I think I jinxed myself earlier by replying to a thread about freaking out and cursing in the kitchen when things don't quite go your way.....I'm making a cake for a friend's baby shower and am on attempt #3. I'm using the heart shaped Wilton pan and couldn't remember how much batter went in it (should've just googled it) so I guessed. Incorrectly. The damn thing overflowed and left a burning, stinking mass of cake on the bottom of the oven. So, I tried again. This time I burnt myself getting the stupid thing out and dropped it on the floor! So now I'm on attempt #3 and thinking that this is going to be one of those long nights where I intermittently cry, curse, and take shots of whatever "medicinal" liquid might be lurking in my cabinets.
Ahhh...that stinks! Nights like that my DH is like, "why do you do this to yourself?" and I say, "because this is fun, darnit!". LOL. Take a breath (and a drink) because it's always worse when you are stressed!
I know when I start getting tired, well, then things like that start happening! It's like a snowball effect. Just take a deep breath and don't try to rush. I know it's hard but that's when the mistakes start piling up and up and up. My mother had an old saying: haste makes waste. I always start repeating that to myself as a reminder. I know your 3rd try will come out fine.
I come to a point in every cake endeavor where I ask, "WHY DO I DO THIS TO MYSELF!!! That's usually about midway through decorating, when I'm second guessing myself and things aren't going as easy as I expected them to. Then, toward the end, when things start coming together, I get the epiphany, "OH! THIS is why I do this! Because I LOVE IT!" LOL
Deep breath, deep breath.
I can't get my corners even to save my life tonight. Cake is due tomorrow evening, so I'm not freaking out yet. Do what I'm doing....walk away for a few minutes and browse CC until you're not feeling stabby anymore.
Thanks so much for all the reassurance! I came close to just chucking it in the trash and stopping by Wal-Mart in the morning, but I'd never forgive myself if I did! A fifteen minute break made all the difference. Cake 3 came out better than the first two but I don't think I'll ever use that stinkin' pan again! Had to do a lot of patching as the very center of the cake stuck. Thank God for fondant and covering up that mess! It looks much better now, and I'm as happy with it as I'm going to be. I'll post pics in the AM. I'm bushed and tired of looking at it!
Here's the cake that gave me so much trouble. For something that shouldn't have been that difficult it sure was a PITA.[/img]
There's no pic!!!
I know I saved it as a bmp file and I'm trying to re-size it so I can upload, but its stretching all weird. I'll keep trying and re-post once I figure it out!
GEEEEEEEEZ This cake really gave you a run for your $$$$ ~
even to the point of a problem posting a pic of it!!!
Deep breath ~ exhale ~ etc etc etc
This reminds of a cake a couple of saturday's ago - my hubby asks how everything is going, I reply 'well, I'm up to the stage where I feel like throwing up and crying - so I guess it's going well and I'm nearly finished' LMAO
I majored in Clothing and Textiles in college, and one of my professors always said "Never sew after 9:00 at night, or you will end up hating the project forever."
It sounds like good advice, but I'd like to know WHEN we are supposed to do these things, especially when we have a day job or kids!