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post #136 of 762
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Thank you all for posting a cake!  Sorry I've been slammed this past week otherwise I'd be reminding people to post and review.  But now that I'm here, hey everyone!  Don't forget to review your fellow cakers!

 

I do have an observation - although everyone is encouraged to post a cake, I think it might be a little intimidating when darn-near flawless cakes are posted for critique.  I'm not saying to NOT do that, but I am saying, if you are newer, please don't hesitate to ask for feedback on your cake if you are intimidated!  It's because of the people on CC that I was able to improve.

 

To show you how much, here's my very 1st fondant cake from 2010:

 

 

 

Oh yeah, baby.  Look at those corners.  That bulging.  The stylish and well placed "flower".  The border.  NAILED IT!  LOL.  No critique needed, I just want people to put myself out there so that people feel comfy posting.  We ALL started somewhere!

post #137 of 762

I am realizing more and more that I am not a good cake designer. I can decorate, but coming up with original ideas and spacing, flow, etc., is not my strong point. Perhaps cake layout comes with time, we will see as I do more. Here is one of my "original" designs. I wasn't happy with the way it came out, but I'm not sure how to make it have that airy whimsical look and still have it look cohesive. Thoughts?

 

This is one I'd want to do over in all the spare time I don't have. icon_smile.gif

 

http://cakecentral.com/g/i/2950294/a/3318695/a-birthday-cake-for-my-sister-not-really-happy-with-the-way-this-came-out-but-she-loved-it-she-is-such-a-free-spirit-type-she-wanted-a-monochromatic-butterfly-cake-the-cake-looked-better-on-my-sketch-than-it-did-on-the-cake-chocolate-cake-with/

 

Thanks in advance for your time!

post #138 of 762

Alright, I'll be brave. But seriously, how you people ask for feedback on cakes that look like they belong in a museum is beyond me icon_confused.gif icon_biggrin.gif

 

Final cake for Wilton Course 3 (gumpaste flowers)

First covered fondant cake ever

Never used a quilting mat

First fondant border

 

I can already pick out what I would do differently and add since I only had limited time, but I'd like to see what you pros would do!

 

http://cakecentral.com/g/i/2957871/default/sort/display_order/

 

PS - please ignore the gross background :)

post #139 of 762

OK, I've taken a deep breath and here goes: This is the cake I am most embarrassed about. (FromScratchSF, it makes your first fondant one look professional!) It has taught me not to let the child design the cake, but rather use my own judgement. I got so caught up in making all the elements she so loved from the book that it was terribly overdone.

 

So, have at it. I am braced. I'm sure you can find things that even I haven't noticed.

It should give everyone a good feeling about their first cakes.icon_biggrin.gif

 

<a href="http://cakecentral.com/g/i/2081755/for-those-unfamiliar-with-the-fancy-nancy-of-childrens-books-she-is-a-little-girl-for-whom-nothing-can-be-too-fancy-gaudy-blng-ly-or-yes-even-garish-hence-this-over-the-top-cake-i-took-several-elements-from-the-book-and-made-them-out-of-gum/u/700117/flat/1/"><img src="http://cakecentral.com/image/id/320358/width/400/flags/LL"></a>

 

Jan

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post #140 of 762

Perfection, seriously.............Wish my fondant was that smooth.  I would have made a few green or white even, leaves and tucked them between the flowers.  You did great cake buddy.

post #141 of 762

This was in response to tdovewings question.

post #142 of 762
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Originally Posted by milkmaid42 View Post

OK, I've taken a deep breath and here goes: This is the cake I am most embarrassed about. (FromScratchSF, it makes your first fondant one look professional!) It has taught me not to let the child design the cake, but rather use my own judgement. I got so caught up in making all the elements she so loved from the book that it was terribly overdone.

 

So, have at it. I am braced. I'm sure you can find things that even I haven't noticed.

It should give everyone a good feeling about their first cakes.icon_biggrin.gif

 

<a href="http://cakecentral.com/g/i/2081755/for-those-unfamiliar-with-the-fancy-nancy-of-childrens-books-she-is-a-little-girl-for-whom-nothing-can-be-too-fancy-gaudy-blng-ly-or-yes-even-garish-hence-this-over-the-top-cake-i-took-several-elements-from-the-book-and-made-them-out-of-gum/u/700117/flat/1/"><img src="http://cakecentral.com/image/id/320358/width/400/flags/LL"></a>

 

Jan


Well you asked for it! :D   First of all, you know it's too cluttered.   It might have helped not to have the quilted background with the dots--a plain pink would have served as a neutral background and highlighted all your elements and decor better.  At the very least the removal of the dots would have helped--or if you had put tiny flowers in their place and not made any more to add to the cake, and leave the butterflies off...or put one on the crown if you wanted.  

I think I would have clustered  some of the items together  instead of spreading them all out  (or remove some).   Your tiers look a little squatty...taller ones would have helped with the clutter.   Nothing I'm saying is probably anything you haven't thought of too! ;)

Now for the good news...I think you did a great job.  Your decor is awesome and you nailed the 'Fancy Nancy' theme!   The most important thing is that the little girl probably loved it and couldn't have cared less about it being too busy--and you learned from the experience.  No need for embarrassment!  Great job!

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post #143 of 762

I'll be brave and post my first and only two fondant cakes. I like the first one much better than the secon one (drum). For the drum it was very hot and humid so the fondant was turning into a disaster and I didn't know what to do since I didn't know much!

 

Here's my very first fondant cake (owl)

http://cakecentral.com/g/i/2949392/my-first-fondant-cake/u/909183/flat/1/#order=4&albumId=8&nextId=2951639&prevId=2949160&imageId=2949392&imageESOId=7717071&fullUrl=%2Fg%2Fi%2F2949392%2Fmy-first-fondant-cake%2Fflat%2F1%2Fu%2F909183%2Fu%2F909183%2Fflat%2F1&fullSrc=http%3A%2F%2Fcdn.cakecentral.com%2F3%2F31%2F900x900px-LL-31f17d44_900x900px-LL-c5104fff_531592_3197455983794_1183905817_n.jpeg&thumbSrc=http%3A%2F%2Fcdn.cakecentral.com%2F3%2F31%2F50x50px-ZC-31f17d44_900x900px-LL-c5104fff_531592_3197455983794_1183905817_n.jpeg&description=My+first+fondant+cake&original=http%3A%2F%2Fcdn.cakecentral.com%2F3%2F31%2F31f17d44_900x900px-LL-c5104fff_531592_3197455983794_1183905817_n.jpeg&setName=&urlSlug=my-first-fondant-cake

 

 

And here's my second one (drum)

http://cakecentral.com/g/i/2951639/second-time-working-with-fondant/u/909183/flat/1/#order=3&albumId=8&nextId=2951640&prevId=2949392&imageId=2951639&imageESOId=7760807&fullUrl=%2Fg%2Fi%2F2951639%2Fsecond-time-working-with-fondant%2Fflat%2F1%2Fu%2F909183%2Fu%2F909183%2Fflat%2F1&fullSrc=http%3A%2F%2Fcdn.cakecentral.com%2F8%2F8f%2F900x900px-LL-8fc2190d_551053_3270969101576_578326068_n.jpeg&thumbSrc=http%3A%2F%2Fcdn.cakecentral.com%2F8%2F8f%2F50x50px-ZC-8fc2190d_551053_3270969101576_578326068_n.jpeg&description=second+time+working+with+fondant%0D%0A&original=http%3A%2F%2Fcdn.cakecentral.com%2F8%2F8f%2F8fc2190d_551053_3270969101576_578326068_n.jpeg&setName=&urlSlug=second-time-working-with-fondant

post #144 of 762
Thread Starter 

Yay!  SO glad people are posting more stuff!  I hope you are all getting the feedback you were hoping for!

 

And as a reminder, please do not leave your feedback or critique here in this thread, please leave those comments on the individual's photo.

post #145 of 762

Here's my latest cake up for review. I took the advice given by the members of the club, and started covering the board. :)

 

http://cakecentral.com/g/i/2958559/a/3323394/jungle-theme-baby-shower-cake/

post #146 of 762

Hi everyone! 

 

Im putting my baby up for critique.. :( Of course she's beautiful to me but I'd like some feedback to improve my skills. I won't make excuses for why its not prefect but I will say this, it's been 9 years since I've made a wedding cake for someone... Enough said. Lol Any tips, tricks, video and tools you want to share will be greatly appreciated. 

 

 

http://cakecentral.com/g/i/2945872/image-jpg/

 

 

Thanks again, 

DeeDee

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post #147 of 762

Would love to put my 2c worth.in....

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post #148 of 762

Count me in.  I was a member back then and if I remember right, those that could see your cakes for critiquing were the members of the group.  But I also remember that more often than not the comments were simply statements like "Nice Job, Looks good, Beautiful, etc."  Please don't get me wrong, everyone including myself loves to hear these words especially from your peers.  I would love to have constructive criticism that will push me to do better.  IMHO.  Thanks for bringing up this group again.

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post #149 of 762

Heres a cake I've just done with the help from comments on my last cake i posted. I used a icing dam but its still not quite right.

 

 http://cakecentral.com/g/i/2959827/a/3324132/-/sort/display_order/

post #150 of 762

May I ask for some reviews on my first shot at sugar flowers please? I'm desperate to keep making flowers now they're so striking- plus I learned lots of things I really really want to improve on: so I'll just have to make more!! lol

 

http://cakecentral.com/g/a/3324517/birthday-cake-photos

 

Thank you :)

 

...and I promise to help with my own reviews once my brother's wedding cake is done! icon_eek.gif

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