The brief… a lil’ boat, the design to be based upon some mutlicolored/patterned fabrics the Grandma was going to use to create some lil’ sailboat centerpieces, herself. The soon to arrive bundle of drooling joy’s name is to be Carter… and a sea creature or two involved might be cute.
This design is what came to mind.
Question here… have you ever commissioned the help of a non-caking “civilian” (like, for instance, maybe your husband who was standing very close by while you were having a moment of caker’s block) and asked him/her to give you their opinion about where a decoration should be placed upon the cake that you’d been working on ALL DAY LONG, only to have him/her offer up about, oh, a BAZILLION different options, all of which you’d already thought of but were hoping could be narrowed down by your “hopefully” helpful civilian, though unfortunately COULD NOT seemingly be narrowed down by said civilian because he/she is actually an engineer (and if you’ve lived with one of those, well then… you can just stop reading right now cause you KNOW exactly what I’m talking about) and he/she doesn’t necessarily have the ability nor the inclination to tell you what he/she thinks would look best… he/she only feels the need to tell you all of the possibilities and exactly how each one might impact the structure of the cake and whether or not it makes sense?
Yeah. Me too. *sigh* Good thing he’s really hot. 😉
So, want to know some of the cool tools I used to help make this design? I love each and every one of them! (But, then again, I do have a little addiction issue, don’t I? Whatever. I’m over it.)
My work mat everyone asks me about!! IT.IS.AWESOME. Looked for a suitable one everywhere and this one is PERFECT.
Martha Stewart Star mold. (Comes with a frame mold and a few others. LOVE THEM.)
Marvelous Molds Chevron Onlay. If you use them right, these onlays are A DREAM COME TRUE. For realz. I have lots.
Wafer paper for the sails. OHMYGOSHYOUHAVETOSTARTUSINGTHISSTUFFRIGHTNOWWWWWW!!!! Seriously.
Martha Stewart alphabet mold to spell out Carter. Use this a lot ’cause I just love the font.
Wood grain impression mat. Can’t even count how many times I’ve used this. (And it comes with THREE OTHER mats, too! Score!!! )
And if you REALLY want to torture yourself (or just cause your spouse to daydream about throttling you… just for a minute) go check out my favorite Tools/Products page. It’s fun. Really, REALLY fun. 😉
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