How Do I Learn To Avoid Overdecoratingitis..............

Decorating By MBalaska Updated 8 May 2014 , 11:19am by Mimimakescakes

MBalaska Posted 8 May 2014 , 12:04am
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Isn't that the official term for putting too much crap on a cake when just a few touches of something would do?

 

How in the world do you superb cake decorating 'Artists' know when to stop, when enough is enough, and just back-away-from-the cake....... It is beyond me

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howsweet Posted 8 May 2014 , 12:17am
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I don't know - I'm kind of naturally a minimalist. Maybe like they say with jewelry: Put on what you think is right and then remove one piece.

howsweet Posted 8 May 2014 , 12:19am
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Maybe this is helpful - I often make more decorations than needed. Don't feel compelled to put them on just because you made them, you know?

enga Posted 8 May 2014 , 12:19am
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Think like Coco Chanel, lol

 

"When accessorizing always take off the last thing you put on"

 

 

 

 

as you wish Posted 8 May 2014 , 12:29am
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AI always figure it's enough around the time I think "Screw it, I'm tired! I'm not getting paid enough for this!"

MBalaska Posted 8 May 2014 , 12:58am
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Originally Posted by as you wish 

I always figure it's enough around the time I think "Screw it, I'm tired! I'm not getting paid enough for this!"

I like that answer.  :) 

 

and the Coco Chanel advice,  what a gal she was. "“I don't understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little - if only out of politeness. And then, you never know, maybe that's the day she has a date with destiny. And it's best to be as pretty as possible for destiny.”" Coco Chanel

 

 

I feel compelled to fill in every blank space of icing sometimes..........

AZCouture Posted 8 May 2014 , 2:09am
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I always figure it's enough around the time I think "Screw it, I'm tired! I'm not getting paid enough for this!"

Hahahaha! I'm a minimalist too. I find clean lines and simple touches most attractive of all when I look at other cakes.

Mimimakescakes Posted 8 May 2014 , 11:19am
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You have to learn to listen to that internal voice that says , "step away from the cake " . 

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