Nigerians?? Really??

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Obariba

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This life-size portrait wedding cake was inspired by a cake at a wedding the bride attended in Nigeria when she was a child. There were only two people willing to take on this enormous task of creating her dream cake. This amazing colaborative project was created by artists in two differnt cities. Elizabeth sculpted the head and shoulders in Austin, Tx and Nikki, with Absolutely Editable Cakes, created the wedding gown cake in Dallas,Tx. The head is made out of polymer clay and has 24mm glass eyes which added to the realism of this sculpture. The bride said this incredible cake was the talk of the reception and everyone was taking pictures of it with their cell phones!

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Obariba

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Well, there were two of us that teamed up to create that "spectacular" "massive work of art" for Chidi. Chidi brought a baker from Dallas and I together for this project in August of 2007. After finding me online, Chidi called and said "I would like to order a traditional posed cake topper but I need them to be a little larger... and I only want the heads." "Ugh, OK..." Then she told me about her idea of having large bride and groom cakes at her wedding (she was inspired by some cakes she saw at a Nigerian wedding as a child. She decided on making them portraits because she had always dreamed of having a doll that looked like her). I honestly did not hesitate to take this project on because I love the sculpt faces and I've always wanted to create something life-size!

I created the head, shoulder and hair out of polymer clay(ProSculpt ) and I used glass eyes to add to the realism of the sculpture. It took me two week sculpting full time (many night I was up past midnight working on Chidi's sculpture.) I have to give my thanks to so many artists and friends online who helped critique the sculpture until I finally captured a likeness of Chidi. You see, I have never met Chidi (I normally do not meet my clients) so I uploaded pictures for member of The Professional Doll Makers Art Guild , Polymer Clay Artists Guild of Etsy and the API Chapter for San Antonio/New Braunfels. With their feed back I was finally able to create a sculpture that satisfied the bride :) Once I complete the sculpture of Chidi, I delivered it to the baker in Dallas, TX. Her and her husband did the amazing job of putting the cake and sculpture together!

There is no doubt that this was the BIGGEST challenge I have ever taken on(the whole time, Chidi kept telling me "I have faith in you, you can do this. I believe in you!" - Thank you Chidi for challenging me and for believing in me!!)! I grew so much as an artist and learned so many things throughout this process - and yes, I would do it again!

It's been so exciting to see this cake being featured all over the Internet, tv reports, on CNN and Inside Edition and mentioned on the radio!

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or ideas you would like to discuss.

Below are some thumbnails of pictures I took while I was sculpting. You can see how the sculpture went through many changes before it was completed. If you click on it, the link will take you to my fickr site where you can view a slideshow of larger images.

Go to page:weddingsculptures.com - Life-Size Portrait Wedding Cake url:http://www.polymerclaydaily.com/images/caketopper.jpg
 

Obariba

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Inside Edition- TV

Nope, that's not the bride ... That's the cake! Chidi Ogbuta’s wedding cake was a life-sized likeness of…her! The cake was a replica of the bride right down to the details on her dress. There are six tiers of buttercream-filled cake.

It cost nearly $5,000 and after it was cut, it took a week to eat the whole thing!

Inside Edition called this cake "spectactular" and a "massive work of art!"

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Obariba

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Cher life size cake !!

Roland Winbeckler's Cake Sculptures--Page 1

Cher
This full life-sized cake sculpture was created of buttercream icing for a gigantic food and beverage show in Canada. This sculpture, like all Roland's life-sized creations, required a special, one-of-a-king cake stand. Roland builds the stand to exacting specifications to most resemble the figure or personality he is creating.



Diana

"Princes Diana" was a life-sized cake sculpture created from pound cake and buttercream icing. It had a specially built internal cake stand. This sculpture was made for a special display in Canada. After sending photos of the cake to Princess Di, Roland received a very nice letter from Buckingham Palace stating how much the Princess enjoyed seeing such a fantastic cake
 

Obariba

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Explanation Found !

thats my only problem ...she made the wedding all about her ...they could have incorporated the husband's image into the cake ...thats all Im saying !!
Elizabeth - "Thanks everyone! It was an amazing accomplishment for me since I normally sculpt faces that are the size of my thumb! The bride did want the groom but we ran out of time :( The cake served 500-600 people... and I heard she had close to that at her wedding!"

Etsy :: The Storque :: Etc :: Life Size Portrait Cake, Coming Right Up!
 

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