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post #211 of 759

Hi all! I love this idea. I'm also a beginner, and would love some feedback/help. 

 

I started decorating last year, but haven't had very many opportunities to practice except what I can fit in on my own time, so pretty much everything I do at this point is the first time I've tried it!  But, I think the earlier I can start working on perfecting techniques, the better. :D 

 

Here are two of my cakes that I would love some tips on:

 

http://cakecentral.com/g/i/2979021/a/3330377/top-view-of-final-cake-for-fondant-and-gum-paste-class-wilton-course-3/

(My first fondant cake with gum paste flowers--I need ruffle help!)

 

http://cakecentral.com/g/i/2982638/a/3336099/another-view-of-my-first-hand-painted-cake/

(My first hand painted cake--this was also my first time trying ganache underneath, and making Michelle Foster's Fondant)

 

I really wish I had more for you guys to look at, because I'd love the feedback--I'm at a weird point where I want to practice and try new things, but feel like I'm relying too much on tutorials and work others have done rather than my own creativity.  I'm trying to branch out, so hopefully I'll have more for this thread at a later date.

 

Thanks in advance for all your wisdom! icon_biggrin.gif

post #212 of 759

Please help.  Need advice.  Recently started making sculptures to add to my cakes.  My niece said the eyes look scary.  Please tell me what you think I can do to make this better. 

 

 

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post #213 of 759
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Originally Posted by auntginn View Post

Please help.  Need advice.  Recently started making sculptures to add to my cakes.  My niece said the eyes look scary.  Please tell me what you think I can do to make this better. 

 

 

LOL, yes, they do! I think start by making the iris (colored part) a ton bigger. If you look at most eyes, it takes up the whole eye, top to bottom, and even is partly cut off. Then the pupil proportionately larger, as will. Then a couple white accents. They should be in the same place in both eyes, e.i. the top right of the eye.

Beginners, be sure to parrot advice and get your post count up as fast as you can. After all, it's not what you know, it's what people THINK you know.
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Beginners, be sure to parrot advice and get your post count up as fast as you can. After all, it's not what you know, it's what people THINK you know.
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post #214 of 759
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Originally Posted by Annabakescakes View Post

LOL, yes, they do! I think start by making the iris (colored part) a ton bigger. If you look at most eyes, it takes up the whole eye, top to bottom, and even is partly cut off. Then the pupil proportionately larger, as will. Then a couple white accents. They should be in the same place in both eyes, e.i. the top right of the eye.

I agree with Annabakesakes.  The larger the pupils the cuter the figure.  Also I would add eyelids.

post #215 of 759

Thank you Ladies.  Will try that next time.  Funny how it didn't look like that to me in person.  But they camera never lies.  rofl..  I appreciate your input.

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post #216 of 759

In addition to the above, if you have the eyes on your figures looking up and off to the side it helps, too.

post #217 of 759

I'd love to take part when I can :)  What a great idea!

The great thing about cake is it doesn't feel like work. You forget about work. Kids, adults, they all get the same look in their eye when they're decorating cakes... That's the magic right there. ~ Duff Goldman

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The great thing about cake is it doesn't feel like work. You forget about work. Kids, adults, they all get the same look in their eye when they're decorating cakes... That's the magic right there. ~ Duff Goldman

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post #218 of 759
I would love to have some feedback on my cake. This was my very first attempt to cover with fondant, and my second attempt at working with gumpaste, though the first time making flowers with it.

http://cakecentral.com/g/i/2993379/chocolate-wedding-shower-cake-in-brides-colors/
post #219 of 759

Would love opinions on my very first fondant cake.  Trust me I've pointed out everything I did wrong on it but maybe I missed something and don't want to repeat it on my next cake.

 

http://cakecentral.com/g/i/2993552/a/3342030/my-very-first-try-at-making-a-fondant-cake-design-is-based-on-a-cake-i-saw-on-pinterest/

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Cheri

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Birthday Cakes
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post #220 of 759
This is my first post but I have been lurking on this site for the last few months. I love the feedback provided by other cake decorators. Would love honest review of the cake with sugar flowers I made for my daughter's wedding. Been making a few cakes for family and friends over the last year to practice for making this special cake.
post #221 of 759

Hello Peers.. Would love to have this cake critiqued that I made for my daughters' 6th Birthday..

The bottom tier shifted and I can see the bulging..The square house is dummy but the strawberry on top is cake.

 

http://cakecentral.com/g/i/2994577/a/3342524/-/

 

Thanks!

post #222 of 759
I am only JUST starting out, I'm in! It's great to have honest opinions rather than from our lovely but loyally biased family and friends. icon_smile.gif
post #223 of 759
Hello. I would love to be involved. I am a novice hobby baker self taught so far but about to do my PME diplomas to learn how to do things properly.

Would appreciate any feedback on this http://cakecentral.com/g/i/2995878/a/3343321/my-first-attempt-at-brush-embroidery-on-a-dummy-covered-in-blue-fondant-with-gumpaste-flowers/sort/display_order/

It is my first try at brush embroidery (and first time covering a dummy), I know it's not great but any tips on how to get better will be appreciated. I have since invested in some pme writing tips so hoping this will make things better next time! This is also the first cake I have kinda designed myself (inspired by several on cake central) so any tips on design/balance would be great too icon_smile.gif
post #224 of 759
Virginia 323.253.8213
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Virginia 323.253.8213
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post #225 of 759

http://cakecentral.com/g/i/3003749/a/3347901/tennessee-titans-cake-for-my-boyfriends-birthday/

 

I made this cake for my boyfriend's birthday and need some feedback. I know there are some issues with it, but I'd like some feedback. My problem is that I don't see the flaws until I finish and have photographed the cake.

 

What do you guys think about leaving the foil drum bare with only a ribbon? 

 

Also, any tips for the slight wrinkling at the bottom of the red tier?

 

Thanks, everyone!

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