Have ya'll seen the new Jurassic World movie? The hubby and I went out on a date Friday night to see it and boy, oh boy was it good! Since it's so popular right now, I though it would be the perfect time to share this T-Rex cake I did earlier this year.
Well, actually, I can't take all the credit for this post. While I did think about it a couple of weeks ago and I even had my Facebook page pic set to this cake, I'm actually writing this today because my amazing friend, cake decorator and assistant Susan reminded me! Yay for people who are more "in the loop" than I am.
Anyway... I have to keep this short and sweet (as if I'm capable of NOT rambling). I am the director for VBS this week and I am swamped with a million last minute things to do before all the teachers and helpers and kiddos show up tonight.
On top of that, I landed myself in the emergency room over the weekend. You see, I fell off of a ladder on Saturday while decorating the church (who says VBS is easy??) and got myself really banged up. I'm bruised on both legs and my right arm and right side AND they gave me a whopping 13 stitches in my right leg where I
nearly cut it off I got a really big cut. I decided to post this pre-stitches and very un-flattering pic from the ER vs. the one my hubby took after they removed the tourniquet.
I should also note that he was trying to make me laugh - which was good because after they started doctoring on me, I was crying, screaming and eventually, I passed out. I don't "do" blood or needles or stitches very well. At all. And I'm not exaggerating in the least.
Two days later and I'm really sore and hurting and I'm supposed to stay off my leg and keep it elevated. Do you know how hard it is to be director of anything and stay sitting down? Well, it's really hard for me! Anywho... since Jurassic World is a sort of gory movie - my little trip to the ER fits in just fine, right? No? Okay - so I'll tell you about the cake.
I cannot begin to tell you all the things I used to get this look. My client sent me a cake that she liked (sorry - no idea who to credit) and I printed that picture for the head. Then I used scalpels, bead molds, food markers, petal dusts and brushes, leaf cutters, round frosting tips and a veining tool and who knows what else to get all the texture on this cake. It was fun, but tedious work!
OH and I used "rock" jelly beans for the borders. I absolutely love having a big box of these around. I've used them on several cakes and they're fast, easy and look great - some favorite characteristics for decorating! 🙂
Alright... that's all I can share today. If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to leave me a comment! I've gotta run... err... hobble on over to the church to get ready for tonight!
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Other Dinosaur sweets I've done: