Daily Top 3 - Feb 18, 2013

Maori Tattoo with Liverbird

When this cake was comissioned I thought long and hard about the logistics of it. I have never really been able to paint so this was a real challenge for me with no room for error painting directly onto the fondant.
I made and dried panels, as this cake was a triple barelled banana cake standing at a height of 30 cm, conventional fondant icing methods were not so favourable. My first attempt at replicating the design was discarded as I was not happy with it. The final Tattoo took me 4 hours, which incidently is the length of time it took for the actual Tattooist.
The design itself came from the Birthday Boy’s tattoo, as seen in the last photograph, that he got as part of his birthday present representing both his Maori heritage and his English Heritage.

Sarah, New Zealand, http://www.facebook.com/#!/TheCakeTin

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Ana Remígio - CUPCAKES & DREAMS Portugal ...

AWESOME Sarah!! Great job!!! xxx

The Cake Tin ...

Thank you Ana. x

Goreti ...

Wonderful job!

Lisa Templeton ...

Sarah! I love it!!! Wow! what a fantastic idea and what a fantastic job! well done! Brilliant!!

Daantje ...

Wow you did a great job on the tatoo painting!
Beautiful cake!

The Cake Tin ...

Thank you Goreti :)

The Cake Tin ...

Lisa, thank you so much!

The Cake Tin ...

Thank you Daantje.

Ciccio ...

Definately one for the favourites folder. AMAZING Such a beautiful tattoo replicated so perfectly another cake I wish I had made ( a wee bit green)

The Cake Tin ...

Oh Jo, thank you. I guess that means we are even because I wish Donkey had been mine lol

Miriam ...

Wow, looks awesome.

The Cake Tin ...

Thank you so much Miriam.

Lisa-Jane Fudge ...

Well if you ever give cake decoratoring away, you could always give tattooing a go. Great Job!!
My husband wants to know who made the most money for their time…You or the tattooist?? LOL

The Cake Tin ...

Haha thanks Lisa. :)

Raewyn Read - Cakes by Raewyn ...

Absolutely fantastic!! Well done Sarah :) x

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