Raven - Steam Cake Steampunk Collaboration

14" tall modeling chocolate steampunk lady.

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LOL @Coffeelover77 ‍, think I'll get a glass of wine and join you!

I never keep up with how long it takes.  Cake decorating/sugar art is my retirement hobby, so I am really playing.  At a guess, I would say this piece probably took about 20 to 25 hours total.  Believe it or not, I am getting faster, haha!  I am as slow as Christmas and really don't even care.

Going for that glass of wine now!

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Thank you for answering @SandraSmiley ‍  I love to hear how long it takes others because I consider myself so slow at this stuff! I was hoping you wouldn't say an hour or two lol! Well it's a great retirement hobby that's for sure!

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Ha, had that glass of wine, @Coffeelover77 ‍!  Thanks for the idea!

I have never been fast at any kind of art.  Don't know if it is insecurity or what?  Some of my friends make as many as 10 big - 2, 3 and 4 tier - cakes, some elaborately decorated, for one weekend!  Crap on a cracker (got that one from my Canadian friend), it takes me a week to make one with fairly simple decorations!!!!  I would never make it as a cake decorator.  It is entirely too hard and I am too lazy!

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I mean it!! @SandraSmiley  I wish I were closer to where you are so I could learn from a master! No one does them here.  I certainly want to be the first. I had issues with my first one being too soft and the second one I tried to make, I had to scrap it because the figure was too fat!  I'm going to keep trying though.  They are so beautiful to look at.

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Thanks, @CupCake.Goddess ‍!  You are so sweet!  First thing you need to do, if you want to make this kind of models, is become familiar with modeling chocolate.  It gets too warm and greasy when handled too much, but all you have to do is let it cool off for a few minutes.  It is possible to achieve incredible details.  You also need to watch YouTube videos on clay sculpting and learn how to build a wire armature.  There are tons of great sculpting videos.  A few modeling tools will also make your life a lot easier, too.  They are available on Amazon and lots of other sites.  Just search for sculpting/modeling tools.

Here is the modeling chocolate tutorial I use.  There is also a video of this recipe on YouTube.

http://mcgreevycakes.com/modeling-chocolate/

Do not become discouraged.  For every face I use, I smash and redo three and I have a horrible time not having my figure's torso too long, lol!  It takes practice!

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Oh my gosh!! Thank you so much @SandraSmiley!! You are so awesome for sharing this!!  Are those the same as the fondant tools?  If so, I have them.  Okay, I'll try not to.  Yes, the torso is the worst part! I'm going to give it my all! : )

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No, @CupCake.Goddess ‍ , the sculting tools that I use the most are made with soft rubber tips so they do not crease the modeling material so much.  My all-time favorite sculpting tool is the thing used to push back cuticles from a manicure kit, sort of like a tiny, shallow spoon.  It won't let me post a picture of the tools here, but I will try to send you a pic in your messages.