Peer Review Cake Club!

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ShalomiCakes Posted 30 Mar 2014 , 8:51pm
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AOoooh this sounds interesting and very helpful! I'm new to all this and to help with my confidence I'm in!

FrostedMoon Posted 30 Mar 2014 , 9:00pm
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It's a great idea in theory, but I'm not sure how often people actually go to the cakes and comment.  Seems to be a bit hit or miss.

LizzieAylett Posted 30 Mar 2014 , 9:11pm
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Please can people critique my orchids?  They were made without cutters.

 

http://cakecentral.com/g/i/3213380/a/3467164/orchid-cake/

 

Thanks :-)

ShalomiCakes Posted 30 Mar 2014 , 9:44pm
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AI agree frosted, I kinda checked the galleries and there didn't seem to be much action...maybe this is a way to get traffic going in that direction thus possibly then encouraging feedback...who knows...It won't help though if no one comments lol...

ladyblahblah Posted 31 Mar 2014 , 6:23am
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I think this would be an awesome idea... Everyone can learn a little something every day ... blessings to you!

aggiewife12 Posted 4 Apr 2014 , 8:12pm
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AI want to be involved!

aggiewife12 Posted 4 Apr 2014 , 8:19pm
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Aplease let me know what you think of this cake: http://cakecentral.com/g/i/3215397/a/3468557/childrens-birthday-cakes/

aggiewife12 Posted 4 Apr 2014 , 8:21pm
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AAnd this one :http://cakecentral.com/g/i/3215393/a/3468557/childrens-birthday-cakes/

AZCouture Posted 4 Apr 2014 , 8:32pm
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AWhew! I just reviewed a few...haven't done that in awhile. :)

AZCouture Posted 4 Apr 2014 , 8:36pm
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Originally Posted by rachelcak3s 


Would love some feedback on my latest cake as well.. thanks!

PEER REVIEW-- It's a cute design, but next time maybe try a 50 50 mix of GP and fondant, and let the petals dry a bit, so they retain some curl, and don't lay so flat. They look a bit droopy. The flower petals on the flower could use a little more life as well, with some irregular spacing, and some more dimension.

aggiewife12 Posted 4 Apr 2014 , 8:43pm
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Athis is fun! How about this one?http://cakecentral.com/g/i/3215394/a/3468557/super-heroes/

Rosegin Posted 6 Apr 2014 , 7:45am
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AI'd like some feedback on this one please.

http://cakecentral.com/g/a/3245783/default

MaurorLess67 Posted 6 Apr 2014 , 1:02pm
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AThis is my first time posting a cake for review-- The following cake was inspired by Blue Sheep Bakery- it took me a LONG time to figure out the shape and how to make the cuts-- Ill try and post an initial picture then the link to the other photos in my gallery that has the description- any and all advice/comments are welcomed-Im pretty sure my friends and family are not as honest as they should be - ha [IMG ALT="A striped bass retirement cake -- choc cake- 9x13 carved- LMF fondant- hand painted and dusted. I'm thrilled with the way this cake turned out-- carving is not my thing-- so I found it challenging- I did use pics online as a guide as I had no idea what a striped bass looked like!! Ha--Thank you to Tinazzzviking74 on CC for her guidance and support. It was also the first time I ade and used LMF fondant-- which I LOVE!!!!"]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3212113/width/350/height/700[/IMG] [IMG ALT=""]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3212109/width/350/height/700[/IMG] [IMG ALT=""]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3212111/width/350/height/700[/IMG]

The link ( I think)

http://cakecentral.com/g/i/3212113/a/3466448/a-striped-bass-retirement-cake-choc-cake-9x13-carved-lmf-fondant-hand-painted-and-dusted-im-thrilled-with-the-way-this-cake-turned-out-carving-is-not-my-thing-so-i-found-it-challenging-i-did-use-pics-online-as-a-guide-as-i-had-no-idea/

hbquikcomjamesl Posted 6 Apr 2014 , 2:57pm
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A"Maurorless67": Waaaayyyyy above my pay grade. I hope it didn't taste fishy.

