Saturday, April 24, 2010

A hot bath together, anyone?

Just delivered this cake to Colin, and hopefully Colin takes some pictures of the cake because he has the "special effect" cake, haha... You see, the cake that Colin is having right now looks different from these I have because there was an "accident" during delivery and by the time the cake reached Colin, it looked like as though the boys have been splashing water in the bath when I was not looking. Haha... Yeeee... okay, quite scary if figurines go alive! Anyways, the water from the bath has spilt out during the car ride and thus the "special effect" cake.

One of those nightmares bakers have, but thank goodness some turned out to be beautiful accidents.

The theme of this cake was originally stripper popping out from a cake-looking cake. And after asking Colin how he wanted the guy to pose, he sent me a picture of a guy lifting himself out from a pool. So I thought maybe we make the theme into a guy emerging from a pool instead of cake. Then Colin was lead to Mama Min's post when I wanted to show him the kind of figurine to expect (my figurine should look similar to Min's since like teacher like student? LOL) and new ideas were formed.

Here are my guys...

This is the first time I deliver cake with human figurine, which I tried to avoid all these while. Haha... Colin has been really helpful by sending me links of polymer figurines (which looks so beautiful and real!) as reference... Of course mine are no where near the professionals'. And yeah, when I was half way sculpturing these, I was wishing that Colin have had the time to make the polymer clay figurines and I'll just place them on the cake!

Alas! Since no supply of ready made figurines we have to settle with these. Ideally, one or two more days extra for this job would have been great because I would have re-sculptured this boy. But the boy needed to time to dry and harden, so had to make do with first try. As I looked at the guy the next day, I thought the six packs resemble rib cage more, and sis actually confirm this feeling of mine. Humphhh... The figurine should also be slightly smaller the next time so as to avoid sagging due to weight of too much fondant (like the muscular arms for example :p).

This guy was easy, I mean easy to make since no issues and worry about posture. But since the head was suspended, it needed time to be secured in place.

Now the accessories...
The tap that flows glace-icing bath water :)

Bath water made of glace icing tinted blue.

Floor mat to delivery the birthday message.

A bottle of campaign and campaign glass for extra fuzziness.

Bath towel.

... and I realized that there were no space on the "cake" for candles and the "floor" cannot really secure the candles so I made a piece of t-shirt and a sock (and a sock because the t-shirt was not big enough lol) to hold up the 10 candles.

Bathtub was a chocolate cake with milk chocoalte icing. Cake board was covered with sugarpaste floor tiles.

The bathroom before the boys splashed water all over. :p :p

Happy birthday Joe! May all your dreams come true :)

ps. Disclaimer: If you at anytime feel that anything is "suggestive" in here, it's a total coincident or mere accident during decoration emergencies, as the baker is totally innocent. :D


Mama said...

Fab job with the figurines, Bel! :-) With some water gone from the bath, was any additional "feature" revealed? ;-)

Anonymous said...

great cake & ecellent work with the figurines and details, but seems a tad 'gay'?

Bel Jee said...

Mama... thanks! I didn't create any additional features for the guy who was submerged in the water, so no surprises. LOL

Anon, you feel so eh? My customer didn't give me the full details :p, he only told me he wants 2 guys :), and he took reference to Mama Min's post (as per link) also lah...

waien said...

Cool... Like the concept very much.


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