*Fire-Girl872 and myself just carved our pumpkins, after procrastinating till the night before Halloween >_>' happens often.
Anyway, I wanted to carve Knuckles the Echidna this time after two years ago, I carved a chao on a pumpkin and the neighborhood loved them. So I managed to do it and it looks beautiful. It was a bitch to do but, its a good one <3
I do apologize though that the photo isn't good, since the camera wanted to be a pain in the butt. Anyway, enjoy and have a Happy Halloween!!
Knuckles the Echidna (C) Sega
Carving (C) Me
Btw, this is 's Pumpkin that she carved. Go check her out!! [link]
You guys. It's done. It's finally done. *collapses into a heap*
As stated in the WIP, this is for 's "Link's Blacklist: The Zelda Tribute". It's an art collab featuring 60 artists, each of whom creates fan art from Zelda. But the really cool and different thing about the project is that it's enemies only. The standard is amazing and you guys should go see it and love it and tell the artists how amazing they are. Even if you're not a fan of the series. Go go go: [link]
Now. I can't draw for nuts, so I turned to a medium I'm a bit more advanced in. This turned out to be the most ambitious, stressful, ridiculous cake I've ever done. I've gone into detail on the blog about half of the crap that went wrong with this cake, so I won't bore you with it.
Tech details: The cake + topper stands a total of just under 30cm high, and the Furnix topper has a wingspan of 24cm. Cake is butter cake that begins red at the base and gradually progresses to yellow at the top. Layered and covered with buttercream and then fondant ruffles. The Furnix topper is predominantly fondant. I used a wire frame to support the structure. All of the feathers on the cake were individually cut. I have no idea how long it took me all up, but for the topper alone it was about 5 full days of work. Not counting making the wire frame and repairing all the breakages, colouring the fondant, etc.
Lawd, this was a marathon. This cake took every ounce of patience I posses. I nearly gave up thrice. There are A LOT of things I'm not happy with and would like to have done better, but by the end I just wanted it to be over. I've used time I should have spent working on my thesis and will probably regret that. So. Yeah. Not perfect. But it'll do for now.
Bloggity with lots of ramblings, WIPs and a whole bunch of photos, including the failed ancient-cistern themed cake: [link]
Some other Zelda fan art:
ETA: Oh oh oh! I forgot to add in my sleepy delirium last night that, while I used a whole bunch of references from screen caps and Zelda dungeon and whatnot, I want to give special mention to this reference from fellow deviant ~ShrubbyNerb. Without it I'd not have been able to see certain angles of the Furnix so it was a huge help!
Sometimes the simplest and most boring of ideas can turn into a really special cake.
I can't say I was terribly excited when a customer wanted to order a cake in the shape of a cardboard box... Yet when I actually got down to seriously studying the box, I found that there was indeed a whole wealth of detail that could be captured in my cake.
Reality is imperfect. To capture realism is to create deliberate imperfections. This cake taught me that.
This is the birthday cake I made for a friend's birthday party. The cake was intended for four people, but I decided to make a Sonic cake since that is one of her favorite game series.
I was inspired by the Green Hill Zone of Sonic 1 and played video game music to help me do this. It took about 5-7 hours total which was divided in 3 days so that the frosting and cakes would be more manipulable and have time to dry.
The cake is a three layered cake alternating between chocolate and white, with some strawberry/blood orange filling. The outer has been coated with buttercreme frosting and marshmallow fondant.
Next time I will definitely use real fondant, while marshmallow is quick and easy to make, it is a bitch to cut up. :/
Oh and maybe get, like real thinks to make a cake, since I did all of this using cut holes in sandwich bags. Yay for cheap alternatives!
This is a Hat Box birthday cake for my niece. Buttercream icing used as a filling. Fondant in Ivory and white used to cover the cake. The flowers are made from gumpaste. They are edible, but it is much nicer to save them. When they are dry, they'll shatter like fine porcelain if dropped, and I will cry out in despair. LOL Non-toxic coloured powders are used to colour the flowers and I used piping gel to simulate the raindrops on the petals and leaves.