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Watta nightmare!!! I'm really embarrassed!

post #1 of 65
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Look at this thing!!!
O my Lord, I have been working on this thing since 7am this morning, and now it is 2:45pm.Apsolutely and completely hidious thumbsdown.gif .It's head is is like three times bigger than it should be. icon_surprised.gif
I knew I would not be able to pull this one out.From now on when someone asks me to do a horse, I will just have to flat out reffuse it.
You know I had feeling that this would not work.So I told lady I'd charge her $28 dollars for it.At least I won't be so humiliated, knowing that she didn't have to pay much.
Sorry about my crying guys.I just needed to vent.And who else to, but my CC family.
Thank you for listening(reading) icon_sad.gif
LL
post #2 of 65
dont' be so hard on yourself I think it looks great!





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post #3 of 65
It's not the best, and it certainly isn't the worst by any stretch!!n I think it's really cute! If you really think the head is too big you can always claim it's a characture of a horse.
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The more I find out the less that I know."
- Billy Joel
"What color's the icing in your world?" - Me
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post #4 of 65
I think it turned out a lot better than you think it did (and way better than I could ever do). It is obviously a horse and you did a very nice job. Ok, the head is a little larger in proportion than it should be, but live and learn. And your price is very low. I'd like to see your client get that kind of customization for $28 anywhere else!
post #5 of 65
I think it's adorable! You're being too hard on yourself. It may not be what you envisioned to start with but I think you did an awesome job. I especially like the way the horse is sitting. It's a very unique pose and I'm sure the recipient will love it.
post #6 of 65
I had my 11 year old, who loves horses, look at it and her words were "KEWL" icon_biggrin.gif

I don't think it's as bad as you think...I do think we are all our worst critics
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post #7 of 65
ok, as funny as it looks, you still did a great job. i wish i could do half of that. let us know what the customer said. i do not think she would be dissapointed.
post #8 of 65
i think it looks great! i was expecting to see something really out or proportion but it looks fine!!

id love it if i ordered it!!
post #9 of 65
ok, I hope this suggestion is not too late. This cake can totally be proportioned in about 15 minutes if u have the time. Not sure though when delivery is. Ok. move the eye up way closer to the bridge of the nose diagonally up from where it is now. Then fill in where u had to remove the eye with more star tip and I think it will help and really save the "big head" delima. I dont think u need to change anything else, just move it and repair the old eye spot.

but i totally agree with the earlier post. its definitely not the worst I've seen. Especially for a 3D horse, not just a sheet cake flat horse. Dont down yourself that much!! You did great. I have found when I feel TERRIBLE about a cake from time to time the people I bring it to are absolutely amazed anyway. So, present that cake with pride not negativity. U GO GIRL!
post #10 of 65
It may not have turned out as you had envisioned, but it's not that bad....and such a bargain! Sometimes we have a tendency to be too hard on ourselves and thus create a love/hate relationship with our art. This is a good start, don't give up....horses may indeed be your forte.
post #11 of 65
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Originally Posted by JSchuhmann

ok, I hope this suggestion is not too late. This cake can totally be proportioned in about 15 minutes if u have the time. Not sure though when delivery is. Ok. move the eye up way closer to the bridge of the nose diagonally up from where it is now. Then fill in where u had to remove the eye with more star tip and I think it will help and really save the "big head" delima. I dont think u need to change anything else, just move it and repair the old eye spot.

but i totally agree with the earlier post. its definitely not the worst I've seen. Especially for a 3D horse, not just a sheet cake flat horse. Dont down yourself that much!! You did great. I have found when I feel TERRIBLE about a cake from time to time the people I bring it to are absolutely amazed anyway. So, present that cake with pride not negativity. U GO GIRL!



I agree with this completely!! Picture it~~~a horses eye is not below its ear. The eye is placed well in front of the eye and a bit higher than yours is placed. If you can move that eye I think your cake will be perfectly presentable! icon_smile.gif It is adorable!
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post #12 of 65
When I read your topic, i must admit I was unsure of what to expect! But when i saw your pic I was amazed. I think you are being way too hard on yourself, he is a beautiful looking horse and I would be proud to be able to make one. thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif
post #13 of 65
Looks was better than what I could do. It looks fine to me. Don't beat yourself up about it. Don't say you won't do it again, next time it will look more like YOU want it to look.
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post #14 of 65
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Thank you guys. Thank you for being honest with me.This is exactly why I posted it, even though it was real emarrassment.
I like idea of moving an eye up a little bit.I really think it would improve the size of the head.But I'm soooooooooooooo done with this cake.I don't really care if I have to give to her free of charge.
I don't know, maybe I'm being all nonsense now.
Can't you tell I had a long day icon_smile.gif.
Thank you for being so kind and encouraging.
When you have a day like this, I don't even know if I want to do something like this for living.I really have a whole another deal or respect for anybody that gets a main income doing this.
It is definately more work than you'd ever do doing any other job.
You guys are great.
I think I'm still going to keep it as my hobby though icon_smile.gif.
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Edited to say - At least I know I made 270 CC members laugh today.I bet anyone that saw it had a great deal of laughing by looking at this thing.
Gotta count it for something, right? thumbs_up.gificon_biggrin.gif
post #15 of 65
I think it looks really, really great! I bet the receipient loves it. As everyone already said, we are much harder on ourselves than anyone. Great job!! thumbs_up.gif
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