Lots of firsts...

Decorating By amberlicious Updated 18 Aug 2005 , 3:51pm by PolishMommy

amberlicious Posted 17 Aug 2005 , 4:57pm
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This is my first whimsical cake, my first cake I'm being paid for, my first time using mmf. It seems to be buckling a bit but stable (just the fondant is buckling) and I'm not sure if there's anything I can do about that. Anyway, here is the napkin it was supposed to coordinate with and the cake:
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Ironbaker Posted 17 Aug 2005 , 5:20pm
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I think that is pretty good for your first whimsical and first fondant Amber!! thumbs_up.gif

I love how you have the colors almost exactly as the napkin. Great job.

If you don't mind me asking, how much did you charge for that?

amberlicious Posted 17 Aug 2005 , 5:36pm
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I charged $75. I felt like it was a lot at first, but it took me a lot longer then I anticipated- I should have charged more.

mommymarilyn Posted 17 Aug 2005 , 5:37pm
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Cool cake! icon_lol.gif Love the colors! thumbs_up.gif

thecakemaker Posted 17 Aug 2005 , 5:38pm
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Great job!

CanCakeMom Posted 17 Aug 2005 , 6:13pm
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looks great!
I love the colors

gdixoncakes Posted 17 Aug 2005 , 6:22pm
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Amberlicious,

I think you did a GREAT job. It's a beautiful rendition of the napkin.

By the way, could you recommend a great cake supply in Vegas?

alengirl Posted 17 Aug 2005 , 6:31pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by amberlicious

I charged $75. I felt like it was a lot at first, but it took me a lot longer then I anticipated- I should have charged more.




Like you said, it was a lot of FIRSTS. . . so $75 isn't bad. If anything, think of it as a first time discount icon_smile.gif

Keep up the GREAT work!

Calejo Posted 17 Aug 2005 , 6:34pm
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VERY nicely done! Your colors were perfect. Looks wonderful.

mudpie Posted 17 Aug 2005 , 6:46pm
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really goes with the napkin.
Pretty courageous to do an order for a fondant cake if you never did one before!!
Does the person know you or was it word-of-mouth?
Did they flinch at the price?
I think it's nice.

Daniela Posted 17 Aug 2005 , 6:53pm
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You matched the cake exactly!! Beautiful job!!


Daniela

traci Posted 17 Aug 2005 , 7:11pm
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The cake looks great and the colors match perfect! What size pans did you use???? Good job! thumbs_up.gif
traci

Gingoodies Posted 17 Aug 2005 , 7:29pm
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Good job!!!!!! I have not had the courge to do fondant yet. WTG!

momoftwogirls Posted 17 Aug 2005 , 7:36pm
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great job!!! makes me want to try fondant.

abbey Posted 17 Aug 2005 , 9:19pm
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Great colors. I want to try a whimsy cake but I am a little scared of them. Maybe I'll have a chance to do one before long.

cindycakes2 Posted 17 Aug 2005 , 9:24pm
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Amberlicious...this is so cute and matches perfectly with the napkin...GREAT JOB!!! For your bravery, you definitely earned your $75! I hope to try a whimsical cake soon, been reading the new tutorial on how to do it. Love the colors!

amberlicious Posted 17 Aug 2005 , 9:31pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by gdixoncakes

Amberlicious,

I think you did a GREAT job. It's a beautiful rendition of the napkin.

By the way, could you recommend a great cake supply in Vegas?




I wish I could. I've just been going to Michaels because it's close. I need to figure out some better places though.

Thanks for all the complinets guys! She didn't even pause when I said $75. I probably could have charged her more.

Amber

dodibug Posted 17 Aug 2005 , 9:58pm
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I was wondering what all the non-first timers would have charged for this cake?

You did a great job! I love it!! icon_smile.gif

KATE39 Posted 17 Aug 2005 , 10:28pm
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YOU SHOULD BE VERY PROUD OF YOURSELF. YOU DID AN EXCELLENT JOB!

cakegal Posted 18 Aug 2005 , 2:26am
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I think you did a great job on your first whimsical cake too...
I love the colors...and it really blends with the napkins...
Good job!
cakegal

famousamous Posted 18 Aug 2005 , 3:01am
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Cool cake! I love the vibrant colors, matches the napkins perfect!

famousamous Posted 18 Aug 2005 , 3:12am
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Cool cake! I love the vibrant colors, matches the napkins perfect!

PolishMommy Posted 18 Aug 2005 , 3:51pm
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All I can say is WOW!!!

Don't regret the price you charged because it was all an opportunity for you to prove yourself!!! I'm sure you'll get a lot of follow-up orders...

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