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Re: Fantasy and Sci-Fi Art Monthly Challenge and Chat! December 2017

To continue the discussion from November about cake decorating I took my camera to work today and shot some photos.
I also found some of my older photos of some cute cupcakes.
I really liked the Triceratops, one of my favorite dinosaurs.
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I haven't started mine for Michelle.
Still working on the Portrait Swap one, but soon I get to start on hers.
I have a clear vision of what I want and sometimes that's half the battle.
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Those cakes! Wow, that is amazing. I love the triceratops, how long does something like that take?

I try to sketch ideas quickly as I tend to forget them and then once they're sketched they tend to evolve anyway.
I just finished my cards for the miniature forums annual trade, that's a pretty large trade.
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Cool cakes! So does working there make you want cake or does it make you not like cake anymore?

I think I have a pretty clear vision of what I'm going to do. Just to be clear on this though, to make sure I didn't miss something, it doesn't have to be Christmas themed, right?

I'm also starting to decorate an advent calendar for my son. I saw a nice kit online but they are hard to find in Canada and overpriced when I do find them. So I asked my dad to make one for me. He didn't understand that I wanted it done before December so it's going to be late this year. Right now it's just a wooden base with a coat of gesso.

Here's a picture of the kit I wanted so you have an idea of what I'm talking about.
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Michelle no theme at all just paint, draw or whatever, something you think they would want.
Themes will be back in January, I'm doing Acrylics that month also and they will have the same theme so those of us doing both can do one and cover both Challenges or do two (or more) and still be in both.

The cakes or cupcakes don't take very long at all, the worst day I ever had I only did 10 cakes by myself (but they were complicated ones) and I was the only one there that day so had to set up and clean up and take care of customers also.
The best day by myself was 35 cakes also all alone that day.
We can be much faster when when can work as a team. One ices the cake another one decorates the cake. Yesterday it was only 15 special order cakes and no two tiers, that's low for a Saturday. So we did the orders then made lots of stuff to put out in the cake case, and to have for part of the upcoming week.
The Triceratops cupcakes are two cupcakes with icing, I did about 6 of them at a time and about a little over half hour for all 6, so average of 5 to 7 minutes each.
When I first started over 9 years ago it made me eat more cake, then there was a time I wouldn't have anything to do with cakes outside of work. Now I would say pretty much how I felt about cakes before I worked there, nice sometimes, but not all the time.
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Michelle the advent calendar for your son looks like it will be fantastic.
I know you will make each box very special!
PS My son always treasured the home made gifts. One year we didn't have time and he asked where the homemade gift was. When he was told there wasn't one he said next year please make one. I want those gifts they are the ones that matter! I think he was 7 or 8 years old. He's grown up now and with a son of his own and still has the all the homemade gifts. Maybe only a few of the things we bought for him.
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Re: Fantasy and Sci-Fi Art Monthly Challenge and Chat! December 2017

Still using the LL Bean Advent calendar I bought in 1980. They don't make that kind any more.
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To continue the discussion from November about cake decorating I took my camera to work today and shot some photos.
I also found some of my older photos of some cute cupcakes.
I really liked the Triceratops, one of my favorite dinosaurs.


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To continue the discussion from November about cake decorating I took my camera to work today and shot some photos.
I also found some of my older photos of some cute cupcakes.
I really liked the Triceratops, one of my favorite dinosaurs.
Great cakes. I can see the job found you.
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It's a Sweet way to make a living!
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Ah, sneaky Dianna. lol I was almost thinking I might skip projects in January but now I see I can't.

That is really wonderful that your son appreciated the homemade gifts at such a young age. The commercialism keeps getting worse I think.

There are too many things they don't make anymore. Christmas candies don't even taste the same.
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At least I never see those ribbon candies in peoples' candy dishes, all stuck together, that I so loathed as a child. Progress is not all bad.
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Phouey, I took my Project Entry to get it scanned, and they screwed it up, cutting off about 15% of it. I have photographed it, and it is nicely framed but kinda gray. I'll post both when the Time comes. *jiggles calendar*
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Ah, sneaky Dianna. lol I was almost thinking I might skip projects in January but now I see I can't.

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I remember those also, yuk!
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