Troubled Tuesday

Troubled Tuesday is basically my complaint day to complain about all the troubles I have, which could range from what is happening on TV shows to who knows what.

  • I really wanted to make a 3D hot air balloon for P’s party out of sugar cookie.  I thought it would be really neat to have that be the topper for her little cake.  Plus it would make it super easy to decorate a small square cake to look like a basket.

Sunday- While I was decorated the seams of the balloon to finish it off I definitely ran into some issues.  I did it with a large star tip and it was over the top but I was okay with it.  (I am not blaming B but facial expressions can say so much.)  When I showed B he said it was good.   He didn’t really like the spikiness but leave it (Insert does not like face.)  I told him I could scrape it off and do a different technique.  He said no just leave it, it was good enough.  Good enough?  I want it perfect. (Insert another I don’t really like it face.)  I scrap off the frosting.  Well for anyone who has worked with royal icing it hardens like cement and had already started hardening and sticking to the designs on the cake.  I took a small knife and began scraping off the extra frosting to try to get it clean again.  It was not really working but I did it for about an hour.  I then used a large piping tip and covered the balloon seams again.  I really hated it and was so not happy.  B said he didn’t like it either but it was done now.  I was out of frosting so I left it.

Take 1

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Take 2

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Monday-After S got on the bus and P and I went for our walk I could not take it any longer and started scraping off the frosting.  The frosting was rock hard and I was sawing it off with a knife.  I had frosting dust everywhere.  I thought maybe I could just scrape it off and the seams would look filled in.  I scraped it all off, cleaned up my mess (3 hours later).  I then took the knife and scraped as much as I could off the designs on the cookie.  At this point I was scraping off the design with it making myself even more upset.  All that hard work and I was ready to put this in the trash.  After P woke up from her nap we made frosting, I colored it, B came home, and I covered the balloon again with the large star tip.  The color of frosting this time was much darker and I didn’t really like it but I was fed up and just wanted this done.

Take 3

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Final Take

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Lesson of the day: I should have trusted my first instincts and kept what I did.  I now know when I ask B if he likes something don’t look at him when he answers that way his facial expressions do not make me second guess myself.

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Disclaimer: I have never claimed to be any great writer. So any mistakes that are made are my fault. Sometimes I mix up names B, S, and P, but I think you can figure out who I am talking about. If you find any grammatical errors just fix it in your mind so it sounds right.
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