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Category: Cake Decorating
Type of item: Food
Style: Whimsical, Funky, Eco-Friendly
cake base edged with fondant and frosted "grass;" prehistoric stem and dragonfly body is a pipe covered with rice krispie treats, frosted and covered with fondant; Dragonfly wings are clear isomalt tinted to a gray and peppermint flavored; plants are gumpaste; jelly bean small rocks; large rock is rice krispie treats covered in fondant.
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?
Getting the wings to stay on.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
This was the one centerpiece that I was most excited about ... but the most disappointed in how it came out.