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post #106 of 156
FlowerGirlMN- I just wanted to thank you for posting your process here! It's so neat to see the cake at different stages, and to hear how you did it, how long it took, and what you would do differently.

Can't wait to see the final product!
post #107 of 156
Ya know, I'm gonna go take a pic of what it looks like now, I'll post it in 5 mins or so.

Please don't laugh too hard! A painter, I'm not!!
post #108 of 156
Ok, here;s what it looks like right now:
LL
post #109 of 156
That is going to be so awesome when it's finished! It's a lot of work now, but just knowing you can pull it off is going to make you feel just as talented as MB herself! icon_wink.gif

Is it harder doing all that painting with the tiers already assembled?

I pretty much decorated each of my tiers seperately so I wouldn't have to strain my arm reaching up to paint each tier. I also took the lazy route and colored my RI gold (looked like dark mustard! LOL!) for piping anything to be gold. That way if I missed anything with the luster it would be less noticable (and I wouldn't have to make sure I got into all the cracks/crevices).

I'm a slacker - so if there's a shortcut, I'm gonna find it. LOL!
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post #110 of 156
Wow! It already looks so incredible! I just can't wait to see the finished product!
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"Shades of grey wherever I go;
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- Billy Joel
"What color's the icing in your world?" - Me
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post #111 of 156
What did you use to color it gold?

I was initially planning to do it all in MMF / Gumpaste (YIKES!!), and the RI was MY lazy way out!

I had considered coloring the RI, but I'm just getting used to using it and didn't want to screw it up with such a short deadline. I DEFINITELY think that I'll be pre-coloring things if I ever do this again!
post #112 of 156
I just used used gold americolor gel... it didn't look shiny, but it made the spots I missed with the luster dust less obvious. I also thinned out the luster much more for a first coat (because it spread and covered more area), and used a thicker "paste" the second time. I didn't have to be so precise doing it that way.
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post #113 of 156
Today's update. I didn't have a lot of time to work on it today - I had a tasting with a catering/event hall.

(Which, btw, went amazingly well! Made a little dark chocolate/chambord bribe cake with chocolate mmf, nicely decorated little bribe cake.. she LOVED my portfolio and said - get this - "Ohh.. this would be great for the brides looking for "a cut above"")

Yes! I think my startup is going well.. I'm so glad I'm not going to be looked at as a "budget choice" or something. Liking the sound of "a cut above"!!
LL
post #114 of 156
That is looking absolutely fabulous!

And wohoo for being a "cut above" - your talent really shines through with this cake.
post #115 of 156
Wow........that bottom tier is what it needed. It was gorgeous already but talk about sealing the deal. Can't wait to see it done.

Oh---and congrats on your "cut above"!!!
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post #116 of 156
Your cake is looking great! I was surprised to see how small MB's cakes are. They look huge, but I saw her on TV and they are pretty small. One was like a 2", 4", 6", 8". In the pictures they look huge, good camera work I guess.
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post #117 of 156
Flowergirl - it is so fun watching your progress on the cake. It is beautiful!
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post #118 of 156
Ditto! It is fun watching your progress. The next picture I expect to see is this exact cake with a knife halfway through it, sitting ona white tablecloth with the bride and groom eating their first bite.

Oh... and you in the background with a little smile on your face and a hand on your pocket... with $10000 sticking out from the top!

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post #119 of 156
My LAST "progress pic"

Woo!! Coming down the home stretch now. This is *ALMOST* done, the next photo you see of this (%$^%$#$#!!!!) Cake, it'll be done, with topper, and in a professional photo!
LL
post #120 of 156
Wow, that is just awesome!

Cannot wait to see the finished product!
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