I often help out on these shoot days as an assistant, and with costuming (remember the mermaid tail????) but this time I offered to make the fake cakes to decorate the set! Fun!! Now I've never decorated cakes, let alone covered styrofoam fake cakes with fondant, but I can do anything I put my mind to right???
Sasha visited a cake decorating supply store in Sydney and provided me with the styrofoam fake cakes, cake boards, fancy food colouring, sugar paste, and 7kgs of fondant (thats about 14 pounds for you overseas people)!!!! She also gave me some flowers and ribbons that she had to help me make a start.
First job was covering all the styrofoam fake cakes with the fondant. And can I say thank goodness for the internet! I found instructions on how to roll it out properly, and more instructions on how to dye the fondant with the fancy food colouring. After a few hours solid toil, I was covered in icing sugar from head to toe, had sore and tired wrists, and had these:
All I can say is thank goodness they only have to look good from one angle!!!
The backs on a few of them (especially my first one) are awful!!!
Now came the fun bit - making them pretty! I went to Spotlight, which is my local go-to for crafting goodies, and bougth some fabulous fake flowers and some ribbon and other trims:
Then I cleared the big dining table, got out my hot glue gun, and went at it!!!
And this is what I created:
Aren't they fabulous!!!!!
Seriously, this was just so much fun! It was so enjoyable to do something creative that wasn't sewing.
I hope you all had a lovely and peaceful Easter.
PS. It was also my birthday AND my first wedding anniversary last week, so sorry if I was a bit absent...