"Rosegin": Quite remarkable. And also above my pay grade.

bikemom3 Posted 7 Apr 2014 , 12:54am
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AHere's one of my latest cakes, the giraffe I think is my favorite part

nvaughn13 Posted 7 Apr 2014 , 5:46pm
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I'd love to join.  I am just staring out in this, so very green :-).

nancylee61 Posted 9 Apr 2014 , 1:13pm
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ABeen working on my buttercream smoothing skills - I only gave this one about 1/2 hour, it's better than before.

Anyone know[IMG ALT=""]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3218563/width/350/height/700[/IMG] why my buttercream (it's a practice cake, so BC is shortening based to keep costs down) is sweating on my cake board? Yeech.

AnnieCahill Posted 9 Apr 2014 , 1:15pm
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It's not sweating...it's the grease from the shortening seeping into the cardboard.  Get coated boards or ones that say greaseproof on the pack.

nancylee61 Posted 9 Apr 2014 , 1:22pm
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AAh, thanks! I'm going to have to find them ASAP! My SMBC never does this! Another reason to use it! Nancy

Aunt La La Posted 20 Apr 2014 , 12:40am
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AI am very new. Hi everyone! I'm just starting out and would love any advice :-)

AZCouture Posted 20 Apr 2014 , 12:42am
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A

Original message sent by Aunt La La

I am very new. Hi everyone! I'm just starting out and would love any advice :-)

Don't eat yellow snow.

Aunt La La Posted 20 Apr 2014 , 12:44am
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Original message sent by AZCouture

Don't eat yellow snow.

Haha! Very funny!

legallyshe Posted 2 May 2014 , 2:40pm
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Hello,

 

I'd love feedback on this cake from you talented ladies!  Perhaps on the execution and design?  I fear that coming up with a design isn't my strength, and my focus kind of got lost here, or just wasn't cohesive enough.  Thanks much for your input! 

 

http://cakecentral.com/g/i/3227145/a/3476152/jungle-themed-baby-shower-cake-the-animals-were-styled-to-match-the-animals-in-the-party-decor-the-top-and-bottom-tiers-were-white-cake-with-vanilla-smbc-and-the-middle-tier-was-a-double-barrel-lemon-cake-with-raspberry-lemon-smbc-the-cake-was/

AZCouture Posted 2 May 2014 , 2:45pm
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A[@]legallyshe[/@], I love the idea you were going for, nice and minimal, just my style. Your neatness needs some work, but other than that, looking good!

legallyshe Posted 2 May 2014 , 2:48pm
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Thank you, @AZCouture, that's very helpful!  Can you tell me which parts could be neater? 

AZCouture Posted 2 May 2014 , 2:59pm
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AMost of it. The fondant covering, the edges, the brown ropes (vines?). Just cosmetic stuff really.

AZCouture Posted 2 May 2014 , 3:01pm
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AI'm on a wee little screen too, maybe not most of it...but the blue tier for sure. It's darling though!

legallyshe Posted 2 May 2014 , 3:02pm
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Thanks so much, that's very helpful.

AZCouture Posted 2 May 2014 , 3:50pm
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Now I'm on my big ole' laptop and can see it clearly....watch out! :D Just kidding. So my little screen was playing tricks on me. It's pretty neat and clean already besides the blue tier and the ropes. The clouds could use a little more life too, and that's about all I see. You're already making nice boards with a ribbon edge, points for that!

legallyshe Posted 2 May 2014 , 6:10pm
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@AZCouture, the blue tier definitely wasn't as clean.  I tried to make the vines appear "organic," thus the messy look there, so it's helpful to know that it didn't come across as intentional. :)  And I'll work on those clouds.  Thanks again!

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