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I am definitely feeling the love in your cakes! They make me smile. My suggestion would be to try out a variety of frosting tips to see which give you the affect that you are going for. For straight lines you can make a line in the frosting with a tooth pick before you pipe to help give it a straighter appearance. And I like to chill my cakes before I decorate them to give myself a hard surface that is easier to work on. (Sorry I can't figure out how to comment on a photo from my phone). Keep it up!

Thank you so much!  I honestly would love to take a class or two when I get a chance.  Those cakes are the ONLY cakes I've done, but I love getting advice and I've never thought about using a toothpick to be honest! Thank you! I def. chill my cakes as well and do a crumb coat to seal in crumbs before the actual frosting job..I do a lot of youtube searching and just practice when I can, which really isn't often considering these are the only "decorated" cakes I've done :p They're usually thrown together, but I've gotten lucky :p.  Thank you for your kind words again, I really, really appreciate the pointers! Hope you have a wonderful evening!

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Delicious desserts thank you very much!

HappyMom you obviously have a passion for decorating and your kids are very lucky!!! Just keep practicing and you'll find your style. I'm no critique I'm still pretty new but YouTube has definitely helped me as well. There are quite a few helpful tutorials on there as well as on here CC.
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Delicious desserts thank you very much!

HappyMom you obviously have a passion for decorating and your kids are very lucky!!! Just keep practicing and you'll find your style. I'm no critique I'm still pretty new but YouTube has definitely helped me as well. There are quite a few helpful tutorials on there as well as on here CC.

Thank you so much!  I am definitely going to look up classes when I can, but right now I have 3 kiddos and I'm a full time college student (nice thing is though, I'm home when they're home)  Plus my schedule is slightly easier than last semester.  The cakes I've posted are the only ones I've done in my life, I actually am terrible with drawing or painting...but love to see my creations come to life when it comes to cake.  Thank you for your kind words! I hope you have a wonderful day!

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post #289 of 758

Kaylawaylalya- sp? Ok I critiqued your last cake with shells.

As for the purple flowers on the other cake with the new picture I can see clearer now.

So I think this issue your right wasn't how they dried. I think it has more to do with placement.

I think you were going for an organic look but it ended up with lots of spacing between flowers and

then some are lower or higher on the tiers. I know you said you miss calculated on the second tier and

used bottom tier flowers but I like that tier the best. So maybe just more flowers and closer together?

Once you posted the new pic I could tell you did great on the flowers. What a difference a picture makes it always amazes me. Now if only I could wrangle that sun when I need him. lol

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Thanks, but my english is not good enough.icon_biggrin.gif
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Smittyditty thankyou for your comments I agree, I wish I could have managed more flowers.
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Thanks for all your comments.  It is wonderful to have so many helpful and knowledgeable people around.
 

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http://cakecentral.com/g/i/3057423/a/3378332/1st-painted-floral-cake/

 

Ok here is my first painted floral cake. I know its not even on the sides. I had to trim this one and think I got a little wacky on the bottom. Although the ganache underneath looked smooth and even??? Anyhow tell me what I need to do better next time. I wish I had recorded my wilton instructors every words now..lol
 

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It looks beautiful! I love the colors
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post #295 of 758
Thanks Kayla that's very sweet of you.
Elcee-you read my mind I had no idea what to do in the
Blank spots. Ill use your idea next time. Thanks for the kind words too.
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OK, I've gotten somewhat behind and had lots of pages to catch up on. This is such a fun thread to see everyone's work and to hear comments that don't just come from family. Here is one of my recent family cakes, made for my sister's granddaughter. My sister was terribly disappointed when I described what I was making, as she pictured my using my typical gumpaste flowers. Over the phone she told me she was going to go out and buy some fake flowers to put on it herself when I refused to modify my design. When told that would be the last cake from me if she dared, she relented. As it was, she just hadn't shared my vision and when she saw the cake she told me it was her absolute favorite. (Ah yes, the things one shouldn't tell a baker----that you might modify her design. But that's another thread on here!)

 

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And here is one for her other granddaughter. The theme of the party was ladybugs. Even the birthday girl's dress was covered with ladybugs. I made fondant flowers that matched the ones on her dress, but search as long as I could, I couldn't find a ladybug stamp for the cakeboard. So I cut circles from red duct tape and black marker to place on the board. The cake, itself, was separated from the board by thin foamcore. The cake was red velvet and pretty dry, but the creamcheese filling and dark chocolate ganache made it a little more palatable. I'm still searching for a good RV recipe, having already tried several I've found on here. I really don't understand the love of red velvet.

 

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post #298 of 758

I'm in. icon_smile.gif

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sorry milk maid the RV link linked to same cake as previous.

Could you link again?
 

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I'll try again. And thanks for the comments. I never thought of the other applications for such a cake. For grandparents, or teachers---how personal that would be. Good idea! Well, here goes the 2nd attempt.

 

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