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My Father's Day cake pictures

post #1 of 12
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I added my Father's Day cake to my cake pictures. I know compared to some of your amazing cakes, mine looks like a child did it, but I am still very new! This is only my second cake and my first using buttercream. I made a lot of mistakes but I learned a TON and had so much fun doing it!

The cake board wasn't big enough and had turned up corners so it was impossible to smooth the buttercream on the sides. Plus I had no proper equiptment at all. I seriously used a casette tape cover as a scraper and a serated bread knife for my spatula! I forgot to put wax paper under the sides before frosting so the board isn't as clean as it should be. My buttercream wouldn't crust fast enough and I was running out of time (and energy) so I didn't get to practice the Viva method like I wanted to. In the meanwhile my fondant was drying too quickly as I was waiting for the BC to crust so when I tried to shape them they cracked a little.

This was really just a practice for me to work with fondant cut outs some more and to try out the Key Lime Buttercream (which was awesome!) but my husband thought it was really cute and a sweet surprise for him. My colleagues are eating what was left of the cake and they are giving me really nice compliments on the flavors, so I'm pretty happy!
post #2 of 12
I think it looks cute. I'm new also and hate to compare my cakes to others, but I decided I really want this visual diary to chart my progress. You did a good job!
post #3 of 12
It is cute. We all start somewhere and nobody starts off with a perfect cake. Even after people have been making cake for a long time they still can find things that they could have done better. This is the best place to learn I took a cake decorating class about 15 years ago and didn't really do anything with it. I started back up a couple of months ago and learned a lot from here and I still have a lot more learning to go!
post #4 of 12
Did you do the collar with butter cream or fondant , it looks really good ,COngrads,
post #5 of 12
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Originally Posted by wjbowden3

Did you do the collar with butter cream or fondant , it looks really good ,COngrads,

All of the "pieces" of the shirt were done with fondant that I dyed as closely to the bc color that I could get. Oh and at the end I added two smaller buttons to the corners of the collar to match the buttons on the shirt.

Thanks for the comments and compliments. I know we all have to start somewhere and cakecentral has been a terrific help and resource.
post #6 of 12
(Mod edited for content.) How new are you to this , i have been cake decoraitn for almost 3 months and have made now 6 cakes, i want to become a professional some day soon LOL Congrads again
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Originally Posted by wjbowden3

(Mod edited for content.) How new are you to this , i have been cake decoraitn for almost 3 months and have made now 6 cakes, i want to become a professional some day soon LOL Congrads again

Well I'm about as new as new gets. I've not taken any courses, but will try to take the Wilton courses in November.

I made the Mini-Mouse cake (pic in my profile) last year, end of July, as my first MMF cake for my daughter's 1st birthday and now this Father's Day cake was my second attempt at a cake. It was also 1st try with buttercream and 1st time making fondant pieces. So I've only made two cakes in two years but I'll be making my 3rd cake for my daughters birthday (she'll be 2) at the end of July so I'm doing as much reading, learning, watching and practicing as I can until then.
post #8 of 12
Dont worry from your pics yo uwill do very well congraduulations
post #9 of 12
Very good job!! It all takes time & practice and you'll do VERY WELL!!!
Remember to always have fun decorating!!! icon_smile.gif
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post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by cakes47

Very good job!! It all takes time & practice and you'll do VERY WELL!!!
Remember to always have fun decorating!!! icon_smile.gif

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Thank you so much. That's the whole thing is no matter what it turns out like, I have a blast doing it and it's so relaxing for me. I enjoy it so much!
post #11 of 12
Great job! I am only learning also and it is only as I start to do things I realise how much there really is out there.

I think you have done a wonderful job for only your second cake and I agree that it is a great idea to have pictorial representation of your progress.

Have fun with the next one!
post #12 of 12
Your cakes are great. Keep practicing and posting pics. The more you practice the better you will get. And this site is great-everyone is so helpful and kind. Good luck with the next cake!!
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