I'm Gonna Screw This Up!!

Decorating By Melvira Updated 23 Apr 2009 , 3:11am by tonedna

Melvira Posted 15 Apr 2009 , 2:32pm
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That would be the one! (Sorry, had to take kid to bathroom... that waits for nothing! Hahaha!)

Thanks for finding it! thumbs_up.gif

melvin01 Posted 15 Apr 2009 , 2:56pm
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I love how that utube video is in super-fast motion!! Don't you wish we could just toss a cake together that quickly and it turn out that well?

You'll be fine, Melvira. Definitely post a picture of how it turns out. I am just shocked you are even worried about this, I guess everyone gets a little nervous when we have to do something new that we haven't done before.

Good luck and you'll be fine. I hope you have someone to ride with you, that will help take some of the pressure off if someone can keep an eye on the cake for you.

Let us know how it goes.

Melvira Posted 15 Apr 2009 , 3:00pm
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I am just shocked you are even worried about this, I guess everyone gets a little nervous when we have to do something new that we haven't done before.




It makes me giggle that people are surprised when I get nervous. icon_lol.gif I guess the right response is "Thank you!" Thank you for thinking I'm good enough to be over the nerves. thumbs_up.gif Or wait... maybe you think I'm all full of myself and therefore don't get nervous... cuz I think I'm all that and a bag of fritos. icon_confused.gif Now I'm not sure if I'm flattered or insulted! Hahaha! Just teasing!

melvin01 Posted 15 Apr 2009 , 3:04pm
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Yes, you are SOOOO full of yourself! What-EVER! icon_razz.gif

Hello, you are a forum superstar! It's just hard to believe you haven't done a topsy-turvy cake yet. I haven't, but I am relatively new and no one has asked for one yet. I'm sure it will be a learning experience for you. That is what I try to take away from every cake I do, good or bad. It all about learning new things.

I cannot wait to see YOUR utube video!! icon_smile.gif

StaceyC3 Posted 15 Apr 2009 , 3:05pm
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Thanks for the link to the youtube video - I'm off to check it out!

tonedna Posted 15 Apr 2009 , 3:24pm
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Make sure that you dont cut the hole to deep. The girl on the Youtube video is better than the one in the photos. When you cut the cake too deep it looks like the top cake is sinking. And it will make your cake look shorter and fat. Something you need to remember!!
Edna icon_biggrin.gif

Melvira Posted 15 Apr 2009 , 3:48pm
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Well, I've done a topsy turvy before, just wasn't all that great, and it was only 2 tiers, and it didn't have to be delivered anywhere. So, yah, I have no clue if I can pull this off.

Edna, everything about me is short and fat, why not the cake. Hehehe. thumbs_up.gif

tonedna Posted 15 Apr 2009 , 4:05pm
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Well, I've done a topsy turvy before, just wasn't all that great, and it was only 2 tiers, and it didn't have to be delivered anywhere. So, yah, I have no clue if I can pull this off.

Edna, everything about me is short and fat, why not the cake. Hehehe. thumbs_up.gif




For some reason I keep thinking you are like 5'8 amd can kick my butt
anytime...lol
Edna

Melvira Posted 15 Apr 2009 , 4:12pm
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Nah, I'm kinda short, but don't let that or my silliness fool yah. I'm built like a brick sh*tter and mean as h*ll when I'm mad. icon_lol.gif My hubby is 6'2", and broad shouldered, but he says that physical confrontation with me scares the heck out of him! Hahaha. Good thing we aren't that type of couple. thumbs_up.gif

melvin01 Posted 15 Apr 2009 , 4:17pm
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HAHA! It's not a dog's bark but his bite?

I love when I'm in a stinky mood and someone comes up to me and I give them "the look" and they're like..."uh, never mind!" Apparently I have a look that will freeze water! But hey, don't mess with me when I'm in a bad mood!

Sometimes I feel sorry for the people I work with...sometimes!

tonedna Posted 15 Apr 2009 , 4:38pm
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lol..well...I do know how to give the look....you can ask my husband...I just prefer not use it..But I will if I have too!
Edna icon_lol.gif

melvin01 Posted 15 Apr 2009 , 4:39pm
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I try to use my powers for good, but sometimes it's not easy!

tonedna Posted 15 Apr 2009 , 4:45pm
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lol..sooo true Melvin
Edna icon_biggrin.gif

jlynnw Posted 15 Apr 2009 , 4:58pm
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Mel go put your big girl's on and do the cake. You know you can do it you are just procrastinating and feeding your habit of hangin' out on CC. You do beautiful work and you know it. No, you are not full of yourself, just confident in you abilities! Now, stop being negative about yourself and go get in the kitchen and be the cake goddess you are meant to be. Hey Tita, If I can be mean and honest about me, you gotta go off on Mel too? Short and wide? icon_confused.gif We all know how gorgeouse she is!

