Friday, May 23, 2008

A Buzz Lightyear cake - tribute to Buzz, the best space ranger ever -Part 2

A little pre-history if you are interested in keeping the chronology:
- the first posting about how to make a Buzz Lightyear from fondant
- the second posting about the finished Buzz Lightyear figure
-the first posting about baking the Buzz space ship cake
Here you are going to see how I made the small parts for the cake. Before we start I should mention, that if you have letter embosser, your work is going to be much, much more easier. I don't have one, so I had to do each letter by hand. First I printed the picture of the letters from Internet, then with the needle tool I punctured trough it onto the fondant and finally I cut with bot small paper scissors and a palette knife. It was very difficult and frustrating, and the result is not satisfying for me, so my advise( and note to self)- buy an embosser!

Here are the ready letters and the small "picture pins" that I made for the wings:


You can see the "pins" up close here:

This part I cut out of fondant, added the "rocket" body so it would look like a 3D, then I let it dry for a couple of minutes and painted it with food colors on top:

Then I "glued" everything with water
I apologize once again for the bad quality of the pictures, I am getting a new camera soon!

I forgot to take a picture of the 2 black stripes on the side, the one has " Space" the other "Ranger" sign.

And front view again:


Side view of the finished cake:

Left side view:

Right side view:

Top view:


Up close view of the top:


Ladies and Gentlemen, now is the moment of truth, would Buzz like his new ship or not :-)


Light, camera, action:



Buzz sure likes to be a model ( a top model I would say ;-) )


And at this point my camera died and I couldn't take a single picture after that.

Now I am waiting my very good friend whom I called (again) at night time, to bring her camera and take couple of pictures. I will post them when I have them :-)
I would really appreciate your comments and if you want to know how I did this or that, just ask!
 
-How to make a Buzz from fondant
 
http://www.anniesartbook.com/2008/05/buzz-lightyear-is-born.html
- The finished Buzz figure-
http://www.anniesartbook.com/2008/05/frankenbuzz-is-born-or-how-to-make-buzz.html
- How to make Buzz's ship ( this is the one I think would be most use for for you, because you can see the shape of the layers)
http://www.anniesartbook.com/2008/05/buzz-lightyear-cake-tribute-to-buzz.html
- Decorating Buzz's ship
http://www.anniesartbook.com/2008/05/buzz-lightyear-cake-tribute-to-buzz_23.html
- The cake recipes ( yellow all purpose cake layer)
http://www.anniesartbook.com/2008/06/long-overdue-cake-recipes.html
- The cake recipes 2 ( the Devil's food cake layer)
http://www.anniesartbook.com/2008/06/long-overdue-cake-recipes-part-2.html
 

7 comments:

  1. I do not know English. But I also express my feeling to see such wonderful work. It is the best cake I have seen Buzz. I wish I could make a well for my son. After you send the picture as was the one that I will ask my child this October 20 2009.It´s a pity I can´t ask you to make it. Vicky.

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  2. Nice post - buzz lightyear pictures ..Keep Posting


    Ron
    buzz lightyear pictures

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  3. Thanks Vicky, I am really flattered!

    Ron, it's not just pictures, I actually made the cake and Buzz Lightyear figure. :-)

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  4. That is an ashtonishingly good Buzz cake, my little boy would go crazy if he got that for his birthday!

    you are very skilled

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  5. Thank you, I am glad you like it!

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  6. Absolutely beautiful!!! My son is begging me to give this a shot for his 6th birthday.. You have very detailed instructions i may just do it.. Great work and thanks for sharing it..

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  7. You are very welcome! I hope it's helpful when you start making it! If you have any questions, contact me from the CONTACT menu!
    Good luck!

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