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Yes its that cake. Its hard to tell the bubbles in the top tier because I tried to squeeze them all out and its quilted. The second tier has ribbon hiding it but it wasn't as bad.

So yeah how the heck do you get them straight? Also how do you get crisp edges instead of rounded ones on cakes?

How do you all attach your fondant? piping gel just on the bottom was how I was taught
 

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Ok I can't find the message again icon_sad.gif but someone posted about dry red velvet cake. They posted they gave up. I am not a red velvet fan however the recipe I found I have people coming back for more time and time again and I can promise you if taken out of the oven as soon as its done you will never have a dry RVC ! If you read this PM me an I will give you the recipe!
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Ok, I've uploaded a photo for review. I would appreciate your comments.
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Lfredden you need to post the link to the photo on this page.  We can then click  on it, go to the photo and comment.

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Here is my link:

 

http://cakecentral.com/g/i/3076499/princess-cake-using-buttercream-frosting-top-tier-is-strawberry-cake-while-bottom-cake-is-chocolate-used-a-diamond-impression-mat-for-the-design-and-bought-the-accessories-to-add-in-the-number-7-is-in-made-out-of-mmf/sort/display_order/

 

My sister and I just started the business 8 months ago so we're still getting used to techniques and getting better at things. It's not completely perfect but it was our first time doing this kind of design so we were happy with the end result :) Would definitely love your critiques!

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I just made a Baby Bump Cake last week for the very first time. It was for a Dr. Seuss theme baby shower. My book was "The Cat in the Hat", the Mommy-to-be wanted her cake with strips on the shirt. I must of stressed out on this design for weeks searching the internet for anything similar. This is what I made: http://cakecentral.com/g/i/3070945/a/3385586/mommy-requested-a-funfetti-cake-made-with-mmf-and-my-butter-cream-frosting-tfl/
Please be gentle, I still look at the pictures and wonder should I've made the white stripes a little bigger. The one thing that I learned from doing her dessert table is - never do a cake like this and make other items to serve 100 people by yourself. To everyone who prepare dessert tables, you are really angels. Thank you!
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I just made a Baby Bump Cake last week for the very first time. It was for a Dr. Seuss theme baby shower. My book was "The Cat in the Hat", the Mommy-to-be wanted her cake with strips on the shirt. I must of stressed out on this design for weeks searching the internet for anything similar. This is what I made: http://cakecentral.com/g/i/3070945/a/3385586/mommy-requested-a-funfetti-cake-made-with-mmf-and-my-butter-cream-frosting-tfl/
Please be gentle, I still look at the pictures and wonder should I've made the white stripes a little bigger. The one thing that I learned from doing her dessert table is - never do a cake like this and make other items to serve 100 people by yourself. To everyone who prepare dessert tables, you are really angels. Thank you!

I commented on your cake and the whole set up. I am personally not a fan on bump cakes - something about cutting a "pregnant" stomach that weirds me out. That being said I love your set up, the theme is prevalent, I am also a BIG Dr. Seuss fan.  The dessert table is beautiful.

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I'd love some feedback on this cake :).  This was the first time I felt comfortable leaving my stacked cakes without a border to hide the join, and also my first attempt at handpainting.  Totally underestimated how time consuming that would be!  Painting the bottom tier took me at least an hour.  

 

Please critique away!    My hubby and I have conflicting thoughts about leaving the top tier blank lol.  http://cakecentral.com/g/i/3077345/a/3389164/baby-shower/sort/display_order/

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Hi All =] 

 

I'm in!! 

I just started teaching myself cake decorating about 6-8 months ago so I would be able to make cool birthday cakes for my son =] 

Friends and family are always really supportive and say great things, but you always wonder what a stranger would think! Any feedback is appreciated!




This was my first ever time working with fondant - just a birthday cake for a friend =]
http://cakecentral.com/g/i/3079673/peacock-cake-this-was-my-very-first-time-working-with-fondant-i-wish-i-hadve-made-the-bird-bigger/u/925217/flat/1/

 

My next attempt - I made this cow cake for my brother in law's birthday

http://cakecentral.com/g/i/3079655/udderly-delightful-didnt-have-a-fondant-smoother-yet-https-www-facebook-com-mjbabycakes189/u/925217/flat/1/

 

Under the Sea cake for a friend - this one I ended up rushing quite a bit and it certainly shows with how uneven it was!

http://cakecentral.com/g/i/3079657/under-the-sea-https-www-facebook-com-mjbabycakes189/u/925217/flat/1/

 

This is my most recent cake - was made for my son just a couple of weeks ago =] Winnie the Pooh!!

http://cakecentral.com/g/i/3079658/winnie-the-pooh-https-www-facebook-com-mjbabycakes189/u/925217/flat/1/

