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Thursday 29 March 2012

A Hand Painted Synchronised...

I'm not sure where to start with this one...
I received a call from a customer asking for a cake showing the 2012 Gold Cup winner Synchronised biting the cup as seen in the papers.  
It was a last minute order and as the customer wanted fruit cake she was happy to supply the cake, so all I had to do was paint the horse in question onto a plaque to fit on the cake... how hard could that be??!

Well, I'll tell you now that the idea made me sweat a little as I've never viewed my painting skills as anything more than mediocre!  But I do love a challenge!! :)
Unfortunately, the photo in the papers showing Synchronised taking a nibble at the cup was a bad shot of the horse himself so I needed to improvise the scene a little, using a different, more side on shot of him and a separate photo of the Gold Cup... ideally, having the Gold Cup in person to work from would've been better but I didn't think I could be trusted to keep it safe!!! Ha!!

Stupidly, I had a practice attempt on a scrap of icing before attempting the final work on the plaque I had prepared and annoyingly it was a surprisingly good effort, making me feel like it would be impossible to duplicate it again anywhere near as well.

I'll let you decide how you think I did.  Personally, although the idea frightened me beyond belief I was quite impressed by my paint job! :)

I also covered the cake board with white icing and added an extra ribbon to the edge of the board to finish the job properly along with a little message from the birthday girl's sons...

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