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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A[IMG ALT=""]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3153280/width/350/height/700[/IMG]

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 verticle...top part also looks like it's leaning to the left?  Straighten that out also.  Just jazz it up...it will be fine.

anavillatoro1 Posted 13 Dec 2013 , 5:53pm

AThank you

anavillatoro1 Posted 13 Dec 2013 , 5:57pm

ADid you guys men up side down ruffles? Or normal big ruffles?

-K8memphis Posted 13 Dec 2013 , 6:10pm

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/79587118384985418/

 

you need to find some more pictures and get some visual inspriation

anavillatoro1 Posted 13 Dec 2013 , 6:13pm

AThank you

kelly kakes Posted 13 Dec 2013 , 6:22pm

@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

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

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--

 

https://www.google.com/search?q=dress+cake+images&rlz=1C1SAVU_enUS541US541&espv=210&es_sm=122&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=CFCrUqWWOdSpkAeK1oCwBg&ved=0CC4QsAQ&biw=1600&bih=790#facrc=_&imgdii=_&imgrc=zl9pkMojpOrIBM%3A%3BLUlF0eMKKrKgIM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Ftanyacakes.com%252Fgallery3%252Fvar%252Falbums%252FSpecialty_Cakes%252Falbum34%252FBridalDressCakeAndPresentCake1.jpg%253Fm%253D1344303061%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Ftanyacakes.com%252Fgallery3%252Findex.php%252FSpecialty_Cakes%252Falbum34%252FBridalDressCakeAndPresentCake1%3B1715%3B1139

-K8memphis Posted 13 Dec 2013 , 6:35pm

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Thank you for the encourage words, I am afraid ruffles can be to heavy and tear apart icon_mad.gif but I like the idea

 

 

what about sotas? you familiar with those? cornelli lace on steroids

Norasmom Posted 13 Dec 2013 , 7:42pm

Add flowers in a contrasting color!

-K8memphis Posted 13 Dec 2013 , 8:15pm

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Add flowers in a contrasting color!

 

 

good idea and if you did them small to large flowers from the waist down that might balance the proportion

scrumdiddlycakes Posted 13 Dec 2013 , 11:03pm

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

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

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

Ahttp://cakecentral.com/g/i/3155469/a13434480/la-quinceanera/sort/display_order/

anavillatoro1 Posted 18 Dec 2013 , 2:38pm

AThanks again for you help

-K8memphis Posted 18 Dec 2013 , 4:19pm

much improved! i know it was the hit of the celebration

 

y'all did a great job!

anavillatoro1 Posted 18 Dec 2013 , 4:43pm

AIt was! Thank you - k8memphis!

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lcubed83 Posted 19 Dec 2013 , 2:54am

The final cake is beautiful!  Congrats!

anavillatoro1 Posted 19 Dec 2013 , 4:13am

AThank you lcubed83

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