I didn't take the cream cheese frosting out the fridge early enough to let it get soft so it started tearing the cake as I tried spreading it. I had to put the cream cheese frosting over the heater vent to warm it up faster because it was already 10 p.m. and I was exhausted. I threw the cakes in the freezer while I rolled out the modeling chocolate for the chevrons. I used the wax paper transfer method by Jessica Harris (her blog is amazing!) which was the only thing that actually worked beautifully! I cut some costs and time by buying fake flowers from JoAnn Fabrics. I made a "1" and a "6" out of gumpaste and covered them in gold disco dust for the topper. Sometimes, because I make so many cakes, I get overly picky and get a little OCD over the littlest details. I do want something to look perfect and when they don't go exactly the way I like, it is extremely frustrating.
Next time, I would find a template that is smaller for the chevrons and measure more accurately. I didn't start decorating until 8:30 last night because we got home from town only at 7:30.
I didn't go to bed until 1 a.m. and I woke up this morning with a migraine and I don't have time or the supplies to redo anything. What do you think? Does this look ok??? I hope Jillyen has the best 16th birthday!!