Then And Now...

Decorating By meegz Updated 14 Feb 2010 , 2:25pm by cownsj

meegz Posted 13 Feb 2010 , 10:18am
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I was wondering if anyone wanted to share some then and now type pics? Like, one of your first cakes and one of your latest.

I'm still a beginner and I'm searching for insipration that I can/will get better!!!

I'm sure this thread has been done, but I can't find anything... icon_redface.gif

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noahsmummy Posted 13 Feb 2010 , 10:32am
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great idea! im just strating out and would LOVE to see something similar!

Texas_Rose Posted 13 Feb 2010 , 10:36am
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This is my daughter's first birthday cake:
And this is her fourth birthday cake:

(It was her idea to have the turtles having their own party on top...she had been drawing pictures of the turtles' birthday party for months so the little cake on top was from her drawings icon_biggrin.gif )

Texas_Rose Posted 13 Feb 2010 , 10:38am
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And here's another one...

The wedding cake I made about 10 years ago:
And the one I made this summer:

noahsmummy Posted 13 Feb 2010 , 10:43am
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ohmygosh! brilliant! thanks so much for sharing!

meegz Posted 13 Feb 2010 , 10:48am
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Wow, that's exactly what I was hoping to see! Thanks for sharing!!

candoo Posted 13 Feb 2010 , 11:14am
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chefbarbie0513 Posted 13 Feb 2010 , 1:34pm
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I did this one in June of 2007

chefbarbie0513 Posted 13 Feb 2010 , 1:36pm
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I did this one in May of 2009

lchristi27 Posted 13 Feb 2010 , 2:00pm
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Wow! Talk about some inspiration here. It's amazing how much one learns. I think one of the most frustrating things for me as a 'newbie' in decorating was the time it took to do one cake. Now it is so much less time and much better final product.

Mensch Posted 13 Feb 2010 , 2:04pm
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This is a great thread!

tootie0809 Posted 13 Feb 2010 , 2:21pm
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Here's one of my first cakes I did, not quite 2 years ago.....

tootie0809 Posted 13 Feb 2010 , 2:30pm
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And here is one of my more recent photos.....

Jenn2179 Posted 13 Feb 2010 , 2:43pm
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This was one of the first cakes I did.

mygirlssweet Posted 13 Feb 2010 , 8:34pm
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One of my first cakes about 3 years ago.

mygirlssweet Posted 13 Feb 2010 , 8:36pm
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My last cake done last month.

Kitagrl Posted 13 Feb 2010 , 8:48pm
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Fun thread! You can see improvement just in my gallery but here I'll upload an example too....

cownsj Posted 13 Feb 2010 , 8:58pm
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I'm loving this thread. I have to see if I can resize some photos to add.

kiwigal81 Posted 13 Feb 2010 , 8:59pm
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Great thread! I've always wondered this too.

dkltll Posted 13 Feb 2010 , 9:41pm
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Awesome inspiration! It's great to know that I do have a hope in hell of improving! I have noticed improvement w/ each cake but sometimes I think I will NEVER be on the same level as some of the others I see on here (present company included). Thank you for giving me a "thread" of hope. (Pun intended) icon_lol.gif

meegz Posted 13 Feb 2010 , 9:43pm
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These are all fantastic! Wow, you have all come so far! This is just the inspiration I needed to get off my butt and start practicing again!!

Elcee Posted 13 Feb 2010 , 10:59pm
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I lost pics of my earliest cakes becaus I didn't have a digital camera and the pictures didn't come out ( I'm a TERRIBLE photographer!) but I recently compared gumpaste roses I made this past June to one of the first ones I had made and saved from my Wilton class, probably February, 2008 or so...

korensmommy Posted 13 Feb 2010 , 11:29pm
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My very first cake for my son's 1st birthday. You can find it in the 'Cake Disaster' gallery. It's a Picasso-ish interpretation of Pooh Bear!

korensmommy Posted 13 Feb 2010 , 11:32pm
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One recent cake & set of cupcakes:

KateLS Posted 14 Feb 2010 , 12:06am
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Then, now, and hope even better in the future.....

SpecialtyCakesbyKelli Posted 14 Feb 2010 , 4:51am
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My first cake

SpecialtyCakesbyKelli Posted 14 Feb 2010 , 4:54am
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oops didn't meant to post same pic twice...... here's a cake a did about a month of my favs.

retaunton Posted 14 Feb 2010 , 5:16am
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What a great me hope!

zdebssweetsj Posted 14 Feb 2010 , 5:35am
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It's fun to look back and compare.

candicemorgannicholson Posted 14 Feb 2010 , 5:50am
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This is such an inspirational thread! Thanks so much. I am still a newbie too and actually trying to work up enough guts to put anything on here. It seems like ya'll are so much better it is silly!

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