecake Posted 12 Apr 2009 , 4:42am
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that cake is darling....can't imagine you ever had any trouble with it.

xstitcher Posted 12 Apr 2009 , 4:43am
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Great save! I would never had known you had issues if you hadn't mentioned it!

I'm sure your friends loved it! thumbs_up.gif

solascakes Posted 12 Apr 2009 , 11:21am
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very lovely cake

Tee-Y Posted 12 Apr 2009 , 11:51am
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Beautiful, beautiful cake! Every disappointment is a blessing icon_smile.gif !!!

sweetjan Posted 12 Apr 2009 , 11:58am
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I love it...you'd never know there had been a problem. Great job!

kidscakelady Posted 12 Apr 2009 , 12:10pm
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What an adorable cake! I love it! Would never have known you had bulging issues- great save. You should beproud.

pumpkinroses Posted 12 Apr 2009 , 12:20pm
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Well done! I agree with xstitcher, never would have known!

loriemoms Posted 12 Apr 2009 , 12:27pm
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Good save!!! It looks like part of the design!!!

susanscakecreations Posted 12 Apr 2009 , 12:28pm
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Such a cute cake! Love the colors! And you can't see anything wrong with it!!!! Good job!!!!!

Maris307 Posted 12 Apr 2009 , 1:55pm
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What a beautiful cake!!! You say you had problems with it??? Way to go. I would have never guessed.

Bluehue Posted 12 Apr 2009 , 2:06pm
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Now that is one very pretty cake - icon_smile.gificon_smile.gificon_smile.gif
So glad to read and see that it turned out so beautiful for you /
Its a sinking feeling isn't it when *something* goes wrong and we go blank thinking WHAT DO I DO NOW - icon_cry.gificon_cry.gificon_cry.gif

ps - love the snaps - thumbs_up.gif


Cathy26 Posted 12 Apr 2009 , 2:13pm
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Nice save, very cute cake!

emiyeric Posted 12 Apr 2009 , 3:17pm
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Thanks so much, guys! I was surprised by what a difference the yellow strip made (although I can't really justify it in the design icon_wink.gif ). I'll still be sure to go more slowly with my stacking next time I a) use this softer cake recipe and b) decide to lay the filling on so very thick.

Happy Easter to everyone!


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