Tag Archive | Sugar Paste Figurine

Figurine for Vicky’s Birthday

Figurine For Vicky

This figurine was inspired by Isabel’s love for her beautiful daughter, Vicky, and by her excitement for me when I met Domy of Sweet Revolutions and bought her Woman and Man Set Moulds in Ireland in June. Not only could I resist creating a sugar paste vesion of Vicky with Saracino modelling paste, but it was great to try out my new moulds again!

My thank you from Isabel: “It was a total hit. Everybody was raving over it!!! Thank you once again!!!”

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Celebrating a 21st in Greek Sugar Style

Greek 21st Cake

After returning from a wonderful family visit to England and Ireland, it is time to get back to my other sweet life of baking and blogging.  It is appropriate then to start with a travel themed cake that I created before my sojourn in the northern hemisphere.

Debbie gave me so much inspiration with all the careful thought she had put into this special cake for her daughter’s 21st Birthday Cake.  Not only did I have a number of photos of Steph with her family and boyfriend but I had the exciting theme of her upcoming trip to Greece and the islands they were planning to visit to translate into a sugar story.

The beginning of this story started with a sugar figurine of Steph with her sweet smile and gentle face. Steph’s other passion in her life, her yoga, I captured by popping her silky dark hair into a pony tail and dressing her in stylish yoga shorts and top.  Once she was on the cake, I added a casual sling travel bag over her shoulder.

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While researching images for the Greek Islands, I came across the themed touristy slip slops available and thought they would be the perfect way to incorporate Athens, Santorini, Mykonos & Los.  The slip slops were easy to cut out of blue sugar paste to which I added cut out edible images reflecting the 4 islands. Black embossed sugar paste straps completed each slip slop before I added them to the cobble-stoned cake board. Painted blue sugar fences, flower pots and bright bouganvillia and golden sugar sand completed the bottom tier of this cake as I tried to capture the warmth and charm of these beautiful islands.

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Steph’s ticket into adulthood I added as an embossed travel tag along with a Greek flag to the top of her cake.

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As her family,  and the time they treasure sharing wonderful adventures and activities, is so important to Steph, I added her family looking on at her from a blue wooden-shuttered window. The window opposite gave a glimpse into the love she shares with Blake who would be sharing her Greek adventure with her.

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It was a pleasure to create this story for Steph’s celebration and even more of a pleasure to experience her excitement on seeing her cake so carefully thought out by her mom. I felt so chuffed when she exclaimed “….and that is me on the cake”!  

As the door opens onto the next chapter of your life Steph, may it be one that is filled with great adventures, tremendous fun and remarkable memories!

Greek 21st Cake
Wishing you many more wonderful adventures Steph!

Crystal Candy Edible Fabric & Lace Figurine

Crystal Candy Edible Fabric & Lace Figurine

Crystal Candy Edible Fabric & Lace Figurine

New products in the baking world are like nuggets of gold to any baker so no wonder I had a glint in my eye when Ray of Crystal Candy asked me to try out her new Edible Fabric on a figurine for her. I was inspired by a wedding dress I had seen on Pinterest which was perfect to combine the Crystal Candy Lace and Edible Fabric. I used the Lady LoveLace Lace Mould to cover the bodice and fitted skirt of my figurine and then draped the satin look Edible Fabric to mimic the draped folds of the bridal dress. What a privilege to be asked to work with your new product Ray and create this sweet bride daintily clad in your Lace and Edible Fabric.

Crystal Candy Edible Fabric & Lace Figurine

Crystal Candy Edible Fabric & Lace Figurine

The Thinker in Colour!

The Thinker In Colour Cake

The Thinker In Colour Cake

From the moment I walked into Wayne’s shop, I was in awe of the colour, creativity and innovativeness of the brain behind the edible baking goodies in the array of bottles that filled the shelves. On meeting him it became clear I had met a somewhat of a unique sugar genie in the suppliers of cake decor world. How then was I to say thank you to Wayne for this new world of colour on his birthday? Behind his passion and dedication to hard work in putting out his products, comes a great deal of thought and Rodin’s The Thinker, immediately came to mind as the perfect character for Wayne’s The Thinker in Colour Cake.

The Thinker In Colour Cake

The Thinker In Colour Cake

As he has a wicked sense of humour, I knew it would be ok to create a somewhat cheeky character as my take on The Thinker and into my head popped the idea of a book filled with ideas and it’s tongue in cheek title…50 Shades of…Colour. My sugar character shows this man baring his thoughts and ideas to the world and contemplating what creation to bake next from his recipe book. I had to include the edible printed pages from his website as being privileged to photograph and show off Wayne’s creations is such fun and he throws out constant challenges which have thrown me on to a steep and fun learning curve with regard to both my passion for photography and challenging myself in ‘outside of the box’ thinking!

The Thinker In Colour Cake

The Thinker In Colour Cake

Finally his wild abandon for colour had to be part of this cake and I chose this edible print with its burst of colour and pattern as the cover for the book. The layererd sugar paste flower with its non pareiled centre was inspired again by the colourful world I have been introduced to and to represent the beautiful sugar paste flowers and matching pearls he and his ladies create for his customers. Thanks Wayne for something so new in my world of baking and thanks for the craziness and laughs along the way!

The Thinker In Colour Cake

The Thinker In Colour Cake

The Thinker In Colour Cake

The Thinker In Colour Cake

The Thinker In Colour Cake

The Thinker In Colour Cake

As I was about to deliver the cake, Beauty, the lady who works for me looked at the cake , smiled and said “this man looks like he thinks too much”! She completely hit the nail on the head with that comment!

Hippie Figurine

Yolanda of Crave Cakes asked me to do a Hippie Figurine for a 21st birthday cake.  A friend of her daughter was celebrating her 21st with one of Yolanda’s cakes and knowing her well Yolanda sent me the brief and photos of a beautiful blonde young woman with a gorgeous hippie style. I created this mini sugar figurine in blue stitched denim dungarees to show off long slim legs and a cute printed bandana top as well as a hand painted bandana to hold back her blonde sugar tresses.

Hippie Figurine

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Beautiful expressive blue eyes, a soft gentle mouth and long lashes finished off this figurine perfectly and I was delighted to see that Yolanda placed her on a gorgeous hippie car cake to complement her style!

Hippie Figurine

Just Chillin on my 21st!

Angela’s Birthday Fairy!

Angela's Birthday Fairy

Angela,s birthday was celebrated in Wacky Wednesday Scrapbooking style a while ago and I made her a delicious chocolate cake iced in layers of vanilla, cappucino and chocolate buttercream which turned out to be quite delicious. The cake needed a little sugar paste tree stump for the little Angela fairy to kneel on and it was fairly easy to make the chocolate sugar paste look like a tree stump with some carving for the bark and for the circles. Angela loves roses and her garden is so beautiful so I added peach and blue roses and flowers around the tree stump. I think I managed to capture a bit of Angela’s spirit in this fairy as she is tall, elegant with a beautifully gentle face and funky dark hair. As she loves blue I chose this whimsical blue for her dress and added little rolled roses to the waist. We have loved getting to know you this past year, Angela, and love the kindness and fun you bring into the class.

Angela's Birthday Fairy