rana_cis Posted 31 Aug 2013 , 7:20pm
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What do you think?

 

Our recent creation -- a childhood dream for Edible Life Size Bride Cake.

The cake was about 5 feet tall with beautiful rhinestone wedding dress and dozens of elegant cupcakes.

 

looking for your feedback :-)

 

for more pictures, check us at 

 

https://www.facebook.com/CakesFunllc

 

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therealmrsriley Posted 31 Aug 2013 , 7:36pm
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OH WOW! That is a huge cake. How did the bride and groom cut the first slice? How long did it take you to complete? Kudos for achieving your dream! :)

lindseyjhills Posted 31 Aug 2013 , 9:12pm
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AWow I agree it is huge. I hope you don't mind me asking, but which parts of the bride are edible? It's hard to tell from the photos as I'm on my mobile phone, but the dress, gloves and veil look like fabric? Also how did you get the covering of the body so shiny, it looks so good it could be a shop mannequin! The hair looks very realistic too, is this edible? As I said, I hope you don't mind me asking, it's just that I try to use as many edible components in my 3D cakes as possible and I'm always keen to learn new materials and techniques that will make this possible. Thank you. And well done on achieving your dream :)

cakelove2105 Posted 31 Aug 2013 , 9:30pm
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NO words!! that's shocking and amazing. I'm just wonder how will the couple start cutting it down? I guess will be a little hard no?

knlcox Posted 31 Aug 2013 , 9:38pm
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Wow!! Is the dress an exact replica of the bride's dress? It's huge! 

rana_cis Posted 1 Sep 2013 , 2:40am
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Thank you everyone for your wonderful comments

rana_cis Posted 1 Sep 2013 , 2:40am
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  • therealmrsriley
  • It is A Huge cake :-) 
  • it took me about a week to finish it.  

LOL - the start cutting the cake from the bottom 

rana_cis Posted 1 Sep 2013 , 2:41am
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  • lindseyjhills
  • it is all edible, body figure made of modeling chocolate and rice krispy 
     
rana_cis Posted 1 Sep 2013 , 2:41am
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  • Thank you - cutting and eating the cake was very easy 
rana_cis Posted 1 Sep 2013 , 2:41am
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  • yes the cake was an exact replica of the actual Bride and the dress
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BrandisBaked Posted 1 Sep 2013 , 2:52am

AThe dress, veil and wig aren't edible, are they?

scrumdiddlycakes Posted 1 Sep 2013 , 5:27am

Please don't take offense, you asked for feedback, so I am assuming you mean honest feedback.

I will start by saying I doubt I would never take this on, so it's not like I have a similar cake I'm comparing it to!

 

The hair, gloves, veil, dress, jewellery and bouquet(?) all appear to be fake... gumpaste pearls and flowers, and isomalt jewels are all very simple, and really would have added a huge extra punch to it.

Making the hair out of textured fondant would have made a huge difference as well, even if it didn't look as realistic. As someone who has had to wear wigs, I know that those hairs can get everywhere!

The dress, gloves and veil I am aware would take an enormous amount of time and money to make edible, so may have been way out of the bride's budget, or your time limits.

Since you were custom making the figure, I would have had her hands together, so they look like they are holding the bouquet. Instead it's a bit stiff, like a mannequin.

 

The shape of her upper body is flawless, right down to her shoulder blades! And her hands are wow! How did you get the gloves on without messing them up?

 

Please understand, preferences differ, and my personal one is that everything on a cake be edible or foodsafe.

Annabakescakes Posted 1 Sep 2013 , 5:46am

I'm sorry, but I am going to have to point out that it is a real dress, and a mannequin, with a hand painted face. Those are plastic pearls, and a real wig. I am certain that if there are any edible bits to this, it is under the skirt portion of the dress. It is like a giant sculpted wonder mold, with a mannequin in it, wearing a wig and a real wedding dress. With a real veil.... 

 

I looked at you facebook page, and your work is nice, but it is not clean enough to make me think that this is modeling chocolate over rice crispies, in any way, shape or form. 

 

I could ask, if the form is so perfect, complete with shoulder blades, and clavicle that match and line up, like a mirror image, why are the eyes so wonky? But, the only real question is, why are you trying say that it is food, when it clearly isn't?

scrumdiddlycakes Posted 1 Sep 2013 , 6:07am

I'm afraid I have to agree with Anna. I have no problems admitting I am wrong though, if you can show some process pictures, I will gladly eat my humble pie and applaud you on flawless sculpting!

The more I look at it, the more I just cannot believe it is actually RKT, there is not a single bulge, bump, crease or seam. The proportions are exact, her fingers are each perfect, but the arms are straight out?

I just don't understand why someone who could sculpt that amazingly, wouldn't correctly position the arms?

 

You can really see the surface texture around the chest area and into the cleavage, I have never seen modelling chocolate like that. It really does appear to be a spray painted mannequin.

 

I also looked at your FB page, and there are a number of other photos of it, I scoured them looking for a seam, a bulge, anything to suggest it is handmade, I'm just unconvinced. The level of skill involved, not just with shaping something so perfectly, but also covering, and connecting the arms are inconsistent with other elements.

