I'm just starting out and my parents requested a cake to be raffled of to the public for the 'club' they are involved in.
So I've baked my favorite Chocolate cake, ganached it, and put my fondant on.
This is literally the 3rd cake I have ever put fondant on, and I am on the verge of tears. I am struggling with the silky smooth finish that a lot of people seem to achieve.
I can see every flaw, every pin prick (from air-bubbles), and not to mention every scour my sugar flowers made into the top.
The thing is I know this is far far far from great, but I know they will want to still take it and will only see the good in it.
How forgiving do you be on your own work with issues, and what do you do when it turns to crap? Do you think allowing this into the public (for the raffle donation) could be detrimental to starting a business up?
Cheers for the vent! Any words of advice would be extremely welcome.
The below photo shows one of the dents and petal gouging into the top.