Thursday, January 26, 2012

Art Sparks Stuff

Last year around this time I participated in an "Art Sparks" event at our local rec center to promote my cake decorating classes. I had only just started teaching there, and it was a great way to get the word out.

This year, since I now offer classes at two different locations, there are two Art Sparks events for me to do. Only, I can't attend the first one, which is this Saturday. Since I won't be there in person, I'm making display samples that are (hopefully) representative of what students can expect to learn in my classes.

Wanna see?

The decorated cake boards from last year were looking faded, and nearly all had bits missing or cracks in the fondant. I wanted to do something similar, yet slightly different for the ones I really liked, such as the fish and daisies. Plus, I have more fun tools now, like cutters, molds, and texture mats that I wanted to play with use.

Unfortunately, what I thought was a safe spot to let my display samples dry turned out to not be a good place once the dog realized they were there. He managed to get to the fake cupcakes (which is why they're not pictured--I'll have to do those again) and my daisy cake board (pictured above under construction) before I realized what he was up to.

I made the sign using that My Memories digital scrapbooking software--that I'm currently hosting a giveaway for--and while I'm not entirely happy with it, I'm not sure what I need to do to make it better. I'm open to any and all suggestions, but I need to have it finished and ready to go by tomorrow afternoon. Yes, I tend to procrastinate.

Also, I just received a new batch of cake dummies, and those will need to get decorated as well at some point, but I don't know if I'll have time to get them done for this weekend's event. Especially now that I have to redo some stuff.

Anyway, if you're a local and find yourself at a loose end this Saturday, check out Art Sparks at the Longview Rec Center in Spring Hill. There will be door prizes, family-friendly activities, an art show, and the opportunity to speak with other instructors about the classes they offer.

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