You guys! I was going to wait until next week to show you these, but I seriously just can’t wait anymore! Look what I’ve been up to between all the other crazy…
It looked like a fun project and certainly something I’ve not done before. I can’t lie, I felt a bit of pressure, not from her, but from myself. Trusting me with a detail as important as a cake topper makes me feel good – but makes me put a bit of pressure on myself. I don’t want to fail as something this important! I made sure she had a backup plan, just in case, then went to work.
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For those of you that are self starter types, here’s a few details. I made these two from Premo and Sculpey III Polymer clay. I chose polymer because the minions will be coming in close contact with food and little hands. I wanted them to be completely washable. Secondly, I didn’t want to paint them. Polymer has some great metallics for the goggles and I didnt want to paint in all of those small spaces. There were several polymer clay colors that I’m almost willing to swear were made for minions! No mixing required.
Because weight and curing are considerations, they both have aluminum foil/hot glue cores.
The finished minions are roughly 4.5” tall. Here’s one in my hand for scale.
I don’t think it would hurt anything if the minions stood directly on the cake; however, the polymer manufacturers are quite clear that you shouldn’t make bowls, cups, or anything you might eat with from polymer. It seems to me a little “better safe than sorry” applies here. I found some Wilton Flower Display Cups. (I picked them up at a craft store for about $3.00 with a coupon). I turned them upside down and put a hole in Amy and Erik’s feet before I baked them. Now they have a little removable buffer between them and the frosting. Yay for not killing wedding guests!
It took quite a bit of doing, but I think I tracked down the original artist for the picture I worked from. I found the picture all over pinterest and the google image search, but it took a perfect search string and a fair amount of scrolling to find what seems like the original artist. Zoe’s Fancy Cakes is a cake decorator in the UK. Zoe’s Fancy Cakes has a facebook page for her newest creations and a pretty great youtube channel with all sorts of tutorials. Stop by and check her out, I know I’ll be watching a few of her videos!
I was so worried that Amy wasn’t going to love them. They have “quirks” by the nature of being handmade and sometimes that is all I see. I don’t think she saw them though. I think she really loves them. The idea that I could make something someone could consider so special is really a treat and an honor. I’m so happy I could do it and had lots of fun with them too! Happy Wedding Amy & Erik, I wish you both nothing but amazing!
Here’s a parting shot of these two just because I think it is cute!
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