Angela, aka Arizona Maine, did a gorgeous cake for the Dirty Dozen CTO612 challenge http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...;ppuser=276266
and put the challenge to me to make a cake also. I had to get prior obligations completed before I could get started on this challenge from Angela.
To be honest, I don't know that this looks like a wedding cake or just some fancy decorated boxes that are embellished with diamonds, pearls, and lace. I am okay with the end result, though I haven't the faintest idea of what I will do with it.
I started with 2 heart shaped paper mache' boxes and some pretty minty green c/s from Provo Craft that is 24" in length. You need that length to get the whole circumference with one sheet for the larger heart. The tops of the boxes are painted to look more like a cake. The lace is just below where the lid ends and pearls are glued on. The ribbon is wrapped around the 2 hearts, thus joining them together. I had made a bunch of the CLD cherry blossoms, but they were just too big for this wee cake, so I ended up using Prima flowers and gluing a crystal in the center. The pearl do- hickeys are from the wedding dept at Mike's.
I played with several different things to put on the bottoms of the cakes, but didn't want to over do or muck up the whole thing with liquid pearls.
The big heart this cake sits on is from the big CLD heart die set.
Angela, when and if you see this, I did it! Though I do have to say, your cake is far better. I really need to practice more on the rolled roses!
Date: Sunday, June 24, 2012 GMT Views: 976
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Registered: March 24, 2006 Location: Posts: 38760
Sun, Jun 24, 2012 @ 2:42 PM
Oh, it's "cake" alright, and I'd slap the hand that tried to cut into it! This is gorgeous!!!
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Registered: April 19, 2010 Location: Southwest Utah Posts: 366
Sun, Jun 24, 2012 @ 3:17 PM
I think you are right, it looks more like just some decorated boxes. But what pretty boxes. It would be a nice decorator piece for a pink girls room. Lots of work on it, more than I would feel like doing.
Registered: March 15, 2012 Location: Alabama Posts: 11897
Sun, Jun 24, 2012 @ 10:43 PM
Jennifer, WOW!!! You have made such a beautiful layered cake!!! Your dripping icing of gorgeous lace and pearls is just stunning and the flower ribbon is amazing!!! Plus your wonderful flower and bow that are crowning your glorious achievement!!! Bravo!!!!!
Registered: October 25, 2010 Location: New England Posts: 11115
Mon, Jun 25, 2012 @ 8:02 PM
Well Jennifer, I just knew that you would come up with something not only very beautiful but practical! Can you image a sweet sixteenth birthday bracelet or bridal shower locket, or baby girl silver charm, and etc.... You did it and I love it!
Registered: June 9, 2006 Location: Wauconda, IL Posts: 46522
Tue, Jun 26, 2012 @ 4:09 PM
Your cake and or beautiful heart shaped boxes are gorgeous!! I love to see things like this, but am not likely to make them. The lace is gorgeous. I could imagine a young girl keeping her jewelry in there.