First Cake, Last Cake

Lounge By ChrisJack1 Updated 25 Aug 2013 , 6:27pm by OhSweetDs

ChrisJack1 Posted 2 Dec 2012 , 1:27pm
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I thought it would be fun to post the first cake you ever made, and the most recent cake you've made :) This was my very first cake made with fondant. It was for my son's 13th birthday & it made him very happy. I see things now that I would do differently, but this was my starting point & I'm pretty proud of it :D


My first call to action for Icing Smiles - such a wonderful organization :)


My first cake was for my son's 13th birthday in August of 2010, and my last cake was for Icing Smiles in November of 2012. :)

(I posted my pics using the medium setting so they wouldn't post too big) ;)

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julzs71 Posted 2 Dec 2012 , 3:07pm
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AVery cute

ChrisJack1 Posted 2 Dec 2012 , 7:15pm
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Thank you very much :) I was hoping to see other cakesters post their past and present work - anyone?? :)

cakeyouverymuch Posted 2 Dec 2012 , 8:12pm
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First (January 2010)


This was my very first designer cake. The


Latest {but by no means last}  (November 2012)


A dark chocolate cake with a whipped peanut butter buttercream and rolled fondant with hazelnut buttercream for the beer foam.

ChrisJack1 Posted 2 Dec 2012 , 8:16pm
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VERY nice work on both cakes!!!

cakeyouverymuch Posted 2 Dec 2012 , 8:48pm
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Thank you.

SweetBakings Posted 3 Dec 2012 , 1:51am
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AHi I'm so new at this I just created my account today .. But how do I add picture to this post??

iwantcookies Posted 3 Dec 2012 , 3:27am
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First Cake October 2009: At the time i thought it was the most awesome cake ever! It was for a kitchen tea party for a family friend...i cringe every time i see it now!






Last cake: I've been caking on and off since that first cake, so i still have a lot to improve on, but i am really proud of this cake!





ANDaniels Posted 3 Dec 2012 , 3:27am
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AOk let's see if I can post pictures from my phone. If not you can go to my face book page where I actually just did this.¬if_t=photo_comment

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Doritta Posted 3 Dec 2012 , 4:04am
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this was my first cake attempt! I started with the desire to impress my family but especially my hubby on his birthday . lol.. big mistake ,first cake, BLACK fondant, 

OMG, anyways this cake was without consulting CC so after 10 months, with a lot of help from every body here I´m proud of what I have advanced, thank you for post your pictures, share experiences, and for your questions too, that helps a lotpost your pictures, share experiences, and for your questions too, that helps a lot . This was a cake that i made for my son?s ?friend?, the cake was covered with almond icing and the petals were made on fondant with lemon flavor

So after that time I´m always looking for excuses to bake, this cake was a gift from my Son to her friend, I was really excited to do a cake with fondant petals, so I foun the excuse this time..Maybe I should transform my hobby on a lifestyle lol... Happy Hollidays to everyone !!

LibertysCakes Posted 3 Dec 2012 , 4:26am
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AWould love to add but not sure how to upload pics ...????

Doritta Posted 3 Dec 2012 , 4:33am
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Originally Posted by LibertysCakes 

Would love to add but not sure how to upload pics ...????


just on your reply found the icon that says ïmage´..on the top of the box... you can choose between upload something from your computer or pick something from your photos here on CC... you can write something, add an image, continue writting , pick a second imache and post all that together thumbs_up.gif

LibertysCakes Posted 3 Dec 2012 , 4:47am
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My first real attempt at making a cake..may I  remind you that I am a have not taken one cake class in my life..def. rethinking it after looking at this it was for my daughter and to her it was the greatest thing on earth..icon_biggrin.gif


this is a cake I just completed over the weekend. I watched a you tube video on how to cut the cake but that didnt work out so i just started cutting..i still have a LONG way to go but practice makes perfect right???thumbs_up.gif

Crazy-Gray Posted 3 Dec 2012 , 9:17am
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This is a nice idea :)


My first (summer 2010) was meant to be a mini cooper and it took me hours and hours, I couldn't get the fondant red using liquid colours, I ended up painting it over and over...



this is my most recent:



This was a great fun little 8x4 inch sofa cake. Since the figures would make up such a big part of a slice I used 100% modelling choc so that they tasted good :) The story is that Dad falls asleep eating his peanuts and the dog waits by the chair to lick the salt off his fingers when his arm flops down!








