Help! Critique/suggestions Please.

Decorating By ThreeDGirlie Updated 19 Sep 2008 , 5:35pm by sarah0418

ThreeDGirlie Posted 18 Sep 2008 , 7:31pm
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OK everyone, help me out here. This cake is my first paid cake - though it is for a friend, but obviously I want it to be as good as I can get it.

So what does it cake need? Is it OK as it is, or should I do more?


27 replies
cupcakemkr Posted 18 Sep 2008 , 7:44pm
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Put down the piping bag and step away from the cake!

It looks great, congratulations on your first paid cake icon_smile.gif

cylstrial Posted 18 Sep 2008 , 7:48pm
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It looks great!! It's super cute!!

ShopGrl1128 Posted 18 Sep 2008 , 7:55pm
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I know the problem has been reported to Keith...I can't see the picture! icon_mad.gif

CCCTina Posted 18 Sep 2008 , 7:56pm
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I can't see your cake icon_sad.gif Even if I click on the file, it says no file found. Does anyone know why some cake pics show up and others don't? I am about to do my first paid cake also! Congrats!!!

hails Posted 18 Sep 2008 , 7:57pm
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I would love to see the cake but I can't seem to open the pic am I doing something wrong?????????Please tell me how u guys were able to see the pic,thank you

hails Posted 18 Sep 2008 , 7:58pm
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YEAH!!!!!There it is I your cake is super, I love it

marknelliesmum Posted 18 Sep 2008 , 7:59pm
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The only thing the cake needs is a creator who can see her own talent! Your work is beautiful - i'm sure your friend will be delighted.
Well Done!
Rest up coz the phone is about to start ringing with orders.

Lauree Posted 18 Sep 2008 , 8:00pm
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It's great! Don't change anything! How cute, how cute!!

ThreeDGirlie Posted 18 Sep 2008 , 8:01pm
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I've been having issues seeing the pics for a week or so too. What I usually do is double click on it a couple of times. You'll get an error message the first couple of times, but eventually I can usually get it to show up...

As for the cake, I had originally planned to do flowers around the sides of the sheet cake, but I definitely think that would be too much. Then again, my original design was a 2-layer 13x9 instead of a single layer 12x18, so there would have been more "blank canvas" on the sides for me to work with. I guess that's why it feels like it's not "done" because i didn't do everything I planned to...

sugarcheryl Posted 18 Sep 2008 , 8:05pm
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I agree put down the piping bag it looks great icon_smile.gif

snowynight Posted 18 Sep 2008 , 8:07pm
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Don't do anything to it. It is perfect the way it is. Beautiful work!!!

ThreeDGirlie Posted 18 Sep 2008 , 8:09pm
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Thank you so much for the nice comments everyone! I can't believe how much beter my decorating and creativity have been since I found CC a few months ago. I love this place! icon_biggrin.gif

I guess I'll be posting this pic in the gallery...

BREN28 Posted 18 Sep 2008 , 8:15pm
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thats adorable just the way it is!!

moxey2000 Posted 18 Sep 2008 , 8:15pm
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Wow! So pretty! I love the design, it's so creative, and your colors are awesome. I agree with everyone else, your work is done thumbs_up.gif and fabulous icon_biggrin.gif !

moxey2000 Posted 18 Sep 2008 , 8:16pm
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Wow! So pretty! I love the design, it's so creative, and your colors are awesome. I agree with everyone else, your work is done thumbs_up.gif and fabulous icon_biggrin.gif !

Win Posted 18 Sep 2008 , 8:17pm
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Very cute --you did great. Add nothing, take nothing away. It's perfect the way it is, and the love you poured into it shows. thumbs_up.gif

CCCTina Posted 19 Sep 2008 , 12:23am
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Thanks for the advice. It took about 6 attempts, but the pic finally opened. And I agree, leave it as is. It is very cute!

LisaR64 Posted 19 Sep 2008 , 12:28am
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It's perfect...just the right balance of color and decoration.

coffeechick Posted 19 Sep 2008 , 12:33am
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WOW!!!!!!!! What an excellent job, I would be so proud. I would pay good money for a cake like that, I know its for a friend but if anyone else orders this cake make sure your charge what its worth. You are ready, keep up the good work.

loriemoms Posted 19 Sep 2008 , 12:42am
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I would love to see the cake..can you post it in your gallery?

pinklesley1 Posted 19 Sep 2008 , 12:48am
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it is absolutely PERFECT

doitallmom Posted 19 Sep 2008 , 12:55am
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A.d.o.r.a.b.l.e and just the way I like 'em- cute and girly!!

PattyT Posted 19 Sep 2008 , 12:57am
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Wonderful cake. As the others have said - step back. And, of course, SMILE at the adorable cake you have created for a very lucky 3-year old.

Nice work!

ThreeDGirlie Posted 19 Sep 2008 , 1:57am
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Thank you all for such wonderful comments! It makes me feel good when anyone commpliments my cakes, but it's somehow even better from people that "know" cakes, ya' know? icon_biggrin.gif

The picture is in my gallery now.

sarah0418 Posted 19 Sep 2008 , 4:15am
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Your cake looks really nice! I love the colors and the whole design. If you don't mind did you make the "3"?

ThreeDGirlie Posted 19 Sep 2008 , 3:14pm
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Sarah - For making the "3", I made a typical cake in (2) 9" rounds.

I had taken a plain cake board and outlined the shape of the bottoms of the pans, overlapping, so it looked like a figure 8. Then I sketched in what I wanted my 3 to look like within that shape and used it as a template to cut my cakes.

You could use any size round to get the final size you want. To me, the real benefit to starting with a round instead of a 13x9 is that the outside of the 3 was perfectly smooth since it was just the edge of the cake. I then had a lot less crumbs to deal with from having the cut surface - because those cut ends did give me headaches trying to get them covered without crumbs pulling up as I iced them!

Hope that helps. thumbs_up.gif

sarah0418 Posted 19 Sep 2008 , 5:35pm
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OK..Great! Thanks so much for the info. I have never done a number cake before and I was wondering how they are done. Yours looks very nice!

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