Ever have one of those days?
I made a cake for a friend of mine who was hosting a 25th anniversary event. She had no specific design in mind so I took that to mean: experiment. (Bad idea #1).
I have seen all of these ruffle cakes floating around and thought, I'll try that! I envisioned a ruffled bottom tier and a smooth top tier with a monogrammed plaque rimmed in silver glitter. I used an 050 tip to pipe the buttercream ruffle and I was so pleased the cake turned out as imagined.
I packed it up and sent it off via my husband for delivery. About 30 minutes later, my poor hub called me with a tightness in his voice that I immediately recognized as....STRESS. "What happened?" I asked. "Stuff was falling off!" He was stressing for sure. I felt so badly for him! I told him to take some pictures and send them to me.
My customer had pressed the falling ruffles back onto the cake at this point, but I knew I couldn't let her keep it that way. So I packed up some supplies and drove over to her house to fix it. Poor girl, I got there and took that cake apart right there in her kitchen! I didn't want her to worry about anything falling off anymore that night so I decided to scrape all of the icing off the bottom tier and reapply with a different technique.
After removing all of the icing, I was left with a really. ugly. scary. mess. The thought of photographing it crossed my mind, but I decided it was too ugly to document.
Putting one foot in front of the other, I was able to finish up this cake in about an hour and I am happy with the result. I think my customer was too. Hub says he likes the second version better, but he's not going to deliver any more cakes!
|Final product...IN MY CUSTOMER'S KITCHEN!! :0|
Thank you, Anna for everything! xoxo