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What do you think?

 

Our recent creation -- a childhood dream for Edible Life Size Bride Cake.

The cake was about 5 feet tall with beautiful rhinestone wedding dress and dozens of elegant cupcakes.

 

looking for your feedback :-)

 

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https://www.facebook.com/CakesFunllc

 

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OH WOW! That is a huge cake. How did the bride and groom cut the first slice? How long did it take you to complete? Kudos for achieving your dream! :)

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Wow I agree it is huge. I hope you don't mind me asking, but which parts of the bride are edible? It's hard to tell from the photos as I'm on my mobile phone, but the dress, gloves and veil look like fabric? Also how did you get the covering of the body so shiny, it looks so good it could be a shop mannequin! The hair looks very realistic too, is this edible?
As I said, I hope you don't mind me asking, it's just that I try to use as many edible components in my 3D cakes as possible and I'm always keen to learn new materials and techniques that will make this possible. Thank you. And well done on achieving your dream icon_smile.gif
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post #4 of 78

NO words!! that's shocking and amazing. I'm just wonder how will the couple start cutting it down? I guess will be a little hard no?

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Wow!! Is the dress an exact replica of the bride's dress? It's huge! 

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Thank you everyone for your wonderful comments

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LOL - the start cutting the cake from the bottom 

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The dress, veil and wig aren't edible, are they?
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Please don't take offense, you asked for feedback, so I am assuming you mean honest feedback.

I will start by saying I doubt I would never take this on, so it's not like I have a similar cake I'm comparing it to!

 

The hair, gloves, veil, dress, jewellery and bouquet(?) all appear to be fake... gumpaste pearls and flowers, and isomalt jewels are all very simple, and really would have added a huge extra punch to it.

Making the hair out of textured fondant would have made a huge difference as well, even if it didn't look as realistic. As someone who has had to wear wigs, I know that those hairs can get everywhere!

The dress, gloves and veil I am aware would take an enormous amount of time and money to make edible, so may have been way out of the bride's budget, or your time limits.

Since you were custom making the figure, I would have had her hands together, so they look like they are holding the bouquet. Instead it's a bit stiff, like a mannequin.

 

The shape of her upper body is flawless, right down to her shoulder blades! And her hands are wow! How did you get the gloves on without messing them up?

 

Please understand, preferences differ, and my personal one is that everything on a cake be edible or foodsafe.

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I'm sorry, but I am going to have to point out that it is a real dress, and a mannequin, with a hand painted face. Those are plastic pearls, and a real wig. I am certain that if there are any edible bits to this, it is under the skirt portion of the dress. It is like a giant sculpted wonder mold, with a mannequin in it, wearing a wig and a real wedding dress. With a real veil.... 

 

I looked at you facebook page, and your work is nice, but it is not clean enough to make me think that this is modeling chocolate over rice crispies, in any way, shape or form. 

 

I could ask, if the form is so perfect, complete with shoulder blades, and clavicle that match and line up, like a mirror image, why are the eyes so wonky? But, the only real question is, why are you trying say that it is food, when it clearly isn't?

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post #14 of 78

I'm afraid I have to agree with Anna. I have no problems admitting I am wrong though, if you can show some process pictures, I will gladly eat my humble pie and applaud you on flawless sculpting!

The more I look at it, the more I just cannot believe it is actually RKT, there is not a single bulge, bump, crease or seam. The proportions are exact, her fingers are each perfect, but the arms are straight out?

I just don't understand why someone who could sculpt that amazingly, wouldn't correctly position the arms?

 

You can really see the surface texture around the chest area and into the cleavage, I have never seen modelling chocolate like that. It really does appear to be a spray painted mannequin.

 

I also looked at your FB page, and there are a number of other photos of it, I scoured them looking for a seam, a bulge, anything to suggest it is handmade, I'm just unconvinced. The level of skill involved, not just with shaping something so perfectly, but also covering, and connecting the arms are inconsistent with other elements.

To echo Anna, that doesn't mean your other work on FB isn't nice, but the difference is like me saying I'm Sylvia Weinstock.

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I'm pretty sure there are mannequins of different ethnicity icon_wink.gif
It is just like a life sized wonderpan cake, it is an interesting concept
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