**Note: As I was looking through my blog today, I noticed I had several "drafts" that I never completed. So you might just see a few OLD pics in the next few days. It's fun to look back & see how much my boys have grown!
Monday, June 30, 2014
A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of creating a graduation cake for one of our dear friends.
He is heading to Liberty University in the fall to study Film Production,
so a movie inspired cake was in order!
I first asked him to give me a list of his top 30 movies. I created some film strips
with a film strip bulletin board border that I found at a party supply store. I found
images of his favorite movies & cut & pasted them to the film strip boarder. Then,
I laminated the film strips.
I created the film reels using scrapbook paper & aluminum foil.
I covered one side with foil (the side that wouldn't be seen)
and glued the scrapbook film reel to the other side. I free-handed the black
figures on the gray paper. I also laminated the scrapbook reels.
(Practicing with cake pans & dishes to make sure this would look right.)
(Practicing a little more...)
(Trying to envision how this would all come together...)
I iced all the cakes with "silver screen" colored buttercream icing.
I couldn't complete the assembly until we traveled 3 hours to their home.
Thankfully, the cakes made it safely!
(My husband is a great driver!)
Finally got it all assembled!
And there you have it!
The film reel graduation cake! I hope everyone enjoyed eating
it as much as I enjoyed creating it!
We're so proud of you, Grant! We look forward to
seeing how God uses you to change the world!