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Winnie the Pooh version 2

This is a hand sculpted Winnie the Pooh bear.  Version 1 seems more rectangular.  I have more practice  and experience carving so this is more contoured instead of cubic like.  In this version I used Wilton tip 21 and he is shirtless.  Its easier to put on his shirt before the head is attached.  Finish piping out buttercream on Pooh's body.  Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until frosting is set.  Cover the area where his shirt is going to be with thin rolled out red fondant.  Refrigerate once again for 30 minutes.  Take out of the fridge and cut out the desired shape for pooh's shirt.  Its easier if create a pattern to use to cut out Pooh's shirt.  Refrigerate until fondant is set.  Take out of fridge and attach the head.

I made the head out of cereal treats with a circle carved out at the bottom of the head so to keep the head attached to its body.  BBQ bamboo sticks can also be pushed through the head and to the body for added support.  Pipe buttercream on the head.  Make…

The Wedding Cake Project

My biggest cake project this summer is my brother in law's wedding cake and cupcake.  It consist of a 2 tier six and eight inches vanilla chiffon cake plus 200 coffee chiffon cupcakes with vanilla frosting.  Everything will be presented on a 4 tier staggered cake tower.  Each layer is covered with white lace and ribbon.  A month ago I decorated the cake tower.  I finished the making 20 gum paste roses yesterday.  Today for 3 hours straight I finished making 32 gum paste callalillies.   Before that my daughter Charisma helped me make and colour mini fondant blossoms to be put on the cupcakes.  This is what Charisma, Bronze and I made so far ( I wish a took a picture of my kids helping me make these blossoms.  I appreciated their help considering it cut down alot of man hours and their little hands are perfect for miniscule sprinkle application)


DAY ONE Note:  colour dust results in matte finish while pearl dust acheives a more pearlesque finish.



DAY TWO


DAY THREE

DAY FOUR 
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