It was fun to make for a couple reasons. First, I used chocolate icing on a vanilla cake...so yummy and I love making pretty things out of yummy stuff. Second I tried a new fondant recipe made out of marshmallows and icing sugar and I'm seriously in love with the stuff. Third, I tried a new icing technique with a borrowed tip (which I will be buying my next trip to the city) on the bear and I thought it turned out good.
I took a couple close ups because I just thought the big bear was so very cute with the details. I could snuggle it if it wouldn't cover me with chocolate. And you gotta see the baby, though you can't see it's face real well (and please ignore the cracks in the blue).
An observant person might say I'm obsessed with it...and I may just be. But you put a lot of effort into something that takes you 5 hours to make, start to finish (not including all the thought that goes into it).
When the gal who ordered the cake came to pick it up, she seemed genuinely happy about it. She said she'd be recommending me to all her friends. Which I must say is a mixed blessing. Good, because it feels good to be making money for something I can do. Both because someone's paying me for a skill and because I'm bringing money in...as little as it may be. Bad because I just can't charge enough to really make it worth my time. She payed my $30 for it, which after costs, comes to about $4.00/hr. Rollin' in the dough. And it kept me up late, which is fine except I didn't get up this morning to exercise because 4 hours of sleep just isn't enough. Plus...the temptations of sugary food everywhere and the flex points used on 'quality control'. So, we'll see what comes of it. I may or may not get any calls. If I do, I'll be more prepared to charge a little more. If not, more time for me and that scrapbooking I keep saying I want to do.