If Alexander Graham Bell had his way, that's how we would all be answering our phones! Personally, I think he just wanted to be a pirate...
Speaking of pirates, let's talk about St. Augustine, the town built to fight pirates!
These days, St. Augustine is a popular wedding destination of couples from all over the country. With it's white sand beaches, watercolor sunsets and countless gorgeous venues, it's no wonder it's become the host of so many happy occasions! This also happens to be the wedding destination for Liz and Mike, who decided to escape the cold of their hometown in Wisconsin to celebrate in the sun!
Since Liz and Mike were tying the knot at the beach, it seemed only appropriate that they would choose a cake design to reflect that setting.
After a layer of white fondant, we airbrushed both tiered with a hazy blue green color, then hand painted in some sea grass and birds. With brown sugar sand, various shells, a couple picket fences, and a "just married" sign, 2 sugar adirondack chairs are the perfect topper choice to finish off the whole look.
Meanwhile, I modeled the octopus (Kraken?) arms, set up the sails and assembled the ship. Now when it got to the anchor, I ran into a small problem. I couldn't find a mold I liked, and my attempts to hand cut and shape it manually were failing miserably. That's when I stumbled upon the idea to make my own mold!
Duh me, why hadn't I thought of that before?
I found an anchor jewelry pendant that was about the right size and style, mixed up a batch of mold putty (buy it here) and made my own mold! Ha!
After it set up, and I made the sugar piece, I gave it an antiqued look by painting it with silver highlighter (my favorite one is here) and dusting over that with a matte black petal dust.
After that, all that was left was the final assembly of all the parts.