Cake Lacking...something...

Decorating By pish Updated 24 Mar 2008 , 8:27pm by TheButterWench

pish Posted 22 Mar 2008 , 2:40am
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So, I made this cake today for a girl turning 13. I based it on a cake by dods. Her cake looked awesome and while I didn't copy the cake exactly, my versoin seems to be missing...something.

If you all could take a look and offer suggestions, I would really appreciate it. Something's missing I just can't put my finger on what!

Thanks
LL

28 replies
butterflywings Posted 22 Mar 2008 , 2:44am
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it almost seems like there should be something to make the mouth of the skull stand out a little. its a cool cake.. you did a great job...

TheButterWench Posted 22 Mar 2008 , 2:46am
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I agree, maybe outline the mouth in black?

servingzero Posted 22 Mar 2008 , 2:47am
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exactly! do a grey, or yellowing teeth thing... the mouth is just missing a bit of oomph.

gandelmom Posted 22 Mar 2008 , 2:49am
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it's definitely something with the mouth-maybe you could have made it more of a 3-d effect instead of having the whole face flat-

butterflywings Posted 22 Mar 2008 , 2:49am
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oooo does the girl its for wear braces? maybe you could paint braces on the teeth? eh, maybe that's weird.. LOL

wgoat5 Posted 22 Mar 2008 , 2:52am
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Black lipstick and yellow teeth icon_wink.gif

CakeMommyTX Posted 22 Mar 2008 , 2:59am
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The mouth need something, like everyone else said. And maybe a border along the bottom, maybe purple, pink and black balls, too tie in the colors from the top. Other than that its a great cake, very neat and clean, your diamonds are so straight!!!!

miwhitern Posted 22 Mar 2008 , 3:01am
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I think pink at the bottom would really add something. The cake looks great.

miwhitern Posted 22 Mar 2008 , 3:01am
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I think pink at the bottom would really add something. The cake looks great.

cookieman Posted 22 Mar 2008 , 3:10am
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Maybe some bling in a tooth or two! Don't they make edible "jewels" or something like that you can use to simulate diamonds, rubies, etc.? Or maybe a gold tooth!

rozdei Posted 22 Mar 2008 , 3:15am
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Wow! Nice cake. You did a great job.

What about a pink BC bead border at the bottom of the cake?

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jenncowin Posted 22 Mar 2008 , 3:22am
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I agree with the pink bottom border and I think I would outline the mouth/teeth. Looks great!

DecoratingDingbat Posted 22 Mar 2008 , 3:50am
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I was thinking the skull could be holding a rose in it's mouth. I agree with the bottom needing a border. I like the pink beading - or pink / black beading. Either way, it's a great cake for a 13yrs old! Good job!

servingzero Posted 22 Mar 2008 , 4:08am
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you know, when I first saw this... i though a pink border was the answer! Then I looked at the top and though the mouth was camoflaged in the face (as I said before, with the yellowing teeth comment) but I thin that black lipstick is an awesome idea! Or at least a lipstick of some kind... you could probably even pull off pink if you're a skull.

Seriously, this is a really awesome cake, and anyone would be happy to have it! You have done an amazing job thus far, and can't wait to see the finished version!

sarahnichole975 Posted 22 Mar 2008 , 4:14am
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I would absolutely outline the teeth. I just looked at a bunch of skull and crossbones pics and think that the outlining of the teeth would really do it. Also, def pink at the bottom. I did one a while back and did a spiked collar on it. You could do a pink collar with silver spikes.

pish Posted 22 Mar 2008 , 7:07pm
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Thanks so much guys! You're all the best. Now all I have to do is decide what of all the ideas to do! icon_biggrin.gif I'll post the finished cake later

Thanks again!

TheButterWench Posted 22 Mar 2008 , 7:54pm
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the pink ball ( small balls)border, the lil bit of lipsitck to match may make the cake.

That is an awesome cake!

ssunshine564 Posted 22 Mar 2008 , 8:09pm
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I would brush some super pearl luster dust on the teeth and outline the mouth in black.

cookieman Posted 22 Mar 2008 , 8:16pm
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I absolutely love this cake! It is so different! Now can I be "stupid" and ask: what's the idea behind it? I've never seen a skull and cross bones with girly pink hair! icon_smile.gif

pish Posted 22 Mar 2008 , 8:29pm
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So, here's the final cake. Please let me know if it's better and the "something" is now there. icon_lol.gif Thanks again for all the wonderful suggestions, you all are great!

Cookieman: this is for a 13 year old girl who is going through a "goth" period and apparently been there for 12 years. She loves skulls, crossbones, death, black etc, etc. Brandibakes has an awesome cake with a skull with pink hair that is way beyond me, but dods did a girl pirate theme and I "stole" the concept from her. Girl gets "goth", mom gets some pink!
LL

gscout73 Posted 22 Mar 2008 , 8:43pm
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I think it looks fantastic!! It definitely has the "it" it was missing and I would not change a thing. I hope the b-day girl loves it. thumbs_up.gif

butterflywings Posted 22 Mar 2008 , 9:07pm
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it was GREAT before.. now it is AWESOME! The little touches, (outlining the teeth, the roses, the bead boarder) really finished it off. it's great!

rozdei Posted 22 Mar 2008 , 9:35pm
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I think it looks great with the final touches. You did a great job. thumbs_up.gif

gandelmom Posted 22 Mar 2008 , 9:43pm
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EXCELLENT!!!
IT IS PERFECT!! thumbs_up.gif

ceshell Posted 23 Mar 2008 , 4:45am
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Bingo! You nailed it! Even just outlining the teeth would have sufficed, but the addition of the flowers and colored ball border...you just knocked this baby out of the park! thumbs_up.gif

sarahnichole975 Posted 23 Mar 2008 , 9:56pm
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I agree with everyone else. The cake really was great before, now it looks finished. Wonderful job, what a fun cake.

akslice Posted 24 Mar 2008 , 2:18pm
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Really great cake!! I know she was thrilled!

TheButterWench Posted 24 Mar 2008 , 8:27pm
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oh yeah the cake pops so much more now!

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