I’ve gotten into sculpting lately. Partly out of interest for a new hobby (like I really need one), and partly out of interest to do something with my hands. Here are a few designs I’ve done either for fun or to help out my wife’s awesome cake business, Rexburg Cakes.
Up first is a bas relief design of Batman, created in homemade marshmallow fondant. I used the black to build the head shape and cowl first, then cut out the eyes and mouth to insert lighter fondant. Then added on the texturing with the dresden tool and fondant smoothing tools. The whole time my kids and wife were complaining about my gravely voice saying, “I’m Batman!”
This is a dragon cake topper…this was actually the first fondant sculpture I ever made. It’s homemade marshmallow fondant with aquarium tubing inside for structured arches (my wife taught me that!). I made the head first. Then, after getting the arched sections and belly textured, she helped with the horned scales and texture along the sides. To finish it off, she did a great job on the color work with food coloring as a watercolor effect. I’d love to be able to learn to do that.
The last cake my wife made in 2016 was a birthday cake for a young woman who was a big fan of the TV show Friends. So, to top off the birthday cake, I was asked to make a replica of the famous couch. This is completed in homemade marshmallow fondant.
This sculpture was created out of Super Sculpey modeling clay. Unfortunately, I learned in the process that I need to be more patient. Soon after the photos, I had the model so warm from working with it that it squished…I need to revisit this model.
This is a miniature peacock sculpture for a birthday cake made by my wife’s company, Rexburg Cakes I made it out of homemade marshmallow fondant.
This one is part sculpture, part decoration. I carved the pumpkin and used the dried pumpkin seeds for scales. The horns are sculpted out of La Doll air-hardening clay. The whole thing was finished using food coloring painted on with brushes.
I’ve saved the best for last. I’m working on a sculpture entry for the Eastern Idaho State Fair’s Sugar Art show, but can’t post any progress photos until the event in September. It’s going to be awesome! The theme is “Zombies: Til Death Do Us Part.” Look for the full build log in early September.