If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.

by Shelly May. 01, 2009 753 views

Whoever said that probably never had to make a treasure chest birthday cake. I had made and finished a very cool looking cake and let it sit out for the night when I went to bed. When I got up a 5:30 to walk, I discovered that the lid had completely fallen backwards onto the table. I spent some time trying to salvage those peices, but eventually had to scrap it down to the base and begin again. I eventually got it and I'm happy with the results. Now, if only it will stay together until they can eat it.

Thanks to Scott and Karen for their suggestions and moral support. Karen, I did use the cardboard suggestion and it did make a difference ….. but I had to put the dowell rods up the back to keep the lid to stay on. Anyway, I'm happy with the results. I hope the birthday boys are too.

I wish I would have taken a picture before I went to bed, but I was waiting until morning after I put on the final touches. But, this is what I discovered when I got up.

This is the disaster that I was finally forced to face.

All better now.

Please just let me get it to their house ………

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Tonya 11 years, 8 months ago

OMGosh!!! wow....that first picture of all that cake all over your table cracked me up...sorry Shel. UGH. Great Cake. hahha...can you make one just like it for me next year. Hahhaa..j.k.

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Leanne......Melbourne, Australia 11 years, 8 months ago

Great cake!

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Nicki 11 years, 8 months ago

wow, you are SO SO good!

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Lotofoto 11 years, 8 months ago

That is amazing!!!!!!
I could never do that!
Good for you for trying again... I would've hit the bakery ;)

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Kim 11 years, 8 months ago

I dont even know what to say. You out did your self on this one. Way to go in sticking it out, I would have thrown in the towel.

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Cordbo1 11 years, 8 months ago

It's a wonderful cake Shel! Those boys (and their Mom) should be just delighted with it. I think I would have made a trip to Kroger's if I had wakened up to that disaster!

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Cewagz 11 years, 8 months ago

wow..this is awesome....perfect for a pirate birthday you are a rockstar in the kitchen..glad it all worked out i would of totally cried if i woke up to that?! but you made lemonaide out of lemons...excellent craftmanship!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Karen 11 years, 8 months ago

Great, great job. Did you get the icing out of your hair yet.
I so have good ole' Woody to think about.

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Doris 11 years, 8 months ago

At first I thought you had a cat who liked to try the cake :-)) The result is wonderful!!!!

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Melissa 11 years, 8 months ago

That is such a neat cake! Sorry you had problems with it--I would have been so upset if that happened to me after that hard work. The result does look great!

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