How Far Have You Come!

Decorating By loriemoms Updated 31 Mar 2010 , 1:40am by bobwonderbuns

loriemoms Posted 19 Jul 2008 , 6:09pm
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Someone had posted their first cake and their most recent cake, to show how far they have come (and they had come far!) so I thought, Hey what a fun idea!

How about if you post your first cake (or you feel is an early cake) and your most recent cake you are proud of..I think it will be fun to see how far everyone has come!!

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sweetz79 Posted 20 Jul 2008 , 3:31pm
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Oh, but i bet you were SO proud of the first one too! Its beautiful as well icon_smile.gif I'm not nearly to this point, so i'll come back to this forum in another year and do this! LOL

Its actually a great idea, i'm still waiting to take my third wilton class, and looking back at the cake i made for my daughter in January, the difference is already amazing. I can't wait to see what i'll be able to create for my kids next year!!!

Lil_Belle Posted 20 Jul 2008 , 5:46pm
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Good idea icon_smile.gif Let me find two to compare icon_biggrin.gif, no laughing!
the one titled wedding cake, was my most recent and the one labeled firstcake, was my first cake.

loriemoms Posted 20 Jul 2008 , 6:18pm
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I love them both! That wedding cake is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

Lil_Belle Posted 20 Jul 2008 , 9:45pm
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Thanks bunches icon_smile.gif I didn't know how to attach fondant to itself when I first started so the shiny part of the second cake is vegetable oil XD. I was a tad crazy...

CakeMakar Posted 20 Jul 2008 , 9:51pm
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What a great idea! I'm still on the "new" end of it, so there's not much difference...but something I'd definitely like to do down the road!

lbain Posted 20 Jul 2008 , 9:57pm
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i still have a lot of work to do but i was really proud of my last cake icon_smile.gif
the first one was my recent cake and the second was my first cake

ljhow623 Posted 20 Jul 2008 , 10:00pm
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All of those cakes are great! Alot of talent erupting there.

Here'a my first and the one I just made that I amazed myself when I was done. (Sorry I don't know how to attach the pics to the post.)

showersfamily4 Posted 20 Jul 2008 , 10:11pm
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Here's my improvement since fall of '06. Can't wait to see how they will change in the next 10 years.

tara22 Posted 20 Jul 2008 , 10:25pm
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the bottem cake is my very 1st attempt to decorate a cake, and 4 months later I did the treasure chest cake. still a beginner at all of this. thanks to cc for all of the ideas and inspiration!

Price Posted 20 Jul 2008 , 10:38pm
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I started decorating as a hobby in the spring of 2005. I think I have come a long way, but have an even longer way to go! I have taken Wilton courses 1&2, everything else was learned thanks to CC and the help of everyone here, books and DVDs!

Bummer! I couldn't get the pictures to attach here. Here are the links. If anyone can tell me how to attach the pictures I'll try again.

krispy1976 Posted 20 Jul 2008 , 10:53pm
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Here are my cakes, 1st and current, cakes...I can's wait for a few more years under my belt.....

I can not get them to upload right either so here they are....

1st Cake-

Latest Cake-

summernoelle Posted 20 Jul 2008 , 10:58pm
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Fun Thread!

TandTHarrell Posted 20 Jul 2008 , 11:05pm
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Thanks for giving me credit. Here goes mines again.

aliciaL_77 Posted 20 Jul 2008 , 11:24pm
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Here is mine. July 05 to now. Most recent is first

maryak Posted 20 Jul 2008 , 11:24pm
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This was one of the early cakes I made. Very easy, not too much decorating. The second is the Man United T-shirt cake which I absolutely loved. Still have a long way to go but I think I've learned a LOT here on CC that's allowed me to do things like this. You can see my writing on the chocolate cake is horrendous!!

By the way everyone's cakes are so beautiful!

Trixyinaz Posted 20 Jul 2008 , 11:25pm
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what a great thread. Everyone has come a long way...what great improvements we've all made and continue to make with each cake we decorate. Here's to more fantastic work by everyone!

