Can You Critique This Cake? Oops, This Was A Double Post!

Decorating By mariak Updated 12 Jul 2009 , 6:24am by JanH

mariak Posted 12 Jul 2009 , 2:13am
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I made this cake for a good friend who was ordained to the priesthood. I planned this cake for a long time and asked lots of questions and searched the galleries for ideas. It looked so good in my head but when I was finished it just didn't look as good as what I had imagined. I have caked that I have done that for some reason I don't like and I can't put my finger on what looks wrong to me. I would really appreciate other cakers eyes to tell me what I could have done to make this cake better. Don't worry about hurting my feelings. Any criticism is okay. I just want to make my cakes as good as they can be.
Just a little info on the cake. It is a 6,8,10,and a 12 inch chocolate with cookies and cream filling and white with strawberry filling iced in buttercream. I used a stencil for the scrolls and the drapery is MMF . The chalice and the lilies are gumpaste. Thanks for any tips.

8 replies
mindy1204 Posted 12 Jul 2009 , 2:21am
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I think it looks very good. If I had to say one thing they swags could of been wider but I think it looks great just the way it is.

sari66 Posted 12 Jul 2009 , 3:27am
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It's beautiful icon_smile.gif

jlynnw Posted 12 Jul 2009 , 3:39am
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I think it looks great! However, I must agree the swags might be what is throwing the look. I do like the cake and you did a great job.

4theloveofcake Posted 12 Jul 2009 , 3:39am
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i agree, the cake is fantastic! but if i had to change something, i would have also made the swags wider =) but you did great!!

Bellatheball Posted 12 Jul 2009 , 4:26am
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I think it's very regal looking. Very fitting for an ordination. For some reason, the gold looks flat to me. That's the only knocl I have. Love the chalis.

jaybug Posted 12 Jul 2009 , 4:39am
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Stunning! icon_biggrin.gif

Mensch Posted 12 Jul 2009 , 5:21am
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Lovely cake, but the skinny drapes throw off the balance (it is a large cake). Wider drapes would have looked better.

JanH Posted 12 Jul 2009 , 6:24am
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