Original date of completion: Thursday, December 6, 2007Comments then:
This was my final project for the Wilton Course III Fondant and Tiered Cakes class. I've worked on this every single night for four nights straight, and it was both the biggest disaster and hugest success I've yet to have. Heidi (my instructor) was awesome helpful in figuring out how to get the bouquet in place when I'd given up on it. Being my first tiered cake, I didn't know the dowels were supposed to go THROUGH the cake board, but now I know. First carved cake, too!
Through a series of unfortunate events (most of which took place while trying to set the dried gumpaste roses in place), his little not dry
face became horrendously scratched, and thus, he came to be known as Scarface The Holiday Romantic.
Despite all the trouble, I suppose you could say... It's hard to overstate my satisfaction.
<3 to the folks who get the Portal references.Comments now:
This is still probably my most impressive cake to date, and stole Little McCloud
's spot as my most commented work. That's sort of depressing to me because one, I'd only been making cakes for like three months when I made this, and had been drawing for like 18 years, and two, I didn't even do that great a job on Little McCloud... So, yeah. I haven't quite figured out what that means yet, but I was sort of flattered when this was chosen for Featured Art on Christmas Eve on SheezyART. That's probably the only reason it got so many comments and favorites.
I really wish this could have turned out better. I mixed the boxed Wilton fondant with marshmallow fondant since I was concerned with taste, and intended for people to actually eat this. But that made draping the fondant veeery difficult, and I had some wrinkling by the tail, and his little scarf tore, and was poorly patched. All in all, however, I still love this cake -- Couldn't bring myself to have any, but I'll at least always have the memory.
I give my permission to
to submit this art to their gallery