Friday, July 17, 2009

Happy Birthday,Old Buzzard!

I created these little gems for a Surprise 50th birthday party which will be held at the Wine Thief bar in the new Omni hotel located in Downtown Fort Worth. (Hence the red wine bottles included in the theme.)

I tried to position the cupcakes where the buzzards were gathered around the tombstones.

Both the buzzards and the tombstones were made from 100% gumpaste. This was the first time I have worked with gumpaste and I must say, this stuff is incredible! It dries rock hard so you dont have to worry about any softening going on if they get warm, unlike fondant.

These accents were made from fondant. It's hard to see in this picture, but I brushed the 5 and the 0 with pearlized shimmer dust to make it look more silver and give it some sparkle!

I had to special order these from a bakery all the way out in Orange County, CA. It was just love at first sight. :)

This was added just incase the client didn't get why there were huge buzzards on the cupcakes. Plus, it's just plain funny.

Happy Birthday Robert! Lucky for you, 50 is the new 30! I hope your surprise party was just wonderful. :) Cheers!

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