Wedding Cake

Decorating By Nickithebaker Updated 17 Sep 2013 , 6:51pm by SystemMod1

Nickithebaker Posted 16 Sep 2013 , 1:01am
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The cake went well, it was quite a bit of work but I think it turned out ok.  The Henry & Henry cream cheese filling is good, not as good as home made but we all liked it.   

 

Thank you to everyone who offered good advice and kind words. 

 

Norasmom Posted 16 Sep 2013 , 1:08am
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Beautiful!  I think you did an amazing job.  Now that it's done you can make more cakes!  So happy it turned out well, I knew it would.

theresaf Posted 16 Sep 2013 , 1:31am
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AI've been following this thread without commenting. So far... That is a lovely cake! Great job!!!

Annabakescakes Posted 16 Sep 2013 , 1:42am
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AI thought it was going to be square? Not your first cake, was it? And I don't mean novelty cakes with stars.

Nickithebaker Posted 16 Sep 2013 , 2:05am
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I made my practice cake square and decided it was to much work.  I have made several Wilton shaped cakes and decorated them with a #18 tip.. this was my second attempt at stacking a cake and working with fondant.  The square practice cake was my first time with fondant and actually stacking a cake.  

 

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Originally Posted by Annabakescakes 

I thought it was going to be square? Not your first cake, was it? And I don't mean novelty cakes with stars.
bubs1stbirthday Posted 16 Sep 2013 , 2:19am
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Great Job!!! The cake looks beautiful!

Jaybay Posted 16 Sep 2013 , 2:24am
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Your cake is beautiful! I've been following the thread and couldn't wait to see the final result. Great job! 

Nickithebaker Posted 16 Sep 2013 , 2:32am
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Thank you for the compliments :)  It's not perfect - but I think it came out pretty good considering I didn't really know what I was doing! haha.  Here is another picture of the cake on the table.  It had been sitting out for a few hours and was starting to look a little bit saggy by this point... it was still tasty though! :)  I found this is something I really enjoy doing.  I hope to make more cakes in the future. 

 

jennicake Posted 16 Sep 2013 , 3:01am
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You did a terrific job!

cheeseball Posted 16 Sep 2013 , 3:01am
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Rocked it, knew you would ;-D

smittyditty Posted 16 Sep 2013 , 3:31am
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Great Job! Looks great for a first cake.

BrandisBaked Posted 16 Sep 2013 , 3:44am
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AGreat job! Congratulations! :-)

Nadiaa Posted 16 Sep 2013 , 6:46am
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Well done  :) It looks terrific and I'm so glad it went well. 

Jenny BakesAlot Posted 16 Sep 2013 , 11:15am
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I just read this entire thread.  Great ending! (After reading some of the negativity)  The cake is beautiful!  I'm sure you are feeling proud!  Glad you let no one bring you down along the way!  And it was nice to see so many offer you some great advice and help!

MimiFix Posted 16 Sep 2013 , 11:28am
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Originally Posted by Jenny BakesAlot 
 

I just read this entire thread.  Great ending! (After reading some of the negativity)  The cake is beautiful!  I'm sure you are feeling proud!  Glad you let no one bring you down along the way!  And it was nice to see so many offer you some great advice and help!

 

The OP made a beautiful wedding cake! But it appears that what you label negativity was quite helpful for her. She was warned (about square cakes, taking on too much when she had little experience, etc.) and those warnings held true. We're not here on CC to blindly support every post. With those comments she was able to reach her goal. Well done, OP!

SugaredSaffron Posted 16 Sep 2013 , 11:40am
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You did an amazing job, congratulations. Some people are totally made for cake, and all your practice and dedication really paid off.

Did you manage to make the flowers or did you have the by them? Either way it's beautiful.

Jenny BakesAlot Posted 16 Sep 2013 , 12:24pm
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Originally Posted by MimiFix 
 

 

The OP made a beautiful wedding cake! But it appears that what you label negativity was quite helpful for her. She was warned (about square cakes, taking on too much when she had little experience, etc.) and those warnings held true. We're not here on CC to blindly support every post. With those comments she was able to reach her goal. 

