My First Decorative Cake And Cupcakes - Thoughts?

Decorating By Sharonvdberg Updated 14 Jul 2010 , 12:10pm by jemchina

Sharonvdberg Posted 13 Jul 2010 , 3:22pm
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Hi my name is Sharon and I'm from South Africa, really excited to have just joined this forum thumbs_up.gif

I'm looking for feedback on my first proper cake decorating project. It was for a friends parents 50th wedding anniversary.

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And I also did some cupcakes

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So what do you guys think?

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Kellbella Posted 13 Jul 2010 , 3:34pm
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Very nice! Are the callas gumpaste? Welcom to CC by the way! icon_biggrin.gif

cakegroove Posted 13 Jul 2010 , 3:40pm
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they look great! but if you don't mind me asking, what are the cupcakes sitting on?

Sharonvdberg Posted 13 Jul 2010 , 3:42pm
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Thanks K. It's made up of icing sugar, egg white, glucose, sodium carboxymethylcellulose (hardner). We call it sugar paste here, same thing?

Tracy7953 Posted 13 Jul 2010 , 3:44pm
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This is your first? Very nice job!

Sharonvdberg Posted 13 Jul 2010 , 3:47pm
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Originally Posted by cakegroove

they look great! but if you don't mind me asking, what are the cupcakes sitting on?




Thanks for the comment. I apologize, it's not a very clear picture, but the cupcakes are actually the size of a Ferrero Rocher size cupcake sitting on a standard cupcake

Sharonvdberg Posted 13 Jul 2010 , 3:52pm
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Originally Posted by Tracy7953

This is your first? Very nice job!



Thanks for the compliment, I've been baking and decorating birthday cakes for my kids until they stopped me. The dears are now 24 and 22. But the need to be creative has prompted me to go more professional

GL79 Posted 13 Jul 2010 , 4:11pm
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Hi Sharon,
First of all welcome to CC, you'll love this site.
The cake and cupcakes are beautifull, you did a great job on them.
Quick question, are the callas on the cupcakes also gumpaste?

Sharonvdberg Posted 13 Jul 2010 , 5:21pm
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Originally Posted by GL79

Hi Sharon,
First of all welcome to CC, you'll love this site.
The cake and cupcakes are beautifull, you did a great job on them.
Quick question, are the callas on the cupcakes also gumpaste?



Yes, they are. I cut the shape from the smallest petal of the rose set, flattend it out a bit between my forefinger and thumband rolled it from the bottom right. We call them Arum Lillies. icon_smile.gif

galliesway Posted 13 Jul 2010 , 5:37pm
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Welcome and you did a fabulous job! The Calla lillies are fantastic!

adamsmom Posted 13 Jul 2010 , 6:32pm
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Welcome to CC and what a great job! Keep it up!

iris219 Posted 13 Jul 2010 , 6:56pm
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Welcome, they look GREAT!

Sharonvdberg Posted 14 Jul 2010 , 10:40am
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Thanks everyone for the warm welcome, I love this site already!

cakes47 Posted 14 Jul 2010 , 11:29am
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'' W E L C O M E ''!!!
Great work! I'm looking forward to seeing many more of your creations!!

KayMc Posted 14 Jul 2010 , 11:40am
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You did a great job! Those cupcakes must have been REALLY labor-intensive, since they're actually a cupcake on top of a cupcake! Wow!

cupandcake81 Posted 14 Jul 2010 , 12:09pm
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wow love it!

jemchina Posted 14 Jul 2010 , 12:10pm
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These look great! And I'm sure your customers were happy. Love how the lil's look like a bouquet on top of the cake.

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