Friday, June 11, 2010

Leave of Absence

So you may have been wondering what happened to dear ol' Shelby and why is seems as though I've fallen off the face of the earth. So the reality is that I have to work a regular day job and as much as I would love to devote myself to Edible Art I have bills to pay and children to feed.

On the upside I got a promotion and we're relocating to Big Bear Lake. On the downside I have to prepare my office for the my replacement and pack up my entire house in 2 weeks. So sadly I'll be away for a few weeks or at least until my Internet gets connected in our new home.

I'll make it up to you all I promise...

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Artist Spotlight:Sweet Bouquet

"Give your eyes a feast and your sweet tooth a treat"

So the Artist I've chosen for today is the talented person behind Etsy's "Sweet Bouquet"- I can't say that I know a lot about this artist other than what you can find in her profile which is that she's 35 years young and previously hails from the Ukraine.

What really amazed me about these flowers are the fact that they're made completely by hand out of Royal Icing!! I can't even imagine how's that's done!?!?! I had to re-read the description so many times. I'm in shock at how absolutely amazing these flowers are- mind you the stamens are un-edible, but just look at the detail.

Next on the agenda is to totally find out how these are made and what other wonderful things one came make out of Royal Icing so I can share it with you :) Until next time.....

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Artist Spotlight: Cakes and Kids

This July is Hayli's 4th Birthday and she has decided that she'd like a ladybug party ( I love a good themed party) so while doing so research I came across "Cakes and Kids" - Where Fondant meets Fun and instantly I fell in love.

Aren't these Cake toppers adorable!! I could just eat them up ...literally.

Julie is a mother of 3 who like me started out just wanting to make beautiful and unique creations for her own children, friends, and family. While she has had some mild training it would appear that she's mostly self taught and practiced.

Now she writes her own blog where you can view her work, learn some new recipes and some great ideas and tips for working with fondant. Even more exciting is her Etsy store where you can purchase toppers like the ones shown above for a great price ( a dzn lady bug toppers goes for about 9.95) if you buy in bulk she offers discounts AND as an amazing bonus to an already amazing artist is that she also does custom work! Just email her with your party theme and design ideas and she mold you a sample topper and send you pictures FREE OF CHARGE!

Seriously does it get much better!?!?!
Nay- I think not. I urge you to check it out!


June is one of the few months out of the year when I don't have many upcoming birthdays, anniversary's, baby showers, or events.

So what could I possibly write about?

Well since this month I'll have very little of my own creations to post I figured its a good time to start spot lighting some of my favorite artist's edibles. As well as some helpful tips for working with fondant and gum paste and some of the How-To videos/podcast/articles that I love best.

So if you know and artist who works with edibles and you'd like to spotlight them- I love to hear about them.