I was supposed to make a cake for my friend/co-worker's daughter. She wanted Winnie The Pooh as the theme and she really liked this cake I had done:
I planned out the cake and did a free-hand sketch of Pooh, Tigger & Piglet with the bubble letters of the little girls name, Ramya. Not RaMya, or Ra'mya, or Ramaya. The girl's name is pronounced "Ra-my-uh" but spelled like "Ram-ya". I teased her mom about this quite a bit. Anyway, I got it done and I scanned the drawing into my computer and printed an edible image of it to put on the cake and use as my guide.
Cake-tastrophe #1 : Piglet worked fine in the drawing, but when I went to trace him on the cake over the edible image, all that black icing ran together. He was too small. So... I scraped off the incredibly bad outline and just filled in that area with blue background and added some balloons to cover the empty space. No big deal.
See if you can spot it:
After all that ribbing I did of Ramya's name being spelled like "Ram-ya" I went and spelled it wrong on the damn cake! I have NEVER done that before! And there was no way to fix it without totally screwing up the cake because of this particular design. I was so upset, and of course the first words out my mouth when my friend called was "You don't have to pay me anything."
Is it any wonder I'm tired of doing cakes? I have enough stress in my life, thank you very much. I don't need the guilt of mispelling a kid's name on their birthday cake.
But in my defense, her momma spelled her name the wrong way. (-;