Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The Cake

OK so I was rushing trying to get a recreation of my top wedding tier. Before I knew it I was running out of time. I was also making him one of his favorite meals and that was an all day thing. Since I had to make sure the meat stayed moist and cooked the way we liked it.
So this is what the cake turned out to look like. I personally wanted more from it. But that is what happens when you are rushing.

I have to say it wasn't anything fantastic. But it did come out close enough. But as usual I was not happy with it. So you know how that is. You stay there looking at it. You wonder what could be done different. Well sometimes that doesn't work out in your favor. But you just cant stop yourself from doing it.

So the cake ended up looking like this.

As you can see I missed a couple of spots. lol

But I have to say that when my husband walked in he knew exactly what the meaning behind the cake was. I ended up showing him the way the cake was supposed to look. Well wont you get a kick out of this. He thought the picture was the original top tier of our cake lol. Here I was killing myself because I didn't like the way the cake came out. But yet he just thought that cake was a picture of the real one. He asked " wow you still have that picture in your camera"? I felt like a fool. Here I was so unhappy with the end result and in the end. He would have loved the original cake. So this is my advice to you. If you are decorating or cooking or anything. If something in your gut tells you to leave it. Listen to your gut because it is right!

Thanks for sharing this with me!


  1. I loved it!!! both ways!!! it is true what they say about being your own worst critic. I have these little cheater looking cookie cutters that leave the design in the frosting so you can follow it instead of doing free hand,they always save my sanity...and my tears haha! it was great though!! don't be so hard on yourself! I'm sure Jr Chef was proud

  2. Jana,

    I can always count on you my number one supporter. Thanks!. Yeah I need some of those cheaters lol. It was hard work trying to get that on there and then hoping it looks right

  3. Oh my goodness! Here I am boasting about my fake bakes and a wonderful TRUE baker pops by!!! Oh, I am sooo glad that you like my pastries... for the eyes only... I couldn't make a real one to save my life! *teehee*

    I could just take a big, huge bite out of your baked goods!!! They all look soooo yummy! I really do wish that I had some talent when it comes to cooking, but I hate to admit, I'm not very good at it!

    Thank you so much for stopping by my place! You have a wonderful site!

    Christina :)

  4. Christina,

    Thanks for passing by even though you made me blush. lol I cook and bake and craft cause I love it. I never said I was any good lol. But if you think so I'll take it. It's all about having fun for me and enjoying what comes of it.

  5. I think you're being to hard on yourself but totally get how you feel. As another commenter said we're our wrost critic!

    Happy anniversary!

  6. Ingrid,
    Thank you so much. Yes it is true we are our worst critic. It just never seems good enough for us. Thanks for coming!

  7. awsome!!!! everytime you post something about food.. I always feel hungry and creative enough to do some baking

  8. Well, I think it looks great...I know how you feel, though. I stand over something focusing on the one small thing I did wrong and no one else seems to notice...Plus, I bet it tasted great!

  9. Sheri Amor, That makes me feel good that when you see my stuff you want to try something. I love that feeling I get when I get inspired by someone and always hope to do the same for others. Cant wait to see what you make ( hint hint)

    Cookies and Cups,
    Thank you so much! Yes it did taste great! He loved it and that is what matters right? But yes I stayed there looking and looking and the more you touch it. The more you end up feeling it needs to be touched. Horrible feeling. Then you finally have to walk away.

  10. I can't believe you did all of that in one day! That in and of itself is an achievement! I think that we always see the flaws in our own work. My hubby loved his bday cake but all I could see was bubbling fondant...tee hee. I think you did great. Piping is hard work!

  11. CakeDreamer,

    Thank you! Yes I wanted to make sure it was all done on the same day. SO that he would be at work and not know what was going on. Luckily it all panned out. But yes pipe work isn't any fun. Especially when I needed something taller to hold the cake higher. It would have made it a lot easier. They always love what we do. It is us who never like it.


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