Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Well, Jem didn't pan out.  By the time I found fabric that would work for the dress and had given up all hope of ever finding shoes that matched but wouldn't kill me (helloooooo stipper heels lol) I had run out of time.  But fear not! I had just enough time to whip up a little something to fit in.

Obligatory mirror shot
I love this wig!  Totally makes me think I should get my real hair cut and dyed to look like this forever. 

Vest is slightly modified from Burda 8448, to make it a lace-up front.  Head band is just a strip of fabric tied in the back.

Burda pattern # 8448 Peasant dress ensemble. Size 12-28

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Truly Outragous!

So I'm thinking of going as Jem for Haloween...I have the pink wig and makeup, it's all hinging now on whether I can find an easy wrap dress pattern and shoes to match.  Here's a makeup/wig test, I'm so excited to try this!

Jem and the Holograms: Wall Scroll Poster 32 x 42 inches (Fabric Cloth)Jem - The Complete 1st & 2nd SeasonsSet of 6 Jem and the Holograms Pinback Buttons ~ 80's Cartoon

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Pyramid Cake

My brother is a rather adventurous sort, and each year he tries to outdo his birthday cake from the year before.  This year was a pyramid cake.  It was delicious, german chocolate. Yum! 

Pics of the progress:

Baked 3 9x9 square cakes, lopped off the curved top

Tops lopped and prepared to be frosted
Frosted! Layer the cakes, frosting only on the bottom and middle cake!
Carefully cut at an angle down the front of the cake, then the back
Frost the top layer and add the pieces you cut off, frosting between the two added pieces as well.  Confused?  Imagine the new top 3 layers as a door on a hinge, rotate it down and you can see how you cut it off the original square cake : )
Top view...almost there!
Now we have to cut the sides to make it a pyramid instead of a prism.  Discard these pieces, or save them to eat later : )
Frost the heck outta that cake!
It was very crumbly from all that cutting...if you're good with fondant I think that might look nicer lol
Add the candles...
Top view, 6 on each side, one at the point on top : )
Make a wish and blow those candles out fast!