So here’s the crazy thing I’ve found about “passion”-
it will often cause you (out of your own free will) to invest obscene amounts of time and energy into creating something that the intelligent business man/woman can just NOT understand.
In other words, you’ll find yourself putting your blood, sweat and tears into a project that, you realize from the start, will never pay you back its rightful worth in cold, hard cash.
Causing the business man to cringe, shake his head, and think you a fool.
But passion doesn’t count that cost.
Passion is only focused on one thing- the satisfaction of mind and heart, once the project is completed, knowing you DID it.
You stepped out on that ledge, often without a safety net below, and decided you were going to scale that mountain and stand proudly at the top, come Hell or high water…
simply because you wanted to.
(Or even for the benefit of someone whom you felt was worthy of it all.)
And that was enough.
Ok, so yeah… sculpting a human bust either AS or FOR a cake falls into this very category.
Now I’m not saying you can’t make some goooooooood money on a cake like this, ’cause you absolutely can… and should. 🙂
But what I AM saying is that you will most likely spend far more time, energy, heart and soul on a project like this than what someone will ultimately pay for it. (Unless you’ve been perfecting the art of sculpting the human face for some time now and can crank out a fabulous one, lickety split.)
‘Cause sculpting the human face is haaaaaard for most people to replicate, the first, oh…million times they attempt it.
The nuances of the human face are such that if one small detail is slightly off, your end product may have a much greater likeness to Swamp Thing than anyone else.
But this is where passion often jumps in and (much too jubilantly) shouts, “So what?”,
brings you back to that inspiration photo time and time again,
and ultimately pushes you to get out your bag of tricks and into “make your mama proud” time.
And to be honest, I personally think that passion was given to each of us by God as a special gift.
‘Cause without it, all of our actions may be much more rational, yes,
but I wonder if we’d ever feel as alive as we do when we’re standing on the top of that mountain.
Arms up, head back, eyes closed…
You know? Xx
K, I need to mention that I again used Sprinkle Pops for this project, and I just luuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuv them!
I love all of the extra little hearts and stars and cute little fun stuff added to the mixes.
Makes me want to purchase every single Sprinkle Pop combo!!
DEFINITELY check out Sprinkle Pop’s shop!
Aaaaaand, all who attend The Sweet Weekend & Masquerade Ball will find a lovely little Sprinkle Pop surprise in their goody bag! Yayyyy!!
Here’s a little video I put together showing you just a little behind the scenes action of the making of the drippy cake tier…
AAAAAAAAAND I am super excited to announce that I have teamed up with Edible Art Paints to create a Cakeheads set of paint colors… navy, teal and coral!
I used the teal and metallic coral colors to paint the Valentine Girl’s hair in this cake project, and I’m so excited about how gorgeous these colors are!
Check them out at Edibleartpaint.com!
The full, step by step video tutorial of how I sculpted the Valentine girl and created this entire cake and SOOO much more,
is on Cakeheads.com!
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Here are some work in progress photos of the making of the Valentine girl bust which was inspired by this painting bought for me by my good friend, Avalon, of Avalon Cakes…