So now that I've learned how to post pics on the forums (about stinkin' time! ), I figured I'd post an update on my dragon cake I was asking for advice on the other day. Still rough and lacking detail, but here are the six dragons as far as I have them for now. I'll work on the gelatin wings tomorrow, and I'll probably paint them Friday ... assemble the cake/mountain tomorrow, too. What I wouldn't give for an airbrush about now!!!
Great job It looks like a lot of work. Good luck. Will be waiting to see the finalized product.
Very nice sculpting. I picked up a super cheap airbrush on e-bay.
WoW that's a lot of detail on those dragon. great job. can't wait to see it all come together.
very nice! i can't wait to see the final result
They look fantastic without the wings, can't wait to see them finished!!
Those dragons are AWESOME !!! I am a huge dragon fan and I can not wait to see those dragons done, and the cake assembled. I got a feeling it will be in my favs, seconds after you post it !!
They look great and can I say that I love my airbrush. I took a class with bronwen weber last year and we did airbrushing one day and I learned so much in just that one day.
Thanks, guys! I'm excited to get down to the nitty gritty of the painting ... we'll see how it all turns out. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE an airbrush ... maybe I'll take a look at ebay, then!
I am a fan of ebay, but after looking, and looking, I ended up ordering from T C P global. They had some good airbrush systems with americolor airbrush colors. Since I wasn't to sure which to buy, I figured I couldn't go to wrong there.
awsome work, keep us posted on final product
don't forget to take photo, step by step as you paint them...
Wow, I love your pictures. please do show us your pictures. Your dragon look AWESOME !!!!
Great job! You ARE an artist. Please keep us in the loop. This is fascinating.
That's gonna be an awesom cake!
Thanks, guys! I spent the better part of the day playing with gelatin to make the wings ... WOW, so much fun!!!! I have a bajillion ideas for how to make some more details on the dragons with gelatin, but I'm not sure if that's actually going to be a possibility or not ... we'll see how much time I have (I'm supposed to be at my son's Career Day all day tomorrow, so that's a whole day's work I'm going to have to do between tonight and tomorrow night ).
So right now I'm production-lining it and doing all the yellow on all the dragons, since they all have little details in yellow ... I'll do more individualized painting later tonight, but I got the cakeboard and the wings done, and I think the yellow is as far as I can get with my younger kiddos getting home any minute .
Thanks again for the encouragement! I just hope Ihave time to do everything I want to do!
Took this pic last night just before turning in. Still need to do a lot of the detail work on the dragons (including wings for two of them and painting the one), and I need to paint my mountain, teeth and nails for the dragons, but it gets the idea across . I'll be finishing it today during the kids' naptime ...
Wow! That is fantastic!
You did an incredible job!
How did you make the wings? I read gelatin, but how
Thanks, guys ... Jo, I followed Loucinda's directions for the wings. There's an article on CC about it, and a link to a thread in the responses to that article that Loucinda posted. Bascially, you take 1 part gelatin and 2.5 parts water and warm them up, then skim off the "scum" once it rests, then tint it and rewarm, and paint it onto a mold or imprint sheet (I had neither, so freehanded them onto my silicone mat). I laid my thin wires into them, making frames for some of them by tying the wires how I wanted, and then just let them dry for about 24 hours, till they sprang off the mat all on their own. It's amazing how they kind of came to life all on their own, taking a weird stwisty shape as they dried!
emiyeric It's looking super! I hope you take a final final one!
All4cake, you're so sweet! Thanks for all your encouragement ... final product is at http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1682314
It turned out great! Thanks for sharing the process with us!
oh man that finished cake is amazing. great job. and it went right into the favs !!!
WOW that's gorgeous!
Thank you!!! This has been one of my favorite cakes to make ... LOTS of good new techniques . Tesso, you're awesome, thanks!
Wow, it looks super, I just love it. Great job
Thanks so much!