Big Cupcake Disaster...i'm Still Laughing At Myself

Decorating By Lisa Updated 9 Aug 2011 , 9:32pm by shanter

Lisa Posted 30 Jul 2011 , 11:40am
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There's nothing like having a cake disaster at the worst time possible. A local paper wanted to do a story about me and my cupcakes. The night before the interview, I spotted the giant cupcake pan at the store. I'd never made one before. I thought it'd be great to decorate it for the photo shoot. I baked it early morning before the interview. The top stuck to the pan and cracked. I didn't have time to make another, so I patched it up with frosting.

Half way though the photo shoot, it completely falls apart. I threw my hands in front of it yelling "No more pictures!". I was beet red and laughing. The reporter and my husband were laughing. I'll never be able to look at that article without thinking about it. Luckily, the picture the reporter used was taken just before it fell apart. You can tell in the picture though that it's about to go.

You can see the article here.

22 replies
gourmetsharon Posted 30 Jul 2011 , 12:06pm
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very cool! love the igloo!

susiekoos Posted 30 Jul 2011 , 12:32pm
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Congratulations ! and Best of luck ~ Your cupcakes are adorable !

dg10148 Posted 30 Jul 2011 , 1:10pm
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Congratulations !

Karadactyl Posted 30 Jul 2011 , 1:23pm
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Good luck! Your cupcakes are adorable!

Lisa Posted 31 Jul 2011 , 5:08pm
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Thank you! I didn't get to see the actual paper until late last night. It was the cover story! I'm so glad he didn't use a picture showing the cupcake falling apart. icon_redface.gif

Rosie2 Posted 31 Jul 2011 , 5:48pm
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Lisa!!! congratulations and no worries the cupcake does NOT look like is gonna fall apart. I would have never known if you didn't mention it. Awesome article and you look very pretty thumbs_up.gif

Lisa Posted 31 Jul 2011 , 9:52pm
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Thank you so much! My husband was so proud. He bought three copies of the paper. I still can't believe they wanted to cover the story. It was really flattering.

southerncross Posted 31 Jul 2011 , 10:12pm
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Lisa, you got my vote

augurey Posted 31 Jul 2011 , 10:45pm
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Just wanted to pop in and say congratulations icon_smile.gif At least you were all able to laugh about cupcake! The other pictures looked great!

And best of luck on the final judging icon_smile.gif

southerncross Posted 31 Jul 2011 , 11:46pm
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the voting is still open....good luck Lisa..

augurey Posted 1 Aug 2011 , 12:00am
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^^ I voted also icon_smile.gif Your cupcake is adorable icon_smile.gif

Lisa Posted 1 Aug 2011 , 12:44am
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Thank you all! I really appreciate your taking the time to vote. Tonight is the very last night to vote. Thank you southerncross for sharing the link. This has been very exciting for me and my family. It would be wonderful to win. icon_smile.gif

KASCARLETT Posted 1 Aug 2011 , 12:59am
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I voted! I love your cupcake!!!! Hope you win! Please make sure to let us know WHEN you do! icon_biggrin.gif

DivaJai Posted 1 Aug 2011 , 1:07am
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Your enty is awesome! It didn't making voting difficult at all icon_smile.gif GoodLuck!

southerngal Posted 1 Aug 2011 , 1:15am
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First off congrats on the huge success. I adore ur cupcake absolutely the cutest i voted then i made my fiance vote too lol... And ur cupcake so did not look like it was falling apart it was cute.. At least ur kitchen was spotless mines never is icon_biggrin.gif

Michelep Posted 1 Aug 2011 , 1:37am
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Voted! You are awesome! icon_biggrin.gif

Lisa Posted 1 Aug 2011 , 2:31am
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Thank you! icon_biggrin.gif

luvtocreate Posted 1 Aug 2011 , 3:04am
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Congratulations on being featured in the newspaper! Just finished voting for you. Best of luck to you.


Lisa Posted 1 Aug 2011 , 4:27pm
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Thank you all! They notify the winner and post it online sometime around the 12th. I'll let everyone know as soon as I know. It's exciting, but I'm also a bundle of nerves just waiting.

AnnieCahill Posted 1 Aug 2011 , 4:40pm
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Campfire cupcakes? Really? How CUTE are they! Good luck!

Lisa Posted 9 Aug 2011 , 9:05pm
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I won! I won! Thank you for the votes and support!

shanter Posted 9 Aug 2011 , 9:32pm
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Congrats! Well-deserved. You're very talented. Have you spent the $10,000 yet? icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

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