Help, Urgent Screw Up!

Decorating By summersusu Updated 29 Jun 2010 , 1:03am by prbakingmama

summersusu Posted 25 Jun 2010 , 6:45pm
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Ok so now that I have a hot pink, or close to it I have another issue!
What can I do to cover up this gap...I used SPS for the 1st time and I gues my cakes are not tall enough for the 4" post. What can I do for this gap...it looks like I need a double border. HELP
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27 replies
cakegroove Posted 25 Jun 2010 , 6:53pm
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how about some fondant balls?

jones5cm Posted 25 Jun 2010 , 6:54pm
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How about a row of pink/black whimisical roses???

terrig007 Posted 25 Jun 2010 , 6:55pm
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I was just going to suggest the fondant balls as well. I did this myself when I first tried with SPS and no one knew of my faux pas. I would do it in all the colors. HTH but I think it will be fine.
terri

cas17 Posted 25 Jun 2010 , 6:56pm
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i'd use a black ribbon border. for the next time i'd say to measure the depth of your cakes. i just started using the sps and i cannot seem to get a 4" cake either, usually have to have dh cut the columns for me. maybe pipe a bit of bc in the gap just to give the ribbon something to rest against. hth!!!

jjkarm Posted 25 Jun 2010 , 6:57pm
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I've seen feather boa's used a lot on cakes like this. A boa would be a quick fix if you're pressed for time....

gramof5 Posted 25 Jun 2010 , 6:59pm
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OK, 2 ideas come to mind. You could make a black fondant ruffle deep enough that, when attached to the bottom of the upper tier, would hang down enough to touch the tier below. You could also get some black "grass" from one of the craft/party supply stores and stuff it in that gap. HTH!

KHalstead Posted 25 Jun 2010 , 7:09pm
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In this situation, honestly...I would take that top cake off, pull the legs out and recut them so that they're shorter!

Are you at your destination with NOTHING to cut them with??

summersusu Posted 25 Jun 2010 , 9:01pm
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no, i deliver tomorrow....thank you all for the help...i went with a fondant ribbon...i will post pics as soon as I find the camera...i have an 19 month old who likes to take things and hide them...thanks again for all your help....KHalstead....I am an amateur so I wouldn't even know where to begin to cut the rods.

summersusu Posted 25 Jun 2010 , 9:29pm
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justed added pic to my pictures of the final product...not too bad considering what I had to cover up and the hard time I had getting Hot Pink.

CutiePieCakes-Ontario Posted 25 Jun 2010 , 9:48pm
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Excellent cover up job! You'd never know those cover up's didn't belong there in the first place.

cattycornercakes Posted 25 Jun 2010 , 9:49pm
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It turned out great! You can't even tell you had a problem.

sari66 Posted 25 Jun 2010 , 9:51pm
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Great save!

Unlimited Posted 25 Jun 2010 , 9:51pm
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Good save! Next time, I'd do what KHalstead said. You can cut the columns on the score lines with the Bakery Crafts mini hack saw.

au_decorator_76 Posted 25 Jun 2010 , 10:15pm
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I personally like it better with the cover up than if you'd cut it to size. It ties it all in together IMO. Great save! Beautiful cake. icon_smile.gif

yaya1 Posted 25 Jun 2010 , 10:21pm
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If the columns the ones you can cut-I would cut them to make them fit,

Lcubed82 Posted 25 Jun 2010 , 10:31pm
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Actually you needed to remove the covers around the leg spots. Use a knife to pry under the edge right along the plate, and they pop right off. then make sure your legs are the same height as the tier, push them into their attaching spots, and the plate should end up flush on top of the cake.

See SPS Sticky at top of Cake Decorating forum.

KayMc Posted 25 Jun 2010 , 10:34pm
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You did a GREAT job! I like it much better with your 'cover up' than if it wasn't there. Hooray for happy endings!!

cas17 Posted 25 Jun 2010 , 10:44pm
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hey that tured out great!! the cover-ups put some "pizazz" in the design. awesome job thumbs_up.gif

ninatat Posted 25 Jun 2010 , 10:46pm
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look's perfect

summersusu Posted 25 Jun 2010 , 11:46pm
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Thank you sooooo much to all your help you all are great!

KHalstead Posted 26 Jun 2010 , 2:06pm
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so was that "30" not part of the original plan??? The ribbon with the 30 looks like it was planned all along........you covered it up PERFECTLY!!


It's funny because I was assembling a 3 tiered cake last night and I was so tired (it was actually 4am this morning) and the top tier was a little bit too high, just like yours (only about 1/4" or so), I wasn't using SPS though (because I'm transporting it in a cake safe) just regular hollow plastic dowels and cardboard circles...........anyhow I was already going to pipe a pearl border on it and thought......OH....I'll just cover it up with the border, nobody will know!!! Then I heard myself " If I were you I would pull of that top tier and recut those legs!" UGH...........sooooooooooooooo because I told YOU that, I couldn't very well not do it myself since now I WAS in the same spot! lol I wound up pulling it off and recutting them a bit, once I did I was glad I did because I just felt more secure about the cake not wanting to scoot around or anything crazy! lol


You did a wonderful job, and the cake looks amazing!!!

Lcubed82 Posted 26 Jun 2010 , 2:18pm
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The cake came out very well!

jones5cm Posted 28 Jun 2010 , 12:10pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by summersusu

justed added pic to my pictures of the final product...not too bad considering what I had to cover up and the hard time I had getting Hot Pink.




It came out gorgeous!! and it looks hot pink to me! Great job thumbs_up.gif

jayne1873 Posted 28 Jun 2010 , 7:51pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by au_decorator_76

I personally like it better with the cover up than if you'd cut it to size. It ties it all in together IMO. Great save! Beautiful cake. icon_smile.gif




ditto

gscout73 Posted 29 Jun 2010 , 12:45am
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Well done!!!! thumbs_up.gifparty.gif

LuluSweetArt Posted 29 Jun 2010 , 12:57am
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I actually like it better with the cover up! I think the ribbon at the bottom with the medallion really adds to the overall design. Haha...just goes to show that sometimes "screw ups" can be blessings in disguise.

prbakingmama Posted 29 Jun 2010 , 1:03am
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Great cover up job!

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