My First Figure And A Big Thanks!

Decorating By nanikins Updated 19 Nov 2008 , 5:08pm by Tisha___

nanikins Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 2:34am
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I wanted to say a big thank you to all of you CCers. I would never have conceived of something like this, much less attempted it before finding this site. You are all wonderful and I feel so blessed to have found you. Keep all that great information coming!!

This is my first attempt at figures/carving and the like. The car is carved from RKT and covered in fondant and the guy if fondant, too. It was made to top a cake and match the invitation for the 70th birthday of a friend of my in-laws. (The cake was my in-laws' present to him.)

I see a lot of room for improvement, as I'm sure you do, but the birthday boy was thrilled and so were my in-laws. Therefore, I have promised myself to be okay with it.

Thanks again, ladies and gents, for all of your great advice and inspiration. You are AMAZING!

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DerrellC Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 2:48am
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Hi NANIKINS, for your 1 st. attempt I think it looks wonderful.Those types of cars('57 Chevy) are not easy to do,even for those with many years of practice.As your skills improve with more practice you will get better ,I would love to get a cake as great looking as this one !! great work, Derrell

nanikins Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 4:27am
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Thank you, Derrell. Is it horrible that I'm tickled to death you knew what kind of car it was??

-K8memphis Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 4:59am
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I think that's awesome work. Great stuff.

lifonahil Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 5:04am
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Great job.

PJ37 Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 5:11am
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Well done!

GI Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 5:28am
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Originally Posted by nanikins

Thank you, Derrell. Is it horrible that I'm tickled to death you knew what kind of car it was??

Heh heh, I knew it was a '57 Chevy, too. icon_wink.gif (Grew up with Boys.) But I'm more of a CHevy Girl (That's CH as in Cheetos!)

bigmama1961 Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 5:35am
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very good, thats awesome, love the car. thanks for showing us.

DerrellC Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 12:48pm
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The fact that we were able to recognize the year,make and model says great things about the job you done.Makes us feel good when you deliver a cake and a 2 or 3 year old's eyes light up when they see it and knows what it is.Once again you did a wonderful job with a hard subject !! Derrell

maggiev777 Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 1:34pm
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LOL that is adorable!!!! Awesome job, thanks for sharing!

nanikins Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 1:36pm
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Thanks everyone for your generosity! A pat on the back from you is most treasured.

GI, I've been a CHevy girl for years and didn't even know it!!

The recipient has called my in-laws and wants to preserve the darn thing. Is that even possible?

Dinny2222 Posted 13 Nov 2008 , 2:14am
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I hope my first time turns out half as good as yours. Great job

Chippi Posted 13 Nov 2008 , 4:36am
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I absolutely love it! I will add, the lil old man looks exactly like an elder friend of mine!!! So he has a twin! lol Super work!


cakedivamommy Posted 13 Nov 2008 , 5:48am
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Super cute!

cakebaker1978 Posted 13 Nov 2008 , 7:44am
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So Cute!! So talented!! Great job!!! thumbs_up.gificon_biggrin.gifthumbs_up.gificon_biggrin.gifthumbs_up.gificon_biggrin.gifthumbs_up.gif

Frankyola Posted 13 Nov 2008 , 9:25am
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very cool cake, good job. thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

noyhoward Posted 13 Nov 2008 , 10:12am
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Great Job!!!!

nanikins Posted 13 Nov 2008 , 1:31pm
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Thanks, everyone, for your sweet compliments. As I said, I owe it to you guys that I even attempted something like this. You all inspire me everyday! icon_biggrin.gif

angelatx Posted 13 Nov 2008 , 4:36pm
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you did a super awesome job for it being the first time nanikins. kudos to you!!! icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

nanikins Posted 13 Nov 2008 , 6:24pm
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Thanks, Angela!

cylstrial Posted 13 Nov 2008 , 8:22pm
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The little man looks so good!

Susie53 Posted 19 Nov 2008 , 3:39pm
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You did an outstanding job!

Tisha___ Posted 19 Nov 2008 , 5:08pm
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That little dude is so super cute. Congrats on the good job!

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