aefswelsh Posted 18 May 2013 , 10:12pm
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i am very new to cc. ive been decorating cakes for my kids for years. Trying to branch out and try other things. Can you critique my cake and give me some pointers. I would really appreciate it. Thanks

 

 

 

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savannahquinn Posted 19 May 2013 , 5:36pm
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I think that the flowers are beautiful and I like the butterflies.  If you were going for a less rounded look on the edges, you should use a crusting buttercream under the fondant and watch tutorials on how to get sharper edges.  Or better yet, just use ganache. 

aefswelsh Posted 20 May 2013 , 4:20pm
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AThank you so much. Any criticism helps. I will def watch tutorials. First cake with fondant so I knew there would be mistakes.

wildflowercakes Posted 20 May 2013 , 4:59pm
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Your decorations look great. The roses are beautiful but I feel they may be a bit large for this cake and than again if they were angled upwards in more of a diagonal and met up with the butterflies it would pull the viewer's eye along the line to the box. I like the rounded off tops of the cake so for me that's not an issue. I feel your colors work very well. I do think the fondant covered board distracts from the whole cake it was the first thing I noticed when the picture opened I think the white or cream color just takes away from the cake, maybe if it were done in the brown or black whichever the cake is or even the pink it would have highlighted the cake. But these are just my opinions and it is wonderful you are branching out and trying new things! Happy Creating!

aefswelsh Posted 20 May 2013 , 5:21pm
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AThank you so much I too didn't like the color of the board. Think it would look better black but it was too late then.

sherox Posted 20 May 2013 , 5:32pm
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Original message sent by savannahquinn

I think that the flowers are beautiful and I like the butterflies.  If you were going for a less rounded look on the edges, you should use a crusting buttercream under the fondant and watch tutorials on how to get sharper edges.  Or better yet, just use ganache. 

Totally agree...love the flowers just need to work on the shape of the cake and proportions. Good job for a beginner. All the best!

sherox Posted 20 May 2013 , 5:32pm
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Original message sent by savannahquinn

I think that the flowers are beautiful and I like the butterflies.  If you were going for a less rounded look on the edges, you should use a crusting buttercream under the fondant and watch tutorials on how to get sharper edges.  Or better yet, just use ganache. 

Totally agree...love the flowers just need to work on the shape of the cake and proportions. Good job for a beginner. All the best!

Mamasmanna Posted 20 May 2013 , 5:32pm
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Check out the tutorials on upside down smoothing technique. Whether you use butter cream or ganache it can hep give you cleaner lines. 

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