Critique Sub Members Group***new Thread As Of March 30, 2009

Lounge By kjt Updated 30 Apr 2013 , 10:18am by Boyka

kjt Posted 30 Mar 2009 , 2:59pm
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Hi and Welcome.

At this point, you should choose three cakes that'd you'd like us to critique and post the titles and/or links here. Then, as you post pics. of new cakes, make a post here letting us know you've posted so we can go and give you feedback.

You can just jump right in with critiquing other members' cakes as well.
When you post descriptions under your new pictures or comments on other members' cakes, please post that you are a "Critique Subgroup Member." This sort of explains why the comments are more in depth and specific and we think it helps other non-members see that we're asking for these comments and no one is just being rude or overly critical.
I hope I have explained this well enough. Ask more questions if you have them and please just jump right in!
Here are the rules/guidelines.

Standards we look at:
1.) Creativity (original design or clever adaptation of another idea) is interesting and pleasing. What might work better.

2.) Clean not cluttered or overdone, neat and skillful.

3.) Suitable degree of difficulty for skill level. Are you pushing yourself.

4.) Proper use of tips i.e. control, pressure and technique.

5.) Color choice and use, mixed well without streaking, compliments the design.

6.) Smooth coat without crumbs.

7.) Attention to details.

8.) Attention to cake board.

9.) Overall appearance.


Finally
*Remember to keep the board clear of casual chitchat.
*Keep the critique to the original ideas listed above and if you can not get to a cake don't panic, there are several of us now so don't feel stressed because we still get a good critique.
*Next, do not feel that you are not qualified to give a critique even if you have never tried the technique because when you comment not only the other person sees it from a different point of view but you do also.
*And finally, last but not least, we have a good group going with fantastic critiques, let us remember that other CCers will see our comments and maybe it will help them improve also!


Here's a list of our current members:
Aundron
Cakemommy
CoutureCakeCreations
Daisy1993
Daveilg
Diamondsonblackvelvet13
GI
Kjt
Mommy_of_3_DDs
Pastryjen
Practiceandpatience
Sarsi
Shellzey
Shill
Sonoma9
Snowshoe1
Sylly
Tonedna
Trixyina
Xstitcher

Here is a link to our previous thread:
http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopic-600410-375-days0-orderasc-.html

446 replies
CakeInfatuation Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 3:36pm
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http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1339299&done=2


http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1338616


Got some new toys the other day and had to try them out. I just love them. So very realistic. You're gonna want them too!!!! icon_wink.gif

diamondsonblackvelvet13 Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 9:21pm
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I believe that the next time I need to do something similar, I am just going to pipe the number one instead of making one huge piece of fondant. It got wonky!

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1339456&done=1

mommy_of_3_DDs Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 11:33pm
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I don't have any cakes to add at the moment. I just wanted to hop on and explain why I went MIA for a while.

I was dealing with the stress of loosing a pregnancy, graduating from college and the death of my grandfather. I am feeling better now that we have been given the ok to TTC, and school is over.

I do have a few cake pictures, but they are really crappy so I don't think I will post them. I do have a wedding comming up in June so I will post then. In the mean time I will be checking this thread for new cakes!

diamondsonblackvelvet13 Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 11:36pm
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I am SO sorry you have had a rough patch. I am sure that things will get better. I look forward to critiquing your June wedding.

Trixyinaz Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 2:58pm
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Mommy of DD - so sorry to hear of your loses. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Can't wait to see your cake photos.

I'm just hopping on and posting so that I can start getting email notifications again. I'll be back later to wrap up critiqueing the latest cakes that have been posted.

Daisys_Cakes Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 3:00pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mommy_of_3_DDs

I was dealing with the stress of loosing a pregnancy, graduating from college and the death of my grandfather. I am feeling better now that we have been given the ok to TTC, and school is over.




My heart goes out to you...hang in there!

practiceandpatience Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 10:07pm
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Mommy,
So sorry to hear of your losses. My prayers are with you.
and it is good to have you back!!

kjt Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 10:57pm
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Mommy of 3DD's,
So sorry for your losses...glad to hear that you are better, and back!
June will be here before we know it - looking forward to seeing your wedding cake.
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cakemommy Posted 2 Apr 2009 , 4:51am
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Mommyof3DD's~ I am so sorry to hear of your loses. Just ease back into life one day at a time. We are hear for you and definitely post the pics of the wedding cake in June!


Amy

Daisys_Cakes Posted 3 Apr 2009 , 5:06pm
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Hello,

I just made these April Fools cupcakes, I think they turned out really cute:

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-gallery_display_1340908.html

TFL!

CakeInfatuation Posted 4 Apr 2009 , 5:00am
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Finally got this cake wrapped up.

I'm not sure about the bottom cake board. After I set Mickey and Minnie on top to see how they would look, Mickey fell off and broke his ear and his nose. I had to do emergency surgery but decided they are too tall and it's too precarious to stand them on the top. I think it's more balanced with them in front BUT this all happened AFTER I went with the smaller cake board. So now I've got two boards. Should I do something to the bottom board to make it match or does it work fine the way it is???

