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post #376 of 762

Hi guys, how's everyone doing? It's been a while since I've had a cake to put up for review, however, I've got one now.  It's for my mom's 52nd Luau themed birthday. TFL and TIA for the feedback!

 

http://cakecentral.com/g/i/3082871/a/3392094/this-cake-is-up-for-review-for-the-prcc-this-was-for-my-moms-52nd-luau-themed-birthday-the-cake-is-white-velvet-with-mixed-berry-filling-and-vanilla-bean-imbc-the-cake-is-covered-with-fondarific-fondant-the-trees-coconuts-tiki-man-and-pineapple/

Michelle

 

"The only thing better than a cake is two cakes"

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post #377 of 762

Alright I'm ready for a critique on this one.

http://cakecentral.com/g/i/3077497/a/3389257/this-cake-was-banana-cream-flavor-with-2-layers-torted-with-buttercream-dream-frosting-all-the-shells-were-hand-molded-and-painted-the-cake-is-covered-in-7-different-frosting-colors-and-smoothed-with-bench-scraper/

 

This one I did for my SIL and I hate it so just know its not my fav or best work. She got a free cake. Part of my problem is no direction and this cake is an example of that.

http://cakecentral.com/g/i/3083173/a/3392230/birthday-cakes/

post #378 of 762
Could I please have a critique of this cake? It's my second wedding cake.

http://cakecentral.com/g/i/3083203/a/3392262/round-wedding-cakes/sort/display_order/
post #379 of 762
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Originally Posted by Rosegin View Post

Could I please have a critique of this cake? It's my second wedding cake.

http://cakecentral.com/g/i/3083203/a/3392262/round-wedding-cakes/sort/display_order/

Well, the things that catch my eye aren't the decorating, but the plywood board and the plastic wrap, if that's what I'm seeing. Wedding cakes definitely need their own drum to sit on, rather than the setup here. Were you going for a "tree trunk slice" look with the plywood?
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post #380 of 762
Well, that's what catches my eye, too. Lol

The bride had no plan for what she was going to display her cake on so it ended up being a last minute thing. There is a cake board under there, too. She had mentioned trying to find the tree trunk type thing that she had seen in photos but I guess it didn't pan out...
post #381 of 762
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post #382 of 762

Thanks guys for the critique! Wow, the fact that you all loved the fondant work, I'm blown away. I was so frustrated with it. I worked really hard on that pineapple and tiki. I see what you mean by odd numbers bringing balance. I kept saying to myself, it's missing something. I'll definitely keep that in mind for next time. As for the coconuts, I did have some under the fronds too. The one on top ended up being cosmetic as suppose to accurate. I needed to cover the wires from the fronds. I learned a lot from the experience with modeling chocolate. Next time, I think I'll try it without wires in the leaves, since the pineapple leaves held up so well. I used the upside down frosting method to get my buttercream nice and smooth.

Michelle

 

"The only thing better than a cake is two cakes"

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Michelle

 

"The only thing better than a cake is two cakes"

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post #383 of 762
Thanks for the critique. I, too, was unsure of using those burlap flowers and had discussed it with the bride. But there they are!

As for comments about the execution of this style in buttercream, that is definitely what they wanted. I was given pictures of three buttercream cakes and asked to merge them into one, and so I did.

Thanks for all the tips! I learned a couple things (contact paper!).
post #384 of 762

http://cakecentral.com/g/i/3087513/a/3394729/first-car-cake-ive-made-learned-a-lot-need-cake-that-isnt-so-soft-for-starters-i-used-gelatin-for-the-windshield-with-toothpicks-modeling-chocolate-over-oreos-for-the-wheels-toothpicks-for-the-grill-because-i-didnt-have-an-extracting-tool/

 

Ok here is my latest. I actually did two but the other was so bad I refuse to put it up. Two car cakes for my father and grandfather. I forgot to turn the A/C down and so the worst one melted. Learned my lesson.  So the fondant on this one is really bad.

Ok go critique instruct me in the ways of car cakes..lol...did I mention they take FOREVER>.lol
 

post #385 of 762
Thanks for you review smitty ditty. That was the first time I used a round tip for a border I had no idea that pearl borders werent made the same as a shell. Which I still had little skill with shells at that time as well. I love pearl borders myself and I think I've been practicing a lot consistency wise. Thankyou for the tips on fondant I will use that especially since I stary from white often for coloring.
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post #386 of 762

It really makes a difference what kind of fondant too. I think the MMF is better than wilton but from scratch is the best! Takes a LONG time to dry out.

post #387 of 762

Hi all! This is my most recent cake. It is not perfect....the somewhat ragged edge on monkey bugs me....but it was a work of love to welcome my first grandchild. TIA and TFL

http://cakecentral.com/g/i/3089344/a/3395768/this-was-definitely-a-work-of-love-a-lemon-raspberry-baby-shower-cake-for-my-daughter-in-law-to-celebrate-the-upcoming-arrival-of-my-first-grandchild-d/

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post #389 of 762
Are the reviews only supposed to come from the experts or from anyone? I've gotten great feedback from here and would love to return the favor but I'm not sure if my opinion would mean much to anyone :p
post #390 of 762

they are supposed to be welcome from anyone. But if a cake is way beyond my skill level I do not feel comfortable telling someone what they did wrong.

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