|The quick sketch for my cake plan that I put together last Monday on my lunch break.|
|The top two layers as the were at the end of the second class. At this point I was convinced this was going to turn out as the fuggliest cakewreck I'd ever made (Why yes, I did just reference my two favourite blogs in a single sentence).|
|My gears. They took forever to make. All I had were circular stamps so I cut out a bunch of circles, then used a smaller circle to take out the ridges for the gears.|
|Top view of the cake. The clock face was partially drawn on with plain black colouring. I didn't have a paint brush (I used the pointed tip of a flower tool, actually), so it was a bit tricky.|
|Partial side view of the cake. You can catch a glimps of some of the gears I made, and the boarder I dressed up with little circles I cut to look like screws.|
|More of the gears cascading down the side and a slightly better look at the boarders done in silver and gold.|
|Full side shot of the four tiers.|
It turned out okay in the end (although not as beautiful as I'd hoped), but I seriously thought I had a full-on cakewreck on my hands.