Saturday, August 25, 2007


The first faculty meeting at a new school seemed like a fine time to make a good impression. Nothing too fancy, but we started getting better at smoothing the fondant--that and the bright red color are particularly eye-catching. The stem, leaf, and banner are fondant, and the worm (my favorite part!) is a wire coat hanger inside a bendy straw. When we stuck him in after the rest was done, the whole creation took on a sort of cartoony style that I really dug.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Roll Tide

Tara's brother is a huge Alabama fan, so I had to swallow my Tennessee pride for his birthday. This elephant is probably my favorite, if not solely because I never believed he was going to stand up on his own. He's completely edible, but only his torso is cake. The head, tusks, ears, and legs are molded rice krispy treats. To make the legs strong enough to hold the thing up, rice krispy treats were wrapped around some decorative plastic pillars (meant for show, but oh well). The other non-cake pieces are pinned to the body with long toothpicks. Everything is coated in fondant, of course, and the sheet draped over his back is a separate piece. I cut and pasted the "A" instead of trying to paint it on, which I think turned out really great.