Edible fall leaves and cake holding structure

Hi Everyone, After days going through topics on papercut, i finally found some time to start a project for my almost 10 year old daughter. She asked me for a fox sculpted cake surrounded by edible fall leaves for her birthday… So here are some wip shots, so far all is going smoothly well.

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Wiring my wafer paper leaves cutted on my unit

After wiring them all, time to airbrush !

This part was never ending - veining leaves with edible colours
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After all this process, it’s time to give them shape and assembling. Here you have an overview at different stages (from scratch to almost shaped).


Assembled - Almost finished still need to cover the wires with chocolate

Live time lapse result:

https://aws1.discourse-cdn.com/glowforge/original/3X/a/8/a83e589c1d288a491bbd33d06465df6487094451.MOV

Working on the structure. Yesterday, spend the day with Glowforge unit testing on paper different sizes of the head and body before cutting the wood.

Putting it all toghether

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Almost there… time to stop for today!

Cutting my rice krispies

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Ganaching with dark belgian chocolate

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After 3 full days of work here is the Glowfox Cake!

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Absolutely wonderful. Kudos! She’s a lucky girl.

I’ve spent many an hour hunched over cake decorations for the kiddos. Time well spent.

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Indeed, the longest for me was 10 hours -_-

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Beautiful work. She will long remember your gift.

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They are amazing, such patience on your part to achieve gorgeous realism. Me, I’d make my kids eat real leaves.

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Wow! Amazing. Truly a labor of love for the love of your labor. :heart::heart::heart:

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As an artist myself… Those are fantastic. Really really good.

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It’s hard to believe these aren’t real! Congratulations on achieving perfection—I’d heard it was impossible. :wink:

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Absolutely gorgeous! I hope we can see the final picture on the fox cake as well! :grinning:

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Incredible! Such dedication! :birthday:

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Wow, those are beautiful! I second the request for a finished photo!

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Beautiful work!

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Can’t praise these enough! I guess there is edible paper available, who knew? You’ve got some mad airbrushing skills!

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Beautiful! Love fall colors, and these are stunning!

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Those colors, wow! :star_struck:

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Please post pictures of the finished cake.

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:exploding_head: Gorgeous!! Almost a shame to eat them & destroy such amazing work… and there can’t be any way they taste as good as they look, even if they do taste good! :smiley: Lucky daughter!

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absolutely amazing. Haha makes me jealous

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These are great! How did you keep them from blowing around in the laser? I know of the Seklema mat and other methods for paper, but wafer paper is SO delicate, I can’t imagine unsticking it from something without it tearing. Awesome paint job by the way!

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Thank you but it doesn’t at all… i would say Its just an optical illusion.

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