My wife styled a baptism for a friend’s child, Noah, and I got to help (said in the style of those little girls helping mom fry with Crisco - a strange idea now). She made the cake and its cute ark topper, macarons, decorated animal cookies, painted the wall hanging, bought all of the stuffed animals, coordinated the flowers… I made the lettering for the wall hanging, the N-O-A-H circles and little arks for the cookie bags, printed the napkins wraps and inflated the balloon clouds. So…mostly her…
Cake topper is edible paint-coated fondant on a foam core. Lemon cake with blueberry cream cheese filling. Chocolate ganache macarons. Buttermilk cupcakes with chocolate frosting.
The circles are Baltic birch painted with chalk paint and then engraved.
For the ark name tags, I found a photo of that new ark experience (The Ark) and created a simple vector. I cut them out of Proofgrade walnut hardwood.
The hardest part of the lettering (Baltic birch) was glueing the letters in place without creating a mess. The best way that I found was to cut each line as a set of it’s surrounding wood (Frame) and the letters as a set. Then I taped that row panel to lift the letters and frame. Placed that on the table. Removed the tape. Lifted the frame (wood around the letters) and aligned it to the painting. I elevated the frame off the painting just a few millimeters with shims. Then I put CA glue on the back of each letter and dropped it through it’s outline in the frame and pushed it down on the painting with tweezers. It’s a bit like the reverse of the game “Operation” without the buzzer and light.
The gift packages are Animal Crackers boxes.
The cake topper ark detail.
Anyway, not as technically challenging as what a lot of you do, but maybe fun to see how my wife and I are combining our skills.