Wednesday, February 11, 2009

A camera cake for the photographer!

Wait a minute. I haven't thought about this until now but.. Adriane seems to be getting me most of my business. With her step-father's cake, Ella's Turtle Cake, and now this work of art. I was asked to make this cake for a man that was a photographer for The Capital Gazette for 28 years! I actually had a lot of fun with this cake. It was a lot of work! Lots of small details, and little things to pay close attention to. I ended up finishing the cake at 4am, and finally stepping away from it.. and hating it! The desk and the camera were made of cake. The lens of the camera I tried making out of cake, but that didn't work out so well. I then tried to make it just of fondant. Again, bad idea. I let it sit over night, came to work the next day, and beat myself up thinking about it for hours! Finally, I decided to use Styrofoam. Now before you freak out, many people that make big cakes that start becoming heavy in certain areas do use Styrofoam. When I heard this the first time I was like "Oh my. Never! Not my cakes!" Yeah well. That didn't last long. These things get heavy! It ended up working out perfectly! Exactly how I wanted it to look. AGAIN, my camera decided to continue it's dormant state of broken slumber. These are from Adriane's camera at the Federal House in Annapolis. Love that place!

I think I might be getting a little better at this! :-)

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