I'm gonna screw this up!!

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

Melvira Posted 17 Apr 2009 , 3:43am
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Could you put very small ones on the sides of the top tier inplace of the polka dots?

Gail




Hmmmm... that is an intriguing idea. I will have to give that some serious consideration. Thank you!

gailsgoodies Posted 17 Apr 2009 , 4:01am
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My pleasure!! icon_lol.gif

Time for bed! "Talk to you tomorrow"...

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Gail

(I can't believe "I" gave Melvira an idea.... icon_redface.gificon_lol.gif I'm soooo gonna sleep good tonight.......) icon_cool.gif

Melvira Posted 17 Apr 2009 , 4:05am
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(I can't believe "I" gave Melvira an idea.... icon_redface.gificon_lol.gif I'm soooo gonna sleep good tonight.......) icon_cool.gif




Hahahaha! If I use the idea, I'm going to take total credit for it. I'll have this thread removed so there is no proof. I'll also threaten your neighbors to keep you under control! Hahahahahahaha!!! Now you may not sleep so well. icon_lol.gificon_cry.gif

aquamom Posted 17 Apr 2009 , 4:05am
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If anyone can do this it will be Mel. I liked the idea about the small ones on the top tier.

gailsgoodies Posted 17 Apr 2009 , 4:14am
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Hahahaha! If I use the idea, I'm going to take total credit for it. I'll have this thread removed so there is no proof.





icon_lol.gificon_twisted.gificon_lol.gif Yes....but I'LL know!!!! icon_lol.gificon_twisted.gificon_lol.gif


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Now you may not sleep so well.




Sure I will....I sleep with my "puppy"...he'll protect me! icon_wink.gif

(.....on my way to bed...looking over my shoulder, nervously to make sure Mel's not right behind me......)

Gail

Melvira Posted 17 Apr 2009 , 12:13pm
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icon_lol.gificon_twisted.gificon_lol.gif Yes....but I'LL know!!!! icon_lol.gificon_twisted.gificon_lol.gif




Dang it! I can squelch your public celebration, but I'm powerless to deflate your personal enjoyment.

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Sure I will....I sleep with my "puppy"...he'll protect me! icon_wink.gif




Niiiiiice puppy... see the yummy meatball? Please don't eat my face!! icon_lol.gif So I'm guessing your puppy is not a four pound pomeranian!

gailsgoodies Posted 17 Apr 2009 , 1:37pm
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Niiiiiice puppy... see the yummy meatball? Please don't eat my face!! So I'm guessing your puppy is not a four pound pomeranian!




Ahhhha ha ha ha ha icon_lol.gificon_cry.gificon_lol.gificon_cry.gif

No, he's an 80lb Chow-German Shepard-Pit Bull mix (we own his Daddy, too!). Unfortunately, his name is Chubbs and you would TOTALLY get by him with food!!!


Soooooo, how are ya doing with the cake? Durnit woman, we want PICTURES!!!!!

melvin01 Posted 17 Apr 2009 , 2:00pm
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It would have been cute to do the cupcakes in tea cups since it's an Alice in Wonderland theme, or maybe incorporate the Queen of Hearts (or red hearts/black clubs, etc. on one of the tiers), but I think it will look good anyway you do it.

I'm anxious to see the finished product as well! HURRY UP!!

Melvira Posted 17 Apr 2009 , 6:11pm
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Man you guys are pushy! icon_lol.gif

The cake won't be fully complete until tomorrow when I put all the cake jewelry on it. I don't want to put that on until after it's driven 80 miles!

jlynnw Posted 17 Apr 2009 , 6:24pm
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oh no dialing 1 800 whaambulance

gailsgoodies Posted 17 Apr 2009 , 6:42pm
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oh no dialing 1 800 whaambulance




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Dadgumit~That's a long time to wait!

I need a little cheese with my whine!! icon_wink.gif

Gail

gailsgoodies Posted 17 Apr 2009 , 6:54pm
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There! That's better...

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Waiting patiently....tapping foot....getting tipsey....

