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I was quite happy, searching for how to make a Corpse Bride out of sugar, when I came across this site - http://bakers.cakenweenie.com/100-2/

 

Now, despite 20 odd years experience, and knowing that I'm pretty ok as a decorator, I just want a hug 8O

 

The Abraham Lincoln model is particularly incredible; make sure you check out the detail on the chair! 

 

Some people just have waaay too much talent :grin:

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Oh it's ridiculous how talented they are!! But you shouldn't feel inadequate!! A lot of people must look at your work and think the same thing-" look at how talented she is " so I'm sending you big hugs!!!
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Cakenweenie! I was a participant in that project, mine was Veruca Salt, with an acorn head. Fun times...
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GROUP HUG  :P

It would be impossible to look at advanced High End Cakes like those made by AZCouture and not understand that ours are way way way ...........well.......not like hers. 

 

So I celebrate her skill applaud her business success, wishing her a million dollars worth of profit $$$$$.

 

Then I continue to enjoy my silly little cakes and try out the ideas, tips and techniques that she is kind enough to share.   Partly because I make very good tasting baked goods, no matter the wonky looks. Partly also because mine would never get better without those people sharing theirs.

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AZCouture I just saw her, she was AMAZING!

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silly little cakes...rubbish! No such thing! And here's a virtual hug for you, OP. And I've only gotten where Iam bbecause I am stubbornly nit picky and practiced obsessively. And I'm not done yet, I have a loooong way to go. I will always be an eager student.
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GROUP HUG  :P

It would be impossible to look at advanced High End Cakes like those made by AZCouture and not understand that ours are way way way ...........well.......not like hers. 

 

So I celebrate her skill applaud her business success, wishing her a million dollars worth of profit $$$$$.

 

Then I continue to enjoy my silly little cakes and try out the ideas, tips and techniques that she is kind enough to share.   Partly because I make very good tasting baked goods, no matter the wonky looks. Partly also because mine would never get better without those people sharing theirs.

 

This!  Especially this:

 

~~Then I continue to enjoy my silly little cakes and try out the ideas, tips and techniques that she is kind enough to share. Partly because I make very good tasting baked goods, no matter the wonky looks. Partly also because mine would never get better without those people sharing theirs.

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I think that if you look at the cakes shown in my Flickr "Baked Goods" set (link in signature), they might make you feel a little less inadequate.

 

By way of analogy:

I am, at age 51, a student musician. I began junior college piano classes in my late 40s, with the first semester followed almost immediately by private organ lessons (yes, I do mean like in real pipes).

 

As a musician, I will likely remain a ham-handed beginner for the rest of my natural life. But that doesn't keep me from enjoying performances by violinists like Itzhak Perlman, Midori, Hilary Hahn, Leila Josefowicz, and Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, or cellists like Yo-Yo Ma, or trumpeters like Alison Balsom, or flutists like Sir James Galway, or organists like Pamela Decker, Peter Sykes, Diane Belcher, Gabriel Dessauer, Chelsea Chen, or Felix Hell, or the recorded legacy left behind by the likes of Maurice Andre, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Jacqueline du Pre, and E. Power Biggs. Indeed, I can sit there and be humbled by kids with wall-to-wall chops (e.g., Karen Electra Christianson on the East Coast, and Suzy Webster on the west coast, whom I first heard when she was barely out of kindergarten!), who can play me under the table without breaking a sweat, and thoroughly enjoy it.

 

I may feel humbled, but I don't feel inadequate. Indeed, my own musical adventures make me that much more appreciative of the talents of others, because I understand what's involved.

 

You are worthwhile. Your skills as a decorator may not put you in the same league as some, but they undoubtedly put you far beyond others, and they give you a far greater understanding of what you're looking at than others.

James H. H. Lampert
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post #9 of 47
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Thanks all for the hugs:D It's funny, I know I can hold my own, but then you see such awesome talent, and the incredible imagination, design and craftsmanship that goes into those pieces and suddenly you feel like a beginner again! icon_biggrin.gif

AZCouture - was your design on the link I posted? I couldn't see it when I looked again (admittedly whilst being chatted at by the kids so slightly distracted), but if you can point me at it I'd love to have a peek!
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So let's see some of your work.

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....private organ lessons (yes, I do mean like in real pipes).

Did you just make a funny? icon_wink.gif

Lizzybug, that website doesn't agree with my phone, so I can't link you to it. The background is a blue and white swirly pattern, and what I made is a figurine representing Veruca Salt from the Tim Burton version of Willy Wonka. Since ir was a squirrel room with "bad nuts", instead of geese and golden eggs, I gave Veruca an acorn for a head. icon_smile.gif
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I'm not one to try to compare my work with anyone else, never did, not even in the beginning. That doesn't mean I don't lust after some decorators and wish I could do some of the things they can. Geez, let's see. I wish I could make a GP rose like Robert Haynes. Perfect square tiers? Gateaux, Inc. is my current crush for spectacular squares. Planet Cake are the masters of the true madhatters, not the weird topsy turvy cakes with holes cut out of the tops of tiers and are straight sided. I love Stevi's unique and picture perfect edible paper and cake designs (Hey There, Cupcake), Cake Opera is my all time crush, for the sheer decadence and romance of their designs....so trust me, most of us have our idols!
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That sounds excellent! I'll have a proper look tomorrow when the kids are busy icon_biggrin.gif
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....private organ lessons (yes, I do mean like in real pipes).


Did you just make a funny? icon_wink.gif

 

 

Uh, no. Haven't you noticed my avatar? Have a look at the relevant page of my web site.

 

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Lizzybug, that website doesn't agree with my phone, so I can't link you to it. The background is a blue and white swirly pattern, and what I made is a figurine representing Veruca Salt from the Tim Burton version of Willy Wonka. Since ir was a squirrel room with "bad nuts", instead of geese and golden eggs, I gave Veruca an acorn for a head. icon_smile.gif

 

Uh, the room full of squirrels sorting nuts came from the original novel. I have an old enough edition that the Oompa-Loompas were a tribe of cacao-bean-craving African pygmies, although I understand that there are still older editions with some name changes.

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post #15 of 47
Uhhhhh, ok. And of course you weren't making a funny, how silly of me.
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