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First fondant cake, don't be harsh.

post #1 of 25
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Guys,

 

This is my first fondant cake, and I'm super nervous posting this. I am not terribly proud of it in some ways, but proud in others. I learned a lot while making this cake as a gift for my mom. I am putting myself out there by posting this picture because I feel like we're a community and people often share their work when they just begin. 

 

I made several key mistakes with this cake as you can see, haha. But like I said, I have learned a few things. icon_biggrin.gif

 

Thanks for viewing.

post #2 of 25

Hmmmmmmm. Looks good to me! Love the plaque, I really dig making plaques.

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So you have a couple minor little wee details to iron out. Lemme tell you this, in all honesty. Better than 90% of what you'll see round my parts from people who have been doing it for YEARS! Mine wasn't even as close to looking this good on my first second, or probably 4th attempt. 

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post #4 of 25

Very nice, I'm still practicing :)

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Thank you Enga and Jamie.

 

Jamie, you are truly an inspiration and to receive such high compliments from you makes my day!

post #6 of 25

I think you did a great job!!! Very cute.
 

post #7 of 25

Your welcome ibeeflower, I think my problem is that I roll the fondant too thin, it always cracks and tears, terrified of fondanticon_surprised.gif!

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So you have a couple minor little wee details to iron out. Lemme tell you this, in all honesty. Better than 90% of what you'll see round my parts from people who have been doing it for YEARS! Mine wasn't even as close to looking this good on my first second, or probably 4th attempt. 

Same here! I still make a mess sometimes. And I didn't start working with fondant until about 4-5 years ago.  I've worked with buttercream for 25 years, and didn't get good until 18 years in. lol! It is amazing what the internet can teach you!)

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post #9 of 25

It looks amazing, I've done probably 6 or 7 fondant cakes now and they don't look this good. 

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post #10 of 25

I think you did awesome, I love the over sized bow on top :) You can definitely out-decorate most of the bakeries in my town, lol.

post #11 of 25
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Thank you for your kinds words :) I have learned a lot from Cake Central thanks to all the members. 

 

Scrumddidlycakes: Really, the big bow? I thought it was too big, lol. I failed to measure the bow compared to the cake size. But thank you!

post #12 of 25
It looks fantastic! I made my first fondant cake earlier this week icon_smile.gif
post #13 of 25

It is adorable!  I think you did a wonderful job.  I'm still struggling with fondant myself and some of mine don't come out as nice as yours!

post #14 of 25

I think you did a great job.  It looks much better then my first fondant covered cake and I took a class to help me out!  Remember we are our harshest critics!  The majority of people will look at this cake and seen absolutely nothing wrong with it.  So be proud of your great work!

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It looks fantastic! I made my first fondant cake earlier this week icon_smile.gif

Yay us for making our first fondant cakes!

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