To quote absolutely no one, piping mistakes happen. A slip of the wrist, a miscommunication, a minor earthquake - for whatever reason, sometimes things go wrong with your order, and that's when many bakers get to practice their most undervalued skill set: sighing a lot and calling their managers.
Still, the good news is that professional bakers are, in fact, professionals, meaning these ninja-like icing sleuths can leap into action, repairing even the most heinous of cake crimes with a single, uh...
Granted, some of them can be a little more subtle than others:
(I did say "a little.")
Then again, erasing names on birthday cakes is the most common correction bakers have to make, so it goes without saying that they are really, really bad at it.
There are plenty of techniques besides the scrape & smear up there, though. Other options include:
- Airbrushed Blobs
- Icing Blobs
- Icing Blobs Of Unusual Size
- The Sprinkle Dump (Oy!)
And for a real clean sweep:
- Stick A Smaller Cake Board On Top Of It And Just Start Over
There's nothing quite like watching a master at work.
Scoff if you like, but these bakers do deserve our occasional sympathy. I mean, sometimes your piping bag runs out of icing, and then what? THEN WHAT??
Oh. I guess that.
And, sure, wiping off a bunch of red icing may have accidentally made Mr. Cookie here look like a blood-soaked serial killer, but let's focus on the important part:
NEW WINDOW DISPLAY!
So at the end of the day you can rest easy, bakers, knowing all your efforts have not been in vain.
And that's no mistake.
(Well, ok, it is, but you know what I mean.)
Thanks to Kori R., James D., Stephanie J., Saara, Renee R., Kathie, Sydnia Y., Laura W., Charisse J., & Dustin A. for the reminder that turnabout is foreplay fare play.