I was just going to post a thread about my worst cake. So I'll just stick it here, cause lord knows I don't want it in my gallery.
So this was my first cake ever with fondant (wilton yuk!!), first stacked, painted everything. I had completely forgotten about it actually, until about a couple of weeks ago when I found the horrible picture as I was rearranging my office/guest room.
Ok, so I baked the cakes, filled them as usual. I rolled out the fondant and put in on the cakes. Did I mention this was all before I found CC, so there was no crumb coat of anything. Just fondant over cake. I thought, huh! That's weird it doesn't stick to the cake so good (I wonder why?). I then proceeded to stack the cakes, NO dowels. (Uh? what are dowels). I refrigerate the cakes, while I figure out how I am gonna paint the food color onto the fondant. I had asked for help that day at one of my local cake shops and the little old lady working there had NO idea what I was talking about. I keep thinking to myself "haven't you ever watched food network cake challenges?". She has not, I'm sure. Any hoo, I have the powder color and I mixed it with water. It'looked weird, almost like it wasn't mixing up. I take the cake out of the frige and start to "paint". With every swipe of the brush the color beads up and I am noticing a slimmy texture to my fondant. I continue on and reapply color in areas and am baffled by my sweaty cake. I shrug my shoulders and say, "I guess that's what it should look like?" Finally, I apply my stringy fabric trim to the tops of my tiers and stick the final paper images of a butterfly and straberry to the top of my sweaty, sticky, fuzzy, pink zebra striped cake. I stick it again into the fridge until, everyone arrives for the party. I then take it out and notice that it is wrinkled and the top tier is sinking into the bottom tier. Oh Lordy! This was the funkiest cake I ever did see, and the taste? OH THE TASTE. God aweful! I know I couldn't get past the outside flavor to even try and enjoy the strawberry creamcheese filling and white cake, so my guess is no one else could either as they happily eat my disgusting cake.
And this is why this cake will only be seen here in the forum and not in my gallery, Thank you and good night
Just a side note: sorry for my spelling and punctuation, english and creative writting was not my best subjects ever and I continue to struggle with them to this day.