So Far, So Good ... (Dragon Update Pics)

Decorating By emiyeric Updated 24 May 2010 , 2:15pm by DLo912

emiyeric Posted 19 May 2010 , 10:41pm
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So now that I've learned how to post pics on the forums (about stinkin' time! icon_smile.gif ), 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!!!

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Addie2580 Posted 19 May 2010 , 10:51pm
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Great job thumbs_up.gif It looks like a lot of work. Good luck. Will be waiting to see the finalized product.

Addie icon_smile.gif

pat-a-cakes Posted 19 May 2010 , 11:14pm
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Very nice sculpting. I picked up a super cheap airbrush on e-bay.

SHADDI Posted 19 May 2010 , 11:18pm
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WoW that's a lot of detail on those dragon. great job. can't wait to see it all come together.


Ivy383 Posted 19 May 2010 , 11:30pm
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very nice! i can't wait to see the final result icon_smile.gif

Karen421 Posted 20 May 2010 , 12:18am
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They look fantastic without the wings, can't wait to see them finished!!

tesso Posted 20 May 2010 , 1:10am
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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 !! icon_biggrin.gif

Jenn2179 Posted 20 May 2010 , 1:30am
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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.

emiyeric Posted 20 May 2010 , 1:38am
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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! icon_smile.gif

Karen421 Posted 20 May 2010 , 12:39pm
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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.

cakesbymark Posted 20 May 2010 , 12:59pm
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awsome work, keep us posted on final product

SHADDI Posted 20 May 2010 , 3:05pm
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don't forget to take photo, step by step as you paint them...

ayerim979 Posted 20 May 2010 , 3:25pm
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Wow, I love your pictures. please do show us your pictures. Your dragon look AWESOME !!!!

Andy383240 Posted 20 May 2010 , 3:27pm
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Great job! You ARE an artist. Please keep us in the loop. This is fascinating.

all4cake Posted 20 May 2010 , 3:56pm
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That's gonna be an awesom cake!

emiyeric Posted 20 May 2010 , 9:43pm
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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 icon_razz.gif ).

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 icon_smile.gif.

Thanks again for the encouragement! I just hope Ihave time to do everything I want to do!

emiyeric Posted 22 May 2010 , 1:55pm
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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 icon_smile.gif. I'll be finishing it today during the kids' naptime ...

dcarylmk Posted 22 May 2010 , 2:01pm
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Wow! That is fantastic!

Karen421 Posted 22 May 2010 , 3:06pm
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You did an incredible job!

jolmk Posted 22 May 2010 , 3:13pm
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How did you make the wings? I read gelatin, but how icon_confused.gif


emiyeric Posted 22 May 2010 , 3:59pm
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Thanks, guys icon_smile.gif ... 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! icon_smile.gif


all4cake Posted 22 May 2010 , 10:28pm
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emiyeric It's looking super! I hope you take a final final one!

emiyeric Posted 23 May 2010 , 1:14pm
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All4cake, you're so sweet! Thanks for all your encouragement ... final product is at

all4cake Posted 23 May 2010 , 1:33pm
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It turned out great! Thanks for sharing the process with us!

cakesbymark Posted 23 May 2010 , 2:16pm
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great job.

tesso Posted 23 May 2010 , 2:44pm
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oh man that finished cake is amazing. great job. and it went right into the favs !!!

au_decorator_76 Posted 23 May 2010 , 3:29pm
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WOW that's gorgeous!

emiyeric Posted 23 May 2010 , 3:30pm
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Thank you!!! This has been one of my favorite cakes to make ... LOTS of good new techniques icon_smile.gif. Tesso, you're awesome, thanks!

ayerim979 Posted 23 May 2010 , 4:51pm
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Wow, it looks super, I just love it. Great job

emiyeric Posted 23 May 2010 , 5:37pm
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Thanks so much!

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