09 Apr

Fail: Halloween Wedding Cake

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Pin Reaper: ‘Hoosier’

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/341640321702991705/

pinterest fail halloween wedding cake inspiration

What I Did: Halloween wedding cake fail.

My Result:

pinterest fail halloween wedding cake result

Next Time I Will: Not make my own wedding cake.
pinterest fail halloween wedding cake storyboarded

Comments on this post
  1. shea says:

    how is this not user error….?

    1. junebug says:

      you have to let a cake cool… A LOT… before putting on icing. You can just slap a few things together try to blame pinterest. I messed a few cakes up in my years because I was impatient.

      1. Libster says:

        this is most definitely user error.

        I really don’t see how any of the directions were followed here.

        But a few tips anyway.

        1. Use different sized cake pans to get the desired tiered look. You cake pans are too close to the same size.

        2. Let the cake cool completely before icing. I like to do a crumb coat first and the top coat then seems to stick with no crumbs showing.

        3. Did you make your own icing? Icing a cake should be done with a medium consistency icing. I would suggesting making your own icings as the store bought brands at the store are usually pretty oily.

        4. You can use a piping bag with icing and a tip to create a border around the top of the cake so you don’t have a pumpkin avalanche.

        Try again. Good Luck

        1. Daisy says:

          Ummm….. even if the icing didn’t melt off, this would have looked nothing like the original. It is pretty hilarious, though.

          1. Colleen says:

            Why on earth would someone frost a cake on a jelly roll pan?

            1. Winter says:

              Another fake submission. Awesome work, Jenna. Much single working mom.

              1. shea says:

                what’s a fake submission?
                and what is this about a single working mom?
                i am very lost.

                1. AA says:

                  I think you probably shouldn’t try a wedding cake if you have yet to make a successful one-layer cake.
                  As Colleen pointed out, the cake should be frosted on the platter it is to be presented on. All the blogs and all the cookbooks will tell you to put strips of wax paper on the bottom so the platter doesn’t get dirty while frosting. Since you didn’t, I know that you never even checked to see how this was done before getting started.
                  Also, they’ll all tell you to cool the cake completely before frosting. Since practically all cake instructions tell you this, I know you didn’t read them.
                  How do you expect to do something right if you’ve never read any instructions or watched any videos showing how it is done?
                  I could point out other mistakes but I won’t bother. First, read or watch the instructions. Then attempt to make a cake. And DO start out with a smaller project.

                  1. shea says:

                    ^that right there

                    thank you, aa, thank you!

                    1. D├ębora says:

                      It has nothing to do with the pinterest picture and I couldn’t agree more with AA.

                      1. Fred Masquin says:

                        Hahaha that’s a great one.

                        1. Sandra says:

                          Winter, you are so negative! I needed a laugh and Jenna delivered!!!

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