So sorry I have been missing for the last few weeks, it is because I have been rushing to get this all done for Cake International at the NEC last weekend, but I made it! Thank goodness!
It is the Spiderwick Fieldguide all taken from the book by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black rather than the film, but I used tiny bits from the film for those that had seen it.
1st picture is little Thimbletack. He is the design from the book, but the expression and placement of Thimbletack as you first see him in the film. He is only small and sat in the palm of my hand.
Next picture is of a mountain quarry dwarf which was made during the show and cut up and eaten on the Sunday. He is just over 2 1/2 feet tall.
Then is the wandering clump who was one of my favourite characters from the book. Another tiny character that I loved making.
Next pic is of the whole display when my parents surprised me by driving 2 1/2 hours to pop up to the NEC and see the feature. I am sat at the Spiderwick desk (“jared Grace leave this place” is written in icing sugar on the lower level). It has a wafer paper field guide book and saracino seeing stone. The wooden items are real furniture, but the little chest is what you first see Thimbletack sitting on in the film. You can also see the elves. The male elf is 5 foot 2 inches tall up to his feathers and the female is 4 feet 6 inches tall. They have dummies direct polystyrene dummies inside that I carved to shape and are iced in Massa Ticino. All small models are made with Saracino, sculpted with cerart tools and dusted with magic colours.
The last pic is of the dwarfs head to give you an idea of size. The head was rice krispie treats, and he was mostly covered in saracino, the beard and the board covering is with massa ticino.
It was so much fun during the weekend, and it was fantastic to meet so many spiderwick fans.
The elves now live in my local library, but the clump and thimbletack will be returning to Cake international london to have a holiday on the cake international magazine stand.
Oh my word! So many amazing cakes in the same place at once!