Peer Review Cake Club!

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BatterUpCake Posted 2 Sep 2013 , 3:30pm
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Thanks you! CK lace assortment impressions. They are just flimsy plastic sheets that you lightly rub over the gumpaste or fondant. I added a darker blue gumaste....still a work in progress. I really wish I had time to let it dry properly instead of rushing it. I still may scrap it and use my shoe pan to bake  a shoe cake. Going in to the restaurant this evening to do my baking so I have to decide by then.

cakeyouverymuch Posted 2 Sep 2013 , 3:59pm
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Given the speed with which mods land on threads where there is the slightest hint of a dispute between members, you'd think these spammers would be dealt with BEFORE my e-mail box is full of this rubbish and any attendant viral components AND BEFORE the 'new posts' page is full of this same rubbish.

BatterUpCake Posted 2 Sep 2013 , 4:05pm
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Since she is a frequent member I am guessing she has been hacked or has a virus. This is happening in several threads. I flagged it in 2 so far.

JWinslow Posted 2 Sep 2013 , 4:26pm
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Since she is a frequent member I am guessing she has been hacked or has a virus. This is happening in several threads. I flagged it in 2 so far.


I saw in in another also

manicgeisha Posted 2 Sep 2013 , 4:58pm
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I saw it in a load of threads...

 

 

So I went an uploaded my latest cake.   The cake that humidity attempted to destroy.   I put in a lot of work to make ombre frosting but I kept mucking with it to take off the condensation.   It was also perfectly smooth and crumb free before that.  I have a feeling I scraped off most of the frosting battling the condensation.   Aside from that I mucked up my letter placement really badly, I have no idea what I was thinking.  Lesson learned, for last minute cakes make more than 1.  I was so annoyed I didn`t have time to make a second one...   My topper also softened again after days of heavy rain  icon_cry.gif    My design goal was something simple but not boring.  1st time doing the ombre thing.


http://cakecentral.com/g/i/3092253/a/3397532/a-mix-of-fondant-and-gumpaste-accents-a-slight-ombre-effect-on-the-bc-this-is-a-little-6-inch-cake/

cakeyouverymuch Posted 2 Sep 2013 , 6:54pm
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Since she is a frequent member I am guessing she has been hacked or has a virus. This is happening in several threads. I flagged it in 2 so far.

 

418 posts (yeah, that's a frequent member, alright) over a period of about half an hour  on an account that was started 10 months ago and never had one post before today.  

scrumdiddlycakes Posted 2 Sep 2013 , 6:57pm
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Originally Posted by cakeyouverymuch 

Given the speed with which mods land on threads where there is the slightest hint of a dispute between members, you'd think these spammers would be dealt with BEFORE my e-mail box is full of this rubbish and any attendant viral components AND BEFORE the 'new posts' page is full of this same rubbish.


That's because people flag stuff that offends them much faster than stuff that just annoys them, lol.

shebaben Posted 2 Sep 2013 , 8:10pm
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Is there a way we as individual members/readers can delete these spurious posts?

smittyditty Posted 2 Sep 2013 , 8:59pm
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Is there a way we as individual members/readers can delete these spurious posts?

 



Not that I'm aware of just mark them as spam. I think they intentionally do that so they don't keep getting away with it.

 

manicgeisha still needs some critiques

http://cakecentral.com/g/i/3092253/a/3397532/up-for-cake-club-review-a-mix-of-fondant-and-gumpaste-accents-a-slight-ombre-effect-on-the-bc-this-is-a-little-6-inch-cake/

SystemMod1 Posted 2 Sep 2013 , 9:15pm
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We've been seriously attacked today, I'm doing my best to clean up the threads.  There were over 400 posts.  Please flag if you see more.

SystemMod1 Posted 2 Sep 2013 , 9:15pm
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And what ever you do , DO NOT CLICK ON ANY OF THE SPAM LINKS.  THEY ARE VIRUSES.

manicgeisha Posted 2 Sep 2013 , 9:29pm
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Originally Posted by smittyditty 

 



Not that I'm aware of just mark them as spam. I think they intentionally do that so they don't keep getting away with it.

 

manicgeisha still needs some critiques

http://cakecentral.com/g/i/3092253/a/3397532/up-for-cake-club-review-a-mix-of-fondant-and-gumpaste-accents-a-slight-ombre-effect-on-the-bc-this-is-a-little-6-inch-cake/



Thanks thumbs_up.gif

BatterUpCake Posted 3 Sep 2013 , 3:20pm
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OK..here is my first show/shoebox. They wanted yellow blue and green. Things I would have done differently: used yellow paper instead of black on the board and had a different colored background for the label. I know there is a crack in the shoe....It snapped in half and I repaired it with a gumpaste bridge on the bottom. SOme glitter got mixed in with the fondant on the "leather" piece in the shoe. The fondant on the box top is not completely straight. It stretched while I was applying it (Ann Heap makes it look so easy..lol.) There are some air bubbles in the fondant. I wanted to use ganache on the outside but they wanted SMBC. Didn't like the idea of chocolate with orange cake. Your turn...

FromScratchSF Posted 3 Sep 2013 , 4:02pm
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I'm back!  I'll try and get thru some critiques this morning.

 

Batter up, load your pic in the galleries then give us the link!

