Uggh, I did my first paid cake today for someone who was not family or friend and it turned out okay but there were flaws that really bugged me! It was like every step of making the cake and decorating it, something bad happened! First I was using a 3" tall pan and when I cut my cake noticed it was a little wet still in the middle. The cake batter had mini chocolate chips in it so when you test and it comes out wet, sometimes it is because you hit melted chocolate. Well when I tested it I got onw wet toothpick and the rest dry. So I had to stick it in the oven a bit and the sides got a little dry. Then I botched the fondant and had to do it again. Then when writing a message on it, I messed up and had to wipe it off and you could notice a slight off color and then the moisture in the icing caused a 2x2 inch piece of fondant to crack and slide about 1/2 inch down the side! And the top it already decorated and I don;t have the time to redo the whole cake decorations. I'm trying to do this all and in the middle go to find out that my toddlers got into the fishtank and various other things so I'm really frustrated and in tears. I have made tons of cakes and not had any problems then all of a sudden with one cake, everything that could go wrong did! It was my son's kindergarten teacher and I didn't want to take money for the cake because I was not satisfied with it and I told her that but she handed it to my son and drove off! I don;t know what to do!
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3/19/05 at 12:24pm