Describing Your Cakes/flowers/etc!!

Decorating By cakes47 Updated 11 Jul 2010 , 6:47pm by cake-angel

cakes47 Posted 10 Jul 2010 , 2:04pm
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Hi All ~
I see many of you can create the most gorgeous and realistic
flowers and I bow to all who are so talented. icon_smile.gif
It would be great if everyone, using those gorgeous flowers, real, fake
or whatever used would describe them as such under their pictures.
Especially in the contests. I've come across a few cakes that I wasn't
sure if the flowers were real or created and hate to give a higher
rating if they didn't make them. thumbsdown.gif It really is difficult sometimes from
seeing them in pics to tell if they're real or created by your talented
hands. Although usually one can tell from seeing the quality of work
on the cake itself.
That's all, been mulling this over for a long time.
Keep those gorgeous flowers coming!!! thumbs_up.gificon_smile.gif

8 replies
antonia74 Posted 11 Jul 2010 , 4:59pm
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That's a really good point!

You should post this as a new thread in the "Cake Decorating Contests" forum.

KatsSuiteCakes Posted 11 Jul 2010 , 5:11pm
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Ditto! icon_smile.gif

Donnabugg Posted 11 Jul 2010 , 5:13pm
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Been guilty of this myself...great point!

catlharper Posted 11 Jul 2010 , 6:21pm
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I agree. I try to put a lot of description when I post my photos. What the inside cake is, what the covering is, what the decorations or embellishments are made of...etc. I get frustrated when I look at a cake that I love and there's no description at all or something like "Anna and Jake's wedding cake".

Just a peeve of mine<G>

Cat

nanahaley Posted 11 Jul 2010 , 6:34pm
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I agree!! Too many cakes being posted without any description!! Every cake has a story behind it and I would like to know more about those stories. I agree that it is especially important in a contest. Maybe a detailed description should be a requirement for a contest entry.

nana_marta Posted 11 Jul 2010 , 6:39pm
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I agree. I have actually learned a lot from some of those detailed descriptions. I will try to be more descriptive and hope everyone else will too. Would also like to know if it is an original design or idea came from somewhere else: another CCer, internet etc.

carmijok Posted 11 Jul 2010 , 6:42pm
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I think I tend to over describe. I even try to edit myself. But then I like to read all about others cakes and how they accomplished details on their cakes so i don't have to ask! icon_biggrin.gif

cake-angel Posted 11 Jul 2010 , 6:47pm
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Originally Posted by carmijok

I think I tend to over describe. I even try to edit myself. But then I like to read all about others cakes and how they accomplished details on their cakes so i don't have to ask! icon_biggrin.gif




I think I am right in the same category. I write out everything I can think of about the cake and then some. LOL. On the other hand - I love reading those types of descriptions on other people's cakes too - details about the cake and the trials and tribulations of making them.
I do try to stop myself from pointing out all of the things I am unhappy with about the cake in my description though.

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