You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch....

Decorating By Twisted_Sifter Updated 29 Oct 2007 , 7:12am by ceshell

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Twisted_Sifter Posted 29 Oct 2007 , 4:06am
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For my church's Fall Festival this year, I did a Live Demo of a 3-D "Grinch Head" using a styro wig form to build the sculpture off of. I built up the cheeks and mouth area with pre-made "crispy rice" treats. All went well for the demo as I showed visitors how the facial features were shaped in icing, then covered with fondant, detailed with more icing, etc. Because I used styro , I failed to use any "extra support" to hold the "rice treats" in place. The cake held up wonderfully at my vendor's booth, but after the short ride back home the "Law of Gravity" served me papers. I'm pretty much a "self taught" sculptor & still have alot to learn about how to "build a better Grinch". I hate to load up cakes with dowels, pipes, wire & other non-edible objects, so I tend to forgo placing "supports' inside of my cakes. I guess all I need to do is remember this cake's "Grinchy Grin" next time I find myself thinking, "that should hold up OK for travel"...

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CambriasCakes Posted 29 Oct 2007 , 4:47am
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A-MA-ZING!!!!!! I love it!

BTW, now I can't stop singing that song........."You're a mean one - Mister Grinch!"

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jsmith Posted 29 Oct 2007 , 4:51am
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Even messed up it looks great. It looks just like him. And I've got the song stuck in my head too.

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RobzC8kz Posted 29 Oct 2007 , 5:07am
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Yeah...thanks! I got it stuck in my head too!! Hahahaha

Great looking sculpture though! Dead on!

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all4cake Posted 29 Oct 2007 , 5:23am
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Teach him to mess with the Whos!

You did an awesome job on him though!

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ceshell Posted 29 Oct 2007 , 7:12am
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Yeah, I suppose he deserved it, he IS the grinch after all. He and "exploding head elmo" probably have a lot to chat about! At least he survived the demo, hooray!

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