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Friday, April 16, 2010

40th Birthday Polymer clay Cake topper

Here's a peek at the cake topper I made for my friend in work's sister who's 40th birthday is today! (Happy Birthday Mary!) She is a demon for her food and unlike myself she is blessed with "good" genes that allow her to eat what she wants and still stay slim!!  This is a long standing joke in her family as she's known to be always eating!!!  Hence the steak, mash potato, carrots and peas she's eating!! 

I made this one on Wednesday night at very short notice... so I'm quite pleased at how it turned out with so little time to make it!

Hope you like it.... actually more importantly I hope Mary likes it!!!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Some more tiara's

I have been a busy bee, this last couple of weeks, I have made my cake toppers and also a couple more tiara's.  These are more for young girls, but I'm sure they would be suitable for brides or bridesmaids as I could make them on a larger band.  Having said that not everyone has a "fat" head like me so maybe the small bands would be ideal.

Here's a look at what I have been making

Wedding cake toppers continued!!

Since my last post, I have shown my wedding cake toppers to one person outside of my family, a lady  I work with, one of her family members is getting married this year.  She had recently seen a programme on Irish station RTE about a lady down the country who made similar items, she really liked her toppers (I had no idea that the girl was to be married this year.)  Anyway when I showed my work colleague the pictures on my mobile of my first ever cake toppers she immediately got me to forward it on to the girl. 

Anyway as a result I have 2 orders for cake toppers, one for the wedding and another for the lady's friends 40th!! I am delighted, I have made most of the 40th topper tonight and will get to work with the other one when I recieve a picture of the dress and of the groom!

I am over the moon with this, absolutely delighted... I loved making the figures and plan to put my own stamp on them for my orders.... wish me luck.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Polymer clay Wedding cake toppers

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What's been keeping me occupied this week?  I've always admired the craft of modelling, I especially love the cute little figures  I've seen online for weddings and cake toppers.  I decided to have a go at one for myself. 

I needed a bit more information before I got started, so I was googling tutorials to make these for quite a while and had drawn a blank.  I came across the site of an extremely talented German lady called Betty (well at least I think that's her name), Betty works not only in polymer clay but in sugarcraft, you should see her frog prince cake!! Wow!! It really is something, so cute, I only took my daughter to see the new Disney frog prince movie recently and loved it... so I absolutely adore Betty's frog prince. 

Anyhoo Betty has a brilliant tutorial for making bride and groom wedding cake toppers for sale on her site, so after buying it I had a go. 

I wasn't really too fussed that the white got a bit dirty, as I really only wanted to see if I could follow the tutorial.  My biggest problem was my fimo... the black was like chewing gum to work with, I'd normally use fimo classic, but could only get soft of late and I hadn't ever used the soft black.... I opened two packs as I thought one might have been an old one the shop had. As a result the groom is not really how I had anticipated.  But I am quite pleased with the result.  I added earrings to my bride and a tiny tiara made from seed beads and wire.

The tutorial was easy to follow, and very few tools were required, so it's ideal for beginners with no real outlay other than the polymer clay itself.  I used the tube that my seed beads come in to shape the mouth.

If you want to see any of the fabulous work of the talented crafter Betty you can see it here the website is in German, but click on google translate to view it in English.