|No name, but lots of fame.|
When Kim and I started brainstorming for our DOTD celebration, a big gigantic bee flew straight into my knit cap, and I knew I was gonna make a Princess Cake with a calavera body instead of the traditional Barbie doll. Don't ask me why, but I already had a bag of doll heads stashed away in my craft room. I'm pretty sure I towed them with me from New Orleans for this exact occasion.
|I wanted to keep her dress white and simple, but added a little bling with vintage skull cupcake toppers. After all, everyone deserves a little bling...|
I formed her body around a single chopstick with a bit of plaster impregnated gauze, which is sold by the roll in craft shops. You just wet it and then can mold it into different shapes. I used this instead of papier mache, since it dries much faster and is pretty lightweight. I made her arms in pieces with the same plaster gauze, and then pieced them together when dry using a needle and thread. Once she was constructed, I painted her bones and added glitter with my treasured hot glue gun.
|Head piece close-up.|
Here's a list of everything I used: plaster gauze, black paint, skull cupcake toppers, glitter, glue, thread (to sew the appendages together) lace, a doll head (she came with wire coming out of her neck for easy attachment), pink baubles, mini plastic pearls and a chopstick.
The flowers I used for her bouquet and the pearls in her head piece were leftovers from some knitted doll clothes my Grandma Millie made me when I was little.
|I think she is the loveliest!|
|Cake shot. You can see her on our shrine in this photo.|
I also baked a vanilla cake using two small cake pans and a pyrex bowl. The layers were spread with strawberry jam and covered in an orange blossom buttercream. Since the bride was formed around a chopstick, it was easy to attach her to the cake, by gently pushing the stick slowly and surely through all the layers, once it was frosted.
|See? Not so scary.|