What Is Allowed In The Galleries?

Decorating By Heath Updated 12 Nov 2014 , 3:30am by shanter

Heath Posted 10 Sep 2008 , 3:48am
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Lately there have been a lot of questions about what is appropriate in the Galleries. Here are a few guidelines:

1. COOKIES - Only DECORATED cookies belong.

2. Fruit - Fruit is ok if it is part of a cake's decoration, Fruit Bouquets are out.

3. CANDY, CHOCOLATES - Also must be part of a cake or cookie decoration.


A close up of a cake topper you made is allowed, close ups of purchased cake toppers are not allowed.

Feel free to use this thread to post clarifying questions which I or a moderator will answer as we get a chance.

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7yyrt Posted 11 Sep 2008 , 4:30pm
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Excuse me, does that mean all of the Halloween and Christmas 3-marshmallow pops will be removed?

Oop. Never mind. Got my answer. All of Flowergel's gelatin creations were erased.

shadowgypsie Posted 20 Sep 2008 , 2:14am
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How about a new gallery just for candy and chocolate creations? Just a thought

fiddlesticks Posted 20 Sep 2008 , 3:39am
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shadowgypsie.. Great Idea ! Im sure we all do candy creations on and off, And for sure at the Holidays !

KathysCC Posted 24 Sep 2008 , 8:35pm
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Heath, what about cookie bouquets? It seems that a lot of people who upload cookie bouquets also upload photos of some of the individual cookies in the bouquet. I find that the cookies in a bouquet photo are often hard to see because they are behind one another and wrapped in cellophane.

banba Posted 10 Oct 2008 , 9:56am
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It's seems a little unfair to have a candy forum and no gallery and also a cupcake forum and no gallery.

Although some information is better than none I guess and these two forums are good.

There is a childrens gallery but no childrens forum.

Anyway love the site and understand the drain galleries can be on things!

sweetcravings Posted 26 Oct 2008 , 8:50pm
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I agree..i would love to have a candy, chocolate gallery especially at the holidays. CC members have sooo many great ideas when it comes to these things it's a shame not to share them.

shadowgypsie Posted 26 Oct 2008 , 11:02pm
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Heath What do we have to do to get a candy and chocolate Gallery? Do we ask everyone to say hey if they are interested? I have been doing some Halloween Candy and would like to post it.

KathysCC Posted 3 Jan 2009 , 5:13pm
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Just wanted to post a reply to the candy questions. I have browsed the galleries a lot and for the most part, the candy photos that I see are molded chocolate candy or truffles.

The candy made with chocolate molds does not involve any decorating skill. In my opinion, it doesnt warrant posting photos because the results look just like the picture on the package. Truffles and chocolate covered cherries, fudge and the like also look exactly the same. There is no decorating involved. It think that is why candy photos just don't fit in on a cake decorating web site.

IMHO of course.

Cricketina Posted 26 Dec 2009 , 6:15am
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For our Home made creations that have no place to go?
It is just sad when you make something you feel is great and some one deletes it..because there is no gallery for it...and I am only talking about home made edible things! not diaper cakes or store bought itemsicon_cry.gif

motherofgrace Posted 26 Dec 2009 , 7:07am
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In my opinion, the site has evolved, do you think?

This site give many people inspiration. And I think that there should be a candy and chocolate gallery. I mean You can do a vanilla buttercreme cake 1000 ways, why not showcase the 1000 ways to make chocolates and candies? And Also the fruit bouquets should defiantly be in here, Again if I can post a plain no decoration cake, why cant someone else show off an elaborate hand crafted fruit bouquet?

I just think its time to expand alittle.....

7yyrt Posted 26 Dec 2009 , 7:15pm
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If someone posts a plain no decoration cake, it gets deleted.
That's why I have very few photos. Most of my baking is down-home-style.

Marci Posted 27 Mar 2010 , 8:52pm
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I was wondering about posting sugar pieces - blown, pulled, and poured sugar and isomalt stuff like centerpieces. Is there a place for those to go, or are we just doing cakes?

KathysCC Posted 27 Mar 2010 , 11:55pm
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Originally Posted by Marci

I was wondering about posting sugar pieces - blown, pulled, and poured sugar and stuff like centerpieces. Is there a place for those to go, or are we just doing cakes?

There is a gallery specifically for blown and pulled sugar. Look at the list near the bottom of Misc.

SugarTime09 Posted 27 May 2010 , 6:11am
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It's true about the non decorated cakes I posted some homemade banana cake and it was deleted and I was informed of the enforced rule....tear;(

kaydee1011 Posted 18 Jan 2011 , 3:25am
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Photos of my fruit and chocolate decorated cheesecakes were deleted because they did not conform to the criteria. This stung a little, but okay, if that's the rules. Then I find photos of cheesecakes added AFTER my photos were deleted. Not cool...I replied to the private message I received informing me that my photos were deelted asking for an explanation, but still have not received a reply. If cheesecake photos aren't allowed (which is what I was told) then there shouldn't be any cheesecake photos in the galleries.

JanH Posted 18 Jan 2011 , 8:36am
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Originally Posted by kaydee1011

If cheesecake photos aren't allowed (which is what I was told) then there shouldn't be any cheesecake photos in the galleries.

If you come across a photo that isn't allowed, just use the "report bad photo" button to alert the moderator.

leeyn Posted 9 Apr 2011 , 3:08am
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I was wondering about posting sugar pieces - blown....That id really amazing!!!

Matthewop Posted 24 May 2011 , 10:19am
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that is a good idea. Our community needs this kinda stuff!

a_kelly Posted 11 Feb 2012 , 6:43pm
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Thanks for sharing your guidelines!

leeyn Posted 25 May 2012 , 9:20am
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Nice sharing!! thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

mycandycakes Posted 22 Dec 2012 , 3:10am
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Just got here to your forum and wanted to say hello and Im thinking thats a brilliant idea an area just for candy. 

Couture Cakes Posted 25 Oct 2014 , 7:31pm
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Im new to this site and im so greatful i found it. im not sure how to post picture of my cake.

Sweet Affection Posted 11 Nov 2014 , 12:22pm
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AAre Decorated gingerbread houses allowed?

shanter Posted 12 Nov 2014 , 3:26am
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I don't know, but there are gingerbread houses in the gallery. I put "gingerbread house" in the search box and got 64 pages of images. They appear to be in Holidays.  http://www.cakecentral.com/g/a/172/gingerbread-houses/

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