Saturday, May 24, 2008

Boy With the Most Cake (A Labor of Love)

Here I reveal to you the secret project I had been chained to all last week: a giant birthday to jump out of at Phillip's surprise party.

The idea came to me a couple months back but only until last week did it manifest into the craft project from hell. Laura and I started building it at Stich 'n' Bitch on Tuesday night. It required several subsequent S'n'Bs which continued until about 5pm Friday night. The main challenge was creating a structure behind the thin wall of mattress pad foam (these embryonic stages are documented somewhere on Laura's camera - it isn't pretty.) We found that a taped cardboard skeleton served as the best foundation possible. Once we glued the foam to the ribs the cake started to take shape. I used fabric and ribbons from Scrap for the icing, topped with a fatal coat of spray glitter. Pipe cleaners became candles and the rest is history.




Cakemobile; Lauren made the cupcake bra for my Big Jump during her visit to SF

It was quite a scene driving from Cake and Laura's house to El Rio with the entire passenger side of the car blind spotted by the epic pastry.

2 comments:

Ralph said...

Dudette, when is the follow-up to this party aka the LAN party?

RG said...

that bra is pure talent