I made this cake for a friend who lives overseas and is going back home on Sunday. Her and her hubby have been admiring my cakes from o'seas for a while, and I just wanted them to get a taste of one before they went back.
So i made them this. I had intended on painting a leopard pattern on the beauty case but then the color and fondant turned out so nice, that I thought i would just leave it.
When i put the case on top of the suitcase i ripped the icing on the side of the case with my fingers. DOH!!!
So it had to have the print on it to cover up the mess. Fine. I did the brown part, and that was fine, then did the black. DISASTER!!!!
STUPID STUPID me picked up a candy color instead of one of my other colors. Before knew it, the stuff has dripped on the sides and made a mess.
I thought that I could rip off the icing and start again, however at midnight and having to go to work the next day, plus having no choc for more ganache, i deicided to leave it and work it out in the morning. I posted a cry for help in the morning in a couple of forums, and got some wonderful ideas.
My best friend offered to come over and help me spray the whole thing with the airbrush.
In the end I decided to just leave it. My friend and her family loved it. She collects antique suitcases so it was very fitting.
So it has a few drips (LOTS OF DRIPS) such is life!!!
Certainly not my best work, but the recipient was happy and at the end of the day, it's not perfection that matters :D
#114 Explore 30th March 2010