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« on: March 05, 2012 09:09:24 PM »

First of all I wanna say thank you to the ladies who introduced me to mixing gold powder with glaze. This has changed my polymer crafting life and I'm forever grateful. I almost cried tears of joy when I saw how beautiful the gold looked as I painted it on. Grin

This cake has been an obsession of mine since I googled "Marie Antoinette wedding cake". I've had it saved and my computer for months and decided I needed to make it. It took me a total of 22 hours over the course of 4 days. the gold detailing took the longest. I dust on some shimmer on the purple ribbons prior to baking but it wasn't the impact I wanted so I used the same technique with the gold powder. I mixed some of my purple eyeshadow in with the glaze and painted on this shade. Love how it turned out, just like the real thing.

Topper. Tiny little man and woman that was so tricky. This probably took 2-3 hours of trial and error until it looked just right. I added a layer of white acrylic paint and glaze to give it that porcelain look.

Details! Love the gold so much. Don't think anything has made me this happy in a while(crafting-wise) After baking I trimmed some white ribbon and glued it around the base. Just like it is in the pic. I wanted to keep in all those details and not just keep it bare white clay.

With the real cake and with a quarter for scale. It comes to about 3 1/2 inches tall.

I had so much fun making this even though the details made me crazy. I'm very proud and happy with the result.


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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2012 10:27:05 PM »

You should be proud, it's amazing! The figure on top is just incredible. This rocks!

« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2012 01:40:39 AM »

Nope. Refuse to believe. You've just got an enlarged quarter next to another real life cake....

Seriously though, that is some fantastic talent!

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« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2012 04:01:00 AM »

Nope. Refuse to believe. You've just got an enlarged quarter next to another real life cake....

Seriously though, that is some fantastic talent!

That's EXACTLY what my brain says every time I see one of these awesome teeny creations! It can't be true! But it is! And it's amazing...

Seriously though, WOW. Great job, that's just incredible the amount of detail you get onto something so tiny. I'm awed.

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« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2012 05:25:27 AM »

I can't believe the cake is so tiny!  There is so much detail!  I love the roses!  Wonderful job!

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« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2012 05:30:55 AM »

I'm in awe!  I love all your tiny goodies!

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« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2012 07:13:20 AM »

Nope. Refuse to believe. You've just got an enlarged quarter next to another real life cake....

And even if you'd just made such a perfect giant quarter, I'd still be amazed!

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« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2012 09:47:49 AM »

the skill and patience that must have taken. its awesome

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« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2012 10:31:06 AM »

Wow, this is amazing! Great job on the details!  Shocked

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« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2012 12:35:06 PM »

This is stunning. I'm going to send the link to my sister who is a pastry chef! lol

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