Melvira Posted 15 Apr 2009 , 5:53pm
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Yah, yah, yah... nothing like a pushy broad to get you into the cake spirit. Hehehe. Well, I made my icing and I'm gettind ready to stack up my layers so I can freeze them. Then comes the carving. Of course, I have to clean out some space in the freezer first... that could take a while. icon_lol.gif

Oh, and yah, I'm wicked hot. Even my doctor says I'm hot. Well, he says 'hot flashes' but I think it means the same thing. He's just shy, right? Hehehe. Oh, I know, it's that newfangled speak that the yung'uns use. (Yah, cuz I'm so old too, right? Well, I'm closer to 40 than 30. *gasp*)

tonedna Posted 15 Apr 2009 , 6:47pm
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lol...suffering those perimenapusal heat waves!..not fun!.
Edna icon_smile.gif

jlynnw Posted 15 Apr 2009 , 7:18pm
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I understand the whinning much better now! Menopausal women do whine a LOT icon_lol.gif You know your hot, the dr did not need to diagnos (sp) that for you!

Am I the broad you spoke of? icon_redface.gif See how much you have alread accomplished? You can do it. I have faith in your abilities. Is that less pushy and more supportive?

tonedna Posted 15 Apr 2009 , 7:48pm
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She is menopausal, she needs the love!...common girl you can do it!... icon_lol.gif


Edna icon_biggrin.gif

jlynnw Posted 15 Apr 2009 , 8:41pm
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you can do it
yes you can
don't throw a fit
or hit the fan
you can tilt it
you can lean it
it won't be spilt
I really mean it

janelwaters Posted 15 Apr 2009 , 9:48pm
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I just found this awesome tutorial from another thread - this is the way that I think looks way easier!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/deliciously_decadent/3406954078/in/set-72157616259103302/

I wanna see pics Melvira!! hope all is going well!!

jlynnw Posted 15 Apr 2009 , 10:22pm
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janelwaters that is exactly how I did my TTs and I have never had a problem with it. I used white chocolate instead of RI. Always have chocolate and all. I guess it would be better to use RI as it doesn't melt.

favrtdtr Posted 16 Apr 2009 , 1:24am
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Good luck Mel - I'm sure you'll do great!!

GrandmaG Posted 17 Apr 2009 , 12:26am
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Originally Posted by jlynnw

you can do it
yes you can
don't throw a fit
or hit the fan
you can tilt it
you can lean it
it won't be spilt
I really mean it




I love your cheer!! icon_biggrin.gif

Can't wait to see a picture Mel. I know it will be fantastic!

jlynnw Posted 17 Apr 2009 , 12:31am
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hey Mel, I TT I will show you mine if you show me yours icon_surprised.gif

Melvira Posted 17 Apr 2009 , 1:43am
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jlynn you're killing me!! That was too cute.

So far, so good guys... I have it covered in fondant, airbrushed and stacked, now I just have to add the fondant details. I probably won't finish it tonight because I've been baking and decorating since 6am. Ugh. But I did all the brownie bites, cheesecake bites, and fruit tarts, almost done with the cake. Tomorrow I have to finish up the cake and make 12 dozen cuppies. I also won't assemble the fruit tarts until tomorrow cuz I don't want them sitting and getting soggy. I am on schedule, so I am thrilled. And, like I said, the cake isn't too bad so far! icon_lol.gif

tonedna Posted 17 Apr 2009 , 2:11am
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lol...which method you finally used???
Edna icon_smile.gif

gailsgoodies Posted 17 Apr 2009 , 2:28am
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Hurry Mel! Forget the schedule...I, umm, I mean WE can't wait to see pictures!

Gail

aquamom Posted 17 Apr 2009 , 2:42am
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Ohhhhhh the suspense!!!!!

Melvira Posted 17 Apr 2009 , 3:16am
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Oh come on guys... it's not going to be all that good. It's turning out ok though. I am not super angry like last time. Hehehe. I am doing the method like that video that was posted earlier where you stack it all, then cut the slant. It worked much better than the other method I tried where you torte at an angle and stuff. That just didn't work for me.

Now I need some creative advice... here is the situation...

The whole open house has an Alice in Wonderland theme. The cupcakes are going to be iced some in white, some in red, some swirled to simulate the 'painting the roses red' thing. The cake is bright spring colors per the clients request, and around the top two tiers I made ribbon roses, some white, some red. I also did some beads on white wrapped wires for a fun and funky look. Now, another idea I had was to take some images of the characters and print them as edible images, back them with fondant, then place them around the tiers for visual interest. Do you guys think that would add or detract from the cake? The bottom tier has the diamonds, middle tier has stripes, top tier is going to have polks dots I think. (Haven't done that part yet.) In my head the characters look cute, I'm just worried that they might turn out looking hokey and I don't want to cheapen it. The customer is an artist and has an eye for this stuff, yet she gave me complete creative control. Only told me spring colors, and to focus a little on the painting the roses.

Can you tell I'm tired? I'm babbling. God bless you guys for sticking in here with me.

gailsgoodies Posted 17 Apr 2009 , 3:39am
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Personally, I think it might look a little cluttered with the characters. Having said that, I think you should make a couple and see how YOU like it. You have a great eye for what looks good on a cake without overdoing it.

Could you put very small ones on the sides of the top tier inplace of the polka dots?

Gail

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