Peer Review Cake Club!

Decorating By FromScratchSF Updated 2 Aug 2014 , 3:14pm by gscout73

tdovewings Posted 6 Mar 2013 , 9:39pm
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I would love to participate

Janani65 Posted 6 Mar 2013 , 9:42pm
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Count me in too! I learnt most of my stuff from the internet, so I can really use a guidance. 

 

How about this? 

 

http://cakecentral.com/g/i/2920144/a/3301981/lorax-cake-for-boy/

Sara1029 Posted 6 Mar 2013 , 10:30pm
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I'm in. I can't upload a picture right now, at work. Does anyone want to critique my profile picture? I love feed back. I find it is the best way to learn for me.

jadedlogic Posted 6 Mar 2013 , 10:58pm
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AHere is one of mine. I checked out the other cakes posted and will comment once home - it's not letting me comment from my phone :(

http://cakecentral.com/g/i/2923586/-/u/724875

jenmat Posted 7 Mar 2013 , 12:15am
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http://cakecentral.com/g/a/3314294/square-wedding-cakes

 

I've always kinda disliked this one. Maybe you guys can give me an idea of where I went wrong design-wise?  (or anything else!)

 

It was done for a bridal show, so purely my own pleasure- I just know it isn't quite "right".

cheeksgirls805 Posted 7 Mar 2013 , 12:56am
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I would like the following two done please. I'm just really starting out and these are my first real cakes. I've just been playing around and trying new things, never taken a class

 

 

http://cakecentral.com/g/a/3314310/bridal-shower/

 

This one was for a friend's engagement party and my first time using fondant. My research for this cake actually was why I joined CC!!

 

 

http://cakecentral.com/g/i/2910787/my-first-tiered-cake-this-was-for-a-friends-birthday-and-i-used-american-buttercream-with-the-viva-smoothing-method-the-bottom-tier-is-a-10-square-with-a-6-in-round-i-tried-to-make-the-frosting-black-and-used-the-wilton-sugar-sheet-cut-outs-for-the/u/902825/flat/1/

 

This one was my first ever "fancy" cake. 

costumeczar Posted 7 Mar 2013 , 12:59am
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I'll join and comment when I have timeicon_rolleyes.gif

cazza1 Posted 7 Mar 2013 , 1:39am
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Count me in
 

Elcee Posted 7 Mar 2013 , 2:50am
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I'd love to!

 

I'd also like to hear what you all have to say about this one... http://cakecentral.com/g/i/2849747/a/3263823/baby-shower-cake-to-compliment-the-invitiation-party-decor-gumpaste-teacup-and-baby-boy-cake-is-a-10-carrot-cake-with-very-vanilla-buttercream-i-absolutely-loved-doing-this-cake-and-could-barely-bring-myself-to-part-with-my-cute-little-baby-tfl/#order=1&albumId=3263823&nextId=2849748&prevId=false&imageId=2849747&imageESOId=4337153&fullUrl=%2Fg%2Fi%2F2849747%2Fa%2F3263823%2Fbaby-shower-cake-to-compliment-the-invitiation-party-decor-gumpaste-teacup-and-baby-boy-cake-is-a-10-quot-carrot-cake-with-very-vanilla-buttercream-i-absolutely-loved-doing-this-cake-and-could-barely-bring-myself-to-part-with-my-cute-little-baby-tfl%2F%2F&fullSrc=http%3A%2F%2Fcdn.cakecentral.com%2F3%2F37%2F900x900px-LL-37ad9eff_8copy.jpeg&thumbSrc=http%3A%2F%2Fcdn.cakecentral.com%2F3%2F37%2F50x50px-ZC-37ad9eff_8copy.jpeg&description=Baby+shower+cake+to+compliment+the+invitiation%2Fparty+decor.+Gumpaste+teacup+and+baby+boy.+Cake+is+a+10%26quot%3B+Carrot+Cake+with+Very+Vanilla+Buttercream.+I+absolutely+loved+doing+this+cake+and+could+barely+bring+myself+to+part+with+my+cute+little+baby!+TFL!&original=http%3A%2F%2Fcdn.cakecentral.com%2F3%2F37%2F37ad9eff_8copy.jpeg&setName=&urlSlug=baby-shower-cake-to-compliment-the-invitiation-party-decor-gumpaste-teacup-and-baby-boy-cake-is-a-10-quot-carrot-cake-with-very-vanilla-buttercream-i-absolutely-loved-doing-this-cake-and-could-barely-bring-myself-to-part-with-my-cute-little-baby-tfl

kristinhintz88 Posted 7 Mar 2013 , 4:11am
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Great idea, Linda!  I had a question; would it be ok to post photos of cake sketches to get advice on designs too?  Sometimes the hardest part is pulling the design together and it would be great to get feedback and ideas before the cake is even made yet.

FromScratchSF Posted 7 Mar 2013 , 4:29am
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Originally Posted by kristinhintz88 

Great idea, Linda!  I had a question; would it be ok to post photos of cake sketches to get advice on designs too?  Sometimes the hardest part is pulling the design together and it would be great to get feedback and ideas before the cake is even made yet.

