Saturday, August 18, 2007

More Wedding Cake information

Hi Everyone,

I've received a couple of e-mails asking for more details on a few things.

I used watchmaker's cases for the cakes. They're great, they come in various sizes and were perfect for stacking. I purchased mine through Lee Valley Tools. They run about $0.50 each so they don't break the bank.

The link to the watchmaker's case is here:,43326.

For those of you that don't know Lee Valley Tools, it's a fantastic place to look for ideas, textures, tools, etc. They've got a lot of wierd stuff that you'd never think to look for.

The table top photo shop was purchased at Hammacher Schlemmer (another great place to see unusual items, but really glorified toys). It includes the light diffusers, two lights, carrying case, and a small tripod. I was really pleased with the lighting when I took it outside to photograph the cake and will try to use it more often.

The link to the photo shoot contraption is here:

While we're on the topic of Hammacher Schlemmer, (but this has nothing to do with clay), we're going to be buying the "Smart Thermocule Fabric Blanket", which according to the description is "ideal for couples and their varying body temperatures as it will adjust to each sleeper's individual micro-climate". I'll let you know how it works when we finally get around to ordering one.

For those in Canada that don't want to risk paying duty to have the photo shop shipped, also sells it.

And lastly, I received a fantastic suggestion from Marie Redmond who wondered what it would be like to do the cake with the ultralight clay. I think that's a great idea! It would be more like working with the actual fondant.

And that's the blog for today.


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