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Scarface the Holiday Romantic by pandakuten Scarface the Holiday Romantic by pandakuten
Original date of completion: Thursday, December 6, 2007
Comments then: This was my final project for the Wilton Course III Fondant and Tiered Cakes class. I've worked on this every single night for four nights straight, and it was both the biggest disaster and hugest success I've yet to have. Heidi (my instructor) was awesome helpful in figuring out how to get the bouquet in place when I'd given up on it. Being my first tiered cake, I didn't know the dowels were supposed to go THROUGH the cake board, but now I know. First carved cake, too!

Through a series of unfortunate events (most of which took place while trying to set the dried gumpaste roses in place), his little not dry face became horrendously scratched, and thus, he came to be known as Scarface The Holiday Romantic.

Despite all the trouble, I suppose you could say... It's hard to overstate my satisfaction.

<3 to the folks who get the Portal references.

Comments now: This is still probably my most impressive cake to date, and stole Little McCloud's spot as my most commented work. That's sort of depressing to me because one, I'd only been making cakes for like three months when I made this, and had been drawing for like 18 years, and two, I didn't even do that great a job on Little McCloud... So, yeah. I haven't quite figured out what that means yet, but I was sort of flattered when this was chosen for Featured Art on Christmas Eve on SheezyART. That's probably the only reason it got so many comments and favorites.

I really wish this could have turned out better. I mixed the boxed Wilton fondant with marshmallow fondant since I was concerned with taste, and intended for people to actually eat this. But that made draping the fondant veeery difficult, and I had some wrinkling by the tail, and his little scarf tore, and was poorly patched. All in all, however, I still love this cake -- Couldn't bring myself to have any, but I'll at least always have the memory.

I give my permission to :iconsweetclub: to submit this art to their gallery
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Given 2008-05-11
Scarface the Holiday Romantic is a prefectly done penguin cake. Yes, CAKE! ~themie has created a mischievous, merry, romantic and wondrous kind gentleman that just needs to be shared with the rest of this community! ( Suggested by sweetclub and Featured by Myana )
Naiadme2 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
OMG! that is SO cute!
SpindleWinter Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a sweetie! :icondaawplz:

I saw this on Cake Wreck's Sunday Sweets, well done!
naruto949283 Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
i want him for wedding cake :rose: :la:
Shibalove Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm making a note here, HUGE SUCCESS :) But yes, this cake is adorable ^_^
lilchibichan Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
awww <3 very nice
Lost-the-Sky Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
Favorited for two reasons:

1: My family loves penguines, and

2: It's amazingly well done.
MuffinOfLife Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011
oh my dear god
this is sooooo adorable!
i really cant wait to start working with gumpaste and fondant after seeing this!
FuzzyxPanda Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You are amazing, my friend. What's it like to be on Cake Wrecks as one of the good cakes?
ShmaZor Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011
I want to show this to my boyfriend so badly! He is obsessed with penguins! Fantastic work! Reminds me of the cakes they do on the Ace of Cakes~
pandakuten Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
Hahaaah, that's exactly the kind of thing I love to hear; I hope to be doing that kind of thing professionally in the future. Thanks so much for letting me know!
ZeacorZeppelin Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Student General Artist
Wow that cake is too cute to eat! :love:
ladyAlyafaelyn Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Stumbled upon this in the Cake Wrecks archive ([link]).
This is truly amazing, and though you may deem it one of the biggest disasters you've ever had, to even have finished after all the hardship you've described is highly commendable. "Scarface" is so cute and cuddly. I luffles him so much with his little bouquet and penguin spats (those were genius)! :la:
pandakuten Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
Thank you so much!
PandaKong Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010
Here's very cute. I love the shoes :)
diana-hime Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
I love it! Its sooo cute <3
Winterfox01 Featured By Owner May 11, 2010
too cute to eat
its just pure awsomness
Janbearpig Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
Oh my gosh! It's not only adorable ... but delicious <3
TwiggyTeeluck Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This has been featured under Art You Can Eat

Agetian Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010
This is incredibly sweet! :aww: :heart: And cute! :iconawwwplz:
RepoLadyWallace Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The flipper spats really make this cake. Funny how such a small detail can take a cake to the next level! The top hat turned out pretty nice too. They turned a cute penguin into something truly awesome.

