No More Cake!!!

Decorating By Tog Updated 29 Sep 2009 , 12:59am by OregonCakeLady

Tog Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 7:28am
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ughhhh! I seem to think my piping skills are better than they actually are. we they are not. took 3 tries and a mental breakdown for one 1/4 sheet. probably a 6 hour episode. client very picky and intimidating..... now i have to face her in the morning with a highly subpar cake. i see cupcakes and only cupcakes in my future...

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lthiele Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 7:44am
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Yep - give me some fondant, funky colours and some cutters - happy as a pig in poop! ask me to write on a cake in a straight line - not such a happy pig.........!!!! Take a look at this - it always makes me feel better.

http://www.cakewrecks.blogspot.com/

And remember - practice makes perfect! Probably wont look so bad to you in the morning - 6 hours is a Loooooooooong time to look at 1 cake! icon_smile.gif

SpringFlour Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 8:43am
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ughhhh! I seem to think my piping skills are better than they actually are.




Funny, I was thinking a similar thing about myself recently. I have all these grand ideas, but when it comes to execution, I realize that I am overly confident. Confident is good; overly confident without the skills to back it up?? Not so good. icon_lol.gif I feel your pain.

YouCaterer Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 2:20pm
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I think this has totally happened to all of us... don't worry too much. It will look better tommorrow!!

NJCakeDiva Posted 11 Sep 2009 , 8:47pm
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I think this has totally happened to all of us... don't worry too much. It will look better tommorrow!!





I have too agree 100%. We all fall short of our baking grace from time to time but we have to dust off the powdered sugar and pick up our spatulas to frost another day icon_biggrin.gif

sadsmile Posted 11 Sep 2009 , 9:15pm
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I have too agree 100%. We all fall short of our baking grace from time to time but we have to dust off the powdered sugar and pick up our spatulas to frost another day icon_biggrin.gif[/quote]

The dust off is such a waist...

Inhale and be happy!!!! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

lthiele Posted 11 Sep 2009 , 11:33pm
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The dust off is such a waist...

Inhale and be happy!!!! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif




icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif Literally - aaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh the sugar high!! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

NJCakeDiva Posted 14 Sep 2009 , 3:02pm
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I like that- Breathe it in icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

cabecakes Posted 19 Sep 2009 , 11:23pm
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I say sit down pull up a chair and EVERYBODY HAVE CAKE. Wouldn't it be a much better world. So much happier. It will all look better if you walk away from it for a moment. Being a newbie, that is the only thing pulling me through. That and all the good tips I get from this site.

11cupcakes Posted 26 Sep 2009 , 1:40am
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I feel the same sometimes. But then a couple days go by and I need to decorate a cake.I just enjoy it too much!

lvbakingmom Posted 26 Sep 2009 , 8:19pm
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Thanks lthiele for posting that link. It made me feel alot better about my pipping skills.

qwertymmii Posted 26 Sep 2009 , 9:19pm
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I have Wilton Letter press that I can do a decent lettering in block or script. I just have to press in the letters and trace. Easy and looks good. Without them - forgeddaboutit.

Sweet_Treats_1 Posted 27 Sep 2009 , 4:34am
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lthiele

Those pictures are hillarious!! Thanks for posting. Im having a really bad cake day and that made me life when I want to cry! Thanks

OregonCakeLady Posted 29 Sep 2009 , 12:59am
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ummmm Your cake pictures say otherwise. Looks like you have talent. I feel the same way sometimes but just take a step back. When you start looking at a cake in a 1" by 1" frame it looks horrible. Take a step back and look at it as a whole piece. I believe it will look way better. Perspective is almost everything. I say almost because I love Cakewreaks.com and that is the reason for almost not being quite enough.

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