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Threadcakes 2012 Entry Sharkquestrian by ArteDiAmore Threadcakes 2012 Entry Sharkquestrian by ArteDiAmore
:squee: :heart: Go here [link] to see our entry!! Lots more photos to see of the entire process...

This year my friend Sarah Giannobile and I decided to enter the Threadcakes contest together. We chose "Sharkquestrian" because it is such an awesome design, and we thought the overall shape would be an interesting challenge.

We wanted the cake to be pretty big so we started by baking two 12"x16" sheets of white cake. The middle section of the shark is white cake with almond flavored buttercream. We used rice krispie treats on the front and back ends of the cake which was then carved away to create the curved shape of the shark's body. We used dowels and a small cake plate to support the upper half of the cake so that the shark could be taller and support the weight of the girl figurine. The upper half of the shark's body and the tail are made of cake. The shark's head was made of rice krispie treats and supported by a peice of cardboard with a dowel holding his mouth open. We then covered the rice krispie portions with white chocolate to make them sturdier, and covered the entire cake with a layer of buttercream and blue fondant. We also covered the cake board in fondant to match the color of the shirt, as well as another board to be placed in the background for photos.
The torso of the girl's body was shaped from rice krispie treats and covered in white chocolate and fondant. We used one dowel to hold the body onto the cake and attach the head to the body. The girl's head, arms, legs and other details, as well as the shark's fins, teeth, and eyes were made of fondant. The handlebars were made by wrapping fondant around peices of floral wire and painted with an edible shimmery powder. We also painted the gun and boot details. We made blood by mixing red and black food coloring with royal icing, and painted it onto the shark's mouth and teeth with a paintbrush.

The entire cake took about 5 hours over 3 days to complete. I love how it turned out, and it was a fun challenge.
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:iconmarikokitty:
Marikokitty Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is amazing! :D
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Gwendelyn Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it looks absolutly amazgin! :D
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:iconartediamore:
ArteDiAmore Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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:iconsliceofcake:
Sliceofcake Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Awesome piece of work :)
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:iconartediamore:
ArteDiAmore Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much! :heart:
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:iconmarandaschmidt:
marandaschmidt Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome cake!!!
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:iconartediamore:
ArteDiAmore Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks!!
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:iconwakeupatnoon:
wakeupatnoon Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't even have words for how amazing this is.
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:iconartediamore:
ArteDiAmore Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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:iconapeanutbutterfiend:
Apeanutbutterfiend Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Student General Artist
How awesome! I love looking at all these details and seeing how much hard work you put into this. I love it.
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:iconartediamore:
ArteDiAmore Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you!! :heart:
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:iconapeanutbutterfiend:
Apeanutbutterfiend Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Student General Artist
no problem! I looked through all your cakes and they are all so beautiful. You have an awesome talent ;)
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:iconartediamore:
ArteDiAmore Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
Aww thanks!!
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:iconapeanutbutterfiend:
Apeanutbutterfiend Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Student General Artist
no problem, its true :dummy:.
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