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Fed-up Reindeer

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Camera Panasonic DMC-FX01
Exposure Time 1/30
F-Stop 2.8
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Santa's eaten the cake!

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Cake Decorating
Occasion Holiday
Type 1 Tier
Material Fondant, Other
Style Whimsical
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Do you sell this cake? No, just for fun

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What was your source for this recipe? Other
Tell us more about what inspired you. A magazine advert for Billington's sugar (here in the UK).

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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this cake: The cake is a modified boiled cake recipe (a particular favourite of everyone who tries it) and iced with readymade icing from the supermarket. The reindeer, sleigh and santa I made using fimo clay baked in the oven. I used the advert from the magazine to help me style the reindeer's faces, the sleigh and the snoozing santa. I wanted to do this after discovering the advert was a computer-generated design and not real models at all - I think Billington's missed a trick there.

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What are you most proud of? I am proud that the reindeer actually turned out looking how they did in the advert, especailly as I've never done this before.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Just have a go; the reindeer are cartoony so it doesn't really matter about properly shaping.

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