Bummed About Cake That I Made Tonight

Decorating By tsal Updated 17 Mar 2010 , 7:48pm by tsal

tsal Posted 13 Mar 2010 , 5:20am
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I made a cake for my nephew's bar mitzvah tomorrow. It's an iPod cake and I had such a hard time applying the edible image that DH had to help me and it ended up tearing in 2 places and then was set crooked on the cake. There is no turning back because I do not have a printer and it cost me $15 for the image alone. I was so confident prior to the image issue because my fondant looked beautiful! Oh well.

I don't think this qualifies as a disaster, per se, but I'm still bummed that 50 or so family and friends are going to see my crooked cake.

That's all. I'm off to bed.

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cathyscakes Posted 13 Mar 2010 , 5:38am
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Sorry you had trouble, i'm sure it turned out really nice. We are the worst critics for ourselves, probably no one else will notice.

robyndmy Posted 13 Mar 2010 , 5:56am
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It's true, any teeny tiny imperfections always pop out to ourselves, but are never noticeable to others. Just stay upbeat and positive, and don't point it out to anyone. I'm sure everyone will still be impressed!!

Jemoiselle Posted 13 Mar 2010 , 7:17am
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Awww, it can't be that bad! I bet everyone is going to rant and rave over it, because as otrs have already said, we really are our worst critics! The guests will probably be shocked you got a cake to look like an ipod at all! Not your typical thing, eh? We would love to see some pics! CHeer up, and get some sleep. Tomorrow will be WONDERFUL...

tsal Posted 13 Mar 2010 , 11:18am
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Thanks everyone. I woke up today with a headache, but I just have to let it go and enjoy the day.

Jemoiselle Posted 13 Mar 2010 , 9:41pm
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Please do post back and let us know how it goes...you are in our thoughts today tsai!

robyndmy Posted 13 Mar 2010 , 9:50pm
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Yes very curious to hear how it went!

tsal Posted 14 Mar 2010 , 2:43pm
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Here's the finished product. I got lots of compliments on it and my nephew liked (which is the most important thing to me).

Cake-makerz Posted 14 Mar 2010 , 2:49pm
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OMG is this a cake??
Lovely ! thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

psmith Posted 14 Mar 2010 , 3:08pm
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It is fantastic! The family will be thrilled! thumbs_up.gif

Cake-makerz Posted 14 Mar 2010 , 3:10pm
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Originally Posted by psmith

It is fantastic! The family will be thrilled! thumbs_up.gif

I'm sure about it icon_smile.gificon_smile.gificon_smile.gificon_smile.gificon_smile.gificon_smile.gificon_smile.gif

Mug-a-Bug Posted 14 Mar 2010 , 3:15pm
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This is the cake you're upset about???? icon_confused.gif It looks great!! No need to be disappointed. icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

Sweet_Kakes Posted 14 Mar 2010 , 4:07pm
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No need to be upset at all the cake is wonderful very nice job.... how did you make the images?

tsal Posted 14 Mar 2010 , 4:50pm
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The images were done in Photoshop.

ayerim979 Posted 14 Mar 2010 , 4:55pm
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You did a very good job, you know we are our worst critics. Your cake looks awesome

JulieMN Posted 14 Mar 2010 , 8:02pm
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Very well done!

cakedesigner59 Posted 14 Mar 2010 , 8:18pm
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It's excellent....Gosh, if you are beating yourself up over this seemingly perfect cake, I don't want you lookin' at mine!

Kitagrl Posted 14 Mar 2010 , 8:26pm
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I think it looks great! May I ask where you got your image? I had trouble with one online place I was getting them from so I've just been using the grocery store...but the quality from the grocery store has been stinking lately. I just need to find a high quality, reliable place! I used to have a printer but the upkeep was too much and my printer got ruined.

JaeRodriguez Posted 14 Mar 2010 , 8:38pm
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You're nuts my mouth literally fell open when I saw it, that cake is great! The best Ipod cake I've seen!

robyndmy Posted 14 Mar 2010 , 9:28pm
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Looks fantastic, great work!! I'm so glad that you got lots of compliments, you totally deservd it!

jessahmir Posted 14 Mar 2010 , 11:14pm
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It looks so realistic! It's really awesome.

tsal Posted 15 Mar 2010 , 2:59pm
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Aww - thanks for all the kind words! I'm feeling better about it. icon_smile.gif

Cake-makerz Posted 15 Mar 2010 , 3:02pm
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It's amazing !

If you make another time a cake like this, let us know ! thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

bakermom3107 Posted 15 Mar 2010 , 3:16pm
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We are definitely always so hard on ourselves! We seem to notice the littlest imperfections and to us they are disasterous!! (Although I don't even see a tiny imperfection on your awesome cake!!)

Reimagining_Confections Posted 15 Mar 2010 , 3:29pm
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I too am interested in where you got your image from. I need a good quality reliable source for images I make in Photo shop and would love your input/advice,assistance. Thanks so much for the info. and chin up, your cake is beautiful!

UpAt2am Posted 15 Mar 2010 , 3:39pm
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tsal, you are CRAZY if you think there is ANYTHING wrong with this cake! it's great and you should be proud!

Calgary_Mama Posted 15 Mar 2010 , 3:42pm
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Originally Posted by tsal

Here's the finished product. I got lots of compliments on it and my nephew liked (which is the most important thing to me).

That cake is fantastic, I don't think there's a need to be any sort of disappointed. You did a fabulous job!!! thumbs_up.gif

smokeysmokerton Posted 15 Mar 2010 , 3:55pm
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Wow! That is so very cool...great work!

daisy81382 Posted 15 Mar 2010 , 4:39pm
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Wow! I think your cake is amazing! Good job icon_biggrin.gif

Josie_girl Posted 15 Mar 2010 , 4:58pm
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It looks wonderful. I think we are our own worst critics. Everyone else sees a beautiful cake but all we can see are the tiny flaws that no one else notices.

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