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11  COOKING / Dessert / Epic Cake for 21st B-Day (image heavy) on: July 10, 2010 10:09:47 PM
Hello all,

Just wanted to share my epic cake for my son's 21st birthday.
First let me say that I am definitely NOT a professional cake decorator.. LOL.

But, I've always made my kids birthday cakes. This year was my son's 21st birthday. When I asked him what kind of cake he wanted, he was stumped. He said, I want German Chocolate cake with the nut filling, but surprise me.

So, thought and thought. Then, in a moment of inspiration (or desperation or perhaps sheer madness) I came up with it! Since it was his 21st birthday, it would be a homage to his childhood. I started crafting with fondant all the things that he enjoyed from his younger years.

The cake contains characters from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Pokemon, Thomas the Tank Engine, Mario characters (bom-boms, bullet bill, gumba, mario, and the red dudes..) , Nintendo Controller (old one), Calvin and Hobbes, Legos, The movie the Brave Little Toaster (lampy, blankie, toaster and radio), and Garfield.

Some of his name came off, which I'll fix tomorrow before the party. The lettering is a bit crooked, and all the characters aren't perfect but, I'm pretty happy with the cake and know he will be too!

Enjoy!  - Tammy

Comments welcome!

12  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Rutabaga of Death... on: December 31, 2009 06:12:25 PM
One of my very best friends always says... if I'm lying then I'm a Rutabaga... so, I free styled a rutabaga. Lovingly called the rutabaga of death...

My friend says it shall remain on his desk and strike fear into any potential applicants for job positions...

It makes me smile to create such objects...

13  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Mario Inspired Scarf (from enemyairships tutorial) on: December 31, 2009 06:09:21 PM

Totally inspired by enemyairship's tutorial and creation found here... https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=322772.0

I made my own Mario Scarf...  My daughter is modeling - but it's for her brother.. who says.. "Mom... it rocks and makes me smile!"  Well worth the effort.

Thanks enemyairship for your kind sharing!


14  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Discussion and Questions / Automatic Ami Pattern Maker.. on: December 31, 2009 06:04:30 PM

This isn't a 'completed' project --- but could help you complete a project??

I found this on line tool that lets you make a doll pattern using tools at the top of the page - then press a button and voila' it generates the pattern for you...


I hope you all can use this as I did..  -- here's the link.. 


15  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Bunsen & Beaker Do Halloween on: November 05, 2009 10:32:12 PM
were you in Hollywood on Halloween? We got really excited to see Beaker coming down the street and we snapped a quick picture, but it's totally blurry. Sad These are awesome costumes! I love the see-through netting idea - makes it totally 'wearable' for a full evening (rather than being trapped inside a giant mask)

No - we were in Tennessee...  LOL.

Thank you to everyone for the kind words and comments. We had a great time with these costumes!
16  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Bunsen & Beaker Do Halloween on: November 03, 2009 08:05:47 PM
No - there were no major accidents... LOL. As a child, I loved Bunsen and Beaker from the Muppets. So, I had to recreate them. God Love my husband who puts up with my Halloween obsession. We've been oompah loompas, popeye and olive oyl, M&M's etc.. but this years was my favorite so far..

I didn't make the clothes. We used stuff we had around the house. But the masks were made completely by hand. Using Baseball caps, Old Lampshade innards as the 'support' and then batting and fabric. I also used colored netting as the 'necks' so we could see. Eyes on Beaker were foam balls, nose was foam ball covered with fabric. Bunsens glasses were made out of black foam. Enjoy..

Dancing at the party

Look in the mirror

This is the inspiration...

17  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Blankie recon on: September 07, 2009 04:53:58 PM
Similar to what petskin was saying...

What about making it a 'matting' for a picture from your childhood?

Or, make a shadow box with some other mementos from your childhood and make it the backdrop?

Just some thoughts..

18  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Quote Wall Hanger on: August 15, 2009 07:35:15 PM
The martial arts quote is my ABSOLUTE favorite too!! (Being a black belt... that trains Mixed Martial Arts...and a crafter myself). I read it to my husband and he said... "Ohh she must be your soul mate!" LOL...
19  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Chocolate Purse on: March 05, 2009 09:07:09 PM
Very Nice - Love the colors!!
20  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Anime Cap on: February 16, 2009 06:44:04 PM
My son and I have been looking at reconned shoes with decoupage - and thought, hmmm.. could we do this with a baseball hat?? The answer is YES!! So, we did not use modge podge, we used flexible fabric glue. Trying to think that the hat needs to remain flexible. We also covered with a matte fixative and then scotch guard.

The prototype turned out pretty well. I think we'll make some adjustments for the next one. So without further delay, here's the decoupaged hat - anime style..

what do you think?

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