Inspiration for my piece is taken both from the film & ballet versions of The Nutcracker. The model of the little Nutcracker is taken straight from the film but I have based Clara, who in some versions is also known as Marie, on the ballet version capturing the soft flowing material in her dress & her soft flowing curls in her hair. Clara & the Nutcracker are both made from modelling paste. The Christmas Tree in the background stands at 1 ft tall. It has a Styrofoam centre & the branches have been build up using modelling paste & then airbrushed green. All of the little decorations are also made from modelling paste. It has been such a privilege to be involved in such an exciting project for such a fantastic & worthwhile cause.
Please take a few minutes to visit https://www.facebook.com/bakeachristmaswish where you can purchase tutorial booklets of the tutorials, recipes & baking tips containing the tutorials that were submitted by everyone taking part.
Huge huge thanks to Samantha Emmerson for having me on board whose idea this was to do this collaboration with the added charity element & to all of those who helped with the putting together of the booklets, setting up of the facebook pages, website & of course the raffle to which tickets can be ppurchased through the facebook page x