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    Default Ugh this cake is not going good!!!

    Nothing about this cake is going good!!!

    One--I woke up today at 2pm because I went to bed so late and then by the time DH and I got done running around its 6pm. I can only run my mixer til like 10 or the neighbors can prolly hear it and complain. Its 9 now.

    I had to take a break.

    The cake mix I used its kinda dry and kinda eh, no real flavor. But I have never had white cake so I am not sure what its suppose to taste like. I ask DH to taste it, and he said I don't know babe I am not sure what I am suppose to taste. He is of no help.

    Then the buttercream recipe I ALWAYS make, first came out like a jello. Then I added more powdered sugar, and now its to runny. What the heck?! I am gonna make another batch.

    Now my question is I had DH run out and get boxed white cake mix. I am thinking about using the cake I have already made, and then the boxed to. Do you think they could tell???

    I am really worried this cake is not gonna turn out and its due tomorrow afternoon/early evening!

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    I'm sorry Ashley....I;m sure that in the end it will be fine, it's just hard to see it right now.

    *sorry you're struggling*

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    Okay so I found out why the cake is not that fantastic. It calls for 1 1/2 cups of butter. Stupid me, though 1 stick was 1 cup. Nope, 2 sticks is one cup. So I was 1 stick short of butter on the first batch of cakes. DUH!!!! Hopefully this one turns out better, LOL.

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    I vote for that cake stays home but I like cake... hehehe.

    Adding a box of pudding to a cake mix will also help moisten it and add extra flavor.

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    Breathe...it's going to be great!

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    Well I got the last batch in, and followed the directions completly this time. Hopefully it turns out better and I can get rolling. I still have another batch of buttercream to do!

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    Pictures anyone: (things are getting better!)

    First pic is the raspberry filling when I was making it.

    Then there is a pic of my buttercream. (Don't ever make buttercream with a hand mixer, it was terrible!)

    And then the first are 1/2 of the tiers filled and ready for the next one to go on top!

    Yummy!







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    MMmm .... looks tasty! Can't wait to see the finished product.

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    Haha to me, I am done with the cake, ugh! Can't wait for it to be over.

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    So I finished it and I am not happy with it AT ALL. The coral was breaking like crazy. Even the thick peices and it was SO difficult to stick it to the buttercream. I have no idea how they did it in the picture. I put the mini pearls on the cake like it shows in the picture and it made it look dirty almost. Like smudg-y. I have no idea what to do. I don't want to give this to her.

    I am thinking about re-doing it. Totally re-doing it. Only problem is I may have to drop this cake off at like 2pm because they once again changed DH's work time and he still does not know.

    I am ready to cry. And its not blue like the picture shows. Its off-white.


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    ~I think it's really pretty, really! I think only the artist sees all the little things and labels them mistakes. Most people just want a general cake impression and then have it taste good.
    I think if someone is paying you instead of a bakery than they probably aren't expecting absolute perfection anyway.
    Still looks good to me though. ~

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    I think it's beautiful.

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    I know when you make something yu see all the flaws, but to me it looks great! I wouldn't go through the hassle and expense of making a second one.

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    I think it looks beautiful!

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    So pretty!

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