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Originally Posted by DeliciousDesserts View Post

I'm such a wimp.  I critique all my cakes so awfully that I know at least 20 things to do different next time.  Hearing my peers saying them to me is just too much to bare!

You know what's funny? I've entered several cake competitions and it seems like the judges NEVER comment on what I think is the cake's weak points but find their own things to critique.

post #92 of 762
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I'm loving this! I was getting bored with CC and this has made it fun again. I do have a suggestion, though...

 

Could we all be sure to preface our comments with something that indicates it's from the cake club ? I'd hate to see a misinterpretation and have people start offering all kinds of unsolicited critiques icon_cry.gif.

 

Thanks! icon_smile.gif

Linda

 

I've been prefacing my critique comments with PRCC.

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post #93 of 762
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Originally Posted by Elcee View Post

You know what's funny? I've entered several cake competitions and it seems like the judges NEVER comment on what I think is the cake's weak points but find their own things to critique.

Omg! That would be even worse!!!

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!

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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!

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post #94 of 762

I've definitely been putting "Cake Club-" in front of mine.

 

So a competition that I entered way back when I was quite green, I probably lost first place to because of the way my cake was presented, not the cake itself. The table needed to be pretty too! I did take some satin fabric with me, but I just didn't have the eye for it, nor the skills to fancy up the table.

 

So ever since then, I am so critical of cake boards and whatever immediately surrounds the cake. Sometimes it's as simple as just a fondant covering and a piece of ribbon, but it really really finishes the presentation, no matter how simple the cake may be. I think of it like an arrangement of flowers in a clear vase. If the blooms on top are gorgeous are pretty, then take the time to trim the stems and dump out the dirty water before you call it done.

 

I truly believe cakes finished all the way like that warrant an extra bump in what a person charges. Uniformity when it's called for, and an all around polished look is what counts in my book-decorations rate second.

 

So get ready to hear it repeated: no aluminum foil! Cover those boards! Wrap that edge with ribbon! icon_redface.gifjudge.gif

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post #95 of 762


 

Aah, cake. . .the 5th food group!!
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post #96 of 762

I LOVE YOUR GRADING SCALE, K8Memphis!!
 

Aah, cake. . .the 5th food group!!
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post #97 of 762
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I LOVE YOUR GRADING SCALE, K8Memphis!!
 

 

thank you so much, beeskneeskins.

 

i think perfect is srsly over-rated in and of itself--perfect is not art of course--it does have it's place but it's not essential in a 4

 

to me a cake's gotta have that elusive ethereal breath of life to be a 4

 

must create an awe-inspiring jaw dropping wonder in the viewer

 

can't take eyes away wonder

love me some cake buzzzzz

 

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love me some cake buzzzzz

 

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post #98 of 762
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Originally Posted by AZCouture View Post

That's the whole point! Get feedback on what to do next time or what to try a different way to push your work to a higher level! Like if everyone would stop using aluminum foil to cover their presentation board with, BAM! There's an easy improvement right there. Little things like that.


Yes you are so right!

 

Here is one of mine:

http://cakecentral.com/g/i/2884694/a/3281564/lemon-cake-with-smbc-filling-and-frosting-gum-paste-penguines-fondant-igloo-got-the-idea-from-this-site-thanks/

 

Constructive feedbacks are welcome!!

post #99 of 762

I remember this group, too, from years ago.  I love that y'all have started it up again, and I'm eager to get help with my cakes!

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OK, I'm being brave enough to post a recent cake; I need all the critiques I can get! The worst part is the dice; they're lumpy and are sloppily stuck on the cake. I should have done the details on the poker chips with fondant, but they were small and I was running out of time! The brown part of the table was done with 6 separate pieces of MMF, but I think it would have been better/neater/smoother with only 1 long piece,  but I've had long pieces go saggy and wonky on me. Not sure the face down card looks very realistic. Thanks for all your help!

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Originally Posted by shebaben View Post

OK, I'm being brave enough to post a recent cake; I need all the critiques I can get! The worst part is the dice; they're lumpy and are sloppily stuck on the cake. I should have done the details on the poker chips with fondant, but they were small and I was running out of time! The brown part of the table was done with 6 separate pieces of MMF, but I think it would have been better/neater/smoother with only 1 long piece,  but I've had long pieces go saggy and wonky on me. Not sure the face down card looks very realistic. Thanks for all your help!

 

 

Post you link!  We won't bite, I promise :D

post #102 of 762

I'll post one of mine, there's a clearer photo of it before set up in my gallery too. Also the board was covered in red fondant, and finished with a red ribbon but you can't see it in the photo!

 

It was my first 'big' cake, it's a 8-10-12 in MMF. The only request was an UNO theme, it was a gift for a friend and I spent about $45 on ingredients and supplies. 

 

http://cakecentral.com/g/i/2936716/the-finished-uno-cake/u/898072/flat/1/


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post #103 of 762

OOPS - don'tknow how to post a link.....Help???

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I am learning so much from this and I haven't even posted a cake yet.

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