 

 

Bring it!  Lets give it a try!  

Elcee Posted 7 Mar 2013 , 4:46am
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Originally Posted by kristinhintz88 

Great idea, Linda!  I had a question; would it be ok to post photos of cake sketches to get advice on designs too?  Sometimes the hardest part is pulling the design together and it would be great to get feedback and ideas before the cake is even made yet.

Hi, Kristin! I can't take credit for the idea, that was all FromScratchSF! Your idea is great!

cheeksgirls805 Posted 7 Mar 2013 , 5:43am
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AI want to say thank you for starting this post!!! I already have gotten some great feed back and things I never would have thought of! I'll defiantly will be using the feed back on my next cake in 2 weeks!! :D

Apti Posted 7 Mar 2013 , 6:59am
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I would love to join in.  Although I cannot offer a professional, Cake Show Judge level of perspective, I can offer the perspective of an "intermediate" decorator who still vividly recalls the trials and tribulations of the first, second, and current (third) year of cake decorating. 

 

I've already picked up a tip from ScratchSF:  "When I fill my square cakes I put an extra dab of buttercream in each corner between each layer of cake. When I get all my layers on, all my corners slope up! Then I take a cake card the same size of my cake and use it to smoosh everything flat. That extra icing comes out from the corners and I scrape it off. It helps to prevent that slope."

Chellescakes Posted 7 Mar 2013 , 10:17am
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I'm in judge.gif

FromScratchSF Posted 7 Mar 2013 , 4:15pm
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Great!  So we do have some cakes posted upthread that would like to be reviewed, if you haven't had a chance yet, pop on over to them!

 

If you'd like your cake reviewed, post your link below!

FromScratchSF Posted 7 Mar 2013 , 4:18pm
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Originally Posted by Apti 

I've already picked up a tip from ScratchSF:  "When I fill my square cakes I put an extra dab of buttercream in each corner between each layer of cake. When I get all my layers on, all my corners slope up! Then I take a cake card the same size of my cake and use it to smoosh everything flat. That extra icing comes out from the corners and I scrape it off. It helps to prevent that slope."

 

Trial and error, my friend!  If you just add more buttercream to the top of the cake to make it flat it adds even more weight sloping everything down.  Really the only way to help it is to make sure you have each layer's corner properly supported evenly.  

 

I'm so glad this is helping!

Herekittykitty Posted 7 Mar 2013 , 4:40pm
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I have one for y'all if you would be so kind.

 

Made for my neighbor's wife who was turning 50-something and is into cardmaking - scrapbooking as a hobby.  I made several card faces for decorations in the colors of her choice.  I am aware the ribbon around the top tier is wonky, the fondant just wouldn't firm up.  Other than that, I feel it is missing something that would have just pulled the whole thing together.  That is my greatest weakness, the final details.

 

http://cakecentral.com/g/i/2940215/made-for-my-neighbors-wife-who-does-card-making-as-a-hobby/#order

 

I really appreciate your thoughts. 

Janani65 Posted 7 Mar 2013 , 5:02pm
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Ok. I'm going to put two more cakes to review. 

 

http://cakecentral.com/g/i/2939058/a/3312843/a-cake-for-a-guy-who-bought-his-first-car/

 

http://cakecentral.com/g/i/2919173/a/3301481/retirement/

 

 

Thanks

FromScratchSF Posted 7 Mar 2013 , 10:59pm
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If you haven't had a chance, please review the above posted cakes!

 

Anyone else interested in having their cake reviewed?

AZCouture Posted 7 Mar 2013 , 11:22pm
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Whew. Just did them all, I think.

AZCouture Posted 7 Mar 2013 , 11:28pm
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http://cakecentral.com/g/i/2881127/a/3279803/banana-cake-bread-and-fondant-details/sort/display_order/   Ok, here's one. I honestly threw this together in like 15 minutes after procrastinating all day and working on the wedding cake. I was happy with it, because it's not one of those fondant/airbrushed ones. Wanted realism. What could I do (if anything) for next time? 

FromScratchSF Posted 7 Mar 2013 , 11:34pm
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Yuma, I have no critique for you!

AZCouture Posted 7 Mar 2013 , 11:37pm
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Originally Posted by FromScratchSF 

Yuma, I have no critique for you!

Ah, there's gotta be something! Next time, I would make it with more "stuff"...meat showing, more veggies, something. :D

cakeyouverymuch Posted 8 Mar 2013 , 12:33am
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Originally Posted by AZCouture 

Ah, there's gotta be something! Next time, I would make it with more "stuff"...meat showing, more veggies, something. :D

 

 

More stuff would be ok, but how did you do the tomatoes?

AZCouture Posted 8 Mar 2013 , 12:53am
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ARed fondant, inndented where it needed to be, and brushed with corn syrup and water with some red food color powder mixed in. I also rolled tiny balls of white fondant and flattened the into seed shapes, and pressed those on before brushing the liquid on. Fun cake to make, and literally the easiest thing I've ever made.

