Finishing touches…..

My goal was to make the cake look like two slabs of wood sitting on a bed of rocks.  This process was a tad easier than I thought it would be.  Being a ceramic enthusiast came in handy.  I had a rubber mat for the bark of a tree, and I found my rock mat also.  These two items made all the difference in the appearance.

I had some new stiffer brushes out in my workroom, so they came in handy to brush on the colors and blend them.  Steven threw some little ladders together for me and cut some dowels to insert into the bottom two layers of the cake for support.

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Not a bad start to the assembling.  I was very excited to see it actually come together and look really good.  I had a small cake left over so thinking that we might need the extra cake to feed the 25+ friends and family, it became a little house.

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So far so good.  Using a die cut alphabet, I cut out Caden’s name and made a little banner of welcome, then started loading the animals and decorations…..

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Now for the floral of the forest…..

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Holy cow it weighed a ton, lol.  Steven had to carry it out and set it in my Niece Julia’s (well she’s actually my cousins daughter, but she’s more a niece to us) lap to carry to the shower.  We made it there with no casualties, whew.

When Julia and I carried it into the house, WOW, the house was so beautifully decorated!  I was instantly relieved that I had pulled out all the stops with the cake.  A plain jane cake would have been so tragic in this woodland wonderland that Kacie’s Mom, Kelley and Lynn  (close family friend) had created!

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So, here it sat in its place of honor waiting for the Mom-to-be.  The tears said it all, and the squeal was perfect!  The day was perfect in every way.

Oh, and I think I did find a new adventure that someday I would love to have a reason to play again!  …..Cyn

 

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About designbycyn

Sonoma County, California ceramic enthusiasts Cyn and Steven Gradek have worked in the clay medium since 1996. They had a retail store where they held classes and provided the essentials for fellow ceramic enthusiasts. The business evolved into producing for other retail outlets and artist. Which quickly grew and they closed the retail storefront and concentrated on the wholesale business. With their 3 children raised and on their own, they had time to pursue their own creativity. Cyn learned how to embroider from her Grandma Cirner at a young age. After that she found sewing, cross stitching, crocheting, well you get the jist, LOL. She hasn't met a craft that she hasn't liked. Blogging was suggested by her youngest daughter, Colleen. At first it was a battle to get her to try it, but eventually Cyn started to enjoy the exercise. The blog on Cyn's website designbycyn.com was limiting, so Colleen got her started with Wordpress. Hope you enjoy her Adventures with Creativity!
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