I'm Done!

Decorating By SweetPea0613 Updated 31 Aug 2008 , 2:34am by seagoat

SweetPea0613 Posted 30 Aug 2008 , 7:59pm
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So I found out on wednesday that my mom wanted me to make a cake for her lil godson. His birthday is today and I finally finished his cake.

I had trouble with this cake, my green icing wasn't the right color(both of them), the cake was uneven even after leveling, some of my letters broke, my helicopter split down the middle...I think that's about it....no wait, I totally misspelled birthday the first time, lmao, I was tired and I put birtday...so sad! I had a long night and morning but I guess I'm proud of the finished product

I guess it's okay for my first time doing camo, but I know it could be better..it's really lumpy

Please let me know what you think and be honest.

17 replies
amoos Posted 30 Aug 2008 , 8:04pm
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I think it looks great!!! Your lettering style for "marines" is awesome. And your camo looks really good, even if it is a little lumpy, no one is perfect all the time, and trust me much better than my camo job icon_smile.gif. I like the teeth on the helicopter! GREAT JOB!!

missmersh Posted 30 Aug 2008 , 8:29pm
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what's wrong with the color? Looks like camo to me! icon_smile.gif Camo can be MANY different shades of different colors (greens, browns, greys, and/or black) and you did an awesome job on it.

Your lettering is perfect and the helicopter is great!

You shouldn't be so hard on yourself....
I wouldn't have even tried to do camo with buttercream, I would have cheated and used fondant..so kudos to you!!! icon_smile.gif

SweetPea0613 Posted 30 Aug 2008 , 9:41pm
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Thank you so much!

I just thought the greens were a lil too similar in color, and I'll definitely be doing this in fondant if I ever do it again...this kicked my butt icon_mad.gif

martmarg Posted 30 Aug 2008 , 9:51pm
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i think it looks great. Sometimes even the most experienced pros have these kind of problems. Nobody is perfect. You did a great job and you should be very proud. I especially love your letters.

indydebi Posted 30 Aug 2008 , 10:04pm
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How funny .... my oldest daughter was over to day and we were browsing the gallery looking at cakes and we stopped on this one. We both LUV'D it!!

(and I tease my sister because she actually pronounces it "Birt-day!" She swears she doesn't .... but she does!! I think on her 50th BD, I'll write it that way on the cake! Bwah-ha-ha-ha!! icon_twisted.gif )

superstar Posted 30 Aug 2008 , 10:11pm
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I think you did a great job. Love the design.

miny Posted 30 Aug 2008 , 10:18pm
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I like it and if you don't say nobody can guess you had so many problems, I think the camo is well done and I could no tell your helicopter is broken in two, you did a good job on this cake!

sugarcheryl Posted 30 Aug 2008 , 10:58pm
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I think you did a great job. It looks good to me.

krystyne_wilson Posted 30 Aug 2008 , 10:59pm
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I love this cake! You did a great job!!!

millermom Posted 30 Aug 2008 , 11:12pm
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I don't see the lumps icon_confused.gif It looks great!

How did you do the lettering for the Marines' logo?

covered-in-sugar Posted 30 Aug 2008 , 11:25pm
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very nice job!

sari66 Posted 30 Aug 2008 , 11:26pm
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You did a great job on this!! Love the teeth icon_wink.gif

SweetPea0613 Posted 30 Aug 2008 , 11:52pm
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Originally Posted by millermom

I don't see the lumps icon_confused.gif It looks great!

How did you do the lettering for the Marines' logo?

Well I see the lumps icon_lol.gif

With the Marines lettering I just searched for pictures online and printed it out and resized to the size I needed, then I taped the pic to a cakeboard, covered that with wax paper and traced the letters. I used RI and filled in with thinner RI

HTH icon_biggrin.gif

millermom Posted 31 Aug 2008 , 1:06am
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We are always toughest on ourselves!

Thanks for the reply. I need to try that next time. I'm always trying to do it out of BC or fondant.

lilahcakes Posted 31 Aug 2008 , 2:13am
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You did really good!!!

CarolAnn Posted 31 Aug 2008 , 2:20am
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Oh I think it looks great!! The colors look just right to me and your writing looks good. And for the record you get the leveling and smoothness with time and practice. good job!

seagoat Posted 31 Aug 2008 , 2:34am
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Looks great! Yes, we are too hard on ourselves aren't we. I also like the teeth on the helicopter.

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