My First Fondant Cakes.. Advice Needed (Sorry For Large Pix)

Decorating By 4theloveofcake Updated 7 Jul 2009 , 3:15am by Escaliba

4theloveofcake Posted 6 Jul 2009 , 10:00pm
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hey everyone! i self-taught myself to work with fondant, and i thought i would post some pictures in hopes of receiving some constructive criticism.

i'm also in the process of making a 3d pirate ship cake for friday and i thought i would draw some lines in strips of fondant and color with brown gel with vodka or something to achieve the natural wood color. are there any other ideas or techniques that seem to work better? i really want the wood grain impression mat for fondant but i can't get it in time for friday unfortunately.

for the 3d cake that i have to carve, i made a butter cake which is actually pretty heavy and it worked well for the 3 tier wedding cake i made for my brother's wedding... plus it tastes amazing.. like moxie's white chocolate brownie! yummm..

i also want to make figurines for the pirate cake. i made the figurine for the toga party cake i did out of fondant because that was all i had at the time, and i had great difficulty making the arms, legs and head attach to the body. how do i do this without using water because it just doesnt seem to work for me. also, how do you put clothes on a fondant figurine because mine obviously suck haha. icon_biggrin.gif

anyways, any constructive criticism about the cakes i've done and advice for the pirate ship i am currently making would be very much appreciated!

(sorry in advance for the quantity & size of the pictures)

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fathers day cake

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hockey cupcake

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bowling cupcake

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stanley cup rice krispy cake

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cheeseburger cake

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gucci cake

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ribbon rose cake (don't mind the sudden ending of one of the brown lines.. i did fill it icon_biggrin.gif

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golf cake

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with a 'birdie' on the hole

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toga party cake

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toga party cake 2

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pussycat doll cake

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my brother's wedding cake

5 replies
indydebi Posted 6 Jul 2009 , 10:35pm
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I love the hamburger one!

If you go ahead and post the pics in the gallery, then everyone will be able to add their comments to each cake individually, so you can get detailed feedback on each one.

indydebi Posted 6 Jul 2009 , 10:41pm
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I love the hamburger one!

If you go ahead and post the pics in the
gallery, then everyone will be able to
add their comments to each cake
individually, so you can get detailed
feedback on each one.




I did a manual "quote" to get the above,
but your pictures are so large,
the entire post can't be read.
If you can edit the size or delete the
pics and add them to the gallery
instead, that would help.

(Manually entered with hard returns
so this will show up on one screen.)

juleskaye518 Posted 6 Jul 2009 , 11:00pm
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For figures, try using gum paste. It dries much faster.

katwomen1up Posted 7 Jul 2009 , 3:02am
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I love your cakes, you did a great job. I would def. post them in the gallery. I would love the to take a bite out of the 1st one, it looks so delicious.

Escaliba Posted 7 Jul 2009 , 3:15am
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Wow-you are a very talented person.
I really admire the wide range of your fondant skills & creations.

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