Gail

GrandmaG Posted 17 Apr 2009 , 7:19pm
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OMG, you guys are so funny! icon_lol.gif
Poor Mel, working her little buns off. I can't help but think of you Mel perfecting those cakes and watching two little ones at the same time! You're my idol!!

(I'm still your favorite, right?) shhh.gificon_biggrin.gif

Shannellr Posted 17 Apr 2009 , 8:53pm
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I have been reading all this since the first thread because I swear it could be me writing the same thing! I'm dying to see what method she used because as I write this from work, I have 3 cakes (each are 6 1/2" tall) sitting on my table at home ready to be turned into a topsy turvy cake...which I've never done. I'm planning on doing the hole carving thing... So Melvira, I FEEL YOUR PAIN!!! I have to drive this from Santa Fe to Las Cruces ( 3 1/2 hr) tomorrow - YIKES! I can't wait to see your pic! It's snowing like crazy here in SF and I commute to SF, so I'm leaving early and I'll check this tonight!!

Good luck, I'm in your shoes!!!

As for everyone else - you guys crack me up! Thanks for the laughs!! icon_smile.gif[/b]

Shannellr Posted 17 Apr 2009 , 8:56pm
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I have been reading all this since the first thread because I swear it could be me writing the same thing! I'm dying to see what method she used because as I write this from work, I have 3 cakes (each are 6 1/2" tall) sitting on my table at home ready to be turned into a topsy turvy cake...which I've never done. I'm planning on doing the hole carving thing... So Melvira, I FEEL YOUR PAIN!!! I have to drive this from Santa Fe to Las Cruces ( 3 1/2 hr) tomorrow - YIKES! I can't wait to see your pic! It's snowing like crazy here in SF and I commute to SF, so I'm leaving early and I'll check this tonight!!

Good luck, I'm in your shoes!!!

As for everyone else - you guys crack me up! Thanks for the laughs!! icon_smile.gif[/b]

favrtdtr Posted 17 Apr 2009 , 9:38pm
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Mel - it sounds wonderful and like the others I can't wait to see the final product. Now that you've done the carving, do you still hate topsy turvys or do you like them better now?

jlynnw Posted 18 Apr 2009 , 12:03am
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Ok Mel, I have mine done. I think I am going to drive the 8 hours and then stack on site. The flowers are in place all I will have to do is put the dowels from teir to tier after threading thru the center post. what do you think?

The whammbulance is on its way with good wishes and a special bottle for you!

tonedna Posted 18 Apr 2009 , 1:36am
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Ok, I just finish 10 weddings...where are the photos!..
*taps foot on the floor*.. icon_lol.gif

Edna icon_biggrin.gif

jlynnw Posted 18 Apr 2009 , 1:45am
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sorry Mel, Edna is my new goddess. 10 WEDDINGS, in one weekend? I am in awe. I might do 10 in a month if I had a shop and that would be pushing it.

Mel, how are things going? Get plenty of rest!

tonedna Posted 18 Apr 2009 , 1:46am
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sorry Mel, Edna is my new goddess. 10 WEDDINGS, in one weekend? I am in awe. I might do 10 in a month if I had a shop and that would be pushing it.

Mel, how are things going? Get plenty of rest!




lol..I do have an assistant..I need to finish them in 2 days..
Edna icon_biggrin.gif

Melvira Posted 18 Apr 2009 , 3:01am
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sorry Mel, Edna is my new goddess. 10 WEDDINGS, in one weekend? I am in awe. I might do 10 in a month if I had a shop and that would be pushing it.

Mel, how are things going? Get plenty of rest!




Oh... that is SO wrong!! How DARE You turn on me at this point? I am DEVASTATED!! *gasp* did you hear that? I think my cake just crashed to the floor! waaaah!

But seriously, I have always loved the LOOK of TT cakes, but I've been scared of MAKING them. This one totally changed me. I am no longer scared of them one bit. Now, I am a little disappointed about some fondant trouble I had. I finally tried Michelle F's fondant and have some trouble with it. I don't think the problem was with the recipe, I think I just didn't knead it enough before covering the cake, and ended up with some wrinkles and tears in a few places. I was able to hide most of it with decorations, but I know if it weren't for that the cake would be really good! I think my customer is going to be super pleased though.

