What Did I Do Wrong??

Decorating By autigger57 Updated 31 Dec 2009 , 7:59am by Cake_Mooma

autigger57 Posted 21 Dec 2009 , 3:43pm
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I made these balls wanting them to be christmas ornaments...Sigh.....I really wanted to do these ornaments for my office team. I was going to hand paint everyones name on them. But they look like a 6th grade science project gone bad.. They weren't round at all....in person they look like oblonged shaped apples....what did i do wrong?

How is everyone making these ornaments look round.... To me the mini ball pan cakes were a disaster...icon_sad.gif

13 replies
Jenteach Posted 21 Dec 2009 , 3:48pm
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In the photo they look pretty round. I'm sure your co-workers won't think they look like a science project. They should be very greatful to receive a very thoughtful gift!

I'm sure once you put their names on them and they are all done up they will look GREAT icon_biggrin.gif


2SchnauzerLady Posted 21 Dec 2009 , 3:55pm
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They really look good in the pic! Go ahead and decorate, any flaw - perceived or actual - will not be noticed when decorated as everyone will be so tickled to have their own "personalized" ornament.

DianeLM Posted 21 Dec 2009 , 3:58pm
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Just like so many cake projects, an ugly canvas is magically transformed into a beautiful work of art once the decorations are added. Why don't you see if you can disguise the lack of symmetry with glitter and scrolls and whatnot. I bet they'll look awesome. icon_smile.gif

jennicita Posted 21 Dec 2009 , 3:59pm
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Don't forget that once you get some decorations on them, those will hide and detract from any imperfections you might see right now! (although they look pretty darn round to ME!!!)

Of course you only mention names. I'd put some simple decorations on (snowflakes, dots, etc.) and then also add a top thingy - you know, where you can hang it up on the tree.

My cakes always look awful before the decorations go on - I try to ignore that (and fail completely every time) but in the end I'm usually really happy with the overall effect.

These are just a work in progress!!!

Keep it up!

autigger57 Posted 21 Dec 2009 , 9:15pm
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I think I just had a "ta-daaaaa" moment where I think I can salvage the work I did yesterday. I think I am going to take the fondant off and just use the halves. PLace them on a sheetcake board and still decorate them like I had planned but it will only be half. Then ill place a half sports ball size ornament in the middle. Then ill shove the green fondant around the red ornaments like tissue paper. Crisis solved... Right?

DeeDelightful Posted 21 Dec 2009 , 9:29pm
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Hey, go for it. Just don't overwork yourself, because they will be appreciated anyway. No one knows what your vision was but YOU.

chefjulie Posted 21 Dec 2009 , 9:46pm
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They look REALLY good to me!!

KoryAK Posted 22 Dec 2009 , 12:58am
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Don't take them apart! I'd totally just go with what you already have. They look really round in the photo and if you glitter them up (even just an all over dusting) it will hide a lot of whatever little marks we can't see.

autigger57 Posted 22 Dec 2009 , 1:20pm
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Those are still in tact, however, i picked one of the red ones up (covered in modeling chocolate) and it stuck to the cake plate. So the ones I had left to cover in fondant I split in half and covered and decorated.

Not a great pic cause i didnt ave time to uncover and recover before i left for work this morning but you get the idea.....

I still have to place the tissue paper.....icon_smile.gif

JGMB Posted 22 Dec 2009 , 1:35pm
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Great recovery!!! They look beautiful, and your co-workers are going to love them. thumbs_up.gif

2SchnauzerLady Posted 22 Dec 2009 , 2:40pm
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Wonderful job - looking forward to seeing how they look with the "tissue paper"!!!

autigger57 Posted 23 Dec 2009 , 12:25am
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Ahhhhhh these things are complete and ready for delivery!!!! Woohoo Done!!!! icon_biggrin.gif

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Cake_Mooma Posted 31 Dec 2009 , 7:59am
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see I think we just worry for nothing. They looked great from the start.....it's just that we see stuff that other won't see..we are our worst critics.


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