It's for an OB/GYN in my OB/GYN's office; she's having twin boys and her nurse ordered the cake.
These were her (the nurse's) requests:
basketballs, baseballs, soccer balls, footballs
model the babies
dad likes golf; mom likes girly stuff; represent both of them
put the boys' names on it
She wasn't demanding at all, and I don't mean that sarcastically (I know; I'm surprised I'm capable of it, too). I asked her lots of questions before designing this cake, and all those requests came out during the Q&A.
So here it is:
Sorry about the outlets in the background. This cake is too big/heavy/delicate to move much. I didn't want to finagle a pretty background and risk breaking something. Every flat surface in my kitchen has been filled with drying sugar for the last three weeks...
So I'm glad to finally have some counter space again!
That little white thing next to the soccer ball is a golf tee. I actually made two, but one fell down inside one of the corners of the cake.
The tees and the life-size golf balls are the only molds I used. See? There's a golf ball between the babies. And another hiding in the yellow "tissue paper." The baby on the left is holding a giant (to him!) golf ball, and the baby on the right is hugging a football.
Everything else is completely modeled/painted by hand.
I was really nervous about this baseball... and the soccer ball. I wanted them to look just right, and it was really easy to make them look... frumpy, I guess.
I am really impressed with how smooth the sides of the box came out. I wasn't expecting to get them that smooth.
Hubs bought me the classic silver link necklace and bracelet from Tiffany's several years ago. Like the idiot I am, I decided to make one. But forgot to add black, so I ended up having to hand-paint each. stinking. link. I just realized that I didn't get a picture of the end of the lipstick cap; not that it matters. I painted the Chanel logo (the lipstick looks like theirs) in gold on the top. I really should have put a "label" in the soles of the shoes... but I just didn't feel like it.
The shoes were a bit of a pain, too. I couldn't get the heels to match each other exactly, or get the slope of the heels to match the slope of the soles. It took quite a bit of time, frustration, and one or two naughty words before I got them right. Assuming they are "right." I've been working on this cake for about three weeks. I've been up until 3 am the past two nights, and midnight or one am for the last three weeks. It took a lot of time.