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That looks like a Faye Cahill cake... Here's a blog post by someone who took her class...she describes the lustering process: http://amyrathborne.com/2012/03/03/glamour-finishes-with-faye-cahill/   Sharon Wee also lusters some of her cakes...here's her reply to someone asking about it: http://weelovebaking.blogspot.com/2012/05/ask-me-anything-post-3.html
Here's an old thread about chalks...   Excellent info and even a photo of the brand to buy: http://cakecentral.com/t/684448/how-do-i-find-the-right-color
Here's an exceptional tutorial at a VERY reasonable price: https://www.facebook.com/theroyalbakery/app_251458316228   (Click Royal Bakery Tutorials)   I have it and LOVE it.   Here's another tutorial...it's for a dress shirt, but you may find the way they pieced the cake together helpful...I'm not sure: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=495908508976&set=a.495906293976.254758.116951188976&type=3&theater   (you have to click several pics before to see, there's...
Very, very nice...   I agree about the borders... A buttercream cake can look great with a fondant border (colored fondant balls, for instance), but I don't think it works well the other way around...a fondant cake with a buttercream border.   Also, is that disco dust on the bottom tier?
You've gotten such great advice already, but here's a tutorial for the zebra stripes because (to me personally) that's what's most wrong with the first cake...   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJoGKtopx3o
You can click the FB link below any of my posts, but people are way too kind...I promise you, I ain't nothin' special... I see so much better stuff...daily!!   I haven't heard of anyone using a watered down fondant mixture for smoothing, only as glue.   I wouldn't use a marker unless the fondant surface was very dry...I find they don't work as well. I would go with paint, or I'd roll black fondant paper thin and cut out the spots and just place them on the dog..if...
Ohhh...ok...   I do a practice run for every single thing I model since I have zero prior experience with sculpting. It does get easier...   I wanted to mention also...if you microwave your fondant/gumpaste slightly (less than 10 seconds), then roll it firmly into a ball shape, then model whatever shape you're doing from there, you'll eliminate the cracks.
I'm not sure why you made his head hollow??   You could've made it by starting with a smooth ball shape, placing it in your palms, and rolling it to elongate...almost like a sausage, if you're trying to replicate the salt shaker, I mean.
Here's a tutorial that might help: http://cakecentral.com/b/tutorial/baby-shower-how-to-make-a-baby-rump-cake
There's a must-see FREE class taught by Linda Harden, which you can find here: http://tv.cakemasters.com/pages/course/portal.aspx?courseid=12   The actual design is pretty basic, but preparing the cake for fondant, including ganaching...and after, getting a sharp fondant edge at the top, is really amazing...I learned a lot.   She's a great teacher. I LOVED this class.... She points out that the Wilton smoother (which she doesn't name, but you can clearly identify),...
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