Tuesday, 18 August 2009
As I share my birthday with the anniversary of Elvis Presley I like to make something to mark the occassion.
Usually its a scrapbook page or some atc's. This year however as i needed to share a birthday cake with my son as we had a joint party, it was a cake that was made.
Years ago before i started crafting I made alot of cakes and spent alot of time decorating them to personalise them for people.
However when I came to do the cake this time I couldnt seem to get motivated to start. I was looking at my Elvis rubber stamps and wondering what I could make for myself and had a thought, what if the rubber stamps would work on icing? using edible ink pens to load the rubber stamp?
I set out and cleaned my stamps , then did them with antibacterial cleanser to be on the safe side and gave it a try.......................
I was pleased with the results , although I think it could have been better with a little more practice.
I will certainly try it again and my only real gripe was that it was hard to trim around the image once it had been stamped.
I found because it was soft , the image would easily get distorted so patience was needed( i need to get more of that !)
Also you dont need to press on as you do with card or paper as that distorts the image too.
I used football images for Andrew's side of the cake.
Anyway Ive tried it now so it just needs perfecting for the next time, I could certainly imagine a cake could turn out quite spectacular with the right stamps and design.
Let me know if you have used stamps in this way I would love to see what else others have done.
Thanks for stopping by my blog, and thanks for all the birthday wishes I had a fab day as usual with my 24 hour Elvis films and my champagne.......