remnant3333 Posted 3 Dec 2012 , 9:38am
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One of my first cakes. As you can see I was new at trying to make buttercream flowers


This was the last cake I have made. I don't have a lot of experience and have not gone to cake decorating classes either. I have learned much from reading. Still have a lot to learn!!LOL

sweetheaven2829 Posted 3 Dec 2012 , 1:46pm
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This was my very first cake and my first time useing flowers at all.  I have a very big one for my second and  little scared. but will post when i am done.  Thinking about some classes for sure

tdovewings Posted 3 Dec 2012 , 2:46pm
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Here's the first cake I did in my Wilton Class in June of 2011. I laughing so hard at this cake, I'm in tears. To think I was so proud of it when I finished it. LOL















Here's a more recent cake















Amazing what learning how to level and smooth a cake can do. I should try my first cake over just for fun soon. 

kkmcmahan Posted 3 Dec 2012 , 4:07pm
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Still pretty new to this.  Decided to make a cake for my granddaughters first birthday in March of this year.  I used my son's birthday (37 yr old) to practice some techniques that I wanted to use for my granddaughters cake (my son would have been embarrassed if anyone was around but since it was just us he laughed).



Here is a cake I made with my other granddaughter this weekend.  Still practicing-this was an italian meringue frosting. I'd heard it was easier to smooth than regular bc...hmmm...guess it still takes practice!

Italian meringue buttercream cake I made with my granddaughter.

trebakes Posted 3 Dec 2012 , 4:31pm
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My avitar is my first attempt at decorating and the halloween one is my biggest. I took all 3 classes summer of 2011 (started right after the avitar cake) and keep the avitar as a reminder of my progress..

This was a 12

tamimisha Posted 4 Dec 2012 , 12:06am
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This was my first cake, done for my niece two years ago. 






These are my two most recent cakes...I did them both this weekend. The shoe for my sister in law and the backyard scene for my mom. 

ChrisJack1 Posted 4 Dec 2012 , 3:16am
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When you hit reply, you'll see a box with a smiley face and some other icons in it. The very first icon in that "box" is the add image button. If you can't see it, just mouse over all of the icons until you see the insert image. Hope that helps!! :)

ChrisJack1 Posted 4 Dec 2012 , 3:20am
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I love seeing all of these pictures! Helps us know how far we've come lol

Sara22 Posted 5 Dec 2012 , 8:46pm
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Love this! I feel soo much better now about where I am at! Practice makes perfect!

Pearl123 Posted 6 Dec 2012 , 8:30am
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My first cake was for my son, as I couldn't find a baker to make his Tow Mater so I decided to try. never really baked much, let alone decorated at all then!

Sorry, photo quality not so great. This was my first ever 3D cake (second cake I've done). Loved making it and watching the kids take it apart and eat it all!


These are my recent ones. I have learnt so much, I definitely am going to do a course next year!

Obmre Petal Cake with sugar flower, for my aunts birthday. Had only an hour to do this cake, which is way tooooo short for me, so I could have done it a lot neater. Tasted delicious though!!!




Practicing all buttercream finish. Polka dot fantasy flowers and

Ducky316 Posted 6 Dec 2012 , 3:57pm
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I've only been doing this for about 1 1/2 years....but this was a fun idea for a thread! Made me go back and find my first...ugh..LOL






Just did this one yeasterday :)



VKakes11 Posted 6 Dec 2012 , 4:17pm
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This was such a good idea. I enjoyed looking at everyone's cakes :)

j92383 Posted 6 Dec 2012 , 4:49pm
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700 My first for my nephew carved it and spent all night piping and then discovered they made mickey mouse pans


ChrisJack1 Posted 8 Dec 2012 , 11:06am
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We've all come a long way since our first cakes - we should be super proud of ourselves ;D

Bodark Posted 8 Dec 2012 , 1:35pm
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This is my first attempt at decorating. My daughter celebrated her 16th by taking a group of her friends to surfing lessons last week - thus the cake. I'd love to see how far I can take cake decorating. I only found this site tonight, and have been on it for a couple of hours already soaking everything up. What a great resource!




The photos didn't capture the highlights on the waves etc. My daughter was very happy and everyone loved it.

letsgetcaking Posted 12 Dec 2012 , 2:55pm
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First fondant cake in 2009.




Latest fondant cake made in the summer of 2012.


I made this cake for my sister-in-law's birthday. She just received her mission call, so I thought she would really like this cake. It's decorated in homemade fondant, and everything is edible.


This is a fun thread! It's fun to see how we've all progressed.

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