I thought this would be a fun topic.
For you experienced cake decorators, what is one thing that you did just one time that was a lesson in itself and you would never do again? Maybe us newbies could skip that part, certainly there will be several other goof ups we will make.
My biggest fear is to agree to do a major cake (ie wedding) and get the date wrong. I have already spelled names wrong on cakes, now I get people to write the name on a sheet of paper so I have it in writing.
I'm almost too embarrassed to say, but I agreed to using whipped cream as a filling in a wedding cake, in the middle of summer Yep, I learned that lesson the hard way!
i only have a year's worth of experience,but i would say putting to much filling in between my layers just to have i leak out after i had already frosted it! oh,and writing on a cake (my hand writing is HORRIBLE!) it really ruins the look of the cake!
My biggest mistake is rushing. Even now, something always goes wrong when I try to make last-minute cakes. I think that it is very important to develop a timeline that works for you. Some people can whip a cake together in no time. I'm not one of them!
Also, whenever I'm almost finished with a cake and I see that it's turning out really good, I get excited. That usually leads to me losing focus and messing something up! Last time...it was my finger. I cut myself while trying to cut wires (I wasn't paying attention...stupid, I know). I guess my point is...planning is everything!