Archive for December, 2015

I think the bubble shorts around at the moment are such fun. Had a go at making a pair using some left over tartan fabric from a long forgotten project. By using a modified combination of ‘elegance and elephant’s pocket capris tutorial’ and ‘ikat bag’s: How to sew shorts,’ here’s my version of a little girl’s bubble shorts.

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T Rex Cake

Inspiration for this T Rex cake came from Karen Sullivan’s, ‘Step by Step cake decorating,’ book. With a few modifications her generic dinosaur became a T Rex. I’d never used ‘rice crispie treat’ to mold into body parts before and it worked really well for the tail and snout. Found a recipe on line using melted marshmallows and rice bubbles and it worked fine. Yum.

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two bowl shaped cakes and other body parts ready to assemble

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head and body crumb coated with butter icing ready for fondant

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a sheet of bees wax gave a good skin texture


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