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So happy to see so many great critiques!  Any new ones for today?

post #122 of 759

I'd like to join.

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deborahanne

http://grandmasugarskitchen.blogspot.com/
http://fromlinetocolor.blogspot.ca/

Life begins at 325° F, and, yes, that IS powdered sugar in my hair.

Baby Shower
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Birthday Cakes
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Christmas
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deborahanne

http://grandmasugarskitchen.blogspot.com/
http://fromlinetocolor.blogspot.ca/

Life begins at 325° F, and, yes, that IS powdered sugar in my hair.

Baby Shower
(6 photos)
Birthday Cakes
(6 photos)
Christmas
(6 photos)
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post #124 of 759

OK, here goes. Looking at this cake now, I am almost embarrassed. Right off hand, I hate the way the turrets turned out. They look like silly ears, not an actual tower that could contain stairs and be part of a building. It didn't come together quite the way I pictured it in my mind. But the girls did have fun playing princess with it before it was eaten.

 

<a href="http://cakecentral.com/g/i/2139120/emma-couldnt-decide-which-disney-princess-was-her-favorite-so-all-were-invited-to-the-party-at-the-pink-castle-since-this-is-a-friendly-castle-there-is-no-drawbridge-over-the-piping-gel-moat-rather-a-welcome-bridge-the-cake-is-wasc-with/u/700117/flat/1/"><img src="http://cakecentral.com/image/id/268998/width/400/flags/LL"></a>

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post #125 of 759

Ok, here goes two more...I really appreciated all the feedback on my wedding and groom's cake. I have some new techniques to try out next time and I can't wait to get my camera back for some better photos.

 

The first is a Quinceanera cake which I had to make the hexagon from a template I made, since I didn't own the pans. Not to mention that this was sort of a last minute order and I was in Germany at the time. So I can't just run out and grab what I need from the local cake supply store. I cut out the hexagon from a 16" round. I have included 4 pictures in the set to ensure a full view of the cake.  http://cakecentral.com/g/a/3319202/quinceanera/

 

The second is my first 3D cake. A dog for a 5 year old girl's birthday party. The eyes didn't come out like I wanted them, so they are a bit wonky and I didn't cut the cake boards small enough to get a clean fondant line. But overall I was happy with it. Lessons learned all around! There are 7 pictures in the set for different views for a thorough critique, since the pictures are not the best ones. http://cakecentral.com/g/a/3319192/3d-dog-with-bone/

 

Hopefully you all will give me even more lessons and techniques to work on. Thanks in advance for the feedback!

Michelle

 

"The only thing better than a cake is two cakes"

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Michelle

 

"The only thing better than a cake is two cakes"

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post #126 of 759

Wow, this thread can easily become addictive. (As if CC weren't already.) I was asked to do an Ariel cake but after all the warnings about doing copyrighted characters, I've stopped. So she settled for a generic red haired mermaid. I have issues about her placement, for it looks like she's defying the laws of nature! And I had a little difficulty with the "sand". I was most happy with the palm tree and the chocolate shells. I'd appreciate whatever feedback you can give me.

Thanks,

 

Jan

 

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post #127 of 759

http://cdn.cakecentral.com/b/b4/900x900px-LL-b4cbfc5b_DSCN2633.jpeg

 

I love making  Christmas cakes.  In this one the color from the presents leaked into the gel, but that did not matter as it would happen with presents in real water.  I would appreciate it if any one knows how to stop this from happening.  I should not have taken the picture on the grass as it doesn't look like a Desert Island.  Ant help with design elements would be great as I am just starting out creating on my own.

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http://cdn.cakecentral.com/b/b4/900x900px-LL-b4cbfc5b_DSCN2633.jpeg

 

I love making  Christmas cakes.  In this one the color from the presents leaked into the gel, but that did not matter as it would happen with presents in real water.  I would appreciate it if any one knows how to stop this from happening.  I should not have taken the picture on the grass as it doesn't look like a Desert Island.  Ant help with design elements would be great as I am just starting out creating on my own.


I can't answer your question but I LOVE the Santa sunburn - :)

I love what I do and do what I love

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I love what I do and do what I love

https://www.facebook.com/JeanneWinslowCakeDesign

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post #129 of 759

I am still smiling,  no, laughing out loud over your Christmas cake! What a cute idea and I love the choppy water effect, the sharks, the sunburn, and especially the palm trees! It causes me to make up the story to go with it and believe me, it is a hoot! I don't know what to tell you about the colors bleeding, unless maybe you could seal the packages with edible lacquer first? I know it is difficult to clean up with just water when I use it so perhaps it would prevent the colors from bleeding. Just a thought. All in all, I love this cake and like you said, they would bleed in real water any way. Way to go for realism!

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Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby.
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post #130 of 759

I have just discovered that the link I posted did not take you to the normal place where the comments can be left at the bottom.  Can anyone explain to me how this is done, please?

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Go to your Christmas photos and click on the photo you want to upload. Under the pic is a button that says "embed". When you click on it, choose the bottom choice, website... then paste that into your post.

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post #132 of 759

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Let's see if I go it right with this one.  Thanks milkmaid.

I know the edge of this cake is a bit rolled.  It is fruitcake with just one layer of fondant.  I think I probably need something sturdy like almond icing to get a really sharp edge.  Thanks guys, look forward to reading your feedback.

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<a href="http://cakecentral.com/g/i/2871944/sos-save-our-santa/u/89

This is the proper link to the cake I posted before.I love making  Christmas cakes.  In this one the color from the presents leaked into the gel, but that did not matter as it would happen with presents in real water.  I would appreciate it if any one knows how to stop this from happening.  I should not have taken the picture on the grass as it doesn't look like a Desert Island.  Ant help with design elements would be great as I am just starting out creating on my own.
 

post #134 of 759

I'd love to get some constructive criticism on this cake I just completed: http://cakecentral.com/g/a/3319946/new-baby-cake/

It's a new baby cake I made for the birth of my nephew. There are a lot of details I'm not very happy with, most of which I mention in the caption on the second photo but I'd love to hear any suggestions anyone else may have or if there are some other flaws I missed.

post #135 of 759

It's been a while since I've seen any activity in the Peer Review Cake Club post!  I don't want it to be forgotten about, so I'm going to submit my latest cake for review (while closing my eyes & holding my breath...) 

 

I really like the cake, but of course I focus on the flaws (after staring at it for hours while decorating)... and I can't rely on friends and family for constructive feedback because they just say every cake "is great".  But, I've been at this part-time for 3 years now and I want to be able to bring my cakes/work to the next level.  When I look at all of the beautiful cakes I admire, and then my own... mine just aren't the same quality, but I can't quite figure out why... I know my corners aren't very as sharp as I'd like, but when I really try, I end up making it worse!

 

This cake is also the first time I've worked with isomalt... and had to figure out how to make the shoe on top myself, because I could not find a tutorial anywhere!  So...  here is my Cinderella Sweet 16 Cake for review!

 

http://cakecentral.com/g/i/2954903/a/3321334/i-was-going-for-a-more-grown-up-and-elegant-vision-of-a-cinderella-cake-i-didnt-want-it-to-look-like-a-disney-princess-cinderella-cake-i-wanted-it-to-be-fitting-of-a-young-lady-turning-16-her-party-was-cinderellas-ball-theme-and-the-cake/

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