A Chubby Little Artist Doll..... and Ohhhh So messy !!!!

Daily Top 3 - Jan 06, 2014

My niece told me what she wanted beginning of last year….. An ART based cake. I thought of a design then a month after I found out a cake designer I admire greatly (who didn’t know anything about what I had thought of ) had just created something similar and hers was awesome. I was happy that I was thinking along the same line but I didn’t want to do my design anymore, wanted to do something different.

That was it I had a design block on this one. Left it, did other cakes, went to Melbourne for a holiday, still didn’t know what to do, Got back from Melbourne, became sick( flu and sinus) still thinking of what to do. Baked the cakes just in case I wouldn’t have enough time. Three days before it was due I sort of had a vague idea and kind of developed on it. Literally after two sleepless nights, working through the day and night and getting frustrated and crying in between (oooops…) because one of the legs was curving and breaking( ‘cos I didn’t allow enough time for it to dry before attaching), had to redo the legs again :-) and the dress was tearing ( tooo hot in Sydney and the fondant was getting too soft), had to redo the dress again!!!. Wasn’t very happy with the detailed finish and the proportions, but didn’t have the time to fix it. Okay … Okay enough of my SOB story boring you to bits ……. :-), this is what I came up with in the end :-)

“A chubby little artist doll being very messy trying to draw and putting paint everywhere, even inside the cake, not being very happy with her drawing and throwing everything she has drawn and holding onto the ones she likes”.

My niece loved it, kept hugging me and thanking me at the party and got an email from her this morning too . That made my day and well worth all my sob story.

Thank you so much for looking and for your wonderful support.

P.S. This is the third time I am using this board with the support, such a versatile board, first was for the Star wars angry birds stacked cake, then it was Theodore the chipmunk and now this. Thank you Verusca Walker for the initial Inspiration with the stacked cakes. Back in July when I was doing the chipmunk cake I initially wanted to raise the cake so that Alvin now Theodore can stand on his legs but didn’t have the confidence then but after seeing Ana Remigio’s Minnie Mouse, I thought I will try the leg bit. So thank you so much Ana :-)

Sasi, Sydney Australia, http://cakesbyssn.blogspot.com.au/, https://www.facebook.com/CakesbySasi

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Lisa Salerno ...

A fantastic cake despite all your hiccups you did an amazing job ! X

CakesbySasi ...

Awww.. thank you so much Lisa :-)

Dorothy Klerck ...

She is so lovely!! Great detail!

Zoe White ...

Brilliant!

Elli Warren ...

Sasi you did a great job!! love how you did the board and her dress, my favourite bit is her sandals and feet!! brilliant!! the tears were worth it!! and i know that tear feeling all to well!! am going through that at the moment with a cake I’m doing, i think I’m almost certain i won’t be posting it on CD, don’t think mine is going to have the happy ending yours has!! lol :-)

AWG Hobby Cakes ...

fantastic !!

miettes ...

Love the figurine … looks perfect !!
So sorry to hear about your ordeal !! Hope you are feeling much better :-)

Fifi's Cakes ...

oh Sasi, I love your story with this cake!! It is priceless and look how you pulled through. That, my girl, takes real talent and cake love and determination! Well done to you and she is so cute and the details are amazing. And what a wonderful reward from your niece. brilliant!

June ("Clarky's Cakes") ...

Wow…. Fantastic work….bet your niece was thrilled….

Cakemummy ...

Well Sasi, I can relate to your story of woe!
Your finished masterpiece shines!
Brilliant every last little detail!
Another top 3 , you wait and see!
Hope you are feeling better.
Happy New year to you dear Sasi! :-). xxxx

Goreti ...

This is wonderful! No surprise that your niece was thrilled with it.

Toni (White Crafty Cakes) ...

Dear Sasi, I do not see any of the flaws you were not happy with, I only see a perfect cake! The is soooo amazing! I can see why your niece was thrilled with it!

Daantje ...

She is lovely and can’t see anything wrong about her!

Time for Tiffin ...

Awesome!

Pauline Soo (Polly) - Pauline Bakes The Cake! ...

Wow! She is gorgeous! You did a wonderful job despite being sick. Hope you are feeling better now. Take care! :) xxx

P/S : She reminds me of myself when I am doing my cake art… very messy and tools thrown around. Lol! :D

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