My Cake Is So Ugly :(

Decorating By MamaMayhem Updated 10 Aug 2009 , 1:15am by Texas_Rose

MamaMayhem Posted 8 Aug 2009 , 4:06pm
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It's only the second fondant cake I've ever made so I'm trying to be reasonable, but I'm mad/upset/disappointed right now. The colors are too dark, all wrong and I just don't have enough time to embellish it as I would like. My poor son. His second birthday cake is ugly as dog balls! UGH!

The party starts in an hour...I'll post pictures later or tomorrow. Just wanted to vent a bit...

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Texas_Rose Posted 8 Aug 2009 , 4:08pm
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Awww...just keep in mind you're probably looking at it through "cake goggles" and seeing every little thing that you don't like. The party guests will just look at it and think it's awesome and that they can't make something that neat.

But I had to laugh a bit at your expression..."ugly as dog balls!" icon_lol.gif

Mensch Posted 8 Aug 2009 , 4:55pm
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LMAO.... ugly as dog balls.

Hooboy am I gonna remember that one!

BeeBoos-8599_ Posted 8 Aug 2009 , 5:33pm
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First of all , boys LOVE balls!
This is why I love doing cakes for kids, Every single kid is going to go ga ga over a cake no matter what it looks like, They are probly going to eat all of the fondant (which adults usually peel off and trash) then lick the icing off and maybe eat the cake part. Kids are my kind of customer. Relax and have some cake (this is also why we have adult drinks at all of our parties) icon_smile.gif

CutiePieCakes-Ontario Posted 8 Aug 2009 , 11:17pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BeeBoos-8599_

First of all , boys LOVE balls!
This is why I love doing cakes for kids, Every single kid is going to go ga ga over a cake no matter what it looks like, They are probly going to eat all of the fondant (which adults usually peel off and trash) then lick the icing off and maybe eat the cake part. Kids are my kind of customer. Relax and have some cake (this is also why we have adult drinks at all of our parties) icon_smile.gif




Do we adults do this so we can also eat all the fondant, lick the icing off and maybe eat the cake part? I LIKE IT! thumbs_up.gif

madgeowens Posted 8 Aug 2009 , 11:30pm
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oh...some balls are cute

MamaMayhem Posted 9 Aug 2009 , 10:48pm
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We had the party and all went well. Who was it that said I was looking at it with "cake goggles"? You were so right! I still think it could have been better if I had allowed myself more time, and I had WAY too heavy a hand when I added the colorant to the fondant, but that will get better with practice...right? Overall I'm (now) happy with how the cake turned out. Thanks for all the support!

MamaMayhem Posted 9 Aug 2009 , 10:49pm
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Hmmm, I tried to add a photo but I must have done something wrong. I uploaded it to my profile too. So it should be up there soon.

marknelliesmum Posted 9 Aug 2009 , 11:01pm
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I'm glad i came in on this too late to be of any help coz all i can do is laugh at your description - you have made my night icon_lol.gificon_cry.gificon_lol.gificon_cry.gificon_lol.gif
Ugly as dog balls...genius
x

diamondsmom Posted 9 Aug 2009 , 11:06pm
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LMAO! DOG BALLS! too funny.. But it's according to how u look at it. It can be a beautiful thing

MamaMayhem Posted 9 Aug 2009 , 11:30pm
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You guys are so sweet. Thanks for the kind comments! This cake was my inspiration:

http://cakesbyanitha.blogspot.com/2009/06/cars-cake.html

I knew I haven't learned enough to be able to do that yet, but I was expecting mine to turn out different...I guess I just need to relax a little and use each cake as a learning experience icon_smile.gif I like my cake now that I've taken off the goggles. And yes, my son loved it! So that's what matters!! icon_smile.gif

vlk Posted 10 Aug 2009 , 1:08am
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I think you did a great job!
and ALWAYS aim high, push yourself - and in those moments greatness apears! Otherwise, if we keep shooting at the floor instead of the stars - we stand still - Cuz we done shot our feet off ! LOL....

Texas_Rose Posted 10 Aug 2009 , 1:15am
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She marbled the fondant on that cake, that's how it came out with the different colors...to get the blue effect on the sky, take a piece of blue and a piece of white and roll them together and just work them until the colors blend as much as you want. Looks like she added some clouds on top of that. The brown parts were done the same way.

I like yours, though...very fun looking. I always like bold colors on cakes.

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