 

 

 

This cake I made for a friend's engagement party - she had said she had lace and burlap to put on it at the event so it was finished there - I just so wish I had've had it prior as I have some changes I would have made and had it looking a lot neater and more finished. ahh wel. 

http://cakecentral.com/g/i/3079682/a/3390566/i-made-this-as-an-engagement-cake-for-one-of-my-best-friends-a-peach-coloured-ruffle-rose-feature-tier-between-2-ivory-tiers-trimmed-with-lace-and-burlap-the-lace-and-burlap-were-placed-on-site-as-my-friend-provided-them-i-wish-i-hadve-collected/

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Hi All =] 

 

I'm in!! 

I just started teaching myself cake decorating about 6-8 months ago so I would be able to make cool birthday cakes for my son =] 

Friends and family are always really supportive and say great things, but you always wonder what a stranger would think! Any feedback is appreciated!




This was my first ever time working with fondant - just a birthday cake for a friend =]
http://cakecentral.com/g/i/3079673/peacock-cake-this-was-my-very-first-time-working-with-fondant-i-wish-i-hadve-made-the-bird-bigger/u/925217/flat/1/

 

My next attempt - I made this cow cake for my brother in law's birthday

http://cakecentral.com/g/i/3079655/udderly-delightful-didnt-have-a-fondant-smoother-yet-https-www-facebook-com-mjbabycakes189/u/925217/flat/1/

 

Under the Sea cake for a friend - this one I ended up rushing quite a bit and it certainly shows with how uneven it was!

http://cakecentral.com/g/i/3079657/under-the-sea-https-www-facebook-com-mjbabycakes189/u/925217/flat/1/

 

This is my most recent cake - was made for my son just a couple of weeks ago =] Winnie the Pooh!!

http://cakecentral.com/g/i/3079658/winnie-the-pooh-https-www-facebook-com-mjbabycakes189/u/925217/flat/1/

 

 

 

This cake I made for a friend's engagement party - she had said she had lace and burlap to put on it at the event so it was finished there - I just so wish I had've had it prior as I have some changes I would have made and had it looking a lot neater and more finished. ahh wel. 

http://cakecentral.com/g/i/3079682/a/3390566/i-made-this-as-an-engagement-cake-for-one-of-my-best-friends-a-peach-coloured-ruffle-rose-feature-tier-between-2-ivory-tiers-trimmed-with-lace-and-burlap-the-lace-and-burlap-were-placed-on-site-as-my-friend-provided-them-i-wish-i-hadve-collected/

 

So, I only did your most recent cake because I don't see how I could be constructive critiquing your very first fondant cake!  Especially since you posted what you said was your most recent cake, and believe me, there are world of improvement from your 1st to your latest!  I think it would be most helpful to you if you focus on where you are NOW versus where you were then.  Know what I mean?

 

Because that Winnie cake is flawless.  Lets start there :D

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Haven't popped in here in ages, sorry! Figured I better check in cause I recommended this thread to lots of people today. Ok I'll tackle mjbabycakes latest wedding cake too. I love the ruffly effect, you know that scares me, cause I'm not sure I would do it right. Yours is wonderfully done! May I suggest that you check out the dvds SugaredProductions, especially the butter cream one. I believe it's called Perfecting the Art of Buttercream. She'll show you how to avoid the lip on the top edges of your cakes, like I see on yours. Do you struggle with that usually? Anyways, that's what catches my eye.
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Thanks for the feedback! 

Ahh that dreaded lip is all I see when I look at the photo too! hehe! It was ganache under fondant - I was rushing to get it done and didn't have my ganache smoothed and finished properly. So annoyed at myself that I didn't take the time to really do it properly! 

 

Thank you for the links though - I haven't used much buttercream at all so I'm sure they'll be very helpful when I tackle it! 

 

I was terrified of the ruffle technique - it came about purely because I was wanting to see if I could do it or not and had a trial on a dummy cake, posted the results, and my girlfriend said that is what she wanted for her engagement cake =] The ruffle layer in that cake is actually a dummy cause I wasn't confident I'd be able to replicate it on an actual cake - so it's the top and bottom tiers that are edible and the middle ruffle is a dummy =]

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P.S: Also a massive thank you as I only found this forum through your facebook post this morning! hehe I was one who posted saying I was a newbie who has talked myself out of a lot of jobs ;)

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P.S: Also a massive thank you as I only found this forum through your facebook post this morning! hehe I was one who posted saying I was a newbie who has talked myself out of a lot of jobs icon_wink.gif
Ah, okx You're very welcome. Ok, so lots of great ganache tutes out there too. There's a popular technique involving acrylic circles.
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