The "overdecorating" Monster... Lol

Decorating By LeckieAnne Updated 17 Jun 2010 , 3:02pm by chellescountrycakes

LeckieAnne Posted 12 Jun 2010 , 6:40pm
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Just thought I'd share my overdecorating minor disaster! LOL

Decorated this grad cake last night (the barest one). I wasn't happy with it really, but thought it was ok. So I get up this morning and decide I can't stand it I have to fix it.

Wish I'd stopped about 1/2 way through - I used paint shop to edit the pic so you can see where I wish I'd stopped. Waaay to many yellow stars! Darn it - can't take them off now.

Need to figure out how to control the overdecorator monster in me!! LOL

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mom2twogrlz Posted 12 Jun 2010 , 6:54pm
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I too have the over decorator monster in me!!! I like they all look good, but maybe best with just the school logo and a few small stars whimsical around the name.

But they got a great cake so no worries.

mightydragon663 Posted 12 Jun 2010 , 7:06pm
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I can totally relate! I wonder how many other people struggle with that as well. icon_biggrin.gif

anasazi17 Posted 12 Jun 2010 , 7:22pm
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I usually become an over decorator when I have too many boo boo's ...LOL!! I love polka dots!

Writecakes Posted 12 Jun 2010 , 7:34pm
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It still looks like a great cake, I love your bow icon_smile.gif

Peanut1027 Posted 12 Jun 2010 , 7:38pm
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I have the same problem. I just keep addind and adding! But the cake still looks good.

uniquecreations Posted 12 Jun 2010 , 7:38pm
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I'm like that too for me it's that I dont' want anyone to say that my cake was just plain so if there is an empty spot then I feel like something such be there. icon_biggrin.gif

RhondaErwin Posted 12 Jun 2010 , 7:40pm
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I don't think it is overdecorated at all....we are our own worst critics...great lookin cake!

carmijok Posted 12 Jun 2010 , 8:04pm
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I like it. Really! Not overdone at all! In fact in my opinion it would look way too plain if you left off your extra yellow stars. It's a celebration cake and it looks festive and fun. They will love it! I think there's a time to use discretion in decor...such as a wedding cake...but a grad cake like this or a birthday is perfect for over-the-top design I think...although I don't think this was over-the-top at all. It was perfectly fine! thumbs_up.gif

catlharper Posted 12 Jun 2010 , 11:29pm
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I, too, love the final product. I think it looks nice and festive and not too busy at all.

mayo2222 Posted 12 Jun 2010 , 11:40pm
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Looks great, honestly I like your final product over the photoshopped picture

Kims_cakes Posted 12 Jun 2010 , 11:47pm
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I like your final product! Job well done! thumbs_up.gif

LisaR64 Posted 13 Jun 2010 , 12:48am
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I think the final cake is great too. I too need over decorators anonymous. I just can't seem to tell when enough is enough!

LeckieAnne Posted 13 Jun 2010 , 3:31am
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Thanks everyone! LOL The grad loved it at her party today (my friend's daughter so I got to go). One of these days I'll learn some self-control, though! icon_smile.gif

joycesdaughter111 Posted 13 Jun 2010 , 4:18am
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Hi, This is my first ever post and I am also an overdecorator. But to me your cake looks the best "overdone!" thumbs_up.gif

MomMiller Posted 13 Jun 2010 , 4:51am
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I honestly love the finished cake. I don't struggle with over decorating, but it is that I find my cakes underdone half the time. I look at everyone elses cakes and feel like a hack. How do ya'll make it look so effortless and perfect?

yummy Posted 13 Jun 2010 , 2:00pm
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I love it with the added yellow stars. It fills the top of the cake more without it being overdone or over crowded.

teresamc Posted 14 Jun 2010 , 3:08pm
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I think it looks great! Not overdone at all. thumbs_up.gif

rosiecast Posted 14 Jun 2010 , 3:27pm
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I love it too. If Liz doesn't like I'll take it. LOL

Motorhead Posted 14 Jun 2010 , 3:42pm
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i love the final cake! way better, good thinking to add the extra stars-i think that's what makes it such a fab cake!! koodos!! i second everyone else-in that the first pic was great, but the last pic was awesome! not overdecorated at all!!
me on the other hand...did you see my farm/sheep pic? (in profile) over decorated....and then there's the nursery rhyme cake....completely overdecorated.....
so you have no worries! your monster is harmless and is staying hidden....!

Peridot Posted 14 Jun 2010 , 3:45pm
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The final product has my vote also. I do not think there are too many stars. It looked a little naked before - like you ran out of fondant or something. I think the final one is perfect!!

LeckieAnne Posted 14 Jun 2010 , 3:48pm
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Thanks guys! LOL And - motorhead -- love the nursery rhyme cake! Adorable. icon_smile.gif

crism5 Posted 15 Jun 2010 , 2:13am
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I'd be tickled pink if my cake looked like that!! I like it!!

cownsj Posted 15 Jun 2010 , 2:38am
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Originally Posted by LeckieAnne

Thanks everyone! LOL The grad loved it at her party today (my friend's daughter so I got to go). One of these days I'll learn some self-control, though! icon_smile.gif

If this cake is a representation of what you do when you "overdo" a cake, don't learn any self-control. I love the cake. I think it's perfect with all the stuff on it. Not overdone at all, the eye keeps moving and enjoying all it's seeing. Good job.

gscout73 Posted 16 Jun 2010 , 6:25am
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Originally Posted by catlharper

I, too, love the final product. I think it looks nice and festive and not too busy at all.

ditto thumbs_up.gif

Lorabell Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 1:48am
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I like the yellow stars!


hammer1 Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 1:55am
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it is an art to keep it neat and simple.....been doing this now for about 35 years....when i look back at cakes done about 20 -30 years ago i see the overdone i like the simple look.

chellescountrycakes Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 3:02pm
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I dont think you overdecorated it, I see what your saying, about the less stars, but I'd MUCH rather have the 'too many' stars (not that I think that) then the 'no stars' version... icon_smile.gif

and I tend to overdecorate too. Especially with fondant/gumpaste fiqures. LOL I try to include EVERYTHING I can think of in that theme...

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