Just This One Time....patting Myself On The Back

Business By Kitagrl Updated 26 Jul 2010 , 7:13pm by rosiecast

Kitagrl Posted 17 Jul 2010 , 10:24pm
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Okay I'm just really excited....because I was contacted to make a cake for Philadelphia Wedding Magazine for this fall/winter issue. They told me what to make and I made it...but they said it had to be PERFECT because they were going to show a closeup of part of it on the front cover, and they can only photoshop so much.

And I got it in the mail this week! Yeah!!!! I'm going to upload the photos in my photo album...one pic is scanned so not as nice as the cover shot.

I was so nervous to get this thing perfect, as perfect fondant is really not a strength of mine..but at least I didn't have to do perfect buttercream as that is even harder!!!! Anyway...I'm so pleased and excited.

And no I didn't make the couple. LOL. They are photoshopped!

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1743509

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snocilla Posted 17 Jul 2010 , 10:28pm
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Awesome! You deserve a pat on the back!

snocilla Posted 17 Jul 2010 , 10:28pm
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And I'm glad they put the price in there! icon_smile.gif

Kitagrl Posted 17 Jul 2010 , 10:30pm
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Yeah, it was hard to price! Finally I had to just give the base price not counting gems...because the gems were hard to find too! They paid for those, I just looked them up and ordered them, once I found out the design they wanted me to make.

I was happy to see my pricing was consistent with most of the other cakers chosen to make a cake for this issue...lots of pretty stuff in there! And I personally know one of the other cakers as well, so that was neat.

cupcake_cutie Posted 17 Jul 2010 , 10:35pm
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Gorgeous! Good job Kitagrl!

cakes47 Posted 17 Jul 2010 , 10:37pm
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WOOOO HOOOOOOO .... WAY TO GO!!!
C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S ! ! !
Happy happy for 'you'!!

PattyT Posted 17 Jul 2010 , 10:37pm
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Wow Kitagirl! I just looked at the picture and you did a GREAT job. Love what the magazine did with the live models...it was a fun touch. I've been in the Philly/South Jersey area since '84 and getting on the cover of Philadelphia Magazine is a HUGE deal. This is a big feather in your cap. CONGRATULATIONS to you.

ycknits Posted 17 Jul 2010 , 10:51pm
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What a compliment and an honor!! It must have been nerve-wracking to do, though. The photos are absolutely, perfectly stunning! You have a right to be proud :>)

Kitagrl Posted 17 Jul 2010 , 10:53pm
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Thanks so much everyone! Yes it was very nerve-wracking! I was sooo scared, I saw every mistake and was so worried it wouldn't be good enough.

Phew. icon_smile.gif

sari66 Posted 18 Jul 2010 , 1:35am
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Wow what a beautiful cake! You should be very proud

tesso Posted 18 Jul 2010 , 1:47am
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oh that cake is so cool. I rembember you telling us about it. It was on my cant wait to see list. Those silver flowers are earring studs right? They look awesome. How many did it take to do the whole cake?

Kitagrl Posted 18 Jul 2010 , 1:49am
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Originally Posted by tesso

oh that cake is so cool. I rembember you telling us about it. It was on my cant wait to see list. Those silver flowers are earring studs right? They look awesome. How many did it take to do the whole cake?




They're just gemstone earring studs (cheap), yeah...not flowers...

It took alot....lets see....over 300 gemstones I think? And they didn't quite make it around, I used all I had.

neelycharmed Posted 18 Jul 2010 , 1:51am
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icon_biggrin.gif A BIG congrats to you!!!
You must be over the moon excited!!
icon_smile.gif Jodi

pat-a-cakes Posted 18 Jul 2010 , 1:52am
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Congrats, it is gorgeous, you did an amazing job and you should be very proud of your accomplishment!

tesso Posted 18 Jul 2010 , 2:07am
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Oh they are gemstones!! Okay took my contacts out earlier, and they looked like flowers.. icon_redface.gif Gotta love astigmatisms. icon_lol.gif

cakegrandma Posted 18 Jul 2010 , 2:16am
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It looks as though we have a new Celebrity on Cake Central. party.gifparty.gif The cake is magnificent and I'm sure they didn't need to photoshop too much. Way to go Kitagirl thumbs_up.gif
evelyn

Kitagrl Posted 18 Jul 2010 , 2:17am
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You guys are so sweet. icon_smile.gif

lulus Posted 18 Jul 2010 , 11:29am
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That cake is flawless! Congratulations on the cover!

Rosey1120 Posted 18 Jul 2010 , 12:02pm
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So elegant! Congratulations!

StephsCakes72 Posted 18 Jul 2010 , 12:15pm
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You did an absolutely amazing job. I live in Philly. I'll have to pick one up. Congratulations.

Elcee Posted 18 Jul 2010 , 12:34pm
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Wow, how fun and exciting! And the cake is exquisite thumbs_up.gif.

tarheelgirl Posted 18 Jul 2010 , 1:12pm
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Great job and congrats!! All of your cakes are awesome! thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

Loucinda Posted 18 Jul 2010 , 3:01pm
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Kita - that cake is drop dead gorgeous!! I have to say though, all of your work is always spot on. You are soo talented, and I love seeing your hard work pay off! Congratulations!!

JulieMN Posted 18 Jul 2010 , 4:06pm
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Absolutely gorgeous! Congratulations!

susieqhomemaker Posted 18 Jul 2010 , 4:53pm
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Absolutely gorgeous...just stunning.

Big congrats to you. icon_biggrin.gif

Marianna46 Posted 18 Jul 2010 , 5:14pm
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Kitagrl, I just saw this in the "Most Saved Photos" here. How could I have missed the fact that it was yours? It's bery beautiful and IMPECCABLE! Your wracked nerves were worth it (to us, at least, and I hope to you as well!). Congratulations on a well-deserved recognition of your talents!

kansaslaura Posted 18 Jul 2010 , 5:20pm
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Flawless beauty!

de_montsoreau Posted 18 Jul 2010 , 6:25pm
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The cake is absolutely perfect and way underpriced I think! Amazing work!

But girls - did you see the price for the flowers? Admitted, the bouquet is huuuge but if people are willing to pay that much for flowers - why do they keep complaing about cake prizes??

Kitagrl Posted 18 Jul 2010 , 6:32pm
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Originally Posted by de_montsoreau

The cake is absolutely perfect and way underpriced I think! Amazing work!

But girls - did you see the price for the flowers? Admitted, the bouquet is huuuge but if people are willing to pay that much for flowers - why do they keep complaing about cake prizes??




Well the price is just the base cake minus the gems.....

Jo-melia Posted 23 Jul 2010 , 3:19am
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Would you mind sharing where you found the studs?

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