So it's DH's b-day, and he loves cake, logically I make one. It's devil's food cake, with homemade butter cream, and marshmallow fondant. Since we're both huge fantasy geeks, I figured what's better than...A DRAGON!
I sculpted him out of MMF.
The wings were a little problematic, and didn't want to stand up
here's the whole thing.
Lessons learned, it's harder to cover a round cake than a square cake with MMF. I need to get some rubber gloves because my hands are blue (blue mixed with green for most of the draggie)
I come from a family of cake people, my mom was a cake decorator, had an at home business, and worked in a grocery store bakery, and is really good at it, though she no longer does it for money. My brother went to culinary school, for pastry. And while they've both tried to show me how, I am a total dunce when it comes to icing, despite being the only one of us that can draw. I've been more than a little annoyed that all of my cakes look like they got hit by a truck, even though they tasted great. So I decided to scrap the buttercream, and take a stab at marshmallow fondant.
The funky shiny spots are from covering it with cling wrap before I took the pictures. And it's red, not orange, bad light. I only had liquid food color on hand, so, the red's not as vibrant as I would have liked, something not helped by the red plate. I ended up replacing the water in the fondant recipe with food color for the black, after the fight with red. I used a cookie cutter for the butterflies. I'm very happy with it overall though, seeing it was the first time I used fondant.
I'm planning on starting an etsy shop (The link on my label works, but the shop is completely empty right now, so don't bother looking.) And I was looking for opinions on what you guys thought of the design. I'm planning on selling soap and jewelry, and this is my soap label. The blank spot in the middle is to put which soap it is. Also, do you guys think I should add that text in my graphics program, or hand write which flavor of soap?
My first finished project, my furry rediculously bright purse. I kinda made it up as I went. Knitted on size 8 needles out of purple and lime green "angel hair" yarn from Joann's (their sensations brand)
A few years back I mail ordered a corset, unfortunatly, it had bra style cups, that would not acomadate my chest, and was WAY too small. The thing had been lurking around the back of my closet for years, never worn. So I cut it apart, and reworked it as a waist cincher. The black satin, boning and gromet strips are all from the old corset, the purple was a quaterflat from Joann's, the trim is from an old pair of jeans...and the laces were stolen from my husband's spare pair of boots.
I ran out of boning so the back is actually all soft, hence the funny wrinkles
This is actually my first ever finished clothing project, I used the corset as a pattern, and it was all sewn by hand, because my sewing machine and I have been feuding for a couple of years now.
Alright, I admit it, I'm a warCRACK head. And decided to dress up as my night elf for conventions (yeah...i'm geeky) anyway, I have the make-up figured out, even have a place to get the super long elf ears, but the costume itself, is my problem. Any ideas on good paterns for this? Here are some screenshots of my character.
I have a tabard pattern here, thanks to a patern my hubby bought for his ren faire costume, the deer's going to be fun though. I was thinking of just sculpting styrofome, and covering it with fabric for the shoulders (the small purple ones, not the huge ones that look kind of like wood) Everything is supposed to be leather, but i was toying with the idea of vinyl that looks like leather, and some faux suede. My only problem after that, is i'm built more like this:
but there isn't much i can do about that...and i can deal with the fact that i'm gonna look like a dwarf dressed up like a night elf...