Agreed.  But there were some not-so-nice comments in the beginning of the thread, beyond the helpful negativity.

cakealicious7 Posted 16 Sep 2013 , 12:40pm
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AWow, well done!!! The bride must have been so pleased!! You should definitely be proud of yourself :-)

Baking Sis Posted 16 Sep 2013 , 12:43pm
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A fantastic job on that cake; bet your cousin was very pleased!!!   ;-D

soldiernurse Posted 16 Sep 2013 , 2:02pm
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I do not think her obvious success was BECAUSE of the negativity but IN SPITE of it...as clearly shown by her comments in the beginning of this thread....she ignored the negative and pressed on knowing she could do it and she did..you go girl!! You clearly have a talent. Pursue it!!    Negativitiy is NEVER positive.

luckylibra Posted 16 Sep 2013 , 3:12pm
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beautiful cake!!!! I would never guess it was your first anything... let alone first wedding cake, first actual fondant cake.. You did an amazing job.

aprilfromLa Posted 16 Sep 2013 , 3:49pm
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AWow! Very pretty! Good job!

Nickithebaker Posted 17 Sep 2013 , 4:44am
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Originally Posted by SugaredSaffron 
 

You did an amazing job, congratulations. Some people are totally made for cake, and all your practice and dedication really paid off.

Did you manage to make the flowers or did you have the by them? Either way it's beautiful.

I bought a box of roses from GSA and colored them with petal dust.  I did manage to make 5 of the roses my self, I'm super proud of them and managed to work them in on the cake.  I'm really glad I didn't try to make all of them though, I don't think I could have managed to do so, I was out of town for a week and a half prior to the wedding and started prepping for the wedding on Wednesday afternoon. I know that may seem like plenty of time... but I was stressed. 
 

 

 

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Originally Posted by soldiernurse 
 

I do not think her obvious success was BECAUSE of the negativity but IN SPITE of it...as clearly shown by her comments in the beginning of this thread....she ignored the negative and pressed on knowing she could do it and she did..you go girl!! You clearly have a talent. Pursue it!!    Negativitiy is NEVER positive.

 

I would agree.  I almost quit this project due to comments such as "your going to make news" or "you'll end up on e-bay" ect.  Thank goodness for my husband who was there to reassure me.  I think it is one thing to offer realistic advice, but completely different to attack someone and belittle them.  I knew I had the skills to do this, I wanted advice on what brand of this and that to buy and also advice on what support system to use.  I am grateful to the ones who were kind and offered advice, and to all of the people who sent me private messages with help and words of encouragement.   This forum has some talented people who were very generous with their time and information.   Much of what I did was directly related to the people who helped me.  

 

And again, thanks for all of the recent compliments! I'm relieved that this project is over... but anxiously awaiting a new (hopefully smaller) project! 

 

 

 

EDIT - I'm also blow away by the amount of views and comments this topic has received! 

MimiFix Posted 17 Sep 2013 , 10:23am
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Originally Posted by Nickithebaker 
 

I would agree.  I almost quit this project due to comments such as "your going to make news" or "you'll end up on e-bay" ect. ... I think it is one thing to offer realistic advice, but completely different to attack someone and belittle them.  I knew I had the skills to do this, I wanted advice on what brand of this and that to buy and also advice on what support system to use.  I am grateful to the ones who were kind and offered advice, and to all of the people who sent me private messages with help and words of encouragement.   This forum has some talented people who were very generous with their time and information.   Much of what I did was directly related to the people who helped me.  

 

Posting a question on any public forum invites everyone to respond. We each have our own way of communicating. (Unfortunately even nasty trolls get to have an opinion and often divert reasonable discussion.) As the OP you appeared to handle it well. Your cake was a success! The best to you and your husband!!

jamiemck9 Posted 17 Sep 2013 , 1:12pm
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AI am so happy you went through with all of this. I did not start reading until yesterday (it took me all day to catch up!) and I could not believe what I was reading at first!! You are strong to weed through all that negative and push on with your passion which I could tell is cake decorating and family. This turned out amazing! I went to Culinary school and fondant just scares me. Once again great job!!!

