pixxyscake Posted 24 Apr 2013 , 2:31pm
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Hi all,

I am new here and just started baking from home , my first cake was a barbie cake it was not too bad, I have just posted a pics of  the second one which is due for tomorrow its a golf theme cake I am worried sick it look bad , my fondant is MFF but its not really standing up to the humidity here , your honest comments will help me decide if i should start all over again .

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meriem Posted 24 Apr 2013 , 2:42pm
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AI think that's a great 2nd cake! Well done! Which parts are you worried about?

bigdad Posted 24 Apr 2013 , 2:44pm
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looks good go for it

dawnybird Posted 24 Apr 2013 , 2:50pm
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I think your cake looks really nice for a 2nd cake! You can't compare your cakes to so many on this site that are made by professionals or long-time home bakers. (I can't compare mine, for sure!) Your golf bag is really good. Your fondant looks about like mine does right now: not perfectly smooth, but definitely acceptable. Have confidence!  It's a nice cake.

(I have yet to upload any of my cake pics because I don't think they measure up, but that's my problem!)
 

debbief Posted 24 Apr 2013 , 3:18pm
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I think you did a really good job for a 2nd cake.  The golf bag and accessories look great.
 

pixxyscake Posted 24 Apr 2013 , 3:53pm
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thanks Meriem , I was worried that the fondant looks really rough and not sure if it was too busy

wildflowercakes Posted 24 Apr 2013 , 3:59pm
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Do not start over ! It is a cute cake, my suggestion would be to redo your trees using parchment bags formed into a cone as a base for the trees and the #67 leaf tip. Using royal icing, starting at the bottom and going around the cone  pull out and downward "leaves" then go up a layer and continue. These trees will add height and look stronger. you can google royal icing if you don't have a recipe. I love the golf bag and T,flag and ball.

remnant3333 Posted 24 Apr 2013 , 3:59pm
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Looks good to me!!!! Great job!!  I think we are our own worst critics!!! We see mistakes that others do not. The customer will probably be thrilled with it!!!

pixxyscake Posted 24 Apr 2013 , 3:59pm
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Thanks everyone for the nice comments , I do feel better  and a bit more confident now , glad I don't have to start all over . 

I have to find a way to get my fondant smoother , but it was really hard to wok with and the ganache under was not too happy with the weather either . 

I can at least catch some zzzz today.icon_smile.gif

pixxyscake Posted 24 Apr 2013 , 4:02pm
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Originally Posted by wildflowercakes 

Do not start over ! It is a cute cake, my suggestion would be to redo your trees using parchment bags formed into a cone as a base for the trees and the #67 leaf tip. Using royal icing, starting at the bottom and going around the cone  pull out and downward "leaves" then go up a layer and continue. These trees will add height and look stronger. you can google royal icing if you don't have a recipe. I love the golf bag and T,flag and ball.

Thanks wildflower , for the tip , do you think I can find a tutorial on line ?

CakeBiteDelight Posted 24 Apr 2013 , 7:01pm

Look good!

meriem Posted 25 Apr 2013 , 8:09am

ANo worries :) it really is a great cake! I learnt with getting fondant smooth you need to have a super smooth base. I see your using ganache so that's good! Just keep practising I'm sure you'll be producing great cakes :)

doramoreno62 Posted 25 Apr 2013 , 8:32am

It looks great! Love the golf bag. Not that it needs it but I would put a puddle of blue piping gel in the blank area to simulate a small lake like they have at golf courses.

Here is a tutorial I found on you tube. You could definitely get away with using heavy paper for the cone instead of gumpaste like in the video.

Best of luck!

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqG_veTEo3Q

pixxyscake Posted 25 Apr 2013 , 10:58am

thank you for the link

auntginn Posted 25 Apr 2013 , 4:22pm

The cake is just fine.  Yes you could make some improvements but why start from the beginning.  Whoever is getting this cake will be happy with your work.  But for next time and as you learn more down the road you can do do those.  

 

I would have covered the board with white fondant instead of the same green as the cake.  Would make your cake and the trees stand out more.  Work at getting a nice flat surface and smoother edges.  There are great tutorials to help with that.  One of the greatest things I've learned for that is that the cakes must be chilled.  

 

MMF is a bit tricky to work with on getting those smooth edges too.  You will learn thru trial and error, recipes and tutorials what works best for you.

 

Great Job!

hbquikcomjamesl Posted 25 Apr 2013 , 4:36pm

Better than anything I've ever done.

pixxyscake Posted 29 Apr 2013 , 11:33am

just want to come back and thank everyone that commented and help . I Got some feedback from my customer about the cake . She loved it soooo much , it was for a surprise birthday for her husband and she

said he was really pleased , she has asked me to make a Barbie cake for her daughters birthdays. so happy right nowicon_biggrin.gif

Margaret393 Posted 29 Apr 2013 , 12:22pm
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Originally Posted by auntginn 

The cake is just fine.  Yes you could make some improvements but why start from the beginning.  Whoever is getting this cake will be happy with your work.  But for next time and as you learn more down the road you can do do those.  

 

I would have covered the board with white fondant instead of the same green as the cake.  Would make your cake and the trees stand out more.  Work at getting a nice flat surface and smoother edges.  There are great tutorials to help with that.  One of the greatest things I've learned for that is that the cakes must be chilled.  

 

MMF is a bit tricky to work with on getting those smooth edges too.  You will learn thru trial and error, recipes and tutorials what works best for you.

 

Great Job!

Hi pixxycake I agree with the comments from auntginn - honest, positive and inspiring. Great job for a second cake!  Good luck with your third cake - the Barbie doll - be sure you post a picture!

 

Happy Baking!

Margaret393

wildflowercakes Posted 29 Apr 2013 , 7:08pm

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Love 2 bake Posted 29 Apr 2013 , 7:25pm

Dont be so hard on yourself, this is what my husbands always saying to me,im abit of a worry bum when it comes to my cakes :) you cake cake looks great, lots of detail in your golf bag,im sure whoever its for will be more than happy.

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