I have made a few cakes for my daughter and I think they are pretty cool. I am on an adventure to make her a pretty great on this year too. She wants a Shaun the Sheep cake and we have a few images pulled to work from.
They are so cute!
Here are a few of my past adventures. They have claimed so many of the hours of my life, so I am not sure of how big I will go this year.......
but please enjoy, we sure did!
These turned out cute despite they are not my best effort.
But, I must that there were no complaints that day!
This was my 1st attempt at a fondant cake...15 hours or more.
This entire cake is edible. The tube under the green fondant is the only exception.
This was last years cake, the kids went crazy.
Trees, rocks, shrubs and Perry are formed from krispie treats
So her Grandma's love her artwork so much, we wanted to make a knockout mother's day gift. I used my metalsmithing skills to get the base started and an enameling we went! She is such a creative little helper and is so hands on.
I made and prepped the copper rectangles with white enamel. She came up with the design and drew and painted the sunsets. I torch fired the the enamel, 7 year olds can't use torches.
*drying before they were fired
*after they cooled down
Copper rivets were added and a jump ring to hold the necklace.
clay tools (I used an exacto knife and tooth picks)
1. use a nail to poke to holes in the top of the tin.
2. Make cone shapes out of polymer clay and place end into hole,
starting on the inside of the tin.
*as the clay pokes through, flatten it down to create a head
(like a rivet or nail)
3. Fill the top and then edge with pieces of clay.
You can use patterns to create a more interesting design.
*Roll a thin clay "snake" and use it to edge the box.
Bake according to directions.
This little gem works great for a stow-a-way in your purse and can take a beating! I love mine and keep my necessities in it and its cute. Before you bake it, make sure you remove all paper...avoid all fires. Also, make sure you purchase the oven bake clay. This is important, I have seen too many times that children have lost beautiful creations because people grabbed the wrong package...oops!
Using Brass bezel cups from your local craft store, fill them with polymer clay. Texture, bake according to directions on package, immediatley out of oven quench in ice cold water, dry and paint. Ice water hardens the clay more than just air cooling.
The texture was made with silicone stamps.
Use Jacquard Lumiere Acrylics and I found them again at a local craft store. These had a pearl pigment that is very pleasing!