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Category: Cake Decorating
Type of item: Food
Style: Funky, Geeky, Whimsical
Cake base carved, frosted, then covered with fondant. Gumpaste plants, jellybean rocks. With some airbrushing (the best new tool ever!)
What was your inspiration?
This was 1 out of 7 centerpieces I created for my friend's son's Bar Mitzvah. He loves paleontology! Each centerpiece reflected a different vignette of prehistoric times or items: Dinosaur footprint; Amber (fosilized bugs in tree sap); Giant prehistoric dragonfly; Dinosaur nest with eggs; Prehistoric frog/lizard; Prehistoric nautilus; and a Mastodon stuck in a tar pit.
What are you most proud of?
I love they way the carved cake came out. I just purchased an inexpensive air brush and it really made the carving pop.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
I wish I had had more time to practice the gumpaste pieces.