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14" tall modeling chocolate steampunk lady.
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She is stunning!!! :0)
Really love her, wonderful job!
Omg!!! Amazing :)
Thank you so much, @babysteps22 !
Thank you for your kind words @maureentimpson !
Thank you, sweet @Coffeelover77 !
I knew who this cake belonged to before I even saw your name on it - you are one talented lady, another fantastic cake!
Yes I agree I saw it and thought "this is Sandra!"
Thank you so much, @bubs1stbirthday and @Coffeelover77 ! Both of you are so sweet and just made my day! Hugs!
@SandraSmiley how long did it take ?! sorry I'm just fascinated! Also I'm a little drunk heh
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!
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!
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!
I want to be just like you when I grow up! :) Absolutely amazing!
LOL - thank you @Miss.Reynolds for the sweet compliment! From the looks of your lovely face, you have a loooooonnnnnnnggggg time to grow up like me! Your work is beautiful.
The detail is amazing! I love it!
Thank you so much, @aldonza! I should have posted a picture of the back. I liked her clothes the best.
Such amazing detail work!
Thank you so much, @SweetProdigy !
She is perfect!! I hope I'm able to reach the level of your skill someday!
Thank you for your kind compliment, @CupCake.Goddess !
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.
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.
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!
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! : )
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.
wow thats just perfect.. I am very new to this modelling chocolate thing and i am from India. I bake cakes but never tried this one. Not sure if we get this here
bashcake, I make my modeling chocolate by using 1 part white (clear) corn syrup (I use Karo) to 2 - 1/2 parts Wilton Candy Melts. I imagine you can use any kind of candy coating and syrup, as the syrup serves to soften the chocolate enough to be workable. It feel really hard to start with, but becomes soft and pliable with a small amount of kneading.
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