This is one of my many inspirations for going into culinary school now (well i start Jan 4th XD) and then pastry school after that.

I'm going to be taking the Wilton courses over the next year so I will have some skills by the time we get to pastry/deserts in school and then of course when I do the pastry chef program later.

I hope to try a cute lil figure cake for whenever I get to this class! Probably a cat or something cute lol.
pandakuten Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009
That's so crazy! I just started culinary school at the start of this month, and I start my second quarter on January 4th, and cake decorating coupled with Ratatouille made me do it.

What an amazing compliment to say I helped inspire your jump! I wish you all the best in your endeavors!
jesterlex Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
He is so fantastically adorably cute! I'm jealous of your cake skills if that's your first tired sculpted cake! TOTALLY ACE!!!
anime-p-tish-oO Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009
So cute! I love it!
:meow: :love:
zantetsuren Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009  Student General Artist
I want you to make my birthday cake. ;O;
annimemanga Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009
this is too stinkin' cute!! love it!!
SoraMidori Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009
This wonderful creation was featured in an art blog post about culinary art.

You can see the blog here: [link]
You can see the blog post here: [link]

dragoncrystal21 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009   Interface Designer
ooooh he was so cute
I want this cake
hsmgirl001 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009
OMG PENGUIN!!!!!!!!! You get like seven million awesome points for this!! lol
Canovis Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009  Student Digital Artist
This is by far the cutest cake i have ever seen. I am recently working at a place called "crazy cake chicks" and i enjoy learning all there is to know about cake decorating. this is truly and inspiration to possibly continue as a professional cake decorator.
TheOnlySarah Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
MonkeysUndles Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009  Student Writer
So cool!!!
Hikaroo Featured By Owner May 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm in love with this cake so much, that I have to go see what other ones you've made.
hollyelizabethjean Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009   Photographer
If I ever get married or something I want this.
IMntHRimEVRYWHER Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009   Artisan Crafter
he looks so cute none the less. what is the top hat made out of?
pandakuten Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
The hat is made out of fondant with liberal amounts of gumtex added in. I made it around a large, tapered plastic cup greased with shortening.
IMntHRimEVRYWHER Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009   Artisan Crafter
Shinji-Sama Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009
I'm pretty sure this is the most amazing cake I've ever seen. :D I love it!
Elliekin Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Saw this on Cake Wrecks. Oh man, it's utterly amazing, and adorable to boot. :D
SilentDecepticon Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008
I was linked from Cakewrecks too (:

That is an amazing cake. Too cute to eat :iconiloveyouplz:
PepsikuraziKamikaze Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008
-gasp- THE CAEK!11!!one!!1!! -dies-

. . . If the cake wasn't a lie, I'd totally eat it! . . .

Scratch that, why would I eat something so cute?
Kurlija Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008
Absolutely stunning!

But...isn't the cake a lie? :o
balisong Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008
I also found this on Cake Wrecks. How adorable!
SLIgurl Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008
Suddenly, your favourites mushroomed because your adorable cake was featured on CakeWrecks. Congrats!
Platinus Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I saw this cake on Cake Wrecks and thought it was so friggin adorable!
And then I saw you were on DA so, I popped on by to give out kudos on this fantastic cake masterpiece :D
jimandpam Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
I don't think this cake's success is something to be sad about. You can't really see the scars from the picture (well, I couldn't), and it's well done. Don't be sad because you have a talent for cake decoration AND drawing, that's reason to be glad.
Chelonianmobile Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Tiaras Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008
:wow: You made this after ONLY 3 months?! Oh my!! Plus, you've been featured in 'Winter Wonderland' by CakeWrecks! ( [link] ) Now this is what I call talent :worship: Congrats!
randomlyyellstuff Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008
Wow, if I had this cake, I wouldn't want to eat it - I'd just stare at it all day!
It's truly stunning :heart:
aquakat43 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008
The penguin is so cute! :D
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