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March 9, 2008
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Date Taken
Dec 6, 2007, 8:57:26 PM
Scarface the Holiday Romantic by themie Scarface the Holiday Romantic by themie
Original date of completion: Thursday, December 6, 2007
Comments 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 :iconsweetclub: to submit this art to their gallery
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Given 2008-05-11
Scarface the Holiday Romantic is a prefectly done penguin cake. Yes, CAKE! ~themie has created a mischievous, merry, romantic and wondrous kind gentleman that just needs to be shared with the rest of this community! ( Suggested by sweetclub and Featured by Myana )
Naiadme2 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
OMG! that is SO cute!
SpindleWinter Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a sweetie! :icondaawplz:

I saw this on Cake Wreck's Sunday Sweets, well done!
naruto949283 Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
i want him for wedding cake :rose: :la:
Shibalove Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm making a note here, HUGE SUCCESS :) But yes, this cake is adorable ^_^
lilchibichan Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
awww <3 very nice
Lost-the-Sky Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
Favorited for two reasons:

1: My family loves penguines, and

2: It's amazingly well done.
MuffinOfLife Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011
oh my dear god
this is sooooo adorable!
i really cant wait to start working with gumpaste and fondant after seeing this!
FuzzyxPanda Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You are amazing, my friend. What's it like to be on Cake Wrecks as one of the good cakes?
ShmaZor Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011
I want to show this to my boyfriend so badly! He is obsessed with penguins! Fantastic work! Reminds me of the cakes they do on the Ace of Cakes~
themie Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
Hahaaah, that's exactly the kind of thing I love to hear; I hope to be doing that kind of thing professionally in the future. Thanks so much for letting me know!
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