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post #346 of 759
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Did I post this wrong for peer review? I was really hoping for some feedback and only received 1 comment.

Sorry, BatterUpCake, I've been slammed in my day job and have a wedding cake this weekend. I will get caught up commenting next week.

post #347 of 759
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Sorry, BatterUpCake, I've been slammed in my day job and have a wedding cake this weekend. I will get caught up commenting next week.

No problem...not talking to anyone in particular. Was just hoping that someone could tell me if there wasaway to get the texture of the original dress

post #348 of 759

Batterup not sure if this would work. But you know the wilton stitch tool, just go over the fondant then pull apart it will make those tears at the parts the stitch tool didn't touch. Or if you really wanted to be detailed about it use a needle and go in a line then pull two pieces apart.

I'm sure there is probably a better way.

 

Paperlace first off your avatar is my favorite in all of CC land. lol

post #349 of 759

Will look into that. Not that I plan to do another one soon. The client is thrilled with the pics so I am not going to touch this one! Lol.The bridal shower is on the 4th so I won't know until then what the bride thinks.

post #350 of 759

OK, I just finished my fairy cake for my 7 yr old grand daughter who is in love with all things fairies. The one glaring flaw I am obsessed with is the fact that the blonde fairy's head tipped backwards when I set her to dry. To repair it would have broken all her hair and I wasn't willing to do that. So she is gazing stupidly into the sky! And one of these days I am going to garner the courage to try my air brush, but this time I just used petal dust.

 

Incidentally, I am loving Liz Marek's fondant. I use it all the time now for figures and it has even supplanted my use of gum paste in most things. Kids love to eat the figures and fondant is so much more palatable.

 

<a href="http://cakecentral.com/g/i/3067666/amelias-7th-birthday-she-loves-fairies-so-these-fondant-fairies-live-by-the-blueberry-wasc-mushroom-in-a-field-of-blue-fondant-campanula-and-yellow-fondant-buttercups-the-mushroom-cake-is-torted-and-filled-with-lemon-curd-covered-with-white/u/700117/flat/1/"><img src="http://cakecentral.com/image/id/8893125/width/400/flags/LL"></a>

 

Thanks for looking. You folks really help me to improve.

 

Jan

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post #351 of 759
That is sooo good.
post #352 of 759

http://cakecentral.com/g/i/3069254/a/3384775/birthday-cakes/

 

Have been playing with my airbrush.  I'm a real beginner with it.  Used 5 shades of green and brown.  Edge at bottom not quite clean as originally had a totally different design in mind and then ran out of steam and so never covered the base.  The side edges were straight, they just look crooked in the photo.  Did twist the top leaves around a bit more a couple of hours later as felt they were too straight.

 

Any comments on design improvement etc. greatly appreciated.  Thanks in advance.

post #353 of 759

Hi

This is a great idea and I would love to have some feedback.  Its nice to hear from friends and family that 'your cakes are great!' but I've never had anybody who knows what they're talking about tell me what's right or wrong.  This cake is an anniversary one that I did for a friend a few weeks ago... http://cakecentral.com/g/i/3069724/default/sort/display_order/

 

I get told quite a lot that my cakes are 'different' and I'm never quite sure whether to take it as a compliment or not - I tend to if I'm feeling confident but if I'm not then I mostly think they mean amateurish.  I make mainly for friends and family at the moment but harbour vague notions of selling them in the future so it would be great to hear whether you think people would pay for the sort of thing I can make.

Thanks anyway

post #354 of 759

I'm not sure I get it...why rabbits? What are the cans for...and the black cupcake?

post #355 of 759

Sorry - should have explained a bit more of the background in my initial message.  The design incorporates a kind of joke family crest they made up based on their second names - something to do with rabbits and the flames of hell(!) - so that was the idea behind the hot rabbit.  They were tins because it was their 10th anniversary and tin apparently symbolises that.  A bit convoluted I know!

 

Oh, and the bit on top is supposed to be a kind of mushroom cloud and flames coming out of the tins.

post #356 of 759
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I'm not sure I get it...why rabbits? What are the cans for...and the black cupcake?

You're supposed to comment on the picture, not in the thread, lol! 

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post #357 of 759

OH!!! Thanks

post #358 of 759

Ok here is my second wedding cake. Now I have tons of questions. Why was it still lumpy and not straight on the sides? I put it in the fridge and also did the book on the top to squish out air. Still bumpy? Maybe work with them really cold? Do you bring them straight out of the freezer already torted and then buttercream/fondant them? Problems with the quilting even though I used a tape measure it still came out off? Also the square plaque that mimics the quilting is off because unless I used the wilton roller it left terrible frayed lines. I tried using a knife and it made the fondant/gumpaste mix look torn? Thanks for any help with the ?s

I did this cake for free for my church and the design changed completely 4 hours before decorating because the church forgot to tell me they bought decorations on sale, not the brides original request for color. SO I was a bit under prepared. I also know the tiers are different sizes..too late to make more cake. Lesson learned. I also know the drum is not covered, it was a free cake trying to save on cost.  Ok go at it.

http://cakecentral.com/g/i/3069925/a/3385047/my-second-wedding-cake-with-handmade-fondant-g-tags-teal-black-plaque-2-tier-wedding-cake-quilting/
 

post #359 of 759

surely you are not showing the same cake you are describing???I do see 2 tiny indents on the left side but everything else is in your imagination! Of course I don't have a trained eye yet but I think it is awesome

post #360 of 759
I was expecting something so different! I want to see it on the big computer. I'm on my phone at the moment. First glance, it's gorgeous!

Even the most perfectly iced cake will have a few differences in exact measurement so I use a template instead of a ruler.

Once I see it large, ill comment in the cake instead of here.

www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

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www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
(4 photos)
 
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