This did not come out nearly as nicely as I had planned. Whenever I make cakes for church, I make too much, because surprisingly, few people want mouthfuls of buttercream icing at 10:30 in the morning. So, through trial and error, I've learned to mitigate my servings. Thus, with the size of the figures (all painstakingly hand-modeled) , they really would have worked much better on a larger cake, but, you do what you have to do.
It's supposed to be this combination of Golgotha and Joseph of Arimathea's tomb, but I didn't convey that as well as I'd have liked. The day after I finished the carving, I was watching the History Channel, where they were trying to figure out exactly where Jesus had been buried. So this guy comes on, and says, "Well, such and such place can't be it, because it's not going to look like any sort of natural rock formation or cave. Joseph of Arimathea was a rich man, and so his tomb would have looked much more deliberate and ornate." Also, my crucifixion area doesn't look much like a skull to me. Lessons learned, points for effort.
What else, what else, what else? Oh, yeah. My foliage leaves much
to be desired, because I didn't put enough piping gel in the green before doing the vines, and, since I was finishing this up at church, I realized I'd neglected to bring any appropriate tips for flower-making, so please ignore my crappy star-tip flowers. Additionally, someone ate the sheep, and I was sad.
As par the course, everything is "edible" (not that you'd call Wilton fondant edible, if you've ever actually tried to eat it, but you can ingest it, and it won't kill you), except for the wooden supports.EDIT:
I recategorized this to participate in The Crafted Eastertide contest
. Not really expecting anything of it, especially because so many people don't like religious things, but here's to hoping.
I give my permission to
to submit this art to their gallery