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post #16 of 28

the 'petals' remind me of potato slices, so I see potato slices on this cake and I can't get my mind out from seeing it that way..like raw pringles scattered on the cake. 

post #17 of 28

 

This! Reminds me of pearly sea shells, upside down.

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"I can do that, because this is my sandbox and I've got the bullsh*% shovel." ~Dianne Sylvan, Author and Lunatic
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post #18 of 28

It is sort of like abstract art. I wish I had a piece of it right now to eat!!! Looks nice. I like it!!!

post #19 of 28

First - Bravo to you! Its not easy putting yourself and your work out there for crit!

 

Then... I'm also not sure if I like it...? Is the cake itself buttercream, airbrushed? Can't say I like the shading.

Maybe the colours don't quite work - looks "dirty" in a sense with the browns. If it had been a soft colour or all white, with touches of colour on the petals it could work. I do like the colour edging on the petals. Yes, the petals are too thick. And that kind of overshadows the whole cake, I agree that you need to make some smaller ones and create a flow. Your work itself is neat and good, perhaps just the design isn't quite working for me.

 

Looks yummy still!

 

I just thought that perhaps if your petals were more stiff precise shapes instead of trying to look like a flower...circles or ovals which were done in fondant/gumpaste and dried so that when applied they stood up and off the cake, in this design - to me it would looks very abstract-art-like and kinda cool.

 

Kinda like this in a way... images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR7P_LpOvrS438M8Bbqs2GO9TimgL2ps1WIiaCofUfdCNW0mg9u


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post #20 of 28
My immediate reaction was it reminds me of mushrooms growing on fallen tree trunks. Not petals unfortunately. But as far as something creative that could be adapted to say a forest-y cake, I'd say it has merit.

If I have a suggestion, it would be to study art and design when you can to get a better appreciation for balance, spacing and placement of accents.

IMO, I'd LOVE to see more posts like yours! Well done icon_smile.gif

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post #21 of 28
Thread Starter 

Thanks everyone for the feedback!!! I almost died laughing when I read potato slices...HAHAHA Yeah, they kinda do look like potato slices!!!
The concept started out as the exploding flower....but when I realized my petals didn't look right, I just went with it anyway. So, technically the cake is a failure....It is truly an odd cake, and I can see why some wouldn't like it. I agree that it doesn't have an organic flow to it, which is why I think I can't say I like it all that well. My cake composition needs a lot of work. I haven't been doing this very long, and I'm still working on transfering what's in my mind to the cake itself...not so easy for me sometimes...

Thank you everyone for taking the time to give me some constructive critisism. I appreciate it!! icon_biggrin.gif

“If I was made of cake I'd eat myself before somebody else could.”
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post #22 of 28

PS- I would totally eat that cake by the way and I've, also, had quite a few that didn't turn out quite as I had envisioned them.

I think it's great that you put it out there for us to see and you're easy going about it- whether the opinions were positive or confused. I think that is awesome!

post #23 of 28
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Thanks cakefat! I don't think I could improve as a cake decorator without a little help from you guys. There's so much exquisite talent on this web site...I feel blessed that so many would take the time to give me a bit of advice icon_smile.gif

“If I was made of cake I'd eat myself before somebody else could.”
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“If I was made of cake I'd eat myself before somebody else could.”
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post #24 of 28

Personally it does nothing for me.  Ducky 316 you will find as you practice that things quite often don't turn out how you expected as you learn.  Some you will like and some you will not but it is all experience.  One of the reasons I am not interested in going past hobby status is that I could not stand having to try and produce replicas for people.  Even when I start off copying a cake it quite often turns out different, probably because I don't have enough experience and also because I am quite happy to get side tracked.  Stick with it and most of all enjoy it.

post #25 of 28

haha, they kind of remind me of the suction cups on an octopus "leg"...that said, i think its kinda cool! if you added a ton more of those petals and disks then i think it could look pretty innovative!  we all have those cakes that didn't quite turn out how we planned and we are left just staring at it...wondering..."to like, or not to like, that is the question" :)

post #26 of 28

Hi Ducky316

 

You said in your last post, Quote "technically the cake is a failure" I would say that your cake is very UNIQUE! As the saying goes "Nothing ventured nothing gained" I admire your spirit, sense of humour, positive attitude and perseverance, and hope that you will continue making cakes, so hang in there - its early days!

 

Thank you for starting this thread! It is people like you who put the FUN into cake decorating, and you will inspire others -  to lighten up and ENJOY the Art of Cake Decorating - be they beginners, hobby decorators like myself, or professionals.

 

Wishing you every success in the future

Happy baking!!!

 

Regards

Margaret393

post #27 of 28
Thread Starter 

Thank you Margaret! What a nice thing to say!!! icon_biggrin.gif

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post #28 of 28

I love it!  It is different and unique.   It has a lot of possiblities by changing colors and trim colors.   It is abstract in a nice, rounded way.   Love it!

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