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Old 10-12-2011, 11:18 PM   #1
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Default Wood imitating food--the cake box

After the projects for the box book were completed and I had some free time, I started to mix and match various techniques from the book to create "hybrids". Each tier is a separate box, lined with flocking to make it look box-like inside.

The actual cake, which served as my model, was a commissioned cake from my active cake decorating days, years ago. The box was an experiment, which is why I kept the ribbons simple and monochromatic, but it worked up really easily, and has some great possibilities, like using colorful laminations to create striped loops and tails.

Somehow, I am irresistibly drawn to projects that involve food . . . .
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Old 10-13-2011, 04:11 AM   #2
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Works of art Carole. Hard to believe the wedding cake is made from wood . Very well done on both of them. Looking forward to getting the new book when it finally comes out. How big is the box btw?

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Way cool!! It's lovely.
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You are so creative. They are amazingly beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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Hi Carole - what can I say? Your box is simply yummy!!!! LOL!!

This is definitely my sort of scrolling project!

Notwithstanding the usual high level of artistic skill you put into all of your work I can imagine the sheer fun you would have making this type of project. Its quirky but functional and is the sort of one of a kind project that really stands out in the crowd. I love it!!

As to being drawn to projects that involve food. I share your sentiment with one major difference. I just get drawn to food!!!

Keep posting your new ideas as they hatch. They really do get you thinking outside of the box.
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What a great idea.
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Glad you like it. I'd been wanting to make one for a long time. Originally I wanted a floral topper, but to get the kind of realism I wanted, I'd have to carve the petals, and that's not something I wanted to get involved with (yet).

The idea for how to do the cake came from the pineapple upside down cake box--same principle, but with an extra layer. I used a flat circle for the plate, and the curved pedestal from the cupcake stand. I included a picture of the PUDC below--I don't remember how to insert it into the text (help, someone?)

Based on forum suggestions about handling redundant information, the book has a "bow basics" sidebar, which is a step-by-step tutorial on how to make loops and tails. Each project in the book that uses bows has its own pattern for the loops and tails, since they differ in size and shape, but I didn't need to use valuable space repeating the same technique.

So, if I were to give instructions for this project, all I'd have to do would be to refer the reader to the relevant projects for techniques, and provide a properly-sized loops and tails pattern. The patterns for a 4" and a 6" circle with one 1/4" ring which form the boxes could easily be drawn with a compass, or with Dave's polydraw program. And the instructions for flocking the boxes are contained in my "fearless flocking" sidebar.

It's a neat way to give instructions, and an easy way to customize projects and take them in different directions.
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Oh oh oh oh, I hope that pattern is in your upcoming book. Is that cool, or what, or is it just soooo sweeeeeet......and you were some cake maker.
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Dang, now I'm hungry....Nicely done!
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