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post #16 of 37
Hi, you shouldn't get discouraged. Your cakes and cookies are great and you will get even better. Just keep practicing and don't be too hard on yourself. No one is born knowing how to make perfect cakes icon_smile.gif Just keep doing what you love and have fun, it's most important. Good luck and hope to see more of your work!
post #17 of 37
Check out my photos I have posted every cake I ever made in order that I made them go back to my first page all the way to my most recent cake they weren't always ok some of them are pretty bad but I kept on practicing and I fell proud of all of them and look forward to getting better, keep on baking don't give up
post #18 of 37
I feel the same way about my cakes but I don't make a lot , so I know that the more I practice, the better I'll get !! Everyone does icon_biggrin.gif
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post #19 of 37
I was watching the "Next Food Network Star" star this weekend and they had to decorate a wedding cake for the contest and your cakes could beat thiers. (I know it made me feel better not being a professional myself) There wasn't one cake there that I couldn't duplicate, and the winner was a very simple cake covered in fondant with small poka dots. So just think you could a better cake than these T.V. contestants!!!!!!!! Hope that makes you feel better! icon_biggrin.gif
post #20 of 37
Oh goodness.. I feel the same way. I am apprehensive about posting a cake picture sometimes because I don't feel that I am any good.. or at least not as good as a lot of ppl here.. but keep practicing and it'll get better. The one good thing about cake is.. you can always eat the evidence.. icon_wink.gif
post #21 of 37
You're not alone. I feel the same way, too, sometimes. But, I remind myself that I've done my best and that I will only continue to get better as I practice and decorate more cakes. I've already gleaned so many tips/tricks/ideas from this site that have helped me improve... and you will, too! Your cakes look good now... nothing to be ashamed about. Keep practicing and don't be afraid to post your finished creations!! thumbs_up.gif
post #22 of 37
I hear you some of these cakes are show room quality, mine needless to say are not either. I look at it this way in life, there is always someone better off than me and there is always someone worse off than me. Look at the joy you bring doing for others. We do get a little better here and there, practice does help I'm learning that late. Cough , Cough 52 here. Anyway , keep pressing on. Your stuff looks good to me. Whenever I feel down about my cakes I go take a look at the grocery store to see what people are paying for. Now that's depressing. Sorry for all you good decoraters in the grocery Dept. We need you in my neck of the woods. Hahahahahahaha.........................Don't give up or give in!!!!!!! Keep baking..............................
post #23 of 37
Don't let it get you down. We all have to be beginners at some point. I have only been decorating for a little over a year and although I do my best I don't expect my cakes to look as good as someone that has been decorating for 10 years. (I wish they did LOL). People at work always think my cakes are the greatest, but they don't know any better. Compared to the beautiful work on this site, my cakes look like kindergarten.
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post #24 of 37
I too feel the same way. I know it takes time and tons of practice to get better. So i have hope. I try to look at the one nice thing i've done with my cake then the bad. There's a few cakes i've made that i couldn't even bare to take a picture of. There's other cakes i've posted here that are just horrible to me. But i figured i'll post them and share, good or bad.
post #25 of 37
I didn't read every post that's been made since the first one so I hope I'm not repeating someone. Don't get discouraged! Look back at my cakes. I started out not even knowing how to ice a cake. I always baked a cake in the pan & iced in the pan. I never even knew how to take a cake out of a pan icon_smile.gif Some of my cakes are really sad but I had to start somewhere. I have gotten better in 3 years & hopefully will continue to get better. I'm still not a pro eventhough I hope to be one day! thumbs_up.gif Don't get discouraged. icon_wink.gif Just keep practicing & don't be afraid to try new techniques & take more classes & ask lots & lots of questions. You will only learn more & your talent will improve~ icon_biggrin.gif
"Learn from a turtle... it only makes progress when it sticks it's neck out"
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"Learn from a turtle... it only makes progress when it sticks it's neck out"
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post #26 of 37
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Originally Posted by tcturtleshell

.... I always baked a cake in the pan & iced in the pan. I never even knew how to take a cake out of a pan icon_smile.gif



omg that's right! I remember that was the only way we had cake as a kid! And we fought over the middle piece because it was bigger, because of the doming! Trim it? Make it flat on top? Heck NO ONE had ever heard of doing that?

We've come a long way, baby! thumbs_up.gif
post #27 of 37
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Originally Posted by indydebi

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Originally Posted by tcturtleshell

.... I always baked a cake in the pan & iced in the pan. I never even knew how to take a cake out of a pan icon_smile.gif



omg that's right! I remember that was the only way we had cake as a kid! And we fought over the middle piece because it was bigger, because of the doming! Trim it? Make it flat on top? Heck NO ONE had ever heard of doing that?

We've come a long way, baby! thumbs_up.gif



No doubt!! We have come a long way baby!! icon_wink.gif So if we can get there anyone can!! thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif
"Learn from a turtle... it only makes progress when it sticks it's neck out"
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post #28 of 37
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Originally Posted by ellepal

I ought to post my very first year of cakes....you'd downright vomit, that is how bad they were.



ROFL!!!! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

My feelings exactly! It seems like I get better with every cake (almost)! You are making people happy and practicing a skill! That's the only way to learn - by just doing it over and over until you've mastered it! I have several cakes I won't post because they are downright awful! (I know no one would judge, but I don't even like to see them!)

Just keep doing what you're doing - I saw your cakes and they're great! I know many people who couldn't do what you can already do! You've done a great job! thumbs_up.gif
post #29 of 37
I too am my own worst critic. i know my last cake was a disaster by judging hubby's reaction. i could tell he hated it and he usualy doesn't ever dislike my cakes. i knew it wasn't bad- just due to the high heat during icing and decorating it of course had troubles. i figured he'd like it more then he did of course but still. at least he didn't say he hated it.

it wasn't my best job but i did take the plunge and posted it as my first cake central pics though. got some good reviews but of course we all know they can't see the flaws up close icon_wink.gif hehe. i'll be sure to post my better ones later when i can gather them.
i've gone crazy~ but it keeps me from going insane! heheheh
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i've gone crazy~ but it keeps me from going insane! heheheh
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post #30 of 37
Gengen, that is a darling cake. I love it, it looks so happy.
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