Saturday, 20 December 2014

AlanD - Viking Ship for the Mini Duchess (8 Points)



The mini duchess turned 8 last week, and requested a Viking ship birthday cake. She has embraced Norse mythology in a big way recently, to the point that I heard her berating the children of a Catholic friend about how silly their god was compared to Odin. I couldn't be prouder.


I'm not sure that there is anything in the Painting Challenge rules forbidding edible miniatures, so I present this entry in a spirit of fun. The figures are largely made from pre-coloured fondant, which I am treating as equivalent to coloured primer, but the faces are painted, along with anything that is supposed to be metal (thanks to edible silver paint). I also coloured the sea, which is probably equivalent to an ink wash.

What do you reckon, Curt? Gotta be worth a point?? :)

From Curt:Ah, Brilliant work Dux, your daughter must have been so excited when she saw this cresting the horizon! It's all so wonderful but I have to say I especially like the beards, the prow and the water effect. Just fabulous. (Was it truly edible though?)
Well, I think we need to give a point for each year of the Mini Duchess.   An excellent gift to be sure. Well done!

22 comments:

  1. As a former cake inventor I heartily approve of this entry. I now know what I want for my 48th birthday party. Until Ragnarok may we party in Valhalla.

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  2. Brilliant....have your cake and eat it!

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  3. Nicely done Dux. Now, let's see what Miles can come up with this year to top that for cheek :)

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  4. Great entry Alan

    Curt, at the risk of running afoul of the steely-eyed bearded master of fate, may I respectfully suggest that up the pints here. I count 6 figures that look to be about 54mm scale plus a ship. Also I remember moulding#%*>€£¥ horses and fairies for various cakes for Katie and there's a lot of work involved.

    Just sayin'

    Cheers
    pD

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    1. +2 for the Erudite Mr Douglas points - scratch building something for the challenge should be both encouraged and rewarded. Plus this is likely to be the tastiest entry of this (or any) year's competition.

      Now let's see what I can come up with...

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    2. Thanks guys. Erudite is good isn't it?
      Cheers
      PD

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  5. Told you to submit it for the comedic round with all the people bucking for you this would have dominated the voting for sure!

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  6. Officially the most delicious entry yet. Well done Curt for the wise adjudication.

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  7. Got to be the funniest entry of the year :-)

    Ian

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  8. Brilliant. A fine body of work. Should scare away any remaining Frost Giants. cheers

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  9. That's some brilliant stuff! :D Seems like you've got her off to a good start. Nothing beats a good brawl and the gods of old :)

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  10. Wonderful entry, and a great present for your daughter.

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  11. Very tasty looking entry! It died appear that one of the Port rowers is sandbagging. Perhaps he was eaten first!?

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  12. A truly memorable birthday cake.

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