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post #16 of 30
Great job on your wedding cake thumbs_up.gif . You did great. Keep up the good work.
post #17 of 30
I think you did a wonderful job-and don't give up=as with anything-the first is always the hardest! It is nervewracking to say the least but you have every right to be proud of your work!
What you do may be a "little thing" but "little things" add to alot!
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post #18 of 30
I was just looking at that stand at Michaels.....That's an expensive stand...and you're cake looks lovely on it.... I almost bought it....but like I said...it's expensive...
Don't give up... practice makes perfect..
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post #19 of 30
That's when I use my 50% off coupon at Michaels-for the bigstuff! I guess about every 3 months or so they put that out...have you checked on ebay? Sometimes you can get really lucky!
What you do may be a "little thing" but "little things" add to alot!
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post #20 of 30
Your cake is something to be proud of....don't give up on yourself or your talent..........remember that little train?
post #21 of 30
Don't stop decorating!! Especially if you enjoy it!! You will get better & better with each cake you do!! Good luck! Keep up the great work!! Don't get discouraged!! WELCOME TO CC!!
"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 #22 of 30
I think you did a great job too! If you did that well on your first wedding cake...I haven't done a wedding cake yet...too scared!! icon_smile.gif

Here's a weird question, does the bride keep the cake stand or do you get it back? It's not like they would have much use for it afterwards.
post #23 of 30
Always get your stands back-unless of course the bride buys it outright from the beginning-always get a deposit on it too-they get toooo darn expensive to replace!
What you do may be a "little thing" but "little things" add to alot!
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post #24 of 30
I know people that take them as part of the payment if the bride buys them....and then of course gets it when they are done. if it was yours up front by all means get it back.
post #25 of 30
Everyone is right, don't give up. Practice, practice, practice! icon_smile.gif When I look back at the first wedding cake I did, I can't believe how far I've come since then. My frosting is smoother now, my borders are more uniform, etc. Get a couple of small dummy cakes, and everytime you have some frosting left over from a cake, frost up the dummy for practice. You'll find that you're ready for another wedding cake in no time!
Time that you enjoyed wasting wasn't wasted.
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Time that you enjoyed wasting wasn't wasted.
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post #26 of 30
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the bride is a close firend & co-worker. i took the michaels wilton courses last fall & she actually thought my work was pretty good. she was on a budget for her wedding & asked if i would do her cake.she suggested she buy all materials (cake stand on ebay won @ $75) & that i could have all of it as she wouldn't be using them & also for payment. she tried to give me $100 weeks b4 the big day but i refused & told her it was my gift to her. she & everyone else actually loved it. said it even taste great... total hours (baking, icing,decorating,mixing & cooling) was approx. 22 hrs. today 4 days later i'm actually not so stressed out anymore that i cant wait for my next big project...i just turned 25 & hope to have many more years to gain experience. thanks for all your encouragment...
post #27 of 30
Congratulations on a job well done. When I first started and people wanted a character cake-part of their payment was to purchase the cakepan for me to keep-that's how I started acquiring cake pans-it let me "practice" and have something to use again in the future-several have been used and not necessarily for the original shape of the pan. And you have a great, reusable stand. Good for you and your excitement now that the stress is over!
What you do may be a "little thing" but "little things" add to alot!
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post #28 of 30
One more word of encouragement...if all of us who had a bad cake experience quit...there would be NO cake decorators out there! Your first wedding cake is a jewel...compared to my first one...I wont EVEN talk about it..hehe. Your cakes look nice and level and iced smoothly...you are off to a great start! things just get better!!! icon_biggrin.gif
To do what you truly love is to never work!
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To do what you truly love is to never work!
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post #29 of 30
Your first wedding cake is beautiful!! You did a great job. Don't give up now. Each cake has it's problems & we always critisize our own work, but you have a great future in cake decorating. You should have seen MY first wedding cake!!! LOL I won't even show pic's of it to anyone. The grooms Mother took over all the planning & she wanted something "different". Well they certainly got that!! The cake was iced in burgundy & had white trim & flowers. It was 3 tier, with the bottom one shaped like a 4 leaf clover without the stem, 2nd was round & 3rd heart shaped. I shudder every time I think of it and thank God I didn't quit after doing it, because I enjoy the challenge of each & every cake...............Good luck & DON"T GIVE UP!!!!
kbBunny
post #30 of 30
WELCOME TO CC. YOUR FIRST WEDDING CAKE IS ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL. PLEASE DO NOT CALL IT QUITS. KEEP PRACTICING AND IT WILL COME NATURALLY! HOPE YOU LOVE IT HERE AS MUCH AS I DO! IT IS VERY ADDICTING!!!!!
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