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Under the Sea , Take Two:
Hello Sugar Friends!
I hope you had a nice holiday weekend, and that this weekend is shaping up nicely for you. I had another busy week of DVD editing, doctor appointments, end of school stuff, and cakes.
Did I mention the END OF SCHOOL? YEEE HAAW! Summer is here! No homework, no early mornings after being up half the night working. No more washing uniforms, keeping up with project deadlines, and attending boring open houses. (Oops, did I just say that? Well, I confess. I love my kids and all. But I really hate going to open house.) 12 more weeks of freedom until I have to attend another one. (Sharon squeals with delight.)
And nothing says summer more than the beach, right? Who doesn't love a nice relaxing day on the warm sand and in the cool clear water. So I thought it only fitting to usher in summer by sharing this cute little cake I just did yesterday for a sweet little boy.
Here is a scan of the treat bag the mom gave me to use for the theme:
The cake was iced in buttercream and I made all the little creatures from fondant with a bit of tylose added. (I made a back fin for the seahorse and promptly forgot to put it on. I have no idea where it is. It was so small it probably got swiped into the trash. Hate when I do that. But no worries, because our seahorse has magical powers and he can swim upright with no fins.)
I used various shaped cutters in various sizes to create the animals. I have tens of thousands of shaped cutters in all kinds of sizes. OK, I have dozens.
Air bubbles were piped buttercream dots tapped down with my finger.
The different seaweed and coral were also just formed freehand from fondant. See that brain coral? SO easy. Roll a ball and poke it a gillion times with the end of a paintbrush. Voila!
Mr. Happy Whale was also made from fondant/tylose. Probably the easiest figure I have ever modeled. I think he is so cute! I love Mr. Happy Whale. I did not want him to go with the big mean lady who came to pick him up. :(
So now that summer is officially here, I am going to put my sunscreen on, get my book, and go work on my tan.
No I am not. At least not right now. Have to get dressed to go to a "function" for hubby's job tonight. I hate functions. Just about as much as I hate open houses. (Sigh)