These are 2 full cakes. The largest minion is around 40cm tall
All hand sculpted. I do not use moulds.
I did not do the arms as my son came home and decided I was not working fast enough as he was impatient to see the end result so he decided to do the arms. They are not as I would have like them to be but they are still ok.
These were made for my partner and children who’s never ending belief in my abilities make them ask for the most terrifying things and they expect that I will be able to do them whether I do or not. Part of me does not have any such belief and am terrified but the other part cannot resist a challenge and it is exciting. When I take on a challenge I go to the fullest length possible to achieve it no matter how little faith I have in myself. It is the only way to find out if you can or cannot do something and what your limitations are if any plus it is also a great way to discover new ways to do things and overcome problems. If you give into your self doubt you will never do anything.
As a result of my families outrageous expectations and requests I now have the confidence that I can do these things. I am still terrified by every customer request as I do not know if I will be able to pull them off or not however I tell myself that I will and I just go and go until I have done so.
I hope this helps any of you who doubt yourselves as this is only the 2nd Carved cake I have ever made. You do not know what you are capable of until you try and if you fail the first time learn from it and try again. Do not give up until you have given yourself enough time to prove to yourself if you can or can’t.
I found it a great help to know that some of my favourite decorators had the same fears and doubts as myself.