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post #16 of 30
Hey guys, ive been so busy this week. I started making what I call "Heaven in a jar" and it's been on fire requested from my friends and family. I did two cakes this week and a bunch of Valentine's day orders. Still learning but i have definitely seen growth in my cake decorating skills. Here are the pics. 400
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Plus I did cookies, cupcakes. ..etc.

@SweetShop5 your cakes are amazing!!!

@LizzieAylett I love your heart cake!
@beesknees your cake is a masterpiece
@catlharper your cupcakes are adorable
post #17 of 30
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how did you do the petals on the bottom tier of the cake with the tiara on top?

I just cut out circles and used the ball tool for the ruffles.

post #18 of 30
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I just cut out circles and used the ball tool for the ruffles.

Oh ok thank you 😃 im doin a baby shower cake an the belly part have petals jus like this

post #19 of 30
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Oh ok thank you 😃 im doin a baby shower cake an the belly part have petals jus like this

No problem! I hope it works out :)

 

@leilossweetshop thank you!!

post #20 of 30

Here's my cake for the week.  I traded some horseback riding lessons for my daughter in exchange for the cake!  She wanted a valentine's cake with either a fishing, horse or Ukranian theme....I picked horse!  I love when I get free reign in the design, I wanted to practice painting with the food pastes.  I have zero background in painting or anything like that so I was pretty pleased with how it turned out.  I had a hard time making it not look streaky, which I finally just started to work the streakiness into the design because I couldn't get the colour uniform.  Any tips on painting with vodka and food gels?

 

Traded this cake for horseback riding lessons for my daughter! Chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream and marshmallow fondant. Horses are hand painted.

 

BeesKnees, that cake looks incredible.  I know what you mean, though!  I throw inner tantrums as well when a fantastic cake I make goes by without a blip!  I feel egocentric as well and then wonder if I'm a spoiled brat who just needs my ego stroked...it must come with the artistic territory!  I was doing the happy dance with one of last week's cakes (posted below because I'm egocentric, lol!) because I finally had enough likes on a cake to make it into the top five on the home page.  That glow carried me all week!

 

 

Chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream and marshmallow fondant.. Silhouette is hand painted with marshmallow fondant details.

 

Lizzie - I love the heart cake!  I didn't notice the imperfections until I read you pointing them out!

post #21 of 30
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luvmykids: I adore the horse cake! I, like you, have no background in drawing or painting so whenever something I hand paint comes out well I'm just thrilled! You did something really ambitious and you did it very well!  I love the baby shower cake too. SO cute! And,yes, the need for validation is one of the reasons this weekly forum works. We can all get some sort of feedback from here even if our work was totally overlooked in the main galleries!

 

Cat

post #22 of 30

Thanks, guys :-)

 

Luvmykids, I agree with Cat - that horse cake is amazing!  I think the unevenness of the colour looks very natural.  It gives some movement and life to the horses.

 

Both Sweetshops, you are amazing getting all those done.  I often wonder how people cope with getting lots of cake requests.  Is this a full-time business for you?  Or do you fit those in around life?

post #23 of 30
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Not finished yet but my first go with ganaching with a board on top and loving it.
post #24 of 30
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Thanks, guys :-)

 

Luvmykids, I agree with Cat - that horse cake is amazing!  I think the unevenness of the colour looks very natural.  It gives some movement and life to the horses.

 

Both Sweetshops, you are amazing getting all those done.  I often wonder how people cope with getting lots of cake requests.  Is this a full-time business for you?  Or do you fit those in around life?

Definitely not a full time business, I just do it for fun :)

post #25 of 30

Last cake for this weekend!

 

Portuguese soccer team (FCP Porto) birthday cake

post #26 of 30

Here's another cake I did for a friend's birthday - well, that was my excuse.  It was really a chance to indulge myself and try out some gumpaste flowers.  I had some difficulty with the lily petals - the wire kept sticking through them.  Any tips on how to prevent that?  I enjoyed making the hydrangeas; using petal dusts is very satisfying!  The roses were actually fondant ones left over from a previous cake, but I thought they fitted in on this one too.

 

 

 

I'm pleased how they turned out for a first time, but was really upset that, having had to rush out to do the teas at church and leaving my husband to take the photos (which he normally does, but I'm usually there to guide as to angles etc), I didn't check them before we gave my friend the cake.  I know it is a little thing, but he didn't quite get the angles right and I was so sad.  The cake looked so much better composed from the right angle!

 

Ah, well, my friend enjoyed the surprise, and I have learnt several things, so it is all to the good... :-P

post #27 of 30
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I've finished. Been playing with royal icing.
post #28 of 30
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I've finished. Been playing with royal icing.

Love the piping on the side of the cake!

post #29 of 30
Thank you. Bit uneven but not bad for a first go. I do enjoy royal icing.
post #30 of 30

First, I speak for the whole community and say we're so sorry that you didn't get the reaction this cake certainly deserves.  It's totally awesome.  You'll notice that when we're nearing any holiday, chat goes way down because we're all busy filling our customers orders.  Same with eBay, very little bids near a holiday.  Everyone is so busy.  And the last point I want to make is that if you're happy with your creations, that's all that really matters.  Creating a work of art like you did has to make you feel all warm and proud of yourself.  Totally gorgeous.

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