Thursday, June 13, 2013
Received my "call to action" from an organization called Icing Smiles. It was for a sweet angel named Thomas AKA Cam who was turning 2 & has been battling Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. Cam's mom wanted an Elmo themed cake for her baby. I tossed around a few ideas in my head & wanted to create the best cake possible. I finally settled on a 3D Elmo. Not only would it be a very cool cake for Cam, making his favorite character into a life sized cake, but it would also push me into a new level of cake decorating, which I had been eager to try, but was quite intimidated by. Needless to say it was a win win situation.
If you're not familiar, it's an organization, with a huge network of bakers, that help to bring smiles (hence the name) to children who are battling serious medical conditions. The bakers donate a FREE cake for a child on their birthday when "called to action".
Check out my tutorial on how Elmo was created. Elmo is all buttercream w/ fondant accents.
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