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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Rainbow cakes - yippee!

The doorbell rang mid-morning today - it was a delivery! I LOVE getting deliveries in the mail! Now, don't get me wrong – I don't do a lot of online shopping and when I do it is usually clothing for my 2 children. But today the delivery was for me! I had ordered some extra Snazaroo paints in "rainbow colours" from an online art store here in Canada and less than a week later, here they were! It was time to get to work on some "rainbow cakes"!

It was actually quite a bit easier than I thought it would be. Because the paints were new, they were still pretty malleable and I was able to pop them out of their plastic holders and cut them into strips with a razor blade without them crumbling. I then reassembled the strips into different "rainbows" and replaced them in the plastic holders. As a finishing touch I put a piece of plastic wrap over the top of the new rainbow cake and pressed all of the paint strips down and smoothed out the seams. I was able to make 3 different "rainbow" colored cakes (with yellow, orange. red, blue and green), a yellow/orange/red one, and a blue/pink/purple one. I had also ordered a white (which was backordered and should come soon) and when it arrives I'll be able to make the last few cakes that I have in mind.

Here is a quick face that I did this afternoon while my daughter was napping - a basic rainbow tiger. I think it turned out pretty well! I can't wait to play around with my new rainbow cakes and I'm hoping it'll help speed up the lines at some of the bigger events that I have coming up in the near future!

1 comment:

  1. It is SO fun to draw and paint! I just started to draw faces this year! :) and I hope I'll never stop.. I have to paint or draw or both, every day..
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