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    Default Urgent cake decorating help needed!

    Ok, so my SIL wants me to make her a cake for her baby shower. Despite my terrible time restrictions I willingly accepted, as I would love doing something special for her. I've done a few baby shower cakes in the past, so I asked her what she wanted. BAD DECISION! This is want she sent me:
    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/13/e4azejyg.jpg
    ummm ok?
    I thought she wanted a belly cake or those cute ABC cube cake pops I did at the last shower. Not that! The shower is on Sunday, I'm working all day today and Saturday. Looks like I have to pull two all-nighters in a row.
    Anyhoo, how do I even make something like that? Does anyone know how to make those ruffles? And how to attach them to the cake? Maybe a link to a website where there is instructions? I'm absolutely swamped at work and don't even have time to google.
    Please help!

    Ps: telling her I can't do it isn't really an option. She suffers from depression and is already really down about the shower, as her only aunty isn't coming (and the date was picked just to suit her). Also we're supposed to bring in a hand drawn and decorated letter for a baby alphabet book and everyone is complaining about how much work it is. So she says that everyone just makes it about themselves, it's never about her and that surely if she's important to us we would make the effort. So yeah, if I call her I and say that I don't have the time to make this extravagant cake, she thinks that she doesn't matter enough. And I really don't want her to snap.


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    Default Urgent cake decorating help needed!

    The ruffles are actually pretty easy. You roll the edges to create the curls. If you look up you tube vids there are heaps of tutorials. Stacking cakes is easy. You could start the toppers and flowers now. And using egg carton to dry.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgwNFQE5xT8

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZzCsx9kKcU

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    Default Re: Urgent cake decorating help needed!

    Sorry I can't help with cake advice, but I did want to comment on your generous gesture and kind heart. May The Cake Powers shine upon your efforts.

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    Look at the Cake Wrecks website at 2am (esp the baby shower ones) and you'll feel heaps better about any problems you're having!

    Don't suppose it would be worth paying someone to do it!?

    Sending Cake Power vibes!

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    Thanks ladies! This has helped heaps! Flowers are done and i even made some booties for the top! Now off to work and then I'll bake the cake tonight.

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    Would love to see a photo of the finished product when you are done!

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    Cakes baked, gifts wrapped and page with letter decorated. Time for some sleep. Wish me good luck for tomorrow. It's decorating day(and the baby shower, let's hope I get it all dond in time!).

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    Looks fantastic! You've done a great job! Can't wait to see the cake. You are amazing!

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    Good luck tomorrow!!!

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    Wow! Amazing!

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    Wow!! That looks absolutely amazing!!

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    You've done a fabulous job, you should be proud!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaycee View Post
    You've done a fabulous job, you should be proud!
    Yes this ^^^ - that is really really good and you should give yourself a big pat on the back.

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    Oh my gosh, that is incredible! You are amazing! I think I'd cry if someone made that for me for my baby shower.

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    That is amazing. Well done !!

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    That's awesome! I hope the shower went off without a hitch. You are an awesome SIL and a vet talented cake decorator!

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