LizzieAylett Posted 3 Sep 2013 , 5:05pm
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Thank you for the feedback.  I wasn't too happy with the centres, but they'll do for a first time. Can anyone recommend a good online tutorial for making them? And what colours/pattern of dusting would you recommend? I've never really done that before.

mandolinkitchen Posted 3 Sep 2013 , 6:39pm
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My very first post, and I'm jumping straight into the Peer Review Cake Club!!  This pirate cake was my second ever fondant cake.  It was a gift for a co-workers son who was turning 6.  It came out a lot shorter than I had anticipated (just shy of 3")!  The recipe I used said it was for 9" pans, and I used 8" pans, and it still came out too short.  But I'd love any other ideas or comments on how I can improve.

 

http://cakecentral.com/g/i/3093164/a/3398105/this-cake-was-a-gift-for-a-coworkers-son-who-was-turning-6-white-cake-filled-with-butter-cream-and-covered-with-fondant-the-map-and-all-the-decorations-are-fondant-and-the-lettering-on-the-map-is-royal-icing/

jennicake Posted 4 Sep 2013 , 6:02am
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just added some feedback for the last few cakes :)

mandolinkitchen Posted 6 Sep 2013 , 11:15pm
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Here's another one.  I really appreciate everyone's comments.  This one is all buttercream.  It feels a little busy to me, but they wanted that long message on there.  I think next time I might forgo the top border when I have so much going on on the sides.  I think it would give it a cleaner look.

 

http://cakecentral.com/g/i/3095104/chocolate-cake-with-raspberry-filling-and-vanilla-butter-cream-pink-and-yellow-roses-and-rose-buds-and-a-double-ruffle/sort/display_order/

kaylawaylalayla Posted 6 Sep 2013 , 11:42pm
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Ahttp://cakecentral.com/g/i/3094772/a/3399088/quick-question/sort/display_order/

jennicake Posted 6 Sep 2013 , 11:49pm
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I would love some feedback on this one too.  My first purse cake, and it turned out better than I expected though there is tons of room for improvement.  Planning to attempt another one after I get feedback on this guy and then see how number 2 turns out!

 

The checkered pattern was done by cutting individual colored squares, sticking them together and then gently rolling over the whole thing to create a new sheet of fondant -- thats why there is a lot of distortion.  I know there has to be a better way to do this, would love suggestions on that as well!

 

http://cakecentral.com/g/i/3072660/a/3386614/clothing-shoe-purse/sort/display_order/

BatterUpCake Posted 8 Sep 2013 , 6:46pm
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OK..this was my first cake dummy. I am practicing me skills. working towards maybe one day doing wedding cakes. I know it isn't perfect but it is the best I have done to date. Fire away with honesty. I really want to improve so honest feedback is what I need...

This is a dummy cake. I am practicing in hopes of one day making wedding cakes.

DeliciousDesserts Posted 8 Sep 2013 , 10:39pm
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ABatterup, it's easier for us if you paste the link. Otherwise we have to go search in your gallery.

milkmaid42 Posted 8 Sep 2013 , 10:43pm
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I think you have a good start, but something about the tail plumage troubles me. It is difficult to describe, but I get the feeling of a towel draped over the cake. Perhaps if you placed the individual feathers in more of a graduating U shaped pattern instead of in linear rows? The head is beautiful, but I think I'd personally like the whole bird a little  better if you carried the roundness of the body a little further so he wouldn't look quite like he is "swimming" in a white lake.

 I love the flowers and the minimal decoration, allowing the peacock to take the stage. It is a very beautiful cake and I feel like a heel for even finding issues with it. I am interested if seeing what the others say. But I think you are well on your way to wedding cakes. It already is far above some I've seen.

 

(Hee hee, I hope you get lots of orders for peacocks.)

 

Jan

BatterUpCake Posted 8 Sep 2013 , 11:09pm
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Don't feel like a heel! This is what I need to hear....Thank you for your feedback

 

http://cakecentral.com/g/i/3096274/a/3400041/round-wedding-cakes/

 

Oh and Jan...working with dummies is a lot easier than real cakes. I am far from ready...

smittyditty Posted 9 Sep 2013 , 2:23pm
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Ok I just reviewed the last few. I for some reason find the dummies harder...don't ask me why I don't know lol. I'm working on some now.

milkmaid42 Posted 9 Sep 2013 , 3:50pm
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OK, I think I'm getting the itch to try a purse cake now. But here is the closest I've attempted so far. I'm afraid that the purse will be a lot more complicated, but this whole thread is such a good learning experience.

 

I'm even contemplating covering a dummy. There seems to be a 50/50 split whether it's easier or more difficult. I've gotta try for myself. Onward and upward....!

 

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Jan

BatterUpCake Posted 9 Sep 2013 , 4:04pm
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You can do a purse!! It's really pretty simple...

jennicake Posted 9 Sep 2013 , 4:43pm
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AI agree, please do try a purse! I actually think its more forgiving because you don't want everything to be perfectly straight and precise. Real purses aren't ;). The trick is all in the details and all your work that I have seen shows that you can handle details no problem. Do it do it do it! :D

KarenK55 Posted 9 Sep 2013 , 8:16pm
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I am new to cake central and would like the following done please. I'm just really starting out and this is my first 2 tier cake and my first attempt at hand painting.

would love to hear from you guys........

 

http://cakecentral.com/g/i/3091900/a/60/cake-based-on-book-guess-how-much-i-love-you-first-attempt-on-a-2-tier-cake-and-first-attempt-on-hand-painting/

 

 

That is beautiful. Your hand painting is wonderful.  Your drawings must also be good.  

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