Ariginal Posted 20 Jul 2008 , 11:32pm
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Hmmm what a giggle it is making me go back and look at some of my earlier cakes hehe.. the 2 cakes below are both for my parents... the first ever fruit cake i baked decorated with the first ever flowers i had made and first time piping etc... then 5 years later for their 35th

miasuzzette Posted 20 Jul 2008 , 11:37pm
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I had went to Puerto Rico on vacation & met a friend of my roommate. That's a Doctor. but, his Hobby is making Cake. This is the 1st Time I had seen a Fondant cover cake. I found it to be so Elegant that I came back home & from the notes he gave me I started. Doing research & asking question. Here is My 1st one. 2007 i started.

Thank U
Margie from Ct thumbs_up.gif

Ariginal Posted 20 Jul 2008 , 11:45pm
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And then this snowman was my very first cake (1994) 14 years ago for my eldest daughters 1st bday i didnt know how to pipe so i used liquorice and for colouring i used supermarket liquid colours blahhhh.. and i didnt even bake the cakes then i bought a slab of supermarket sponge hehe corrr oh how far i have come... then the other cake was for my other daughter couple of weeks ago NOOOO more slab cakes for them they want 3D etc... so yeah we all grow over the years with our styles and techniques and adventure of new things. ohh and now i bake all my cakes no more supermarket ones... and with the other post i did with my parents cakes... they were done in 2001 and then in 2006.

I started on formal cakes. 3D etc in 2001.

cinjam Posted 20 Jul 2008 , 11:45pm
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I was just comparing on my own the other day!

cinjam Posted 20 Jul 2008 , 11:46pm
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Double post

Ariginal Posted 20 Jul 2008 , 11:49pm
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wow Trixyinaz your firgures are amazing great eye for detail will keep eye out for more of your work fab..

Cakenator Posted 21 Jul 2008 , 12:01am
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This is a great topic...

The first wedding cake that I made was about three years ago. Very very very last minute order. I made my first wedding cake from start to finish in under two hours. The photo isn't very good quality... sorry about that... but it was awful!!!!

The second picture I'm very proud of, one of my favorites!

vickymacd Posted 21 Jul 2008 , 12:04am
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What a fun thread! My Raggedy Ann was my first cake from an aluminum foil pan from Wilton. Put decorating aside for many years and only played with it till I found CC.
Then that first Ragg. Ann cake which was for my first born daughters 29th birthday 29 years ago has grown into her Mac Cake on her 28th b'day. I'd like to think I've improved, but I'm still learning thanks to this site!

MosMom Posted 21 Jul 2008 , 12:35am
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This isn't my first cake but my first that I posted on CakeCentral before I really got into cakes and would do them for the kids birthdays. It was Lightning McQueen for my son.

The 1st two cakes are my two most recent. One for a wedding yesterday and the sheet cake for a bridal shower today. The last cake was my first cake central cake.

I've come a long way in my ability not to panic with every cake I make. I used to end up in tears and now if something goes wrong I know I can fix it.

Chef_Rinny Posted 21 Jul 2008 , 12:40am
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OK lets see what I can find....The bottom cake is the first "wedding" type cake I ever made. I made it in class at Johnson and Wales in 2004. The top cake was a more recent wedding cake I made last summer. I still have a long way to go for improvement, but I think I'm doing a lot better icon_smile.gif

CakeInfatuation Posted 21 Jul 2008 , 12:54pm
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The top cake was made in early June for my mom's 60th Birthday. The bottom cake was my very first ever decorated cake in March; just 3 months prior.

Molly2 Posted 21 Jul 2008 , 5:07pm
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The very first cake I made I bought everything at Wal-Mart it was a Winnie the Pooh Cake for a family member I was so proud of myself. The last cake I made was for my nephew it was the biggest cake I ever made it was the University Of Texas Football Stadium it was all editable it had several different size cakes gum paste figures and a DVD player playing the football games butter cream and fondant, I've come a long way.


cupcakeco Posted 22 Jul 2008 , 5:18pm
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Lightning McQueen was my first official decorated cake, back in August of '06. He was two 9x13's stacked and carved, and I actually did a fairly decent job carving-- the problem was with the icing. Completely naieve to fondant at the time, I actually melted icing in a double-boiler and poured it onto the cake! What a bloody mess! icon_eek.gif

The second picture shows a year's worth of reflection and research. August '07: a Chicken cake carved from 4 stacked 7" rounds, iced and covered in almost 250 fondant "feathers" and sprayed with color mist. The head, was fondant (way too heavy!) and I was then no where near a face-artist! But I think it shows improvement.

I'll keep you all posted for August of this year.

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