I've been doing lots of things lately and i didn't know what to post first. I got a little bit depressed yesterday while finishing my ice creams and wafers. I don't know if it was because of the weather (it was really windy and raining all day :( ) or maybe I just had a bad day. Nothing was working for me. My silicone cream didn't look like i planned to, piping bags were ripping, making my hands covered in silicone. I got silicone fumes into my eyes when i was mixing it with acrylic paint :( I realy had enough. I didn't like what I've made at all and i was seriously wondering if i should just stop making sweets at all. I know, i might be just to sensitive and overreacting. Everyone has bad days. But i really thought that I'm crap and my sweets are rubbish :(
And then everything has changed. About hour after i finished first batch of ice creams, i decided to try out new brand of silicone, Evo-Stick Tile Seal. Before i was using the cheapest white silicone from Homebase (UK). The first moment i tried new silicone i knew that my life has changed :D Evo-Stick is SO MUCH better. It's soft, shiny and it doesn't dry too quick, leaving plenty of time to decide what to decorate with. I haven't tried mixing it with acrylic paint yet, but i will do it tomorrow so i will report how it'll go.
Below are my first rather serious ice cream and wafers attempts :) Looking at these photos i have to say that i need to work on design, meaning how to arrange ice cream dollops on the cream. They look a bit chaotic at the moment :P I also tried to make custom sauce colors by mixing different 3D paint colours. And the strawberries are made according to a tutorial i got from Hikaria's blog (yes, i used polymer clay+acrylic paint and i baked it. Naughty! :D )
I didn't know how to arrange ice creams to make them look good on photos. I don't really know much about photography and i take pictures with just a mobile phone (5MP LG Viewty :D so i decided to create something different like ice cream stand :) Et voila!
These are tiny ice creams. The one on the left has got fruit slices made from canes i bought from Sophie&Toffe shop (great quality! :) I also tried to make transparent raspberry sauce :D
I quite like these, especially banana and chocolate one.
I have to apologize for a long post today, didn't want to make you bored (whoever is reading this :P I mean, is anyone reading it at all? :D ) My point is that everyone has bad days with their creations. Everyone thinks: "I'm not good at all, i can't make this to look like those sweets on Internet :( " But i think that you might just need some practice, get some experience, read more tutorials or visit good blogs. Maybe you just need better tools or supplies, like i needed different silicone! :D (and practice :P ) Or maybe you just need a sunny weather like me today :) Just remember, never give up!