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post #16 of 33
This is a cake disaster, dropping the tray of cupcakes I was delivering this morning to accompany a cake I made for a bridal shower. Not adapting a ribbon to help with seams
post #17 of 33
Again? Is it Groundhog Day?

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-639994.html

Fool me once, shame on you...fool me twice...you know the rest. icon_rolleyes.gif
post #18 of 33
Okay, I think I am starting to get it. I saw your post yesterday but didn't respond (at least I don't think I did, pain meds... icon_biggrin.gif ).

But from what I am reading, and maybe reading too much into it, you are looking at this as your art, your creation. You want to create things in your style. This is why the color is bugging you so much.

Unfortunately, we create based to some degree on what the the person ordering the cake wants. THEIR requests, likes, dislikes, etc. It just doesn't work to make only the cakes that appeal to us. I think every decorator has their own style. For instance, Colette Peters, Sylvia Weinstock but even they generally work within the desires of the client.

Unless you are only going to create cakes for your pleasure and give them away you have to contend with the colors you don't like and styles etc. We all do, it's just part of the job so to speak.

I think for any artist, they have a vision but it has to meet somewhere with what other people want.

I hope all this rambling makes sense but it is the feel I am getting from your posts. Try to look at it from the workmanship and overall look. We all see the flaws and the things we don't like. Even if you hate it, every caker goes through it some time. Have a chocolate and let it go, ice cream is good this time of year too! icon_smile.gif
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post #19 of 33
Oh please! If only everyones cake disasters could look so good! Stunning! thumbs_up.gif
post #20 of 33
me thinks ryan is just trying to hit the magic 1200 plus views with his photos... I checks his out and they all have that magic number except this "disaster".....we read, we look, he gets lots of views....i would like to hit 200 views with my pictures, it is a game.....come on people go look at my pictures too.
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post #21 of 33
Rylan is a dude? Dang it, sorry for calling you Miss. the other night. Whoops!
post #22 of 33
The cake looks fine. I love the shapes, the good fondant work, and the brush embroidery and I happen to love the color of the ribbon. We've all seen a LOT worse. We all have a list of things we wish we could have done better on every cake we do. You are your own worst critic. Yada, yada, yada. It won't be around to look at and pick apart in 100 years so let your friend eat it and feel good about how you indulged their request and made such a beautiful cake for them and stop dumping in the middle of their parade. If they hear you obsessing about how imperfect it is, they'll start to feel bad about you and the cake and never want you to make them another one. Not the desired outcome. The cake is about the receiver, not the designer. Move on. Please.
post #23 of 33
Oh oh oh.....ok, I'll play too. Will y'all please go look at my cool stripey cone top cake I did yesterday?? I want to get at least 1000 faves....just kidding. Rylan, not trying to poke fun. That was a funny theory though. Seriously, if you woulda left it alone we wouldn't be here! icon_wink.gif
post #24 of 33
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Originally Posted by hammer1

me thinks ryan is just trying to hit the magic 1200 plus views with his photos... I checks his out and they all have that magic number except this "disaster".....we read, we look, he gets lots of views....i would like to hit 200 views with my pictures, it is a game.....come on people go look at my pictures too.




Excuse me, I am not trying to get "views". You DON'T know me. In our cake decorating community in Youtube, people know that I am so hard on on myself -- so if I call it a disaster, I personally think it is a disaster. I am just seeking for advice and tips.

As for the person who wonders if am fishing for compliments -- no I am not.

I posted another thread because I wanted to show the video of the cake. The video shows the true color of the cake. If you ask me why I didn't post it in the other thread, it's because it's harder to find the link if it is in the middle of the thread.

I think this thread should be locked before some judgemental person say something that is false/inaccurate.

Anyway, thanks to the people who gave input regarding about the cake.

Oh and btw, Rylan is my name not Ryan.
post #25 of 33
Hey, no disrespect, Rylan. It's just very odd to see someone who has so much talent complaining about every single cake they make, when it is so obvious to everyone that the cakes are gorgeous. Really, there is a bit too much smoke blowin' on some cakes in here, but yours truly are artistic and gorgeous.
post #26 of 33
My daughter has a phrase I think it's reverse pride or something like that--but yeah I mean a cake disaster is where icing falls off and dogs lick your cake or the band vibrated the top tier into the punch bowl or some kid takes a big fingerful of icing, or you slam on the brakes or...

I was glad that Jamie carefully said what she said...

I mean an artistic wrinkle is not a disaster

Purple schmurple whatever...or was it blue??

No offense but suck it up there a bit.
one baker's 'never ever do' is the next baker's 'i swear by this'
one baker's 'never ever do' is the next baker's 'i swear by this'
post #27 of 33
If you want the post locked PM a mod.
one baker's 'never ever do' is the next baker's 'i swear by this'
one baker's 'never ever do' is the next baker's 'i swear by this'
post #28 of 33
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post #29 of 33
Hi Rylan,

I think your cakes are stunning. Truly stunning. When you mention the flaws, I can't even find them in the pictures.

That said, I do think it's worrisome that you get so fixated on the flaws, and even consider them disastrous. I recognize a prior version of myself in your posts, a Patti who was so set on everything being just so, whether in cake or in life, and the smallest flaws (in cake or in life) felt disastrous to me. And then real disaster came and put it all in perspective. Life is so very short. Enjoy this hobby or this business or this art, whatever it means to you, and expect some imperfection instead of being surprised by it. Certainly strive to improve your cake art in the ways you want to, but if you can, try not to let it upset you so much. Life will deliver enough upset without us looking for it in our cake seams.

I write this as much for myself as for you. Keep it all in perspective. Its just cake. (Art, yes; delicious, yes. But still, just cake.)

icon_smile.gif patti
post #30 of 33
well said patti. icon_smile.gificon_smile.gificon_smile.gif
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