Coliseum Cake

Decorating By susannascakes Updated 6 Apr 2013 , 7:55pm by susannascakes

-K8memphis Posted 4 Apr 2013 , 1:24pm
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do you have an air brush--i'm thinking not

 

but also you might want to incorporate some cocoa powder brushed in here and there to ancient-ify it maybe

 

or paint with brown color thinned with water or spirits--test first on scraps

 

sounds like it's looking good!!!

susannascakes Posted 4 Apr 2013 , 3:10pm
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ANo airbrush tho I'd love one of those!!! I did buy some bronze and black lustre sprays not quite the same!!! Btw how do I add a photo? X

susannascakes Posted 4 Apr 2013 , 3:10pm
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ANo airbrush tho I'd love one of those!!! I did buy some bronze and black lustre sprays not quite the same!!! Btw how do I add a photo? X

susannascakes Posted 4 Apr 2013 , 3:12pm
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AOh and I bought a brick rolling pin as well which I've used on the Walls. Going to let it harden for a little then do the windows and colomns!!!

-K8memphis Posted 4 Apr 2013 , 3:20pm
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on the picture thing? you just load it into your computer then see the little icon* next to the arrow on the frame around the 'post a reply' window--hit that and browse your computer for  the picture--it will walk you through it

 

*if you hover your cursor over it it will say 'insert picture'--it's five over to the left of the smilie face ;)

 

wow--you are making great progress--yes i'm dying for a picture!!!

 

no pressure--take your time though--

susannascakes Posted 4 Apr 2013 , 9:31pm
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AI had to take a break for a few hours, do cooking, washing, etc and not think about it for a while!!! Will do the arches and colomns tomorrow. I can't post a photo from my phone which is where I'm writing from so will boot up the computer tomorrow!! Good night! X

-K8memphis Posted 4 Apr 2013 , 10:28pm
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don't sweat the picture--take your time get your colosseum cake ducks in a row

 

no worries!!!

JWinslow Posted 4 Apr 2013 , 10:38pm
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don't sweat the picture--take your time get your colosseum cake ducks in a row

 

 

Cute :)
 

Spireite Posted 5 Apr 2013 , 6:47am
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This whole project sounds FAB! Good luck xx

I'm loving how excited K8Memphis is getting :)

susannascakes Posted 5 Apr 2013 , 1:44pm
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AThanks everyone!!! I think I might be going a little crazy but getting there!!! I'm using my cutter to cut out black archways and I'm making the column etc out of thin sausages from a craft gun at the moment!!! My mother now wants me to make a lion to go into the arena!!!!!

-K8memphis Posted 5 Apr 2013 , 3:52pm
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your mom wants a lion?? omg -- only if you have time

 

i the little cutter ;)

-K8memphis Posted 5 Apr 2013 , 4:24pm
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just in case you do find the time--here's a couple that might be the right mood for the colosseum

 

http://search.hayneedle.com/search/index.cfm?Ntt=lion+statue


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susannascakes Posted 5 Apr 2013 , 10:52pm
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AI've finished the cake, after a crazy day where my mum came to take my girls out and got a flat tire with them in the car!!! The whole fiasco lost me hours!!! I will post photo tomorrow, I'm worried it doesn't look ruined enough but I'm not sure if there's much I can do now. I don't have time to make a lion tho thank you for the link, what great lions!!! And thank you so much for the advice, help and support!! It's meant so much. Xxx

-K8memphis Posted 5 Apr 2013 , 11:10pm
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oh you're so welcome--i've really enjoyed getting to tag along

 

thank you

susannascakes Posted 6 Apr 2013 , 11:53am
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The finished cake!! It was very sad handing it over, I miss it already!

Thank you everyone in particular K8Memphis!! xxx

susannascakes Posted 6 Apr 2013 , 3:09pm
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I'm not sure the last post worked, but this is the finished cake!!! I loved my cobbled stones but I ended up covering most of them up, and I'm not sure it was "ruined" enough but it was a very hard cake!! Made easier with all the help and support!!! Thank you!! 

-K8memphis Posted 6 Apr 2013 , 7:08pm
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it's awesome!! you did an amazing job

 

there's no mistaking it is absolutely the colosseum--and the scale is perfect

 

i'm curious, what is the occasion for this cake?

susannascakes Posted 6 Apr 2013 , 7:19pm
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AThank you!!! It was a 21st birthday cake for a girl called Becky as a surprise by her mum, for a fancy dress party. They'd been together as a family and the party had a R&B theme for Rebecca or Becky!!! So everyone was dressing up in r or b, the mum told me she was going as bo peep, the dad as robin hood and the daughter in burlesque!!!! Sounds fun!!! Wish I could be a fly on the wall!!!!!! I've really enjoyed this process with you!! Xxx

-K8memphis Posted 6 Apr 2013 , 7:36pm
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Thank you!!! It was a 21st birthday cake for a girl called Becky as a surprise by her mum, for a fancy dress party. They'd been together as a family and the party had a R&B theme for Rebecca or Becky!!! So everyone was dressing up in r or b, the mum told me she was going as bo peep, the dad as robin hood and the daughter in burlesque!!!! Sounds fun!!! Wish I could be a fly on the wall!!!!!! I've really enjoyed this process with you!! Xxx

 

thanks i had a great time too

 

you did an amazing job ;)

JWinslow Posted 6 Apr 2013 , 7:50pm
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Originally Posted by susannascakes 

 

I'm not sure the last post worked, but this is the finished cake!!! I loved my cobbled stones but I ended up covering most of them up, and I'm not sure it was "ruined" enough but it was a very hard cake!! Made easier with all the help and support!!! Thank you!! 

 

Outstanding!  You should be very proud of yourself!  Thanks so much for sharing the photo.

 

Jeanne

susannascakes Posted 6 Apr 2013 , 7:55pm
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AThank you so much guys, that means everything coming from fellow decorators xxx

susannascakes Posted 6 Apr 2013 , 7:55pm
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AThank you so much guys, that means everything coming from fellow decorators xxx

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