Yes, folks, I am starting the wheels turning with cake and Sculpey topper making! I am making tentative steps in accepting orders, starting with one next saturday (Singapore's Polling Day.)
As you may or may not know, I am a homeschooling mom of 5 kids (aged between 11 and 2). So, needless to say, my hands are pretty full. :) But the response that I get through this blog of people who email me to enquire about my services is AMAZING! I get on average 1 or 2 and sometimes 3 a week, even though I did state this disclaimer all over my blog that I am not currently taking orders. I am very grateful for all those emails because it came from people who approve of the work I have done previously. Thanks for ALL the support!
I feel I've been sitting on everyone's good will for too long. :) Gotta start (taking steps) to get busy and exercise my creativity and imagination!
Which brings me to today's post....
7th May Cake
I am tasked to create a picnic scene under a tree for next Saturday's cake. I'm doing it in Sculpey because 1) I can do it before hand, and 2) the couple get to keep it as a momento of their big day.
The scene comes with a picnic basket. Anyone weaved a basket before? I sure haven't. But I imagined it out. My cake adventures have really pushed my imagination and creative skills. Every cake entails a "first" of some sort. It's always a journey I've never gone through before.
So, this Sculpey basket, I weaved the bottom. And I remember that the wicker or cane is then bent upright at a right angle to wewave the sides of the basket. I can't do that with my Sculpey because it is not stiff at this point. So....
I created a aluminium foil support and placed it on something tall (in this case, my Singer oil!! lol) and dangled my weaving upside down and proceded with the sides of the basket.
And this one is even weirder.... a bald, arm-less, feet-less bride doing some kinda upside down stance.
lol. I was baking the skirt and I didn't want it to bake flat.
Well, gtg. Busy busy busy. :)