Eagle Scout - Xander

A celebration cake for a young man who just became an Eagle Scout. The bottom tier, 14" x 5-1/2", is dark chocolate cake filled and frosted vanilla buttercream, the bark is made from modeling chocolate. The middle, 10" x 5-1/2", and top, 6" x 7", tiers are French vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream filling and frosting. Cub Scout Xander and Eagle Scout Xander are made of modeling chocolate and Saracino Modeling Paste.

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wow -- outstanding work -- love it all right down to the intricate homey fire, roasting marshmallows as a cub scout, showing all that progress upward to the clouds  -- amazing --  the thoughtful refined textures and coloration -- not one but TWO outstandingly detailed figurines -- and the original clever clever way to place the inscription -- you deserve an award for such a cake as that!

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standing o!

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Thank you kindly, rdevon!  His mom sent photos of him and I tried to make the models look as much like him as possible and was able to catch a little resemblance.  The other boys/young men at the party got a kick out of them and were teasing Xander.  

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Thank you, thank you dear, sweet Kate!  I am thrilled that you picked up on the  growing upward illusion, which I was trying to convey with the earth to sky coloration and (my favorite part) the marshmallow roasting.  I was happy with how the message turned out too.  The mother loved it and sent the nicest thank you email, but best of all, his sweet grandmother cried.  I hugged her and told her that was the ultimate compliment.