Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Everything But Cake...

This precious little girl is turning 2 next week!! I can't believe it, time goes by so fast.

My tiny apartment can't hold any more decorations, I don't even know where to put them.
For this past 2 weeks I have been working on Camilla's birthday party. I will have a little one at my house with a Dora theme and one at her Day Care with and Elmo theme, so I get to make 2 cakes, how exciting! But let me tell you I am already exhausted. I don't know what is going on, maybe the bad weather here in NJ with heavy thunderstorms is making me so tired, I feel that between work, home, and few classes I don't have any energy. But oh, well, I am going to stop complaining and show you a few pics of my gumpaste decorations.
First time making these trees, I used a pretzel stick and some leaves, very simple.

Auxilio, here is my table. In the back is my new cupcake tower that I got on EBay very cheap, I am still debating between cupcakes or a big cake of Dora, what do you think?

Here is my own version of "Map" and "Boots", if I make cupcakes I will use them as toppers for the kids cupcakes.

And this is Boots, I made it using gumpaste, it is not perfect but is as close as I could get using this sample.

And ladies, here is my nightmare!!!! this little tiny Dora took me like 2 hours, I couldn't believe it, but I found it so hard to make.

Here I am letting her dry.... by the time I was done with Dora I had the worst headache, I went to bed not really happy about how Dora turn out, I think if you make a character like this you have to make it as close to the character as you can or just don't make it at all. I learned the hard way, Dora didn't look like Dora and the next morning her head fell off. So I had to do something else, I will show you in my next post.

Well girls, I hope you are doing great, I can see you have been busy cooking and baking.


Jenniffer said...

Kathia, I am SO sorry to hear about your Dora head trauma tragedy! But you are right, characters like that either have to look spot on or they just don't look like the character. I can mold an awesome monkey any day of the week, but to mold Curious George? Your Dora WAS spot on. Can't wait to hear the rest of the story.


Raychel said...

What are you talking about???

Boots and Dora look awesome!!!

I can't wait to see the party pictures!!!


Cakedreamer said...

I think they are looking great! I agree with Raychel...can't WAIT to see more pics :)

The Cooking Photographer said...

Hi Kathia,

Aww your baby girl will be 2!!! It goes too fast. :(

I think your work was all beautiful, I'm sorry the Dora head was a disaster.

I have something for you to check out. There is a cake goddess friend of mine from MySpace. She is super nice and an amazing artist. Her name is Caroline and here is her page http://www.myspace.com/carolinescreations

Go look through her pictures!


Sue Sparks said...

I have to agree with everyone:) They look fantastic!!!

mamakeith said...

We both have almost 2 year olds! The dora n boots look great... I may do Bing bunny...(english book bunny-check him out!) Keep us posted!

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