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Air Jordan sneaker cake disaster in the making....

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Ugh.... I agreed to make an Air Jordan shoe cake for my husband's co-worker's wedding taking place tomorrow.  I spent the week pacing myself...baking, leveling, icing, freezing, carving.... Today was "GO" time and I spent the day decorating this beautiful shoe I had lovingly created.  Then things went to pot.  It started to look HUGE (although she DOES want it to be a size 14!) and then around hour 6 of decorating, the heel started to buckle.  I realized that this was not going to be a success and it was time to bite the big one and rebake, remake, etc.  

 

So here I am - 6pm.  I have the buttercream ready & I am baking the last of the cakes.  Normally, I bake, wrap, freeze, etc... but I obviously don't have time for that.  I am trying to hard to keep my composure and not TOTALLY wig out and I can't wrap my brain around how I am supposed get this cake settled, leveled, layered, carved, & iced all in one night.  Preferably as quick as humanly possible so I can get to decorating.  Again.

 

Also - the heel collapsed on me.  I am assuming it is because of the weight/height?  The shoe was just under 6 inches tall at the "ankle" and I did not use any supports - I figured it could get away with not using them.  I am also rebaking the cakes as my center layer was a teeny-teeny bit under cooked and I think that played a part as well.  *sigh*

 

And I just need to get this out...

 

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

post #2 of 30

i feel your painicon_sad.gif let it out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Still trying NOT to freak - but it is 7:45 and the cakes are rapid chilling/settling in the freezer with a cookie sheet & muffin tins weighing them down.  Do you think I can pull them out when they are totally cooled and ice them & cover with fondant tonight?  I'm hoping to get to work on the details ASAP...

post #4 of 30

I've decorated cakes that have been out of the oven for about an hour. I am not sure how weighing the cakes down while they are in the freezer will help your cause. But I don't know why you can't get them iced and covered tonight. Take a deep breath and know, YOU CAN DO IT!!!!

Just when the caterpillar thought life was over it bloomed into something beautiful.
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post #5 of 30
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Thank you wildflowercakes!!  I've got them cooled, the basic "shape" cut out, stacked, and iced between layers and that baby is now sitting in the freezer again so that I can carve that sucker into a shoe and get it crumb coated & covered with fondant!  GAAAAHHHHH!  Ive never rushed it like this - EVER.

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I hope you can post a pic, I bet it turns out great (in everyones eyes but yours, we're our own worst critics)

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WASC cake & vanilla bean buttercream. All fondant accents.

Here it is!  Air Jordan size 14, take TWO!  I somehow got it done and I am so stoked at the way it came out. I had a few breakdowns and as my husband so kindly noted this evening, after ordering me a 2nd mojito, "it was like you lost confidence in your ability to make cakes.".... I simply needed to step away, sleep and wake up ready to go.

post #8 of 30

it is awesome! love it

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post #9 of 30

That is amazing!  Glad it ended well.  Now I want a mojito....

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That is amazing!  Glad it ended well.  Now I want a mojito....

hee-hee!  Have TWO!  

post #11 of 30

Luuuv it!

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I love the outcome!! Awesome job, I'm very new to cake decorating & I got asked to do one for next month & I have heard horror stories from making this shoe! I'm gonna probably be crying the whole time lol
post #14 of 30

That is so fantastic looking!!! I know the feeling. I have to make a chainsaw and I am totally not into it,  I am scared and I feel like freaking out, but the only way out is getting it done, lol.

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That is nothing short of AMAZING! And you did it in a day! I hope you never doubt your abilities again, because it is obvious that you are not short on talent. I'm trying to figure out how you got the shoestrings through the little loops icon_confused.gif?? Is it rude to ask what you charged? And how manya size 14 shoe serves? lol.Ifso please forgive and ignore the question.

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