Always Have An Plan. . .

Decorating By montanakate Updated 17 Oct 2005 , 11:10am by KayDay

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montanakate Posted 16 Oct 2005 , 6:25am
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So I made a cake for my mom tonight and I made one of the classic cake blunders. Wait until 8:00 p.m. to start and think that you will think of something creative to do as you go along. Why do I do this?????? So now I have a lime green cake with an unrecognizable border, terrible smoothing job and icky writing on it. I finally decided just to stop before I made it any worse than it is.
I should know better than to do this. I usually plan and get ideas from this site. I thought this time I would just be "creative". WRONG!! I just feel really bad that I couldn't even make a cool looking cake for my mom, when I make nicer looking cakes for friends and strangers! ARRRGGHHH! icon_cry.gificon_cry.gificon_cry.gif
Better luck next time I guess.

Thanks for letting me vent, just call me Pity party Kate

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mamafrogcakes Posted 16 Oct 2005 , 1:13pm
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Poor pity party Kate!!! I have done the same thing and decided that I'm not "creative" enough sometimes! I always plan out my cakes and realize they sure save headache and disaster later!!
Well, now you know icon_sad.gif But I'm sure it TASTES good right????
Quit kicking yourself now icon_razz.gif

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ThePastryDiva Posted 16 Oct 2005 , 1:28pm
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But it's for your mom, she will love it anyway.

Because as a mom, I would appreciate the time and effort...

just tell her that you where channeling your 5 year old youth when you dreamt up the

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okieinalaska Posted 16 Oct 2005 , 7:31pm
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This happens to me too when I don't plan ahead (and sometimes when I do plan, LOL)

Don't feel bad. Your mom will still love it and it will taste great. The evidence will be eaten in the end. icon_biggrin.gif

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montanakate Posted 17 Oct 2005 , 3:05am
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She really did appreciate it! It even held together for the 3 hour drive to her house. We were celebrating a few days late, and she was excited because she hadn't had any cake yet. Thanks for listening.

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vitade Posted 17 Oct 2005 , 9:55am
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Been there, Done that. I did it once for a gather thinking o well,it'll taste good, there isn't going to be very many people there anyway. Turned out to be a sizable gather and when I got there I felt someone had turned the heat on HIGH. I eyeballed the cake area the whole time and anytime someone looked at it, I felt my stomach turn.

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KayDay Posted 17 Oct 2005 , 11:10am
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Ya know kate...when we do those wonderful cakes for others...they usually tell us exactly what they want so we dont have to struggle with every detail. I am glad your mom enjoyed it regardless. I know it seems to me there are times that my stuff looks outright goofy and I think this isnt what I meant for it to look like at all! Then I pull out a photo from somewhere, and see a cake I made when I didnt know they had to BE level...a sheet cake with one end 3 ins. high and the other one is 1 and 1/2 where I didnt even have the batter somewhere near even and my runny store bought icing..and whatever deco I could manage to get on there ...but one of my kids is sitting there grinning and blowing out the candles and loving it anyway! LOL...always makes me feel better!

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