Art Exchange with Bellebelious (Part 2)
These Lil’ Piggy Lover Cupcakes have landed safely in Desiree’s hands. Desiree and Gary are really sweet and offered to deliver their art exchange over to my place last Monday. Initially, our agreement for this art exchange was to trade a crochet piggy cupcake for just ONE edible chocolate flavored piggy cupcake. (Click “Here” to read more) But my dear cousin was being so generous that she gave me THIS!
Oh my goodness! I was at a lost of words when she first sent me a little sneak-peek of what she made. How beautiful! Desiree told me that she didn’t want to make cupcakes because it looks plain. She loves details and wanted to add more designs. So she decided to bake me an entire cake instead! Which she had put in so much time and hard work into it. This cake was fully designed and baked by her. Don’t you think it looks so pretty with all the vibrant colours?
Here’s a closer shot of the cake. Look at all the details! I can’t get my eyes off them. I really love everything about it. I didn’t realized that I’ve snapped close to 100 photos of the cake until I was transferring the pictures from my camera to my computer. :) I can’t help it. It’s too cute.
Coincidentally, this lovely cake came just in time to celebrate my one year crochet journey and also littleyarnfriends’ 6th month blogging journey. September 2011 was the time I picked up crocheting. Before that, I’ve never heard of this term. I used to be one of those people who do not know how to differentiate knitting from crocheting. Haha. Read about my first crochet project “Here”. How time flies hey. I’ve been crocheting for A YEAR! Wheeee!! Never thought that I would be so into crocheting, but I’m really fascinated with all the endless possibilities that can be done with just a ball of yarn and a crochet hook. I’m so glad I picked up this amazing art and hobby! I love it so much and I never once regretted it.
Let’s take a closer look at the cake shall we? Can you spot any familiar littleyarnfriends figurines on the cake?
Look! There’s a LYF (littleyarnfriends) initial and also my own initials (Rachel Hoe) on the cake. I like how Desiree added her rainbow Bellebelious customized sticker on the cake box. Love all the bling blings and edible glitters, it makes the cake look so sparkly. The little hearts sprinkled around the cake matches well with my blog team too. Check out the balls of yarn she made. Makes me feel like using them to crochet something yummy and delicious. :) Who’s that little girl holding the bouquet of roses?
Oh that’s actually me! Haha. Desiree made a little figurine of me using reference from the photo on the right. This picture was taken quite sometime ago. I remembered I crocheted these flowers for valentine’s day. You can read more about it “Here”. I love how the fondant roses are blue. It’s my favorite colour. Thank you for making such a cute little fondant figurine of me, Desiree. :)
What a pleasant surprise! Lil’ Buzzy JiBee is on the cake too. Look how identical they are. So cute! Perhaps not many of you have seen him. He is one of the first few amigurumis I’ve made and he brings back fond memories. You can read more about him “Here”. Back then, I was still crocheting my amigurumis inside out. :P
I’m sure you will know the next little fondant/yarn friend.
Yes! It’s Lil’ Baby Unicorn. Desiree has really sharp eyes in catching every little detail in the picture. From the color choices, to the nose, the horn, even the red and white mane and tail. Look how adorable this baby unicorn looks. She did such an awesome job. Do you know that this Lil’ pink baby unicorn is one of the most popular amigurumi creations I’ve made among all the other creations? This baby is loved by many of you. :) Coincidentally, Lil’ Baby Unicorn was made the biggest fondant figurine as compared to the rest. Indeed this little baby is something special hey? If you refer to the full cake picture, you’ll notice that I’m actually sitting on Lil’ baby unicorn, horse riding. Haha. Or rather I’m unicorn riding.
Look at the little white dog beside the unicorn. It’s Lil’ Kino the Puppy. Desiree even made a tiny “K” initial on the fondant dog tag. How adorable!
It’s my favorite Lil’ Fox Handphone pouch! Don’t they look the same? I like how littleoddforest’s Fox Backpack have transformed from fabric, to yarn, and now to a fondant! :)
And lastly, a Lil’ baby bear fondant figurine. He looks so chubby and so adorable! How am I suppose to eat all these cuties. I can’t even bear to cut the cake. Eventually, I did ate it and it taste amazing!!
Even Desiree’s 4 years old daughter got her hands onto some fondant figurine making. Can you guess what was she trying to make? It’s littleyarnfriends’ Lil’ piggy cupcake and Lil’ bunny cupcake. Aww.. What a great job done for a 4 years old don’t you think? Isabelle got Mommy’s talent. :)
Desiree is willing to teach me how to bake cakes and also how to make adorable edible figurines. Yay! I’ve never bake before and I’m really excited to learn from my talented cousin! I’ll definitely blog about my experience.
Art is indeed amazing. There’s no boundaries nor limits to creativity. Art can be expressed in so many ways too. Looking at all the little yarn friends made into little fondants just makes me smile. Thank you so much for this beautiful, delicious and meaningful cake, Desiree! I’m really touched and this mean so much to me. It was fun having my 1st art exchange with you. I’m certainly looking forward for future art exchanges or even collaborations with you. :)
Do check out Desiree’s Bellebelious Facebook page to see other yummy cuteness. Show her some support.
Love, Rachel H
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