A few weeks ago, I started planning a Monster cake for a little guys 2nd birthday. His Mom is one of my fave cake customers ever! Between the two of us (me mostly) we decided on a monster theme - she gave me the color choices and my frosting-Ninja brain started spinning...and spinning...and spinning!!!
Lately, I've been trying to be a little more "grown up' about my cakes. I tend to have a hard time restraining myself once I get going on a cake and need to be better at planning and stopping when it's time to stop. So - for this big guy, I started with a sketch.
I wasn't entirely sure how I would do the arms, but I knew he needed to be tubby and low and squatty with 3 horns and hairy shoulders, wings and a tail.
When I stacked the cake for him, he was super tall and I knew he needed support so I pushed in 3 solid dowels to help hold him up and keep bad things from happening...and then it was time to to turn him into a Monster. :)
Then I gave him a bottom lip and a belly and a tooth. A little more like a Monster, but still...not a Monster.
When I added his horn, teeth and fur and was getting more and more excited about him. When I added the eyes, though, I seriously laughed out loud! I was completely in Love with him and knew I was exactly on track. :)
Spikes on his tail, ears, horns and teh rest of his fur. A few more details and then...he was done! :)
Overall, I think he's close enough to the sketch that I can say I followed it. :) I'm super crazy excited about him (and the "peace sign" is actuall a "2", cuz the Birthday Boy is 2! :) )