Tuesday, July 10, 2012
I'll start off by saying this was a really fun cake to make! Chaddy and I both had a blast working on this. I can always tell when he's really interested in a cake design; his eyes light up and he's constantly jotting down notes and coming up with ideas.
The couple opted to go the edible image route, but it came out looking great. We had a hard time finding graphics on the web to use, especially since they needed to be so large (14"). Luckily, the couple brought us their own personal game board. Now scanning in a huge game board (approx 19") is no easy task. Chaddy actually had to remove the top off the scanner just to get the middle pieces scanned. And then he had to take all the pieces of the scans and piece them back together in the computer. Once printed out, the edible image sheets were arranged on a piece of modeling chocolate.
We also scanned in cards, envelopes, and score sheets and printed those out as well. We were also able to scan all of the weapons (except the candlestick). We printed those out on regular paper and made templates so that we could cut them from thin pieces of modeling chocolate. The rope and the lead pipe was made with an extruder.
Here's another picture with some of the detail: