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post #151 of 759
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Originally Posted by Crazy-Gray View Post

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

 

 

if you post a picture--all i can see are the real orchids you must be using to model from ;)

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post #152 of 759
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Originally Posted by -K8memphis View Post

 

 

if you post a picture--all i can see are the real orchids you must be using to model from ;)

 

LOL icon_redface.gif I think they need a lot of work!!! (I aksed my wife for her thoughts: "are they meant to be pink?" she proclaims ....my reply: "um; yes dear they are in fact meant to be pink....." ....."they're ok then" [returns gaze to E-news] .......icon_confused.gif)

 

 

hmmmmm- my commennts/questions are attached to the 2nd pic in the group: the closeup of the flowers (here)

post #153 of 759
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Originally Posted by Crazy-Gray View Post

 

LOL icon_redface.gif I think they need a lot of work!!! (I aksed my wife for her thoughts: "are they meant to be pink?" she proclaims ....my reply: "um; yes dear they are in fact meant to be pink....." ....."they're ok then" [returns gaze to E-news] .......icon_confused.gif)

 

 

hmmmmm- my commennts/questions are attached to the 2nd pic in the group: the closeup of the flowers (here)

 

 

she's adorable! and correct!

 

keep the bulk of the petal thick enough (especially at the wire) but just thin the edges...doesn't work this way for all flowers but will for this one...at least thin the edge enough to obliterate the cutter marks

 

really nice work, gray

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post #154 of 759

It's SO hard to find anything wrong with them................my first impression was OH COME ON, we're being punked because they look so real.  In the closeups the only thing I would strive for is thinner petals.  What I do is roll out my paste thicker in the center to hold the cloth covered wire then cut it out, thin the edges then recut then vein.  Really had to struggle whether or not to even mention it.

post #155 of 759
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Originally Posted by DeniseNH View Post

It's SO hard to find anything wrong with them................my first impression was OH COME ON, we're being punked because they look so real.  In the closeups the only thing I would strive for is thinner petals.  What I do is roll out my paste thicker in the center to hold the cloth covered wire then cut it out, thin the edges then recut then vein.  Really had to struggle whether or not to even mention it.

Thats a great help thank you everyone! I hadnt actually thought of varying the thickness of the petal... I was just rolling out a uniform thickness and cutting then using the ball ended tool on the edges.

I just had a wee play and the bulge hides pretty well at the back if i vein the side that against the worktop when rolling out... Cant wait to make more now!
post #156 of 759

hi!

I havent post anything in ages, but love this thread, Its a very good opportunity to help each other.  I almost cried when I looked at my first cakes, I was so proud and happy with them… but I couldn't see what I see now, all those booboos and mistakes,  they look awful !!!  I just hope that when I come back in a couple of years and look at the cake I did this week, I have the same feeling, because it means that I am getting better and improving, and that is essential.

 

my first fondant cake 

http://cakecentral.com/g/i/16272/a/17272/i-had-a-lot-of-fun-with-this-cake-its-my-first-mmf-one/

 

my first decorated cake 

http://cakecentral.com/g/i/14937/a/15937/this-is-my-first-decorated-cake-for-the-wilton-class-1-i-was-very-nervous-but-i-kind-of-like-at-the-end/

 

the one I did last week (march 2013)

http://cakecentral.com/g/i/2962088/a/3325385/applemark/

post #157 of 759

Just made my third fondant cake. Still need lots of practice and please give me any advice as how to not get discouraged when you have a vision of a cake and the final product doesn't come out exactly like you wanted it to?! TIA

 

 

http://cakecentral.com/g/a/3325698/yellow-orange

post #158 of 759

OK...deep breath...I just posted my very first attempt at using modeling chocolate/candy clay. It was really hard not to list everything wrong with it in the description icon_wink.gif. I feel like I got into the groove of it when I was almost done with the cake. I'd love your feedback!

 

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post #159 of 759

I hope I commented on the right cake.  What part was the modeling chocolate?

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post #160 of 759
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I hope I commented on the right cake.  What part was the modeling chocolate?

Thanks, yes, you commented on the right cake. The top is a modeling chocolate plaque with some inlaid elements and some 3d flowers and leaves. The design on the sides are also modeling chocolate (except for the border). It's been a couple of years since I made a petal shaped cake (and this is only my second), I'd forgotten how hard they are to cover smoothly!

post #161 of 759

Elcee, they are quite a bit more difficult, but it does look good still. And looking at your other cakes you possess very good skill.

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post #162 of 759

@Rodriquez-km, That's a lot of work.  I have stayed away from doing those because I don't want to make all them disc and match them up etc. lol.  Overall it is a nice cake.  The disc should be a little bit more lined up. Will give it a cleaner look.

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post #163 of 759
I have been reading along and agreeing with nearly all the comments.
I only have access to a smart phone which won't let me comment on the photos, but if anyone has time I would love to have my avatar picture done. it is the cake I am most proud of so far in my career, but I know there are any number of things that could be improved upon, thanks
post #164 of 759

Ok I am putting my big girl panties on and will join in on the fun.   I am no where near most of your levels.  I honestly prefer to do cupcakes over cakes but my hubby thinks I need to expand my horizons. 

 

Here's a cake I did awhile ago for my brother and his new wife

http://cakecentral.com/g/a/3325861/other-cakes

post #165 of 759

Cake Club...  Love those lillies.. They are beautiful. The bottom tier looks very smooth as well.  From the pics I could not tell what they were sitting on.  Was that on top of a cake?  You may try adding some leaves to cover up or fill in the space.  You could also bring the flowers in a little tighter.  Practice of the pressure of the bag when your writing as well, When I started doing that I had the same problem.  My instructor taught us not to fill the bag all the way, just about 1/2 way so we get a better control of pressure.  AND for the heart I  would try making a chocolate heart and after it dries adding the initials.  Will give it a smoother look. 

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