So I Delivered The Cake But I Feel Horrible

Decorating By mandy79 Updated 31 Dec 2009 , 1:12am by niccicola

mandy79 Posted 28 Dec 2009 , 4:45pm
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I delivered my second wedding cake and dont feel so great. It looked okay but it looked better in my head and at home before it was transported. The groom's leg fell off and I had to stick it back with buttercream!!!!!
The bottom tier cracked but it held up okay. i hid it with frosting.Overall the cake looked okay but my blood pressure is still high..almost feel like I dont want to bake for a while. And for now I hate frosting cream cheese icing!!!!

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LaBellaFlor Posted 28 Dec 2009 , 5:05pm
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As I'm sure you learned, cream cheese frosting is very soft. But don't stress. The couple may not notice anything. icon_smile.gif

_Jamie_ Posted 28 Dec 2009 , 5:08pm
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Oh yeah...I wouldn't ever frost with cream cheese anything. Filling? Yep...but never on the outside.

KODYSMOM Posted 28 Dec 2009 , 5:28pm
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Will you post a picture? It's probably not as bad as you think. We are usually our worst critics.....others don't notice what we notice.

pattycakes55d Posted 29 Dec 2009 , 12:58am
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Don't worry. I hear people say that a cake is never perfect, that something usually doesn't go the way we want it to. Someone said that we just need to get good at fixing our little boo boos. I'm new and have done 4 wedding cakes and each one had that "something" that wasn't what I thought should be perfect. Like you, I got so disheartened I didn't want to make anything..... After a few days I got the courage to look at the pic and it really wasn't as bad as I thought and the bride/groom didn't even notice.

Let's just keep going and learn from our mistakes. Big hug.

Mike_Elder Posted 29 Dec 2009 , 1:30am
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Don't be too hard on yourself!!! I NEVER LOVE ANY OF MY CAKES!!! LOL I may be satisfied but never totally!!! Cake is not perfect!! It's just that way by nature... I've done thousands of cakes and i can asure you that I will notice every flaw and crack and short coming! the client... well they are normaly just amazed at how "perfect" it looks! Cake decorators are their own worst critics. (atleast I am anyway) I'm sure they will be happy with it. and even if it wasn't perfect, you learned something.... NEVER CREAM CHEESE !!!!!!!! LOL

jlh Posted 29 Dec 2009 , 1:37am
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I feel the same about cream cheese. It's got a mind of it's own. I'm sure it was wonderful. All we see are the flaws, but others really do love it!

leah_s Posted 29 Dec 2009 , 1:53am
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Stands by _Jamie_. I will *not* for any amount of $ put cream cheese icing on the outside of a cake. I let a bride talk me into it once. Once. I learned my lesson.

Jenn2179 Posted 29 Dec 2009 , 1:59am
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I too refuse to ice a cake in cream cheese unless it is like a carrot cake with nuts on the side. Cream cheese filling - yes, cream cheese icing - heck no.

MandaBrizown Posted 29 Dec 2009 , 2:11am
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If you were able to fix it without anyone really noticing your fine! I don't think any of us will ever be 100% pleased by our cakes

Ruth0209 Posted 29 Dec 2009 , 2:50am
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Originally Posted by leah_s

Stands by _Jamie_. I will *not* for any amount of $ put cream cheese icing on the outside of a cake. I let a bride talk me into it once. Once. I learned my lesson.

Oh, me too! Never again. Mine sagged down to the bottom and looked like an old lady's ankles!! That stuff is a regular nightmare on the sides of a cake. Filling only!!

kakeladi Posted 29 Dec 2009 , 2:55am
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The *ONLY* Cr ch icing I ever would use is Earlene Moor's recipe. To me it has little cr ch taste but handles like b'cream.

Elise87 Posted 29 Dec 2009 , 3:13am
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yep i just did a cake yesterday with cream cheese icing under fondant and it was an aweful consistency, after a little while mine was bulging down the bottom too. I am on the hate cream cheese frosting band wagon at the moment too lol

summernoelle Posted 29 Dec 2009 , 3:19am
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I frosted one in cream cheese frosting one time and there was hell to pay. That client was a nightmare! I will never ever ever do that again! icon_biggrin.gif

cmalin3 Posted 29 Dec 2009 , 10:36pm
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I'm definitely not a fan of cream cheese as anything other than a filling, but I have been able to use it if the client insists.

I use my favorite crusting BC recipe and add just a small amount (say 1/2 to 1 - 8 oz. bar depending on the size of the BC batch) in lieu of the same amount of crisco & butter (i.e. use 8 oz. cream cheese, take away 4 oz. each crisco & butter). An absolute must is to use meringue powder though - otherwise, forget even trying!

Again, not my favorite because it doesn't do nearly as well as BC in high heat/humidity, but some clients gotta have it....

tracycakes Posted 29 Dec 2009 , 11:38pm
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I LOVE to eat cream cheese icing but i hate to frost with it. I recently did a 4 tier square wedding cake frosted entirely in cream cheese frosting. I had a horrible time. I did finally figure out how to get it to work but it took me forever! The bride was thrilled with how smooth it was and I was just hoping she didn't notice all of the flaws.

LoriMc Posted 30 Dec 2009 , 12:00am
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I think someone else mentioned it, but I now mix cream cheese icing with buttercream. Tastes great, and smooths easier.

madras650 Posted 30 Dec 2009 , 2:39am
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I just did this wedding cake w cream cheese frosting. It turned out alright. It did crust nicely. I used the crusting cream cheese recipe I found here on CC.

seagoat Posted 30 Dec 2009 , 3:02am
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LOL, I feel the same way about Cream Cheese frosting as you guys do....Horrible! I now mix cream cheese with Rich's base chantilly. It still has the nice creamy flavor of cream cheese but with stability.

The first one is with Rich's and the second disaster is without!

katwomen1up Posted 30 Dec 2009 , 12:01pm
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Seagoat, the 1st cake is amazing, the second one you already know looks like, I won't go there. icon_biggrin.gif Anywho is that recipe for the 1st on on CC? Would you mind forwarding it to me or posting? Haven't had much luck finding recipes that are mentioned lately.


KHalstead Posted 30 Dec 2009 , 1:11pm
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I'm one of those people that says "uh uh" to my brides when they say cream cheese icing. So far every bride that has even uttered cream cheese icing...I've redirected and said.........what about filling the cake with cream cheese icing or a cheesecake mousse? The cheesecake mousse so far has made them all forget about the cream cheese icing! lol

_Jamie_ Posted 30 Dec 2009 , 3:42pm
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Lol....I don't redirect. I just say no. Filling-yes! Icing, absolutely not.

LoriMc Posted 30 Dec 2009 , 4:37pm
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Geez after seeing that picture, I don't think I will ever frost anything other than a 2 layer carrot cake with cream cheese icing!!!!

I hate the fact that it has to be refrigerated also. Sometimes that is just not conveinent.

madras650 Posted 30 Dec 2009 , 5:30pm
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Originally Posted by madras650

I just did this wedding cake w cream cheese frosting. It turned out alright. It did crust nicely. I used the crusting cream cheese recipe I found here on CC.

This is the recipe I used

niccicola Posted 31 Dec 2009 , 1:12am
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^^I use that same recipe and have not had a problem at all. I love it!

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