Critiques Needed - Razorback Cake!

Decorating By ThreeDGirlie Updated 15 May 2014 , 10:10pm by ladylon

ThreeDGirlie Posted 18 Aug 2008 , 5:49pm
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I am attempting a Razorback cake for a friend of mine. I baked this morning and put my ckes in the freezer. Tomorrow evening I will fill, do any carving necessary and crumb coat, then Wednesday I decorate and Thursday we will eat!

Following is the basic shape I have so far and the cake I am really trying to duplicate. I don't think I have a lot of carving to do, but can you all please tell me what I need to do? Is the snout too long?

TIA!
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17 replies
cakequeen50 Posted 18 Aug 2008 , 5:57pm
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I don't think the snout is too long. I do think that you need to fill in from the face area down to the beginning of the snout. It needs more of a gradual decline. But you are definitely on the right track! The shape is great! Can't wait to see your results.

valbos22 Posted 18 Aug 2008 , 6:12pm
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Originally Posted by cakequeen50

I don't think the snout is too long. I do think that you need to fill in from the face area down to the beginning of the snout. It needs more of a gradual decline. But you are definitely on the right track! The shape is great! Can't wait to see your results.




Ditto, can't wait to see it!

ThreeDGirlie Posted 18 Aug 2008 , 6:14pm
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Cakequeen - I think that's it! I knew there was something "off" about the snout, and the gradual slope from the face to the snout is it!

I originally had planned to have the snout pieces in the opposite direction, so that would have given the gradual slope, but then I thought I really needed the "flare" at the end.

So to build up near the face, should I use really stiff BC like I use for my dams, or would it be better to do a "spackle" with regular BC and some of my scraps?

Thanks!

valbos22 Posted 18 Aug 2008 , 6:25pm
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Post a pic with the two end cakes flipped around-- I think that might be just what it needs and then just a little sculpting....

jen1977 Posted 18 Aug 2008 , 6:26pm
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I think the bsic shape looks great! The spackle would probably be a better choice than just buttercream. I can't wait to see the finished cake!

ThreeDGirlie Posted 18 Aug 2008 , 6:52pm
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I'll post pictures tomorrow once I thaw, fill and start playing with/sculpting this bad boy! I'm so excited that it turned out this well so far. I had a "plan B" cake designed just in case the baking of this one didn't go so well, but I'll file that away for another day.

ThreeDGirlie Posted 20 Aug 2008 , 2:23am
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Well, here's my iced and smoothed hog cake - pretty darn close to the original, I think! I can't wait to finish him tomorrow and see the look on my friend's face on Thursday when she sees him! She doesn't even know I'm coming over there (she's about an hour away), let alone with a Rzorback cake.

I had baked and extra of each of the 2 ramekins pictured above, so I was able to to use the other "big ramekin" with the wide side toward the face to help with the shape. I owuld carve more off the back side if I was doing it over again, but I'm not doing it on this one! I'll post pictures when I'm finished as well. icon_biggrin.gif
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valbos22 Posted 20 Aug 2008 , 2:26am
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So cool, very nice job!! icon_biggrin.gif

AmyGonzalez Posted 20 Aug 2008 , 2:35am
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Wow, this is cool. You've done a really good job on it. Can't wait to see the finished product. So far so good. icon_biggrin.gif

GenGen Posted 20 Aug 2008 , 2:57am
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omg that is ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC!! thanks for giving step by steps on the cake!! now that i've seen how its done i'd Love to try it myself someday.. just need some one and a reason to do so hehe.. mebbie a self bday cake? (grins)

cakequeen50 Posted 20 Aug 2008 , 3:06am
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LOO-KEEENG GOOD !!
can't wait to see it!!!

ThreeDGirlie Posted 20 Aug 2008 , 2:25pm
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OK, here he is. I am thrilled with how he turned out. I nixed the "horns" on the top of the snout in the original picture because, well, Razorbacks don't have horns! Of course, I didn't figure out whay it looked strange until AFTER I already had them on and then had to take them off... But anyway, I'm thrilled with how well he turned out - especially for my first carved cake. icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif
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cakequeen50 Posted 20 Aug 2008 , 2:43pm
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She will be soooo surprised! It looks absolutely GREAT!!

liapsim Posted 20 Aug 2008 , 2:49pm
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I think it turned out fantastic! Excellent job!

ThreeDGirlie Posted 20 Aug 2008 , 2:55pm
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Thank you all for your input. This cake definitely wouldn't have turned out as well without it. thumbs_up.gif

CC is my newest "old friend", LOL! I am pretty new to decorating, and I would never have even had the guts to try this cake or the Elmo for my son's birthday for a few more YEARS if it weren't for all of the support, info and advice I get at CC. <insert "I love you, man" here>

So sincerely, I say THANK YOU!

naunie2 Posted 16 Apr 2012 , 7:15pm
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Great Job! I was wondering if mind sharing what sizes and pans or bowls you used.

Thanks

ladylon Posted 15 May 2014 , 10:10pm
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Your cake looks great. I was wondering what size pans did you use for the different parts of the cake?

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