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1  COOKING / Dessert / Re: Birthday sushi cupcakes on: January 28, 2010 11:49:15 PM
Finally! Sushi I want to eat. Smiley
2  COOKING / Dessert / Re: R2-D2 Cake and Droidlets on: January 28, 2010 11:28:05 PM
Hmmm...don't know what happened to R2 up there. I did the rotate image thing, and instead it apparently just squinched him like an accordion. But the Droidlets, ladies and gentlemen! The Droidlets!
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Update! Fixed the problem, but you're going to have to look at R2 sideways. Sorry.
3  COOKING / Dessert / R2-D2 Cake and Droidlets on: January 28, 2010 11:17:18 PM
Okay, so I just posted the blue lobster cake my son wanted for his birthday. That was only one of two cakes I made for his birthday last year. We had the lobster for the family b-day/Easter gathering, but the kiddo had a Star Wars party with his friends, so I borrowed my friend Rachael's totally awesome R2-D2 pan and went to town.

Rachael, by the way, has used this pan for other designs. I know she used it for a rocket cake a couple of years ago, and who knows what else. She's a mad genius! Me? I just made the droid.



And then, because it was going to be a huge party and I always worry about running out of cake, I make two dozen Droidlet cupcakes.


They are not the droids you are looking for, but they are tasty!  Tongue
4  COOKING / Dessert / Blue Lobster Cake on: January 28, 2010 11:03:02 PM
Last year my little boy turned five, and for reasons known only to him he announced that he wanted a blue lobster cake. Absurd, tricky, and slathered in blue icing. This was totally up my alley.

After a bit of doodling, I figured out that I could do it with two standard round cake pans. I froze the cake after baking it so it would be easier to cut, and it still started to fall apart on me.

First, I cut very skinny moon-shaped slivers off the edges of one round, then trimmed the slightly lobster-head-shaped piece into a slightly more lobster-head-shaped piece by giving it a pointy little lobster nose. Then I trimmed roughly two-inch pieces off each end of the skinny moon-shaped slivers to make the lobster claws. The middle of the slivers became the lobster's little arms.


For the torso, I basically cut a big football shape out of the other round, but left a smaller football shape attached perpendicular to one end for the tail. Then I whacked the trimmed pieces from this round into shapes that were more-or-less little rectangular legs. Very scientific. I trimmed the pointy end of the football piece flat and did the same to the back of the head, and pieced the whole thing together. I had to hold the legs on with toothpicks, then stick it back in the freezer for a bit before I could ice it.


while it was freezing, I iced the cake pan just for the hell of it, because I had two tubs of vanilla icing and I figured one dyed blue would be plenty. When the cake firmed up I applied the base coat...


Then used blue and black gel for the details.


So there you have it. One blue lobster cake, and my first Craftster project post!
5  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Dissect-A-Bear on: January 16, 2010 07:36:11 AM
LoL! Is that a uterus?!?!
6  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: The one and only Spider-Man sock monkey!!!!! on: January 16, 2010 07:34:39 AM
ROFL!!! That is PERFECT!! I think I see a new toy line for Marvel...
7  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Kraken on: January 16, 2010 07:32:33 AM
Oh, my gosh! That is huge!  Shocked

And I have to say, if you're going to make a massive soft critter, you can't do better than the kraken. So cool!
8  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Edward Scissorshands doll on: January 16, 2010 07:29:55 AM
What amazing detail! I can't believe you made scissors out of Shrinky Dink. That must have been a bit of a nightmare during the shrinking process...
9  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Re: vintage haberdashery wreath on: January 16, 2010 07:24:48 AM
The measuring tape bow is such an amazing touch! Nice work.
10  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: TRYING MY HAND AT CLAY TO MAKE JEWELRY on: January 16, 2010 07:22:31 AM
OMG! I love your Flying Spaghetti Monster! That is awesome. Smiley
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