DeliciousDesserts Posted 17 Sep 2013 , 2:39pm
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You really did do a good job.  You should be proud of the cake you produced.  I'm really glad everything worked out so well.

DeliciousDesserts Posted 17 Sep 2013 , 2:53pm
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I am specifically writing 2 posts.  I didn't want the message of either one to distract from the other.  I really debated about what I am going to say.  I do not like betraying a confidence.  At the same time, I don't think I can remain silent.
 
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Originally Posted by Nickithebaker 
 

I am a home baker, I have decorated a few Wilton shaped cakes for birthday parties.  My family raves about these, so I was asked to do a wedding cake! (anyone can decorate a cake with a star tip and drop flowers!!)   HELP!! icon_eek.gif   The wedding is 9/14 

 

 

 

This is the information we were given.  Based on that, I think most of us assumed that Nickitthebaker had very little experience.  While some people can be great the first time out, most of them really do end in disaster.  As such, many members expressed concern.  Honestly, how many disasters have we seen from someone being more confident in their skills than they should be?!

 

What I now know is that Nickitthebaker felt the need to exaggerate her inexperience.  She felt she wouldn't get as much help if she was honest with us.  

 

Based on a great deal of advice, she decided to do a practice cake where she learned that square cakes are much harder than they seem.  Wow.  The advice she got was accurate!  According to the published story, that was the only practice cake.

 

Behind the scenes, several pros took a great deal of time to walk her through every step from planning to delivery.  Some of them good have saved the energy & time since she already knew some of the steps.

 

Now, the thread has turned to applauding an absolute novice for a job well done.  None of the accolades should be erased.  Still, how enthusiastic would they have been if they'd known the true level of skill and experience she had?  This is NOT the first tiered cake.

 

I also see a good deal of people jumping in to say how some of us shouldn't have been so pessimistic.  Again, this turned out as well as it did because this was NOT the first tiered cake.

 

Even if it had been, this would be the exception not the rule.

 

I write all of this because I don't think it is fair to offer this as proof that people were wrong to caution.  This could have ended very badly.  Luckily, for everyone, it did not.

sixinarow Posted 17 Sep 2013 , 3:06pm
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Originally Posted by Nickithebaker 
 
 

 

 

I would agree.  I almost quit this project due to comments such as "your going to make news" or "you'll end up on e-bay" ect.  Thank goodness for my husband who was there to reassure me.  I think it is one thing to offer realistic advice, but completely different to attack someone and belittle them.  I knew I had the skills to do this, I wanted advice on what brand of this and that to buy and also advice on what support system to use.  I am grateful to the ones who were kind and offered advice, and to all of the people who sent me private messages with help and words of encouragement.   This forum has some talented people who were very generous with their time and information.   Much of what I did was directly related to the people who helped me.  

 

And again, thanks for all of the recent compliments! I'm relieved that this project is over... but anxiously awaiting a new (hopefully smaller) project! 

 

 

 

EDIT - I'm also blow away by the amount of views and comments this topic has received! 

 

 

 
 A few of us have known that this whole story was a lie for a while because of her private messages to us.  Nickithebaker, you got a lot of great advice through private messages and several people took the time to reply in private messages and respond to all of your questions, concerns and hold your hand through the process of buying additional supplies. We feel used, hurt and quite frankly, dumb, for having listened to you and trusted your word.
 
You took advantage of the entire CC community, you tried to manipulate everyone and now you are wagging your finger at people who raised legitimate concerns over your lie?
soldiernurse Posted 17 Sep 2013 , 3:09pm
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Again, you can say virtually anything to anyone, it's just how you say it. NEGATIVITY is NEVER positive.

DeliciousDesserts Posted 17 Sep 2013 , 3:16pm
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I agree that there are many ways to say something.  I'm going to take the time to go back & read over this whole thread.  I really don't recall anyone being nasty, but it's possible.  

 

Oh, and, Lying (or exaggerating) is NEVER ok.  REGARDLESS of motive.

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