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Okami Stages by ginas-cakes Okami Stages by ginas-cakes
These are the pictures I took while I was making Okami and baby. There is a bit of a jump from icing the sponge, to the detail as I had to re-ice it due to the humidity!
The last picture is how poor okami had to be dismantled to be eaten....

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Trishamonstah Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you have a FAQ anywhere with directions on how you did this? I want to make one for a friend...but I've never made a cake like this before.
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ginas-cakes Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm sorry, but this is all I have. It was such a complicated cake to make, that I could only put
up photo stages.

....just an idea, but could you do a flat cake with a scene on top? You could do the cake grassy, and put all little figures and things made out of icing on top.
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Trishamonstah Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, thank you! It helps! C:
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neyzilla Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
if you don't mind me asking, did you use fondant on this beauty?? and if so what brand/type??
this is seriously fabulous, i do cake sculpting too but sweet lord you're just jaw-droppingly talented!
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ginas-cakes Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No....I don't mind you asking at all. I used shop bought ready to roll icing. I use Dr Oetker mainly because it tastes better, but any supermarket brand is good.

...and thankyou! The sculpting was very testing as I use a victoria sponge mix and it's not very solid. I think I'm going to need a different recipe soon if the cakes get any more adventurous...^^
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NekoChansWorld Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
It's just so amazing really O: <3 You are so skilled :3
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ginas-cakes Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thankyou...^^...it cetainly tested my patience.
...thanks also for faving!
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KageNao Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOOKING AT THE LAST PHOTO OMG SCARY
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ginas-cakes Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
...it is a bit.....my daughter wanted to save a whole piece to show her friend...
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KageNao Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
really jealous to have a mother like you :o
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ginas-cakes Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awwwwwww....:aww:
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chocogingerfingers Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Student Filmographer
Wow all your cakes are absolutely amazing!! :wow: What do you do with all the leftover sponge cake that you carved off?
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ginas-cakes Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thankyou..:aww:
....and what isn't eaten by the kids, gets put in a bowl and covered with jelly like a trifle for desert....:)
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Reddari Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Wow, this is amazing! :)
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ginas-cakes Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thankyou....:aww:
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Reddari Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
no problem!
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Signhp Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
Ah, I just found out by looking through your gallery. You use fondant, right? I've never tried my hand at that before, but seeing your deviations make me want to try it out! :)
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ginas-cakes Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That's good..:)...I love it when people want to have a go. I've just put a complete step-by-step of Eeyore in my scrapbook that might help out a bit......:aww:
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Signhp Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
Well, it takes an artist (or at the very least skills and passion) to inspire people, right? ;P Yes, I really love your step-by-step deviations! I've often wondered how these cakes are assembled and you’ve certainly demystified a few things for me. Thank you so much for that!
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ginas-cakes Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Your very welcome.....I'm happy to have been of help...:)
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Signhp Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
This cake looks amazing! What kind of icing did you use for the sponge? Royal icing?
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ginas-cakes Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thankyou....:aww:.....and it's fondant/roll out icing. I use Dr Oekter, but there are lots of other ready made brands....
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Signhp Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
Thanks! I'll be sure to it try out :)
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Jasmin-Johanna Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
phantastic :aww:
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ginas-cakes Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thankyou...:aww:
...and thankyou very much for the faves...:)
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Misaki-Mai Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Student General Artist
how can you eat this amazing thing^^
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ginas-cakes Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thankyou...:aww:
..it would be nice if it could be kept and not eaten...
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Misaki-Mai Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Student General Artist
thnkas for the lama^^
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ginas-cakes Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Your welcome....thanks for the lovely comments...:aww:
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Jolin-chan Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
is the tree edible, too ? ^^
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ginas-cakes Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No...I didn't have time to make it edible apart from the petals :)
...Thanks for faveing..:aww:
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helplessdancer Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
OoOoOOOh amazing!!
If I see something like that I dont want to eat it because is so beautiful!! good job!! :clap:
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ginas-cakes Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thankyou.....:hug:
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Karina-Blobmey Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
that is absolutely amazing!

Do you make cakes for a living because i believe you'd have an excellent talent for it!
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ginas-cakes Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:) Thankyou very much :)
....It's a hobby really. I've got 5 kids, and although they are all in secondary school, like to be at home for them....that and the fact there is lots of housework!
I'm also not a very good business woman. I do make cakes for people, but only earn about 2 an hour when I work it out. I'm a bit soft...and also when I agree on a price it sounds alot, until I work out how long it's taken me :)
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Power-Append Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
It is awesome
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ginas-cakes Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:) thank you :)
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Power-Append Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
Your welcome
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Perelandri Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
Would you mind if I linked a friend to this? Some people I know IRL are HUGE fans of Okami... I think they'd appreciate it even more than I do haha.

(And oh my, that last picture... seems like someone's scoffed all the torso! XD!)
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ginas-cakes Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yea...that's ok, I know there are big fans of Okami out there.
I haven't played it, but loved watching my daughter....I helped her out with some of the puzzles :)
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Perelandri Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
Thanks!

When my friends saw the cake (they don't have dA accounts, unfortunately) they were also quite taken with it. After all, it is really impressive! :la:
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ginas-cakes Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I've got to admit, if I hadn't actually made it myself, I would wonder if it was a cake :)
Say hi to your friend, and thanks :)
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Merimadang Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
When the cake is broken down into steps it really gives you an appreciation of just how much work is involved and the skill level required....you're so clever! Was the head cake as well
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ginas-cakes Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thankyou :hug: and yes, in the second picture you can see the whole figure has been carved.
I did have to put a support under his head which was made out of a plastic lid, as it got
a bit heavy with the icing on.
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Abigtreehugger Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
excellent
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ginas-cakes Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you..... :)
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Abigtreehugger Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Your most welcome :iconbowplz:
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