I promise you I will post a pic tomorrow after I get back, but I have to do some shopping while I'm in the big city, so it won't be until later in the day!

zoomzone Posted 18 Apr 2009 , 3:17am
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Yay! Mel! I'm sure it looks fab! And tastes even better!

jlynnw Posted 18 Apr 2009 , 3:43am
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I am so pround of you! You still are my hero! I love TTs, sounds like I need the other thread, but you know what I mean. I did the sweet 16 and I have been hooked. I really want to do a crazy TT.

Hope your family is doing good, stop by the laundry and let us know!

I want pics when I get home!

Drive careful and enjoy the shopping!

gailsgoodies Posted 18 Apr 2009 , 1:05pm
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OMG, you guys are so funny! icon_lol.gif
Poor Mel, working her little buns off. I can't help but think of you Mel perfecting those cakes and watching two little ones at the same time! You're my idol!!

(I'm still your favorite, right?) shhh.gificon_biggrin.gif





GrandmaG - What?! I've been waiting very patiently for Mel to get done....
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Your just jealous cause I'M Mel's new favorite!!!!
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Edna - 10 WEDDING CAKES?!?!
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OMG, even with an assistant, you're my HERO!!!

jlynnw - Can't wait to see your pics! The whammbulance is on its way with good wishes and a special bottle for you, too!
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Shannellr - Good luck with your cakes! Make sure to post pictures! Image


Mel, see how patiently I'm waiting?!?
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Gail

jlynnw Posted 18 Apr 2009 , 2:10pm
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good luck to all make sure you post your pics, specifically here so we can see them all in one place! yeah, I got the lazy going on!

Melvira Posted 18 Apr 2009 , 7:00pm
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Ok you guys! Your wait is over.

I don't remember how much background I have given, so let me go over it again. This is an open house for an eclectic little shop and art studio combo. The place is AWESOME!! I ended up buying a bunch of cupcake/cake related stuff! Her shop ROCKS!

Anyway, the theme for the party was Alice in Wonderland, they were kind of reflecting the tea party. Her fave part of that movie was the 'painting the roses red' part, so I did some of the ribbon roses on the cake white, but most red. Then reflected that on the cupcakes as well. It turned out really cute. She was thrilled, and I'm proud of it. The best part was when I pulled up in front of the shop I could see all the stuff inside and the cake was the perfect colors!! It was like the cake was a perfect match! That made me happy since she left it all up to me!

She had 2 doen cupcakes, 5 doz. brownie bites, 5 doz fruit tarts, and 5 doz mini cheesecakes as well! Lots of food, but it all looked so great! Wish I could've just hung out there all day but I'd have left owing HER money! Too much cool stuff.
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favrtdtr Posted 18 Apr 2009 , 7:09pm
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WOW - that is really terrific. You did a fantastic job Mel and I'm so glad you had fun too. I can't wait to see everyone else's stuff too. I'm moving to a place that actually has a kitchen next month, so I'll be able to practice and get tips on how to improve from all you lovely ladies.

janelwaters Posted 18 Apr 2009 , 7:20pm
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Well, not suprising you did an AWESOME job!! What do you think of TT's now??

Melvira Posted 18 Apr 2009 , 7:22pm
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Well, not suprising you did an AWESOME job!! What do you think of TT's now??




Wel, I've always loved them, but now I'm not scared of them! icon_lol.gif I want to make like six more today!! Thank you for the compliment!!

newmansmom2004 Posted 18 Apr 2009 , 7:36pm
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Great job, Mel! Looks fantastic and I love the way you did the cupcakes, too. Guess you don't need the Lindy Smith directions anymore (I just PM'ed you - sorry - should have read the entire thread)! icon_lol.gif

Now you're ready to tackle the next TT cake with no worries!

Julie

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