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post #166 of 762

Here's one I made for Valentine's Day. (Ignore the cardboard, please - it was just for my family. ;) )

 

I don't make a ton of decorated cakes like most of you do, so I haven't had much chance to work on my fondant technique. It was so frustrating trying to get it smooth...my eyes go straight to the folds. Grr. Anyway, I was....satisfied enough with this, since it was just practice. But I was disappointed it didn't live up to the inspiration photo. What can I do better?

 

http://cakecentral.com/g/i/2923414/a/3304017/i-was-inspired-by-a-cake-i-saw-on-cc-http-cakecentral-com-g-i-2278387-valentine-cake-u-702489-i-havent-done-a-lot-of-fondant-work-so-this-was-just-for-practice-the-fondant-was-michele-fosters-recipe-delicious-this-was-the-first-time-i/
 

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Yes, the honey from the comb is sweet to your taste; know that wisdom is thus for your soul...
Proverbs 24:13b-14a

 

~Licensed, inspected, home-based baker~

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post #167 of 762

Wow, justdesserts, your very hard on yourself.  Aside from a little lumpiness in the fondant of the top tier its a beautifully done cake.  Remember other cakes are for exactly that, Inspiration.  Its very hard to copy exactly another cake.  Even my own designs never come out quite the same when I copy it.

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post #168 of 762
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Originally Posted by justdesserts View Post

Here's one I made for Valentine's Day. (Ignore the cardboard, please - it was just for my family. ;) )

 

I don't make a ton of decorated cakes like most of you do, so I haven't had much chance to work on my fondant technique. It was so frustrating trying to get it smooth...my eyes go straight to the folds. Grr. Anyway, I was....satisfied enough with this, since it was just practice. But I was disappointed it didn't live up to the inspiration photo. What can I do better?

 

http://cakecentral.com/g/i/2923414/a/3304017/i-was-inspired-by-a-cake-i-saw-on-cc-http-cakecentral-com-g-i-2278387-valentine-cake-u-702489-i-havent-done-a-lot-of-fondant-work-so-this-was-just-for-practice-the-fondant-was-michele-fosters-recipe-delicious-this-was-the-first-time-i/
 

 

 

now i like it just fine as is --you're asking what you can do better so--if you made it again right away it would be better --a problem with hobby and occassional bakers is --it's just like how we loose a lot over summer vacation--too much time in between creations/studies

 

if you did this every day for eight hours--move over ron and sylvia, duff and bronwen ;)

 

seriously

anytime you judge somebody and
you judge something that makes them happy 
that's your weakness speaking ~~ hilaria baldwin
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anytime you judge somebody and
you judge something that makes them happy 
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post #169 of 762

Ok prompted from the customer not seeming excited at pick up--I submit my first cake to Peer Review Cake Club!  It was a last min order and they wanted it a bit small.  The Birthday boy was a retired Eye Doctor (not sure how to spell the proper term) lol  and currently a Farmer-cows specifically.  The Barn was a last min addition and a bit sloppy but I seem to feel that I need advice as to make my cakes go from "ok" to "awesome"!  I appreciate all critiques!  =-)

 

 

http://cakecentral.com/g/i/2964435/a/3326754/my-customer-was-a-retired-eye-doctor-and-currenty-was-a-cow-farmer-cake-is-lemon-chiffon-with-lemon-curd-filling-covered-in-fondant-barn-is-fondant-tylose-powder-combination-cows-and-fence-pure-fondant-if-you-look-close-the-cows-are-wearing/

 

Not sure if that posted correctly--

post #170 of 762

That's adorable.  A lot more than they would have gotten from me.  You never know what kind of stress a customer is under when they pick a cake up.  This is a very busy time of year for all, she may have just had a fight with her boss or is facing a dizzying list of stuff to do for Easter.  If she paid for the cake - she accpts what you made for her.  It's not you, it's her.

post #171 of 762

Cake Club.. The design is very cute.  The corners of the cake could be sharper, try chilling the cake before placing the fondant.  I was not especially fond of the glasses they did look out of place, I would have put eye glasses on the cows, make it a bit more whimsical.  I know it was all last minute and that can sometimes be harder on the design.  I think the barn would have been better sitting in the middle of the cake as opposed to toward the back.  Was it just 1 sided?  But still a great cake.

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post #172 of 762
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Originally Posted by auntginn View Post

Cake Club.. The design is very cute.  The corners of the cake could be sharper, try chilling the cake before placing the fondant.  I was not especially fond of the glasses they did look out of place, I would have put eye glasses on the cows, make it a bit more whimsical.  I know it was all last minute and that can sometimes be harder on the design.  I think the barn would have been better sitting in the middle of the cake as opposed to toward the back.  Was it just 1 sided?  But still a great cake.


Thanks Auntginn--if you look at the other pics the cows do have glasses (just small wire ones) The larger glasses were done in a haste as I realized you could barely see the glasses on the cow!  lol  And Yes the barn was just one sided (that's why I opted for the back of the cake!)   LOL  

post #173 of 762

Yes, I saw them on another post.  The cows are very cute, I would have put dark glasses on them.  I guess I just like that kinda stuff tho.

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post #174 of 762

 

Hi everyone. First time submitting a cake for review. Please let me know what you think of my daughter's birthday cake this year.  Just a little background, I just do

cakes for family and friends.  My family tells me they like them but getting feedback from others would be nice.

 

Thank you

Debbie

 

In case I didn't insert correctly, it is the topsy turvy two tier cake.

post #175 of 762
How do I hyper link guys?
post #176 of 762

Debbie, Very cute. Well done from what I can see.  I just got a new monitor and things looks different from the previous one, even tho I have adjusted it.  Do I see a little bit of bulging from the bottom tier?  I can tell if that's what it is or your fondant coloring. Great cake.

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post #177 of 762

Have not posted for review, I've been trying to figure out to post to this site and can't figure it out.  Can somebody please explain it to me.  I just realize I haven't posted any new pics since the change so its been awhile.

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post #178 of 762

Never mind, I got it.  Guess when you haven't done it in a while you forget.  Anyway, Made this for a birthday.  Mother chose colors and design and provided the figures.  This was my 1st time making pillow cakes,  I really enjoyed it.

 

http://cakecentral.com/g/a/3327273/disney-themed-cakes

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post #179 of 762

I had a good look and it must be the coloring.  No bulging from what I can see on my monitor.

post #180 of 762
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How do I hyper link guys?

 

 

do you mean place a link in the post?

 

i don't really know what hyper link is but someone else will if i get this wrong ;)

 

after you hit the 'post a reply' button

 

you will see up there on the bar bordering the top of the reply window all these little choices to edit your post 

 

click on the little blue/green rounded thing between the bulleted list option and the arrows

 

a box will come up and you can post a link in there then hit submit or whatever it says 

 

if that is what you mean?

anytime you judge somebody and
you judge something that makes them happy 
that's your weakness speaking ~~ hilaria baldwin
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you judge something that makes them happy 
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