Well congrats for being your first pic. Love your scroll work.
scroll work is beautiful!
Looks really great for your first cake!! Your scrollwork is very nice! Your borders are consistent and even. The colors are great, too. Your base icing looks nice and smooth. Overall great job!!
Be sure and post it in the galleries so folks can see it who don't happen across this post.
Might want to start checking out some of the ideas on here for cake boards is all. For this cake, I probably would have cut some foamcore or several rectangular cake boards to the same shape as the cake - and you can wrap the boards then in either cake foil (just looks prettier) - or sometimes I wrap with matching wrapping paper then cover with clear contact paper. But - contact paper isn't food safe - so I ice the cake on a regular cake board, then use a little hot glue and glue the cake onto the base. Hope that makes sense.
Thanks for your comments
Appreciate the tips LeckieAnne.
How much would you guys pay for this cake? I'm asking so that I have a rough idea of the range, though this was done for free! TIA!
I'm just a hobby baker really - so can't help much with pricing. There's a ton of threads on pricing - you won't really find an answer quickly. I would find local bakers (if you bake from home - you have to be sure it's legal in your state to sell cakes from home) making the same type/quality of cakes and see what they are charging. You'll have some research to do.
Is this the first cake you've ever done, or the first cake you've ever posted here on Cake Central? It was a little unclear in your first post.
This is my 5th or 6th cake that I've done and the first one to be posted on CC
It's beautiful!! I hope you post more into your gallery for us to enjoy.
Very nice! I have never done scroll work, so I'm very impressed. Is it freehand or do you use a stencil?
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Click on the "Galleries" tab at the top of this page. Then, underneath that tab you will see "upload picture". Use that link to load your photo into your own gallery.
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I would recommend lots of practice before you think about charging (if you can even do that from home where you are). You're off to a good start.
Did you carve the cakes or use comma-shaped pans? If you did carve (which I stink at BTW) maybe you could make a cardboard template to lay on top for a pattern. If you plan to do lots of cakes in this shape, you may want to invest in a set of the pans.
I agree about the cake boards. Use foam core, plywood, masonite, a couple of cardboards, etc. cut to size and covered or pre-covered drums. It makes a world of difference.
I did the scroll work free hand.. did not use a stencil
I used the Wilton Paisley-shaped 3 pan set. I really liked the design of the pan. Got it on Amazon for $35.
Yes, will post more pics in the gallery soon
Thanks for looking!!