To echo Anna, that doesn't mean your other work on FB isn't nice, but the difference is like me saying I'm Sylvia Weinstock.

Smckinney07 Posted 1 Sep 2013 , 6:36am

AI'm pretty sure there are mannequins of different ethnicity ;) It is just like a life sized wonderpan cake, it is an interesting concept

scrumdiddlycakes Posted 1 Sep 2013 , 6:39am
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I'm pretty sure there are mannequins of different ethnicity icon_wink.gif
It is just like a life sized wonderpan cake, it is an interesting concept


lol, I said spray painted solely because you can see paler patches around her neck and upper arm.

Smckinney07 Posted 1 Sep 2013 , 6:44am

AOh, I was just being silly ;) lol I saw this earlier but I didn't have the heart to say anything...but I couldn't resist

scrumdiddlycakes Posted 1 Sep 2013 , 6:51am
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Oh, I was just being silly icon_wink.gif lol
I saw this earlier but I didn't have the heart to say anything...but I couldn't resist


Apparently my sense of humour went to bed before the rest of me has, haha :P

lindseyjhills Posted 1 Sep 2013 , 8:12am

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Original message sent by Annabakescakes

But the only real question is, why are you trying say that it is food, when it clearly isn't?

Exactly. This is why my original comment was sugar-coated sarcasm. My suspicion was that this is a troll post, until I saw the OP had a Facebook page and does seemingly have a business. It's just bizarre that OP would think experienced decorators would believe it's edible.

kaylawaylalayla Posted 1 Sep 2013 , 8:18am

ALove the whoopie pie cake tower!

smokeysmokerton Posted 1 Sep 2013 , 12:00pm

Real or not, I don't know, but these life size cakes give me the heebie jeebies. I can't even imagine the thought process for a bride ordering a cake like this. Somebody clearly is not getting enough attention. I remember seeing this one http://bakingbites.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/weddingcake-ls.JPG a while back and thinking wth? I know the wedding is supposed to be all about the bride, but isn't this taking it just a tad too far?

 

Makes you wonder what they saved for the anniversarytapedshut.gif 

kikiandkyle Posted 1 Sep 2013 , 1:01pm

AGiven that there are accusations of photo stealing (including one of a cake made for the family of a fallen soldier that they used in a Memorial Day album) on their facebook page, we should probably take this whole thread with a big pinch of salt...

The 'whoopie pie tower cake' is made out of macarons, they posted a few that were clearly from the Internet.

sixinarow Posted 1 Sep 2013 , 1:17pm
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Originally Posted by kikiandkyle 

Given that there are several accusations of photo stealing (including one of a cake made for the family of a fallen soldier that they used in a Memorial Day album), we should probably take this whole thread with a big pinch of salt...

The 'whoopie pie tower cake' is made out of macarons, they posted a few that were clearly from the Internet.

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It's sad when people have to lie to boost their own ego. It's eventually found out, this one didn't take very long at all.

kikiandkyle Posted 1 Sep 2013 , 1:22pm

AI'm sure they made a lot of the other cakes on their page, but they're misleading their clients by suggesting that they may have made the things like the macaron towers, and there are some made of twinkies that have been presented in the same way.

sixinarow Posted 1 Sep 2013 , 1:27pm
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Originally Posted by kikiandkyle 

I'm sure they made a lot of the other cakes on their page, but they're misleading their clients by suggesting that they may have made the things like the macaron towers, and there are some made of twinkies that have been presented in the same way.

I think ALL of their "specialty cake" photos are lifted off websites. I've personally seen several on baking websites myself. That along with the picture quality compared to the other work and the accusations of stealing other photos, along with trying to pass a mannequin off as modeling chocolate over rice krispies leads to an air of distrust surrounding this person.

CodyBearsMom Posted 1 Sep 2013 , 2:27pm

Wow, from the photos the work seems to be very inconsistent!! The baker clearly could care less about copyright and licensing laws!!! I personally question this persons actual level of talent, creativity and ability to run a business!!There is no way the bride cake is 100% cake, it is too perfect except for the face, it looks terrible!!

shebysuz Posted 1 Sep 2013 , 2:45pm

sorry, but even if that cake was 100% edible, it is very, very ghetto and super creepy. Only a narcissist with no taste would order a cake like that for their wedding.

Baking Sis Posted 1 Sep 2013 , 2:45pm

How sad that someone has to lie/steal  to make themselves feel more important/talented...the work shown on the facebook page is all over the place....ranges from cakes that look wonderful, to cakes that are poorly done. Makes a person question how long the caker has been in business and how much longer they will be in business.  icon_rolleyes.gif

shebysuz Posted 1 Sep 2013 , 3:09pm
shebysuz Posted 1 Sep 2013 , 3:16pm

wow that video...talk about "all over the place". seems like every other photo is someone else's work. To the OP, look- please do not insult our intelligence. If you want to do clean, beautiful cakes and take high quality photos of them then you have to work hard and practice, learn how to do it. Do not fake it. It is very unauthentic and the praise and attention you may get to boost your self confidence is all built on lies. Maybe it's a good thing that you decided to post the mannequin cake here. Hopefully it will open your eyes to what a disservice you are doing to yourself and your business. Don't be a phony. Good luck to you.

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