Oh, how I hate stripped bows. There is always a a line that is not completely straight. I suggest taping the gum paste so the black line goes on perfectly straight and than removing the tape once the food coloring is dry. I would also measure out your cake so that your swag is the same distance all the way around the cake. They even sell a tool that will measure the swag out for you. Also be careful of placing borders on the top edge of your cake, you want to make sure that it is even all the way around. Remember you are better off going a little slower so you get a better end product!
I’m always amazed at some of the things people order. For instance, this cake how much nicer would it have looked if the yellow and gray colors from the bow were on the black icing? I mean there are flowers on the cake. The customer could of had just the centers of the flowers gray and yellow and it would have brought the whole cake together nicely without taking away from them wanting an entirely black cake.
Isn’t the dot on top of the phillies cap blue? Hat cakes are difficult to make especially when they are not covered in fondant. It is kinda hard to hide the smoothing lines in this photo since there are no other detail than the P on the front. It is a shame that the brim on the hat wasn’t bent more to how the players are wearing them. If it was, we wouldn’t be able to notice that the brim is a bit to big.
How cute, a penguin cake! I think this cake is well done. The decorator maximized the cake at the bottom by adding what I believe is snow or ice. I would recommend highlighting the snow with some airbrush color (either gray or blue) to add some definition to they cake. That way the penguins white belly would be more defined from the snow.
It seems to me that maybe the customer had an idea in mind and I’m wondering if it was achieved? A white iced cake, with a tan fondant drape, calla lilies with blue centers and no leaves. WOW. I would suggest always adding leaves to a cake with flowers, because it just looks better. You can see the icing mound on the top of the cake where the flowers were placed which would have been hidden by the leaves. In addition I would also soften the edges of my flowers, theses flowers seem to look a bit to straight.
I would ice the outside of this cake red instead of airbrushing it red. While airbrushing is usually much quicker, icing the cake red will prevent the over spray that usually comes from airbrushing. In addition I would use a darker blue icing for the bell and maybe use that same blue for the pearl border.
For this cake I would have gave the duck a more pointed beak. When I think of a baby duck, I think of it having feather. Therefore I would have piped on a ton of feathers with a leaf tip; that way its wing and tail would blend in a bit more but still be noticeable
Wow, a gumball machine cake actually made out of cake! I’m glad to see someone tried to do this gum machine entirely out of cake and candy, instead of putting a plastic bowl on top. I would have airbrushed the white part of the cake a light color than added some darker colored dots; this way when the gumballs and candy were put on the gumball machine it would look fuller.
What a cute monkey! He just needs to be more proportionate so he doesn’t look so crazy 🙂 I would trim down his ears some and level out his eye area. This money cake was made from a 12 inch round and 2- 8 inch round. It was iced in chocolate buttercream. Than details were piped on using black, white, and tan buttercream.
This is our jungle scene cake and it has a lot going on, it has a combination of airbrush work and different piping. What I would change about it would be small details. I personally like the placement of the animals on the cake. However they should be hiding in a assortment of different green foliage. I would add more trees and maybe a different color shell border just so it all fits together better.