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1  COOKING / Dessert / Lemon: the shy snake cake on: February 27, 2013 01:11:11 PM
Meet Lemon!
Isn't he just the cutest lemon snake cake?

He was inspired by a cake I saw on 9gag over a year ago. (It isn't up anymore)
My friend has/loves snakes, and this was just the cake for her 21st birthday.
The original was a little too realistic (for some of my other snake-phobia friends), so I made him pleasantly plump with big black eyes.

The cake was extra yummy with 1/3cup fresh grated lemon zest (6 lemons) added to the mix.
His head was a giant cake ball made from scraps after sculpting his body.

Here he is with the lucky birthday girl.

Thanks for looking!


***PS: I am happy to report, he was a big success at the party!!!
2  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Psychonauts Warp Worm NPC on: October 21, 2012 08:48:46 AM
Man, I love Psychonauts!

It is really fun, creative, original game that keeps me replaying it regularly.
Every time I play, I find new lil cutscenes I have missed before.
This weekend was my last visit to Camp Whispering Rock.
While playing, I just loved how up beat these lil' guys were.

Every level, they just hum, blow bubbles, and dance at checkpoints, even if the world is blowing up around them.
That is the type of energy my house NEEDS. Cheesy
He makes a great addition to my gamer home.

Sorry for the tiny reference above. It is the only in-game pic I could find of them online. Cry

3  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Little TF2 Pyro Tealight on: October 20, 2012 10:54:05 PM
Being a gamer, I need gamer decor.
My bathroom is Valve game
(Team Fortress, Portal, Half Life)  designed, and it was missing a little something.
It needed a bit more
Here she is, roasting her mallow. <3

If I ever get around to it, I'll add her flamethrower, bag of marshmallows, and the pyro emblem. =p
Who should I make next?

*sorry the pics aren't that great*
4  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Valve/Portal/TF2 Gamer swap <3 on: September 02, 2012 03:19:24 AM

, Team Fortress, Left 4 Dead, Counter Strike, Half Life, Dota 2, Alien Swarm

All the goodness of the great company Valve in one awesome swap!

Sad to say, I can not organize at the moment.
Just don't have the programs to.
I might get them, if there is enough buzz/ free time though.
Thinking a middle to large point swap with a variety of Valve character and game interests.
Any interest?
5  COOKING / Dessert / Dr.Seuss Cake with Horton and Friends! +fondant "refreshing" tut on: September 11, 2011 09:41:06 PM
Another cake from MsKatie and myself, and our BIGGEST yet.

It is a 3 tier funfetti and chocolate cake for our cousin's baby shower (which was a great success).
She doesn't want to know if it is a boy or girl, so we stuck to something all kids love....Dr.Seuss!
Each layer was to celebrate her favorite books as a kid,
Green Eggs and Ham, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, The Cat in the Hat, and Horton hears a Who

below are some progress shots

Enjoy! Cheesy

Lower on the page is a small illustration of my fondant "refreshing" technique  Wink
6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Portal and Friends Magic Folding Cube <3 (pic heavy) on: September 08, 2011 12:45:07 PM
Well, I as recently in the Portal & Friends Swap.
My partner and I both loved ALL of the games made by the game company, Valve.
This special Weighted Companion Cube was a really fun way to incorporate all of my partner's favorite games and characters.

Just an ordinary Cube right? .......
Its Zoey From Left 4 Dead
Red Spy Crab from Team Fortress 2
Aperture Science one side Black Mesa on the other
paint, nail polish, sharpies, and a few hours to make.
Hope you guys liked it ^_^

Make your own by clicking the link here
7  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 64 ENTRIES / I'm A Potato! (img heavy w/progress shots) Portal 2 wall art on: July 02, 2011 08:04:27 AM
Needed a bit of gamer art for my bland walls.

I present to you.....
Evil genius computer turned potato battery. Grin

This was a Triumph!

I'm making a note here, "HUGE Success".

It's hard to overstate my satisfaction.
She is based off the a scene in the game titled Chapter 8: The Fall
A point in the game where you and your new potato friend are falling alarmingly fast down a seemingly bottomless pit.

The quote is:  
"Oh.Hi. So how are you holding up? BECAUSE I'M A POTATO. [Clap.Clap.Clap] Oh good. My slow clap processor made it into this thing. So at least we have that." -GLaDos

Below is the progression.

Started with some canvas, nails, and model magic.

Next, I added polymer clay sprouts, before painting.

The face was created with mud clay and colored cardboard.

Then came the wires....took me awhile to find RED alligator clip covers.

Now, time for the 3 used up Sharpies and silver pen for the spiral and quote.

She is finally finished up with a model magic side with red rubber detail and black plastic clasps to hold the face.

Thanks for looking  Cheesy
8  COOKING / Dessert / Backyardigans Birthday (img heavy) on: April 15, 2011 08:37:24 PM
My friend's youngest son turned 2.
She had been so disappointed with all the cakes made by various bakeries years before.
Every birthday party, Jen ordered a fondant cake that ended in shattered expectations.
My sister (Sn: mskatie) and I had to change that.
All she said was to make it Backyardigans. Jen had no idea what to expect.
When we opened the door, she started to cry tears of joy.
It was so wonderful to make our friend happy and a dream come true.

Kat made the fondant, butter cream frosting, vanilla cake, and the marbled fence.
I sculpted, colored, and painted the fondant figures/clouds.

9  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / 2 painted pups on: March 09, 2011 05:58:24 AM
I wanted to thank a friend, so I made little figures of her dogs.
Wish I had placed a coin or something similar for size refs.
The dachshund is about the size of a quarter. The collars are spare threads I found while folding towels =P

Wish I snagged a pic of their faces, but they just kept licking the camera Lips sealed
10  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Elcor Love Note on: February 14, 2011 11:14:33 PM
Wasn't really sure where to put this... I see him more as fan art, than a valentine.
This lil' guy is from the game Mass Effect and made with tons love and a bit of craft foam.
My husband and I are HUGE gamers.
I was really struggling on what to get him.... He is very hard to shop for T_T
Then, he sent me a Harbinger valentine. (if you played the Mass Effect2, you know the character)
This was my response. ^_^
Who better to express my love than an elcor?
He'll be so surprised in the morning before work. <3

This is what an elcor looks like in game

Close up with Bg

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