mommachris Posted 1 Jul 2011 , 11:21pm
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I'd like to blame it on the fact that I haven't slept well for a week due to a bad cough. But I got some prescribed medication..with codine in it ...and I could use THAT as an excuse. Add in the fact that I ran out of wax paper, sent dd to the store to get some and then found another roll in the pantry so I was a bit befuddled already that morning...

But none of that really matters when you realize that the last two hours of painstakingly detailing with icing the picture you need to transfer onto a cake was a waste of time since you didn't put any wax paper on the plexiglass.

Did you hear me scream from California, NOOOOOO!

That's right. I forgot the wax paper so that beautiful design that I so carefully piped was a big waste of my icing. ARGH!!!!

I was so frustrated. There were about nine different tinted colors involved. icon_eek.gif I could have cried.

I barely had time to freehand a less than perfect logo ( I was making a box of Nerd candy ) and get it to the function. I didn't want a picture of the cake since in my head and on the plexiglass it was so different. So unsatisfying.

At least my kids got to enjoy it. They scrapped it off with rubber spatula and ate it with the cake scrapes. Sigh.

I hope my Tangled cake turns out better tomorrow. Before I go to bed tonight, I'm putting the wax paper on my plexiglass. thumbs_up.gif


mommachris

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Lcubed82 Posted 1 Jul 2011 , 11:27pm
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So sorry this happened, and that you've not been feeling well. Good idea to prep ahead!

bakingpw Posted 1 Jul 2011 , 11:38pm
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Sorry you haven't been feeling well. Isn't it always when we're not well, tired, or super busy that these things happen? I once forgot to add Vanilla Extract to a HUGE batch of Vanilla cakes and once forgot choc. chips in chocolate chips cookies, and didn't notice until several trays were baked...YUP, done that, been there...overworked, overtired, distracted, and sometimes overly confident icon_wink.gif Bet you won't forget the wax paper again! Hope your weekend is better!!

Chellescakes Posted 3 Jul 2011 , 11:12am
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I have at various times , forgotten, the butter, the sugar, sometimes the eggs, the cherry ripes when making a cherry ripe mudcake. to line the bottom of the tin, ( did the sides and forgot to put the bottom piece in.

I mainly do mudcakes that are made with the melt and mix method. so a phonecall at an inopportune moment can sometimes spell disaster

gourmetsharon Posted 3 Jul 2011 , 11:38am
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I made 4 almond cakes one night since a friend wanted a simple 9x13 cake last minute making stupid mistakes. First one, forgot baking soda, powder, second, didn't put enough pan spray as it fell apart as I took out of the pan, 3rd, forgot eggs. Finally got a decent one at about 1am.

Simple, right?? We've all done 'em!

robinmarie Posted 3 Jul 2011 , 1:20pm
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I don't even have to be tiered to forget stuff.......I have plenty brain farts. Hang in there, you are not alone.

Brendabeeper Posted 3 Jul 2011 , 1:50pm
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plexiglass method with wax paper , now that sounds like something I need to know.. what do you do but the photo under the plexiglass, wax paper on top of plexiglass and then color flow? or buttercream?
If buttercream do you have to put plexiglass in freezer then?

oh anyone have photos or experiences I would love to hear and see them

vgray Posted 3 Jul 2011 , 2:08pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Brendabeeper

plexiglass method with wax paper , now that sounds like something I need to know.. what do you do but the photo under the plexiglass, wax paper on top of plexiglass and then color flow? or buttercream?
If buttercream do you have to put plexiglass in freezer then?

oh anyone have photos or experiences I would love to hear and see them





Here is a Frozen Buttercream Transfer I did. http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2031979/2032013

terrylee Posted 3 Jul 2011 , 3:06pm
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Oh my gosh yes.....I had a wedding cake in another county, about a good 1/2 hour drive away..and it's raining....outdoor wedding (poor bride and groom).

Through all the mess of the rain (hoping that it will let up) I'm setting up the cake and I relized I FORGOT the top tier........Couldn't go home and get it (rain and traffic was horrible..)
I had my granddaughter pick it up and deliver it to me. Get the cake done and it is now pouring. so we moved the cake to higher ground.... Luckly I had been early to deliver and had the extra time to wait for my stupid mistake to arrive and re-set everything.

I go over my list once, twice and more to make sure I have everything.....left it sitting on the counter....Yes I forgot something important....

ajwonka Posted 3 Jul 2011 , 3:36pm

I feel your pain! I just asked my husband today why it takes me days to get the sick feeling from the pit of my stomach when i mess up like that! Some of us just have to learn the hard way!

mandyloo Posted 3 Jul 2011 , 3:55pm
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Originally Posted by Brendabeeper

plexiglass method with wax paper , now that sounds like something I need to know.. what do you do but the photo under the plexiglass, wax paper on top of plexiglass and then color flow? or buttercream?
If buttercream do you have to put plexiglass in freezer then?

oh anyone have photos or experiences I would love to hear and see them


http://cakecentral.com/articles/73/how-to-create-a-frozen-buttercream-transfer

Valkstar Posted 4 Jul 2011 , 11:01am

I feel your pain! I was making some Valentines Day cupcakes and realised I'd measured the sugar wrong so had to dump the batter from the mixing bowl. Next batch I had the sugar and butter creaming in the Kitchenaid bowl and decided to just crack the eggs straight in while it was beating....and dropped the shell in. The beater just crushed it right into the batter - so I had to dump that one too.

