Friday, September 3, 2010

Translating your art into other mediums!

Have you ever watched Ace of Cakes? or Cake Boss?
I am not a great cook or a great baker. But I did have a friend who had a custom bakery.

She had an order for a large cake and asked if I could help her. The birthday lady had 24 dogs, mostly chihuahuas I think. Well V. called and wanted me to create dogs out of white chocolate.

Have you seen my portfolio... http://www.childrensillustrators.com/illustrator-details/LauraHamor/id=477/
so you can see it could translate to cake!

I gave it a try:



I wasn't the one to airbrush the dogs, but I was happy with their gestures and poses.
The cake was a huge success (and sold for a HUGE price)
(ps. ears were attached after the white chocolate dried.)

The Artist E-pprenticeship is about this too.. about taking what you know here.. and applying it over here and over there.

HAPPY FRIDAY!!!!!!!!!!


And if the ACE OF CAKES gives me a call.... I will say YES and be there asap!!

6 comments:

  1. wow you did a great job. Good enough to eat!

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  2. Thanks! It was definitely an outside-the-artbox moment.

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  3. Laura, I couldn't find an email addy for you . May I use your question about introduing a new dog on my blog as a part of a Q&A post?
    Marianne

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  4. Marianne!
    Oh of course... I will have to get an email addy available here.
    thanks!

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  5. You did a wonderful job. I used to work at a cake boutique, and I know just how skilled you have to be to make something like that. I baked all the cakes, so I always said that my job was to make sure the cakes tasted good.

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  6. Thanks Suzanne! It was fun stepping out of my box and applying my work to something new! Lucky for everyone I only had to sculpt, not bake!
    : )

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