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Chocolate Bubble Cake by cakecrumbs Chocolate Bubble Cake by cakecrumbs
Well, I mentioned in my birthday journal that I had a huge disaster with my birthday cake. This is it.

I made the last-minute decision to spend the day before my birthday celebrating with friends, leaving me with 6 hours the next day to make the whole cake. Given the cake took 2 hours to bake and involved lots of chocolate, you can see where this was an error. The cake didn't cool in time, the ganache didn't set in time, and so when I tried to add hollow, thin chocolate bubbles and other accents to the cake... yeah, melted. It was worse when we returned to the cake after dinner. There were, er, globs of melted chocolate where there used to be small spheres.

Then there was the inside. I made chocolate velvet cake balls which I attempted to bake inside the mudcake... but they floated. So after cutting the bubbly dome off the top of the cake and turning it upside down, I had humps instead of polkadots. Creys.

I'd had thoughts of not posting it. But it's all about the growth and shiz and I shouldn't bury all my fails so you guys can see it's about making mistakes and learning and that there's no such thing as talent. So yeah. Here's my thing.

Will revisit this idea in future. I think the cascade of bubbles still has potential, perhaps better on a tiered cake so I might do it again if ever an occasion calls for a large enough cake.

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Saviella Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I don't get why you say that the cake is has failed... It looks sooooooo good!
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H3LLoK66aren99 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You can't tell it was a "fail" until you tell us it was
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k-swizzle Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Are the chocolate bubbles really "bubbles"? Like hollow? If so how did you do that?!?
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cosmona Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
It is the most beautiful chocolate cake I've ever seen!!! However I shouldn't eat chocolate, it looks soo delicious! Heart 
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Crysa91 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh that's not so bad! It still looks good and I'm sure everyone involved enjoyed it.
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EmChompski Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
I couldn't tell it was a fail!
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NinjaEwaPeach Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh my goodness what a delicious "fail" ;D The cake still looked MARVELOUS!
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cakecrumbs Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
Thank you! :D
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PainQueen Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks delicious with a kinda dark and twisted dream theme. When I first saw it I believed it was a look you wanted. You say failure, I say make me one lol.
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cakecrumbs Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
Haha. I'll make you a better one. ;)
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