I finally made them and have to say I thought they were beautiful. A friend came and collected a 12-cake box and started to put in in her shopping bag sideways so the cupcakes would all fall out icon_surprised.gif I told her they should be held flat..duh!
I put some photos of them on my Facebook page and she had the cheek to comment saying "They didn't look like that when I got them home" I despair icon_rolleyes.gif

TexasSugar Posted 5 Jul 2011 , 2:37pm

I spent 2 hours once doing the FFA emblem as a FBCT, only to figure out after it came out of the freezer that I never reversed the image and the whole thing was backwards. Since the emblem had letters in it, there was no way I could slap it on there and pretend it was right.

The second one took an hour and a half, and was the last time I did it. I'd done two of the same emblem before, so I 'knew' better, just didn't think about it.

bobwonderbuns Posted 5 Jul 2011 , 3:04pm

I've made plenty of stupid mistakes over the years and came to this conclusion: If I don't make a list, bad things happen. Period! icon_rolleyes.gif Sooooo, now whenever I have a cake due, from the word go I make a list -- and put EVERYTHING on it!! Stuff like: cover the board; put ribbon around the cake board; glue cake boards together; yada yada yada. If I don't put everything from the really complex to the really basic stuff on this list, SOMETHING will get left behind. It comes with experience I guess! icon_biggrin.gif

jenlg Posted 9 Jul 2011 , 10:55pm

I think the worst thing I've ever done was put cookies in the oven and about 5 minutes later....I realized I forgot the flour. NEVER BAKE WHEN YOUR TIRED! lol

bohemiagetsajob Posted 9 Jul 2011 , 11:15pm

Sadly, I've put cakes in the oven and come back to check on them only to realize that I never turned the oven on! Cooking the cakes seems like a pretty important step to leave out. icon_smile.gif

fairmaiden0101 Posted 9 Jul 2011 , 11:37pm

It all started with me when I was 16 and worked at an ice cream shop, when a customer approached me with a banana split I had made and said that there were no bananas in it icon_confused.gif ! Well needless to say I blamed it on my coworker hahaha...it has been downhill since with my cake making only now I have no one else to blame icon_cry.gif

Sugarflowers Posted 10 Jul 2011 , 3:18am

I forgot a groom's cake. Yep. I proudly delivered the wedding cake, which I had finished ahead of schedule, and then was asked where the groom's cake was. Ack!!!

I went home, baked and decorated the cake. I then delivered it unjust under an hour. I had to cut the cake board, cover it, and make frosting. I was very glad the cake was just a sheet cake with a simple design.

I've forgotten a lot of other stuff too. This was just one if the more memorable.

Michele

DeliciousDee Posted 10 Jul 2011 , 3:04pm

I just had a really nasty goof up. I'm making a welcome home cake for my brother who has been in Korea for two years. Since he's been away for so long I was really hoping to "wow" him with my newly developed cake skills. He requested red velvet with cream cheese frosting. I live in Toronto and its July... which means that it's like 30 degrees celsius. But it was for my bro so I said okay.

Made the cake yesterday and it was beautiful ( but a bit crumbly due to the heat). Made the icing this morning, filled the cake (with cream cheese frosting) and did a crumb coat. It was so melty that I basically had to work in my open fridge to get it on but I thought it was just the heat. I also couldn't figure out why I had so little frosting when I doubled the recipe.

I just realized that I doubled the recipe for butter and cream cheese but only put in a single recipe of icing sugar. It tastes good but now I've got four layers filled with soft, easy melt frosting. This cake has to last 2 hours on the bus, in the heat and transit here does NOT have AC!

I'd scrape out the filling and add more sugar but I'm worried the cake will break in this heat. And I don't have time to start over!!! Just might cry.

jhndavid Posted 11 Jul 2011 , 12:31pm

me too faced the suitation like tis

allaboutcakeuk Posted 11 Jul 2011 , 12:54pm

yep totally feel your pain - sorry it happened to you. I've been same lately not feeling well and I did a 2 tier cake. Was only once it was iced and stacked!!! that i realised I had done the bottom tier the wrong colour! luckily enough once I looked at it I did think it looked better all one colour so had to call the client and explain saying "I took a take on it and thought it looked better all one colour" she was more than happy luckily enough but when I realised I'd done it I felt sick as it had lots of decoration on and would have been a disaster to change

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