I'm So Clunky!

Decorating By sweetlayers Updated 18 May 2009 , 1:44pm by tonimarie

sweetlayers Posted 18 May 2009 , 1:58am
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Hi all. How is it that some of us have such clean straight lines and your cakes look so prim and proper and others of us are so...clunky? Would you mind sharing your process? What's your secret?

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SpringFlour Posted 18 May 2009 , 2:03am
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I'd say practice, practice, practice. I'm still more on the "clunky" side myself, but I can see a marked improvement from when I first started.

yamber82 Posted 18 May 2009 , 2:03am
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i'd like to know too

SpringFlour Posted 18 May 2009 , 2:07am
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Off topic here, but that Dracula castle cake is GREAT, yamber!

yamber82 Posted 18 May 2009 , 2:16am
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oh! thank you!!! icon_smile.gif

Alice1230 Posted 18 May 2009 , 2:32am
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sweetlayers....your cake in your pics is very cute and I don't think its clunky at all!

auntmamie Posted 18 May 2009 , 2:37am
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LOL - I was just frosting a 1/4 sheet, and somehow managed to plop my bench scraper right onto the top of the cake! Talk about clumsy!

But, try the bench scraper - it really does give nice, clean edges.

Alice1230 Posted 18 May 2009 , 2:40am
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Originally Posted by sugarnspice1981

LOL - I was just frosting a 1/4 sheet, and somehow managed to plop my bench scraper right onto the top of the cake! Talk about clumsy!

But, try the bench scraper - it really does give nice, clean edges.




I agree...its my new favorite cake tool!

Cakepro Posted 18 May 2009 , 3:13am
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Experience. icon_smile.gif

You learn something from every cake you do and take those lessons to the next cake, and so on, and so on.

I've been doing this for 11 years and still learn things all the time. icon_smile.gif

sweetlayers Posted 18 May 2009 , 12:55pm
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Originally Posted by Alice1230

sweetlayers....your cake in your pics is very cute and I don't think its clunky at all!




I think I got lucky with one. (which is why it is posted!).

Bluehue Posted 18 May 2009 , 1:27pm
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icon_smile.gif Nothing *clunky* about your beautiful purple and white wedding cake.
Gee, your swag is just lovely - well done on the whole cake.


LOL LOL i post all my cakes - and hopefully by the time i get to page 647324676 i will be able to look back and say - yes, i have come far because of what i have learnt here - icon_wink.gificon_wink.gif

I haven't had any call for a BC covered cake - but i do ganache all my cakes under the fegalice i use - and my scraper is wonderful for smoothing - even doing edges of the regalice.
I have a plastic one and a metal one - both excellant tools to have.

Again - your cake looks lovely - thumbs_up.gif
Bluehue.

tonimarie Posted 18 May 2009 , 1:44pm
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I'm still a "clunker" icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif But I have seen a huge improvement since I started picking up tips from this site. my buttercream "smoothness" has changed the most, and I credit that to the buttercream DVD by Sugarshack--amazing. I feel the most clunky when I'm making fondant/gumpaste figures......it's like I have these big sausages for fingers that won't work icon_cry.gif when I watch experts like Aines2 she molds so beautifully and makes it look so EASY! SOMEDAY.........................!

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