I have done several figurines to date, but each one is a learning experience. There are so many different techniques out there, especially when it comes to facial features. I have books and video tutorials bookmarked for reference, so I spend alot of time reviewing those and experimenting with various looks. I actually did 3 different heads for the mom figure, trying a silicone clay mold, a few different eye and nose methods, and finally, a painted eye. I love the way they turned out. I look forward to doing many more of these figurines...they add such a personal touch to a cake.
I also elected to also try my hand at fondant peonies to complement the design and colors. Although I am happy overall with how these turned out, I will fine tune a few things the next time I do them.
Thanks so much to Barbara for trusting me with the birthday cakes for all "her girls". It's a pleasure to be considered for such a special honor.