I'm making a joint birthday cake for my husband, dad, and uncle. The idea is that it will be a boat (3D) on a flat (maybe 9x13) cake that is decorated like the ocean. My 'dad' will be a FBT of him scuba diving on the cake and my 'uncle' and 'husband' as 3D fondant/gumpaste figures fishing off of the back of the boat. I made the figures last night (first attempt at full figures) and I was reasonably happy with them...not perfect but not bad either. My DH however, thinks that I need to redo them. He is usually my biggest critic but often times, he is the only one who will be honest (not just smile and say that it's great even when it isn't). So, can I have some honest (I can take it...and I have plenty of time to remake them) critique and/or advice for future people. Thank you!
I'm sorry the pics are so dark but I had to turn off the flash or it was so bright that you couldn't see details. Also, my uncle is holding a fishing pole and my DH is holding a fishing yo-yo (in case you aren't familiar with them or in case it wasn't recognizable)
I think they're really cute. The expression on the faces are great too. Just tell your husband it's hard to sculpt muscles out of fondant
HONESTLY I THINK THEY ARENT BAD AT ALL...BETTER THEN I COULD DO.
here is the tutorial I watched on the faces...her's are better but she's been doing it longer
I think you did a great job on them and if this was your first time then I cant wait to see your 10th or 15th time around. They are great.
The only thing I would have done is the figure with the fishing pole, he looks like he is praying instead of holding the pole.
I would open up the hands and put the pole in them and wrap the hands around it to secure it.
You did a fantastic job regardless of what me or DH thinks, your a natural at figures!
Looking forward to seeing more from you!
They look really good.
I have to tell you, they look really nice. The heads/faces/expressions are PERFECT! I would not change a thing.
I honestly can't sculpt as nice as you but if I were to suggest an alteration, maybe try to give the body some proportion.
But I still think the figures look done. They are nice.
I think they're very good - first time or not. Could you make the pole a little bit thinner and a lot shorter and then add string or something that looks like fishing line? It's wonderful when someone makes a celebration cake that incorporates the interests of the celebrator!
merrywood said exactly what I was going to say! Great minds think alike, i guess, LOL! Everything looks pretty good- faces look really goood! but when i saw the fishing pole, all i could think was "Mama, look at my wee-wee!" (Why 3 and 6yo boys are so proud is beyond me!!!)
Thanks for that link on how to make faces.......very interesting!!
I think they are great! I was suggest fishing line being added for reasons already mentioned...(blush). As far as the people go, I wouldn't hesitate to put those proudly on a cake. I have no talent for sculpting people. If this is your first attempt, I can't wait to see what you will sculpt with more practice! Keep your head up and your spirits high! I think you have done a great job!
I think you did an excellent job. I would wrap the hands around the fishing pole.