Thanks guys!
-Stacey
http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1341355&done=1

CakeInfatuation Posted 4 Apr 2009 , 1:07pm
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Live and learn... didn't know you couldn't put fondant on top of bettercream. Now look at my cake. icon_cry.gif

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&p=6325354#6325354

sylly Posted 5 Apr 2009 , 3:52pm
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WOW- I never got the notice of starting the new thread from the old one and I am so behind now!! I iwll catch up today. In the meant time, here is my latest cake. It is my FIRST wedding cake! woo hoo! icon_smile.gif
http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1342079

diamondsonblackvelvet13 Posted 5 Apr 2009 , 10:22pm
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Here my contributions for this weekend.

I made this little boy's first birthday cake too...it's SO cool! Would you believe I free handed the Bat? I ran out ink for my printer... icon_smile.gif

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1342168

This was a very special cake. I had promised these boys a Death Star for their birthday. Unfortunately, Hurricane Ike had other plans. Now that they were finally able to come and visit, I hooked 'em up. I should have carved more. I was in a hurry as their visit is so very short. They were STOKED about it!

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1342316&done=1

sylly Posted 7 Apr 2009 , 2:40am
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Hi, everyone! Here is another cake I did this past week- a kid celebration cake. Thanks in advance for your critiques and comments! icon_smile.gif
http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1343197&done=1

sylly Posted 7 Apr 2009 , 1:57pm
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And here is yet another one I did- i am trying to space them out because I made a bunch of cakes last week.
Thanks in advance everyone!
http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1343312&done=1

xstitcher Posted 8 Apr 2009 , 3:37am
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Wow, am I behind. I haven't received any notices for this thread. I'll get to all of them this week. Hopefully after posting this msg I'll start getting notices again.

sylly Posted 8 Apr 2009 , 11:00pm
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OK- so is the last one I have for about a week. icon_smile.gif I had alot of cakes lately.
Thanks for the replies, everyone!
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1343985.html

diamondsonblackvelvet13 Posted 9 Apr 2009 , 3:42am
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This was for my DH's birthday. It was a surprise so I had to keep everything hidden. Unfortunately, I didn't manage my time well with everything else, so I had to improvise with some things like the windows.

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1344127

Thanks for the critiques! I hope I start getting notices again!

cakemommy Posted 10 Apr 2009 , 1:13am
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It has been a while since I have made anything but in the last few weeks I have done three cakes. Here they are!


http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1344475.html

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1344480.html

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1344481.html


Thanks for looking everyone!!!


Amy

sylly Posted 11 Apr 2009 , 2:16am
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Wow- Apparently I lied about not having one for another week or so- this has been a crazy month for cakes! Here is the one I have for the week- a groom's cake. Thanks in advance, everyone!
http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1344921&done=1

Sarsi Posted 11 Apr 2009 , 6:57am
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Wow, I'm so sorry to you all!!! I guess my life just isn't slowing down yet...Guess it will still be a while till I can get back into this group again!!! I will let you know once my husband finds a job...then I'm sure I'll have more time to spend on the computer icon_wink.gif hehehee....

xstitcher Posted 11 Apr 2009 , 10:41am
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Originally Posted by Sarsi

Wow, I'm so sorry to you all!!! I guess my life just isn't slowing down yet...Guess it will still be a while till I can get back into this group again!!! I will let you know once my husband finds a job...then I'm sure I'll have more time to spend on the computer icon_wink.gif hehehee....




No worries Sarsi! My Dh just found another job (1/2 the pay though) and he's working from home. icon_eek.gif Now I got to watch my time on the comp so he doesn't think that's all I do icon_lol.gificon_wink.gif

practiceandpatience Posted 11 Apr 2009 , 7:18pm
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Here is a cookie bouquet I made for a coworker and her family for Easter


http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1345262.html


and speaking of Easter... wishing everyone a happy Easter holiday!!

Sarsi Posted 11 Apr 2009 , 8:35pm
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heheheehe!! Alright, thanks!!! icon_smile.gif Hope to get back with it soon!!

bakery_chick Posted 12 Apr 2009 , 1:42pm
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So I think I am doing this right...
I am a new GS member and I would love to be part of this group!
Here are three cakes that I would love for you to critique...


http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1339425

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1303204

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1345766

P.S. please let me know if there is something else I need to do in order to post as CSM.
Thanks bunches!!

sylly Posted 12 Apr 2009 , 2:33pm
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welcome, bakery_chick!! Glad you are here! Just read the first page where the guidelines are at the top and start from here! icon_smile.gif

Daisys_Cakes Posted 14 Apr 2009 , 2:41am
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I was really pleased with this one...but it only got 10 views icon_cry.gif ! I was hoping it would get a few favs icon_sad.gif

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-gallery_display_1346706.html

kjt Posted 14 Apr 2009 , 1:56pm
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Originally Posted by xstitcher


he's working from home. icon_eek.gif Now I got to watch my time on the comp so he doesn't think that's all I do icon_lol.gificon_wink.gif



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Missing you Sarsi, hope DH finds something really soon.

Welcome to the group bakery_chick...beautiful cakes you've posted so far!

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