I used a clay extruder in mixed purples and pink to get the thin strings for the yarn wrapped C, then rolled out different reds for the buttons… The scissors were the hardest part, I ended up making two versions, for the one that worked I rolled out grey fondant onto skewers and cut out the scissor shapes. Then I rolled a very thin layer of blue and covered the top of the scissors once they dried.
For the knit F I extruded thicker ropes of the grey, pressed them together in rows, cut at angles and pressed together to get the tell tale knit V shapes! Then super thin black ropes for the detail! And finally for the T I cut out small flowers and press them together! Each letter was easy, but of course time consuming!
The A I made a head of time, in layers, as well a the bolt, and sprayed them with gold and silver, splattered with some brown for the rust. The S I originally made broke when I tried to press it into the cake so I had to roll out some grey and create a makeshift S on the spot. Lucky for me I always have a kit with me to fix stuff like this… After I got it on I painted it silver!
The W and R were the most stressful part, once you put black paint onto a white cake your stuck with what you’ve created, I painted the W on, and spray painted the R… I am in LOVE with how they both turned out!!!
Here I am with Mandi- SERIOUSLY- could she be any cuter! I love this girl! She got totally robbed on the show- but that’s how reality TV goes, I see HUGE things in her future! She thinks WAY outside the box and I admire her SO much.
There were over 100 people in the basement for the party and showing, Gygi’s donated an italian soda bar, One Sweet Slice brought their AMAZING cupcakes, and Pick your Plum brought the party favors!!!
The party was a blast! Everyone brought food, there was a pool, fireworks and a great view. The best part was the company, as always! Some of my favorite people and some people I meet for the first time! Always fun to be had with fellow bloggers!
So do you watch Craft Wars? What do you think??? I’m excited that there are crafts on Television, but I think the show is missing it’s mark. I don’t make patio furniture out of beach toys. I make it out of wood, with my miter saw, a nail gun, a good stain and polyurethane! Just because we’re home DIY crafters doesn’t mean we make crap out of crap…
That said I love that my friends are getting a chance to get out there, and I can’t wait to see more episodes with more of my blogging friends, and I hope this leads to more opportunities for everyone!