Monday, May 4, 2009

My Labor of Love


Last Wednesday, Maren posted a challenge on the Unity forum to be inspired by pictures of cake she found on Flickr.  I was inspired by the whole "theme"of bright, fun cakes.  And then I noticed that you could make a 3D project for the challenge and my brain went into overdrive.  

I found a template (on SCS) for making little pieces of cake from paper.  There are 33 pieces in this cake.  Each piece will go to one of Brady's 2nd birthday party guests.  (I HAD to rationalize spending ALL this time and supplies making a 3 layer cake somehow.)  So, instead of making some frilly girlie cake, I decided to make a jungle cake for my lion and monkey loving son.    

This cake features the animals from Unity's Wild and Crazy Bunch.  The "leaves" are actually trees from Unity's Giggle Grove and Unity's Tiny Trinity.  I cut out each animal in two different colors.  The leaves are also done in two different colors.  I added Prima flowers with dew drop center.  The cake is held together by some green polka dot ribbon that I got at Michael's.  The cake topper is a photo cube highlighting adorableness from Brady's 2nd  year of life.  I used some stickers to write out the birthday greeting for him.  And that's it.  :)  It took about 16 hours after all the IMMENSE amount of cutting.

Wish me luck!  The winner of the contest will be announced on Wednesday and then later people will vote on a grand prize winner.  :)

Here are some more pictures:





36 comments:

  1. Holy moly, Ash!! That's amazing!!!!
    I think everyone should just walk away from the contest right now. That is crazy-awesome.

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  2. That is GORGEOUS!!!!!! If you're not chosen as a finalist I will be VERY surprised!!!

    Good luck!

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  3. SO amazing!! Worth all your time put into this! Good luck with the contest, this will sure be a front runner!! Love this ashley!!

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  4. ashley, this is AMAZING, I'm in complete AWE of this!

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  5. Wow! That is an amazing cake! Brady has a pretty awesome Mom!!! Good luck :)

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  6. WOW! AMAZING! Great job, so creative

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  7. OMG girlfiend, this is AMAZING! What a great job! There is no way I would have the patience for all that I don't think! LOL. AWEsome, AWE struck. Amazing!

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  8. I'm in total awe!!! That is phenomenal...it wins in my book, hands down! What a loving tribute to your son also!! Way to go!!

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  9. Ashley... this is by far.. one of the most creative things I have ever seen. You will soooo be in the top for this!!! :) you rock girlfriend! Brady has the best mommy EVER!

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  10. Zowie!! What a truly amazing creation!! Wow!! So, so wonderful!

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  11. Wow!! You did a great job with this cake! It's really amazing! I would not want to take it apart.
    Hugs,
    Jodi=)

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  12. again Ashley, u put us all to shame! I'm serious! U shud definitely win the pick for this!

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  13. Wow! This is really amazing! It's so wonderful!

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  14. what a wonderful project- I think it was a great way to use your time

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  15. This is just incredible, Ashley! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it! :)

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  16. wow, that's SUPER impressive! awesome job :) good luck in the challenge!!!

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  17. Wow Ashley...this is fabulous! Such a fun jungle theme cake and you can definitely tell that lots of love, time, and talent were put into making this!

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  18. wow Ashley that is GRAND!

    -- dalis

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  19. Goodness Ash!!!! You sure took your time for this, I dont know if I would have the patience lol...But I have to say its amazing!!! Wish you luck on that contest!

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  20. OMGosh... Ashley this is the cutess thing I have EVER seen... WOW...I am truley amazed... I know you will win because that is just toooo cute!!!

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  21. This is ABSOLUTELY STUNNING -- WOW

    Love this so much --
    So FABULOUS ---

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  22. Oh My Word Ashley,

    I am totally speechless!!! This has to be the winner!!!

    Where did you find the time and energy??? Oh My word girl I hope the prize is an amazing one!!!!

    However even if not you have this great thing left for his Birthday party!!!! Great Mommy!!!!!!

    Congrats on this Ash it is uterly amazing!!!!

    Heather

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  23. omg that is just fabulous... truly!

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  24. Ashley this is unbelievable!! how cool!!

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  25. OMGoodness!! How INCREDIBLE is that "cake"?!?! WOW!! Did you win? YOU TOTALLY SHOULD!!

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  26. This HAS to be the winner Ash....it just does!!!!!

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  27. Wow Ashley...this is one impressive project!

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  28. this is AMAZING!!! seriously - it's just incredible!!!

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  29. Oh my god, this is so cute!!! What an awesome cake!!

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  30. Totally awesome!! Congrats on your win!! >:0)

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  31. this is cuteness to the max! i love love that jungle theme, it must have taken you lots of hours to do, thanks for sharing!

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  32. Your card/cake is the cutest ever!!!! I love what you did...super great job!
    hugs
    Risa:)

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  33. Absolutely stunning!

    My jaw hit the floor when I saw that!

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  34. OMG!!! This is ABSOLUTELY amazing!!! I love all the bright colors and how you did the animals! You are a total shoe-in to win! This is fantastic! :)

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