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post #436 of 761

I would love some feedback on this one too.  My first purse cake, and it turned out better than I expected though there is tons of room for improvement.  Planning to attempt another one after I get feedback on this guy and then see how number 2 turns out!

 

The checkered pattern was done by cutting individual colored squares, sticking them together and then gently rolling over the whole thing to create a new sheet of fondant -- thats why there is a lot of distortion.  I know there has to be a better way to do this, would love suggestions on that as well!

 

http://cakecentral.com/g/i/3072660/a/3386614/clothing-shoe-purse/sort/display_order/

post #437 of 761

OK..this was my first cake dummy. I am practicing me skills. working towards maybe one day doing wedding cakes. I know it isn't perfect but it is the best I have done to date. Fire away with honesty. I really want to improve so honest feedback is what I need...

This is a dummy cake. I am practicing in hopes of one day making wedding cakes.

post #438 of 761
Batterup, it's easier for us if you paste the link. Otherwise we have to go search in your gallery.

www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
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www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
(4 photos)
 
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post #439 of 761

I think you have a good start, but something about the tail plumage troubles me. It is difficult to describe, but I get the feeling of a towel draped over the cake. Perhaps if you placed the individual feathers in more of a graduating U shaped pattern instead of in linear rows? The head is beautiful, but I think I'd personally like the whole bird a little  better if you carried the roundness of the body a little further so he wouldn't look quite like he is "swimming" in a white lake.

 I love the flowers and the minimal decoration, allowing the peacock to take the stage. It is a very beautiful cake and I feel like a heel for even finding issues with it. I am interested if seeing what the others say. But I think you are well on your way to wedding cakes. It already is far above some I've seen.

 

(Hee hee, I hope you get lots of orders for peacocks.)

 

Jan

If you have knowledge, let others light their candles on it.

Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby.
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If you have knowledge, let others light their candles on it.

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post #440 of 761

Don't feel like a heel! This is what I need to hear....Thank you for your feedback

 

http://cakecentral.com/g/i/3096274/a/3400041/round-wedding-cakes/

 

Oh and Jan...working with dummies is a lot easier than real cakes. I am far from ready...


Edited by BatterUpCake - 9/8/13 at 4:16pm
post #441 of 761

Ok I just reviewed the last few. I for some reason find the dummies harder...don't ask me why I don't know lol. I'm working on some now.

post #442 of 761

OK, I think I'm getting the itch to try a purse cake now. But here is the closest I've attempted so far. I'm afraid that the purse will be a lot more complicated, but this whole thread is such a good learning experience.

 

I'm even contemplating covering a dummy. There seems to be a 50/50 split whether it's easier or more difficult. I've gotta try for myself. Onward and upward....!

 

<a href="http://cakecentral.com/g/i/2365919/a/2366919/i-had-ambivalent-feelings-re-making-this-cake-she-is-only-6yrs-old-and-i-felt-the-subject-was-a-little-too-old-for-her-but-she-was-being-given-a-sleep-over-party-where-all-her-little-friends-were-to-be-playing-dress-up-so-i-relented-the-cake-is/"><img src="http://cakecentral.com/image/id/68697/width/400/flags/LL"></a>

 

Jan

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post #443 of 761
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You can do a purse!! It's really pretty simple...

post #444 of 761
I agree, please do try a purse! I actually think its more forgiving because you don't want everything to be perfectly straight and precise. Real purses aren't icon_wink.gif. The trick is all in the details and all your work that I have seen shows that you can handle details no problem. Do it do it do it! icon_biggrin.gif
post #445 of 761
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Originally Posted by Hrudhi View Post
 

I am new to cake central and would like the following done please. I'm just really starting out and this is my first 2 tier cake and my first attempt at hand painting.

would love to hear from you guys........

 

http://cakecentral.com/g/i/3091900/a/60/cake-based-on-book-guess-how-much-i-love-you-first-attempt-on-a-2-tier-cake-and-first-attempt-on-hand-painting/

 

 

That is beautiful. Your hand painting is wonderful.  Your drawings must also be good.  

post #446 of 761

Hi everyone! This is my first wedding cake. Looking at the picture now, I can see there are areas that could be a lot cleaner (especially borders!).. Let me know what you think!

http://cakecentral.com/g/i/3097050/a/3400568/first-wedding-cake-far-from-perfect-but-gotta-start-somewhere/

 

Marissa :)

post #447 of 761

Took your advice and it really helped make the cake look complete!    Sadly, I got a late start and ran out of time on this one.   I had ZERO time to to do touch ups to the painting.  Towards the end I was even rushing just to slap the paint on there and stop smoothing it :-(    But the cake board, haha, the cake board took me forever to cover but it was worth it!    Its my 2nd cube cake, and my 1st hand painted cake.  Its a cake meant to look like a traditional pacific native american art called "bentwood boxes."

http://cakecentral.com/g/i/3097376/a/3400735/handpainted-fondant-panels-attached-to-buttercream-6-inch-square-cake-just-over-6-inches-tall/sort/display_order/

post #448 of 761
post #449 of 761

So glad I stumbled on this thread today!  This is exactly what I need!  

 

Not sure I have much to "critique" but I know I am WAY open to suggestions. ;-)

 

Here's a go:  This was my first (and so far only) pillow cake:

 

http://cakecentral.com/g/i/3095207/default/sort/display_order/

post #450 of 761
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Originally Posted by Herekittykitty View Post

I have one for y'all if you would be so kind.

Made for my neighbor's wife who was turning 50-something and is into cardmaking - scrapbooking as a hobby.  I made several card faces for decorations in the colors of her choice.  I am aware the ribbon around the top tier is wonky, the fondant just wouldn't firm up.  Other than that, I feel it is missing something that would have just pulled the whole thing together.  That is my greatest weakness, the final details.

http://cakecentral.com/g/i/2940215/made-for-my-neighbors-wife-who-does-card-making-as-a-hobby/#order

I really appreciate your thoughts. 


Maybe the top tier could have been a paler shade of the green. Other than that its an awesome idea I love it.
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