Decorating By anavillatoro1 Updated 19 Dec 2013 , 4:13am by anavillatoro1

anavillatoro1 Posted 13 Dec 2013 , 4:22pm
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AHi. I am making my daughter quinceanera caake for this saturday and is looking awful, can someone please give me an idea how to make it less ugly?[ATTACHMENT=1407]20131213_025514.jpg (1,167k. jpg file)[/ATTACHMENT]

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anavillatoro1 Posted 13 Dec 2013 , 4:22pm
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anavillatoro1 Posted 13 Dec 2013 , 5:03pm
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ASomebody? Please

cupcakemaker Posted 13 Dec 2013 , 5:21pm
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AEither another layer of fondant or stick pearls or flowers on it.

costumeczar Posted 13 Dec 2013 , 5:29pm
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I'd put some kind of decoration on the top like pearls or jeweled trim, then add ruffles to the skirt. The ruffles will take a while but it will add some dimension and movement to the skirt.

-K8memphis Posted 13 Dec 2013 , 5:36pm
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it seems to be out of proportion but not terminally--two different ways i can see maybe--


it needs a waist--i mean a doll cake can be a little weight conscious here--she flares out from her bustline out and the strands that cross over each other confuse the matter--then the lower bottom piece seems twice too long for the upper part



idk--maybe it's the photo but try looking at it that way and see if you think it's out of proportion


and after correcting the proportion if need be--cupcakemaker and costumeczar have great ideas--


you're almost there

kelly kakes Posted 13 Dec 2013 , 5:39pm
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i agree with costumeczar with adding another layer of fondant to make a ruffled skirt. i also think that you can do some piping on the bust of the dress .

-K8memphis Posted 13 Dec 2013 , 5:49pm
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ruffles are a great idea as has been mentioned--go easy on that where your skirt meets the plateau it is sitting on--you don't want them flaring out past that because you run the risk of mushing them or cracking them when you move it--


just make sure those bottom ruffles are flush with top the silver plateau--


if you feel like it--i'd love to know how it goes--no pressure--

ddaigle Posted 13 Dec 2013 , 5:49pm
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Agree with others....It doesn't look completely part also looks like it's leaning to the left?  Straighten that out also.  Just jazz it will be fine.

anavillatoro1 Posted 13 Dec 2013 , 5:53pm
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AThank you

anavillatoro1 Posted 13 Dec 2013 , 5:57pm
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ADid you guys men up side down ruffles? Or normal big ruffles?

-K8memphis Posted 13 Dec 2013 , 6:10pm
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you need to find some more pictures and get some visual inspriation

anavillatoro1 Posted 13 Dec 2013 , 6:13pm
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AThank you

kelly kakes Posted 13 Dec 2013 , 6:22pm
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@anavillatoro 1 it can be ruffled layer by layer but it would be nice if you could get the correct shape from the waist.

anavillatoro1 Posted 13 Dec 2013 , 6:31pm
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AThank you for the encourage words, I am afraid ruffles can be to heavy and tear apart :mad: but I like the idea

-K8memphis Posted 13 Dec 2013 , 6:33pm
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and i'm not trying to load you up here--but i can't tell if the bodice is a uni-boob across the front--trying to focus in on your photo i can't tell --just putting this out there so you can give it a thought -- you might want to make some definition there between the breasts if you haven't already--even if you just cut a ''v'  in the blue fondant across the top would do that or whatever you think--


i know how especially special these occasions are--they seem more so than weddings sometimes to me--you've got a lot on you right now maybe--


best wishes


here's a google link for inspirational images--

Norasmom Posted 13 Dec 2013 , 7:42pm
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Add flowers in a contrasting color!

scrumdiddlycakes Posted 13 Dec 2013 , 11:03pm
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ALose the cross cross rope on the bodice, put a belt around the waist with an embellishment. I'd go with a large statement flower in a contrasting colour. Carve some cleavage into that sucker, and I'd do vertical ruffles on the skirt.

Bt3138 Posted 14 Dec 2013 , 5:28am
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AI believe the fondant is too thick, and you need to add a pop color.. Maybe a flower or edible bling...

anavillatoro1 Posted 16 Dec 2013 , 3:47am
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AUpdate, unfortunately I have no time to change bodice do the million things to do, the rope around the bidice left a mark so I have to hide it whit the silver ribon, the fondant balls was my daughter contribution (it was her birthday after all) [ATTACHMENT=1409]20131214_005834.jpg (1,288k. jpg file)[/ATTACHMENT] Thank you for all your help!

anavillatoro1 Posted 18 Dec 2013 , 2:33pm
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anavillatoro1 Posted 18 Dec 2013 , 2:38pm
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AThanks again for you help

-K8memphis Posted 18 Dec 2013 , 4:19pm
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much improved! i know it was the hit of the celebration


y'all did a great job!

anavillatoro1 Posted 18 Dec 2013 , 4:43pm
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AIt was! Thank you - k8memphis!

kimfullerton Posted 18 Dec 2013 , 5:51pm
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anavillatoro1 Posted 18 Dec 2013 , 11:42pm
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lcubed83 Posted 19 Dec 2013 , 2:54am
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The final cake is beautiful!  Congrats!

anavillatoro1 Posted 19 Dec 2013 , 4:13am
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AThank you lcubed83

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