Thursday, March 10, 2011

Maverick Swing Dance RHT Jazz Trio flyer

April Maverick Swing flyer front
April Maverick Swing flyer front
Flyer for Maverick Swing Dance in April... Inspired by Cliff Roberts' illustrations for "The First Book of Jazz" by Langston Hughes.

Racetrack (Cars) cake for Alexander

Sophi's brother Alex was turning 3, and he loves cars. So we made him a racetrack cake! The "people" in the stands are Sixlet candies, the track is crushed Oreo cookies, the white squares and red barrier are fondant, and the grass is piped using a grass tip. Sophi contributed the racing flags and helped with car placement. :)

Queen Amidala (Barbie) doll cake

Made for a wonderful 6-year-old named Sophi's birthday. The cake is 3 layers, carved to the shape of a dress, with a center hole for Barbie. Since I think those cake pick dolls are kind of creepy once you remove the cake, I wanted to use a real doll, so I wrapped the doll in plastic wrap to keep things as sterile as possible.

The headdress is assembled out of self-adhesive craft foam sheets with a rhinestone added. I styled the doll's hair as much like Amidala's as possible but did not paint her face (on purpose -- we wanted to keep the doll looking more like its recipient than accurate to Star Wars).

The dress is made of red fondant with piped trim and gold doily details.