Constuctive Critisicm Required Please

Decorating By katielb Updated 8 Nov 2009 , 12:12am by SharonK1973

katielb Posted 7 Nov 2009 , 11:30pm
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Ok ladies and gents i need your help please.

Ive posted a pic of two fondant roses - the first ive ever made.
A 5 petal cutter was used for both but i varied the technique slightly with the petals.

Id appreciate any feedback on what i may have done right/wrong, which one looks better etc.

TIA icon_biggrin.gif
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10 replies
eilidh Posted 7 Nov 2009 , 11:38pm
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I'm no expert like many on here but from a simple taste point of view I prefer the one on the left. They both look great though, well done!

SweetMelissa2007 Posted 7 Nov 2009 , 11:39pm
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I like the one on the right best because the "ruffle"edges make it look more real. Great job for the first roses ever made!! Even for not first ones made!

Kitagrl Posted 7 Nov 2009 , 11:39pm
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They are both lovely! I'm not a pro on gumpaste roses but I like the slightly crinkly one alot. I guess it looks more full. Either one is nice.

Jeep_girl816 Posted 7 Nov 2009 , 11:39pm
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I like the one on the right best. I tend to like more ruffly roses though and I'm a newbie myself so I'm not sure about giving you the criticism you want. They both look great for a beginner!

endymion Posted 7 Nov 2009 , 11:43pm
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I love both of them; hard to believe they are your first ones! icon_eek.gif

I think you might use the one on the left when you want a simpler, more modern look to the cake,

and the one on the right when you are going for a more frilly or romantic look.

caked4life Posted 7 Nov 2009 , 11:49pm
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They are both lovely....but the one of the right just captures my eye.

Texas_Rose Posted 7 Nov 2009 , 11:55pm
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They're beautiful...the one on the right is perfect.

If you could close up the center a bit more so that the center cone isn't visible, that would be good. The calyx looks a little big too but that might be the camera angle.

katielb Posted 7 Nov 2009 , 11:58pm
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Thank you all so much icon_smile.gif
Endymion, i like the idea of using them both to obtain a different look - thanks for the tip icon_wink.gif

katielb Posted 8 Nov 2009 , 12:01am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Texas_Rose

They're beautiful...the one on the right is perfect.

If you could close up the center a bit more so that the center cone isn't visible, that would be good. The calyx looks a little big too but that might be the camera angle.




Thanks for the tips Texas Rose - i guess i need to take a closer look at a real rose to determine what size to make the calyx hehehe. Is there a general rule for that??

SharonK1973 Posted 8 Nov 2009 , 12:12am
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I agree with Texas Rose. They both look great. Closing up the center might be the only improvement needed. I used to have problems with closing up the center to, but after much practice, I finally have it mastered! You will top! Both roses will come in handy for different looks!

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