Shredded Wheat Swamp Sloth

Daily Top 3 - Nov 13, 2015

My anti gravity Sloth cake won gold and first place this weekend just gone at Cake International in the Decorative Exhibit category at the NEC. Im so proud beyond belief and have had so many lovely comments, both in person and online.
The cake gives the appearance of being an anti gravity cake to make the sloth look like its hanging off the tree but it had lots of internal support with its structure being built from copper piping, thread rods, wood nuts and bolts.

The cake has been set in a swamp scene to make it more realistic and features edible frog spawn made from isomalt, tadpoles sculpted from flowerpaste and a hovering dragon fly which brings live motion to the scene, especially with the gelatin splash and piping gel water.
The tree has lots of edible rice paper leaves and is adorned with edible bugs and moss/fungi made using chilli flakes and various herbs

then there’s that fur! oh the fur they say :)

read the full stories here :
http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/flint-baker-strikes-gold-amazing-10420235
http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/nestle-shredded-wheat-praise-flint-10434050

hairs individually inserted in strips

Supplies: copper pipe thread rod nuts bolts mdf foil fondant sugarpaste ganache chocolate isomalt flowerpaste wire rice krispie treats dusts airbrush colours chilli flakes herbs shredded wheat glaze cake royal icing

Tools: tweerers foil tree bark dresden tool shell tool pizza cutter rolling pin board airbrush compressor scissors screwdriver cutters pallet knife knife paintbrush

Tags: sloth sloth cake cake sculpted sculpted cake animal cake 3d cake 3d novelty cake sculpted novelty cake award winning gold 1st cake international cake international birmingham 2015 nec decorative exhibit show competition wwf awareness

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Petya Shmarova ...

That one was absolutely AMAZING!!! I love every single detail that you made. Out standing work!

Vicki's Incredible Edibles ...

Thank you hun :) lots of lovely comments xx

Calli Creations ...

Vicky hon…. this is still leaving me speechless… every tiny detail your ingenious use of edible products and making your own too… i adore him!!!! well deserved award talented lady
pinned to Exhibition Cakes https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/292030357066999672/
incredible outstanding artist you are!!

Artym ...

Absolutely amazing work! An artist thru and thru! congratulations on your wins !!!

Vicki's Incredible Edibles ...

Calli you always blow me away with your lovely comments :) I wish you could upload more images here as theres so many angles and stuff to look at with the bugs and the moss and fungi :)

hopefully people will click the link and see the images in the gallery on the daily post :)

thanks to all x

Christopher James - (Sugarloopy) ...

Awesome !! Wow ! Congratulations

Alana Lily Chocolates & Cakes ...

He was just awesome! Loved this piece and so pleased on the 1st you won x

Vicki's Incredible Edibles ...

thank you :) first 1st in decorative exhibit as I usually do sculpted novelty cake :)

Goreti ...

awesome!

Justlittlecakes ...

So absolutely amazing!!!

Sweet Creations Cakes ...

absolutely amazing!!!!!

Michelle Chan ...

The furb is so realistic looking!!! Congrats on your well deserved win!

jen lofthouse ...

perfect ,blew me away

Laura Loukaides ...

Absolutely amazing!!

Vicki's Incredible Edibles ...

Thanks everyone :) Loved yours to Laura xx

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