The steno cake is awesome!
Well a few weeks ago I was practicing with edible sugar paper. Tomorrow is show-time, the national capital area cake show starts tomorrow and I'm up working on my "competition" entry. Everyone was given the same icing images to work with, and although mine will be no masterpiece, I'm glad I just have something to enter. Nearly half of the product I was given was thrown in the trash. I used an exacto knife, craft scissors, and a paper punch I had on hand. This is definitely a huge learning experience. I've never covered a dummy in fondant before and silly me tried to save money and used a 50% off coupon, brought 5 lbs of wilton fondant and tried to cover my dummy cakes. All I ended up with was sore arms and hands from the 50 attempts I made at kneading, rolling, and trying to cover the dummy, out of $40.00 more as I had to acquire more fondant (Satin Ice) in a hurry, and much lost time. It set me back 2 days. I also learned that you have to sand down the edges of the styro to get it to work as well. I was supposed to enter two cakes, but I'll just be doing the one. Next year I'll plan better. I'll post pictures of the completed project in the morning!
Have a wonderful trip Cat!