I set to work with a vision in mind of how great this cake will be. I had to make MMF as I could not afford to get a tub of Satin Ice, and for the life of me I could not get it the right texture. I have a love/relationship with MMF, for every good batch, I've probably thrown out an equal number of disaster batches. I wanted to do a fondant ruffle around the bottom of the cake, but mine kept breaking when I tried to make the pleats, regardless of how much crisco I used to make it more supple. The junk was just too dry, so I ended up doing a solid band of it instead
Then I realized I was out of Viva towels to smooth the buttercream on the rest of the cake, so I tried parchment paper, having read that it works too. Nope, icing kept sticking. The icing wouldn't crust(same recipe I have used for 5 yrs without fail) I tried waiting, putting it in the freezer, cursing at it, nothing would make it crust. So I opted for using the paper towels I did have, which left an imprint on the cake, and didn't really smooth it any. I managed to get some flowers cut out of the craptastic fondant, and tried to make it look as non-terrible as I could, but went to bed pretty much disgusted with the cake and myself, having failed to make it "special" as I had wanted. He came to pick it up from my boyfriend while I was at work...and I had mispelled a name on it, even after double checking the spelling right before I did it. Great.
So tell me about that one cake that you hated. And how do you make some MMF that won't go in the trash and require you to get some anger management therapy in the process? I use the basic marshmellows, water, and powder sugar recipe.