Saturday, January 17, 2009

Meet Marjorie

Take two on the chick cake. Take one was ducky, really.
I'm a perfectionist, and so I can pick pick pick, but all in all, it came out swell.

Isabel saw me writing on Marjorie, and HAD to do it as well. Marjorie was given a tattoo on her heiney.

Marjorie attended the Central Florida Letterboxing Winter Gather today, where she was photographed and enjoyed by some of the attendees. :)

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The Chick that Became a Duck

Aye-aye-aye. Thank goodness I am all about the practice runs.
I decided to try and make a Chick named Marjorie, Ryan's Marjorie actually. I always try a practice run, to iron out the kinks, and boy were there kinks.
1) I forgot to grease the small bowl. BAD move. You can see the small, beat up cake behind Isabel.

2) I did not fill the small bowl with enough batter. So, no grease and low batter = squashed head.

I used a small and medium bowl. Next time I will use the small bowl, with more batter, and the large bowl for the body.

I also used store-bought icing, chocolate. I knew it would make a mess but I did not want to waste all the butter and sugar on a test run so I was ok with the chocolate mess we made.

Isabel helps me smooth on the fondant.

Then for some reason, she ended up less of a chick, and more of a duck. *sigh* So I just went with it.

And this is why I do test runs. Sorry Marjorie. :)