Elcee Posted 8 Mar 2013 , 1:08am
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Originally Posted by AZCouture 

Red fondant, inndented where it needed to be, and brushed with corn syrup and water with some red food color powder mixed in. I also rolled tiny balls of white fondant and flattened the into seed shapes, and pressed those on before brushing the liquid on. Fun cake to make, and literally the easiest thing I've ever made.

I was going to put my cheeseburger cake up for critique but after seeing your sandwich...probably not. LOL!

IAmPamCakes Posted 8 Mar 2013 , 1:13am
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AI was thinking the same thing. I made a picnic table with burger and hot dogs and chips, but that sandwich is too good.

I kinda want to eat a sandwich now...

cakeyouverymuch Posted 8 Mar 2013 , 1:26am
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Here are two of mine:

 

http://cakecentral.com/g/i/2375354/a/2376354/my-sister-asked-me-it-i-had-ever-made-a-cake-to-look-like-a-cameo-so-when-her-birthday-rolled-around-the-cake-was-coconut-made-with-coconut-milk-in-place-of-regular-milk-and-was-filled-with-pineapple-buttercream-and-decorated-with-fondant/#order=1&albumId=2376354&nextId=2375357&prevId=false&imageId=2375354&imageESOId=59030&fullUrl=%2Fg%2Fi%2F2375354%2Fa%2F2376354%2Fmy-sister-asked-me-it-i-had-ever-made-a-cake-to-look-like-a-cameo-so-when-her-birthday-rolled-around-the-cake-was-coconut-made-with-coconut-milk-in-place-of-regular-milk-and-was-filled-with-pineapple-buttercream-and-decorated-with-fondant%2F%2F&fullSrc=http%3A%2F%2Fcdn.cakecentral.com%2F1%2F10%2F900x900px-LL-10497da9_gallery8044201343591205.jpeg&thumbSrc=http%3A%2F%2Fcdn.cakecentral.com%2F1%2F10%2F50x50px-ZC-10497da9_gallery8044201343591205.jpeg&description=My+sister+asked+me+it+i+had+ever+made+a+cake+to+look+like+a+cameo%2C+so+when+her+birthday+rolled+around.+.+.+.+%0D%0A%0D%0AThe+cake+was+coconut+made+with+coconut+milk+in+place+of+regular+milk+and+was+filled+with+pineapple+buttercream+and+decorated+with+fondant.++It+was+also+my+first+attempt+at+airbrushing+and+that+didn%26%23039%3Bt+turn+out+too+badly.%0D%0A&original=http%3A%2F%2Fcakecentral.com%2Fimage%2Fid%2F59030&setName=&urlSlug=my-sister-asked-me-it-i-had-ever-made-a-cake-to-look-like-a-cameo-so-when-her-birthday-rolled-around-the-cake-was-coconut-made-with-coconut-milk-in-place-of-regular-milk-and-was-filled-with-pineapple-buttercream-and-decorated-with-fondant

 

 

 

http://cakecentral.com/g/i/1923475/a/1924475/a-fourteen-inch-peanut-butter-cake-dressed-up-as-a-deep-dish-pizza-with-all-the-topppings-the-toppings-were-all-made-of-fondant-the-cheese-was-shredded-fondant-melted-with-a-torch-the-shake-was-vanilla-cake-baked-in-two-tomato-tins-stacked-and/#order=1&albumId=1924475&nextId=1960303&prevId=false&imageId=1923475&imageESOId=458108&fullUrl=%2Fg%2Fi%2F1923475%2Fa%2F1924475%2Fa-fourteen-inch-peanut-butter-cake-dressed-up-as-a-deep-dish-pizza-with-all-the-topppings-the-toppings-were-all-made-of-fondant-the-quot-cheese-quot-was-shredded-fondant-melted-with-a-torch-the-shake-was-vanilla-cake-baked-in-two-tomato-tins%2F%2F&fullSrc=http%3A%2F%2Fcdn.cakecentral.com%2F4%2F48%2F900x900px-LL-48744f05_gallery8044201296091182.jpeg&thumbSrc=http%3A%2F%2Fcdn.cakecentral.com%2F4%2F48%2F50x50px-ZC-48744f05_gallery8044201296091182.jpeg&description=A+fourteen+inch+peanut+butter+cake+dressed+up+as+a+deep+dish+pizza+with+all+the+topppings.++The+toppings+were+all+made+of+fondant%2C+the+%26quot%3Bcheese%26quot%3B+was+shredded+fondant+melted+with+a+torch.++The+shake+was+vanilla+cake+baked+in+two+tomato+tins%2C+stacked+and+covered+in+fondant&original=http%3A%2F%2Fcakecentral.com%2Fimage%2Fid%2F458108&setName=&urlSlug=a-fourteen-inch-peanut-butter-cake-dressed-up-as-a-deep-dish-pizza-with-all-the-topppings-the-toppings-were-all-made-of-fondant-the-quot-cheese-quot-was-shredded-fondant-melted-with-a-torch-the-shake-was-vanilla-cake-baked-in-two-tomato-tins

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