occi Posted 14 Jul 2005 , 11:24am
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I created my first ever cake, a trial for my son's christening cake. I am not extremely pleased with how it worked out, the top of it is too big compared to the bottom, it is a bit lumpy and it looks too much like plastacine (sp?). I came up with the design myself (based on the theme of our son's room) which is probably obvious as the bugs are quite chunky!

An tips onmmaking the next one more successful would be greatly appreciated.

Now must go and carve it up, hubby is hungry!

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llj68 Posted 14 Jul 2005 , 11:53am
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Actually, I think the bugs are very cute and whimsical. If it were me--I would skip the fondant covering on the cake and use the bugs.

You are right--the top should be a bit smaller or the bottom larger--that way you can have the bugs "crawling" on the cake.

If you decide to go with buttercream, it would be fun to tint your icing light blue and then pipe on grass and smaller bugs. Maybe a sunshine--whatever is in your son's room (he is just adorable, btw!!).

I can't wait to see the finished product!!

Lisa

Andicake Posted 14 Jul 2005 , 12:21pm
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I totally agree with Lisa. The cake looks great too!

KATE39 Posted 14 Jul 2005 , 12:31pm
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That is a very cute cake. Yes the first layer does need to be smaller. The bugs turned out great!

thecakemaker Posted 14 Jul 2005 , 1:04pm
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I agree! Very cute bugs and the cake looks nice but would look better if the top were a bit smaller. Good job!

Debbie

flayvurdfun Posted 14 Jul 2005 , 1:07pm
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hey it looks great! The real cake will be perfect you watch!!!!

SweetCreations Posted 15 Jul 2005 , 1:23am
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I think that the idea is just wonderful. what a sweet cake.. I really think its great. Lumpy bugs?? they are Precious! But I really like Lisa's idea with the butter cream icing.
~Sweet~ =0)

traci Posted 15 Jul 2005 , 4:10am
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It definitely does not look like your first cake! And I love the "chunky" bugs! I can't wait to see the next one! icon_smile.gif
traci

Cakemaster26 Posted 16 Jul 2005 , 12:57am
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Looks great. love the bugs. I agree that the top layer should have been a bit smaller.

cakegal Posted 16 Jul 2005 , 2:56am

It's great for your first ever cake..
Keep up the good work.
cakegal

Cake_Princess Posted 16 Jul 2005 , 4:54am

Sorry, where is this cake located? I have been trying to find it.

auzzi Posted 16 Jul 2005 , 10:10am

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