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Totally looking for some validation!

post #1 of 29
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Ok, I'm gonna be shameless but I really need some feedback on my dessert table (black and white in pics) that I made for a recent expo. I ask because the reaction to this one wasn't like my last one (blue and white) and I need to figure out if it was the color or the general design.

Oh yeah, and I don't mind any raving compliments either! icon_redface.gif Just kidding!!!

Anyway, I really appreciate any feedback! Thanks!!!
post #2 of 29
Tough crowd! I think your cake and setup are gorgeous!
post #3 of 29
Just took a quick look. You've got tremendous talent and I think your work is beautiful. I think the lack of color is what's missing since the design structure of it looks great. Hope that helps!
post #4 of 29
I think it looks very well balanced and I love your cake pops! I love the contrast with the black and white. However - - and I wouldn't say this if you didn't ask for comments - - it does look a little bland as far as color. And it looks rather formal, like nothing should be touched. Which would kind of defeat the purpose if any of it is for sampling.

That being said - *whew* - I think it's absolutely beautiful and you did a gorgeous job! thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif
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Originally Posted by GarciaGM

Just took a quick look. You've got tremendous talent and I think your work is beautiful. I think the lack of color is what's missing since the design structure of it looks great. Hope that helps!



thumbs_up.gif I agree.
post #6 of 29
I think it's just the color combos. Black and white is very formal and so you don't get a lot of "fun" play with the different candies and other goodies.

Also, I would add more goodies to the table. I know it was just for a display, but I would totally pack it with sweets like you did with your multi-colored table (which is awesome, by the way).

Great job!
post #7 of 29
When I looked at it I thought it was well executed from a design standpoint but something was bothering me that I could not put my finger on until I read the other comments. It does seem a bit too formal given the color palette. To be clear black and white one is one of my favorite combos--I think in part because of the formality/elegance they exude. T

he black and white is so dominant the pink accent almost fades from the scene. Anyway I think it is beautiful and well done, but if folks were looking for something more playful/whimsical it might explain why they were not wowed by it. (From my reading of the post it did not seem like you felt people reacted negatively to it only that you did not get as many positive comments as the blue and white display--which I kind of wanted to see).
post #8 of 29
I looked at your blue display and it seemed a little softer - - not such a contrast in colors. Maybe it's just because blue is my favorite color, but I really liked it better. Really nice job!
post #9 of 29
My one comment goes along with the others. It's beautiful but I think you need a bolder accent color. I'm also not loving the flowers...I love hydrengas but since they are not white white I think they take away from the display. I would have gone with something in the pink family to pull in some more color but your work is really beautiful. All of your dessert tables are fabulous!
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post #10 of 29
Quick question how do you get your swirls on you cake pops so pretty? Mine always come out wonky.
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post #11 of 29
I love your display and the cake. I saved it before I found this thread. That said, I think it would be more inviting if the pink were a hot pink. Hot pink, black, and white are a striking combination and less formal. Also agree with sillywabbitz about the flowers.

Your work is fantastic--no negative comments there!

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post #12 of 29
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the feedback! I'm gonna have to search for just the right color combos before the next one. I think you're all right, I need more color.

Sillywabbitz: I just thin the chocolate out really well and turn the pop on its side and spin as I squeeze the chocolate out of a bottle with a plastic tip. Does that even make sense? icon_razz.gif If that was as unclear as I think it was PM me and I'll try to send you some pics of the process.
post #13 of 29
That makes perfect sense. Do you use the wilton bottles? I may have invest, I've tried piping bags, forks...but I haven't tried the bottles. Thanks for the tip.
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post #14 of 29
I agree about the hydrangeas...everything else was fabulous, but the hydrangeas took away from the overall look somehow.
post #15 of 29
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Originally Posted by sillywabbitz

Quick question how do you get your swirls on you cake pops so pretty? Mine always come out wonky.



I'm wondering the same thing - - they're beautiful. My dh is working on a tiny motorized turntable for me for decorating cake pops, so maybe I'll be able to do something like this. icon_biggrin.gif
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