View Full Version : Veggies - some help towards your 5 a day? Or NOT!!

04-09-2009, 02:59 PM
Remember that big birthday cake I'm going to be making? I'm planning on making all the decorations for it, to reflect all the things my Dad loves best, beforehand.

The bricks for the little wall to reflect his buildings kills are coming along nicely, and I've started on table-tennis bats and bowls too for his sporting interests. The football boots were a disaster, and I'm not done with making fish yet. But I'm pretty much done making the vegetables reflecting his love of gardening - what do you think?



They're made in a mix of fondant icing and flower paste. The cauliflower is about an inch across, and the carrots are under an inch long... oh SO fiddly! And my asparagus broke when I unwrapped it from the tissue paper to take the photo... sob...

Madison Mae
04-09-2009, 03:10 PM
Wow, they are stunning and so real looking I did a double take. It must have taken you ages to make them all.

04-09-2009, 03:48 PM
wow, these are so realistic! fabulous!

04-09-2009, 04:03 PM
Thank you!

It did indeed take me a long, long while to make them... But it's the sort of thing you can do on a lap-tray in front of the TV, when programmes about submarines and such are on!

05-09-2009, 09:31 AM
Now all I have to do is make a little spade and trowel to go with them... :)

05-09-2009, 09:35 AM
they look yummy! is that a worm in the first pic just below the carrots?

05-09-2009, 11:52 AM
They are Fantastic! That is a talent darl. You should have a go with polymer clay they will last a lot longer lol, I would be eating those haha! It seems such a shame to eat all that hard work eh?
Beautiful work. xxx

Fluffy Squirrel
05-09-2009, 11:52 AM
These all look fantastic!! I can't wait to see the end result, it's going to be a work of art... you are sooo talented!!!

05-09-2009, 02:03 PM
Those are just brilliant!

05-09-2009, 02:51 PM
Gosh they are so realistic!!! I thought they were actual veg at first. The finished thing will be stunning!!

05-09-2009, 06:23 PM
Thank you everyone!

Yup, Indri, that's a weeny little worm. The two dodgy black things ought to be slugs, but aren't very impressive-looking or terribly sluggy... ah, well. Nobody likes slugs anyway!

I dunno about talented - bloody-minded and persistent, more like. If it doesn't look like a carrot, squish it up and have another go... repeat until it DOES blasted well look like a carrot! :)

I have no clue what this cake will look like - a total mish-mash, I reckon. But fun!

05-09-2009, 07:02 PM
Amazing!! :first:

05-09-2009, 08:40 PM
WOW, they are celerific!!!!



05-09-2009, 11:06 PM
Just amazing!!

They look so fresh and real. You've done a brilliant job of them. Very impressive.

06-09-2009, 12:16 PM
Thank you SO much, everyone... it's so nice to get feedback from other crafters on something I'm kinda unsure about!
I'm all glowy-happy now... :)

The Cat's Whiskers
09-09-2009, 01:53 PM
They are amazing!! You do realise that the cake will look far too good to eat when you are finished though?! lol!