Rapunzel's Crafts

Rapunzel's is flowing with ideas

Anybody out there looking for some awesome party favors, stocking stuffers or just neat stuff?

 

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I have made some one of a kind Vanellope Von Schweetz candy hair clips that I am selling on eBay and soon my etsy shop.

 

I am using the funds for a super-secret 30th birthday trip for hubby next year!

 

If anyone is interested in purchasing these cuties, you can buy them here for $6 (plus shipping). You get 3 clips per order and they vary.

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Each set has three alligator clips:

 

One random gummy bear

One sparkly peppermint

One marshmallow shape

 

These are all handmade and one of a kind. If you have any questions, comments or requests please comment and I will get back to you 🙂

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Special birthday decor

Hi everyone, sorry these last few weeks have been hectic but I am back with another birthday themed post for you.  I know how much everyone loves birthdays and this one is special, not just because it is mine but because this one was made by someone other than me. Heather and My wonderful husband are responsible for this birthday and as a bonus it is Disney!

“Monsters University”, to be exact!

I walked into work and the first thing I could see was this GIANT Mike Wazowski balloon, isn’t he cute!?

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As I approached my desk I could see a nod to the original “Monsters Inc” movie with a adorable pink door reminiscent of Boo’s. Those are mine and hubby’s nicknames for each other, so I thought that was perfect.

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There were also MU pennant everywhere and really awesome pictures from the movie.

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          I also got special balloons.

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I even received my own MU id card, so I can attend

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After I was done admiring all the hard work from my friends and family, I got to open presents. I mean, who doesn’t love present?!

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I received the coolest Pascal purse from Windy! I also got my very own play set with all the monsters from the movie, a roll and pop Sulley (he is SO cute) and Heather even crocheted the COOLEST Mike Wazowski I have EVER seen!
                     Check him out!

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So yeah, I guess I am a little spoiled, but it was a WONDERFUL birthday! This was just the beginning; hubby planned more stuff for that evening and my actual birthday (which was the next day.) Stay tuned for the rest of the birthday fun  

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Warehouse 13 recruitment kit

Happy Friday guys!! Continuing on my many birthday projects, today I will show you the project I made for my best friend.

As many of you know, I am a bit of a geek.

What?! *gasp* you don’t say!

Well yes and being a geek, I also have my collection of geek friends to share my many dorky and nerdy obsessions.

One of these obsessions is Warehouse 13.
I LOVE this show!

Heather and I love this show so much, that we have decided we what to start our own Artifact collection agency.

So to do this, I thought is only appropriate to supply Heather with her supplies to take on the task of Warehouse agent  

I pondered long and hard with how to approach this task and finally narrowed it down to a recruitment kit from Mrs. Frederic herself

I searched long and hard to see if anyone else had created a recruitment letter for said Warehouse, but alas, I found none.

So I looked at Sci-Fi related letters to get some inspiration and came up with this (feel free to use it,) letter (it had her last name on it though.)

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Once the letter was complete and printed, I signed it in ink with Mrs. Frederic’s signature (don’t tell Mrs. Frederic) and enclosed it in a warehouse purple handmade envelope and created a faux wax seal out of polymer clay and used a wax seal stamp to give it the finishing touch.

Note: I was out of sealing wax or I would have done it the old fashion way

I also created a laminated badge for her to prove she was with the Warehouse (even though they always say they are secret service, hmmm…)

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Ok, so I’ve got an idea and a letter with a badge, now what?!

I had to think, what all does a warehouse agent need? Well, my favorite agent is Claudia and she has some pretty cool toys, so I focused on that idea and came up with….

Goo!

Yep, that is right, Goo.

I got some of the alien slime in purple from the Dollar Tree; it resembled the purple traditional neutralizer that all the warehouse agents lug around. Then, I created a fun label and viola, Warehouse issued Goo!

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But, I decided to take it a step further, because I think Claudia has created some awesome toys and I also made the aerosol neutralizer (I used a can of purple silly string for this, which I also purchased at the Dollar Tree.)

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So we have goo in two kinds but as you know goo is not used on its own, nope, we now need neutralizer bags and purple (have to be purple) rubber gloves (we assume they are imbued with the goo, hence the color) to handle these pesky artifacts.

These things, I went to eBay for, I bought some little static bags to resemble the metallic bags on the show and some purple household kitchen gloves since I could not find them anywhere in town. I know weird, huh? Among these items, I also purchased goggles rather than making them, thought that might be a bit hard, only glasses I’ve made a the red and blue paper 3d ones for the Doctor Who birthday and those were hard enough.

Now we have a recruitment letter and some items to neutralizer our dangerous antiques, next we need some more accessories and how about something to hold all of these great gifts.

I decided to get a paper mache briefcase from hobby lobby and sprayed it silver then lined the inside with foam, so it would resemble a gun case and stashed all the goodies in there. I also purchased some awesome stickers from red bubble to adorn the briefcase and then continued to fill the box with goodies.

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Next on the list was a weapon, what kind of secret agent doesn’t have a weapon, right?

And since this is Warehouse 13, they use Tesla guns, which are fun and steam punk and resemble Marvin the Martian’s ray gun. I again went to my go to, the Dollar Tree, and found a neat looking blue water gun to make into my steam punk tesla gun. I used model paint and painted parts, black, silver and bronze; wrapped wire around the nozzle of the gun, and then I adhered some gears to give it more flair.

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Hmmm, lets see, what else does the box need?

I know!

An artifact and the most important accessory for any Warehouse agent…

A Farnsworth!

Heather loves elephants and the show just so happened to have an artifact which is a jade elephant that trumpets and shoots electricity, so I scoured the internet to find a jade elephant. No luck. Then I was going to make one of out clay and I stumbled upon the perfect elephant, a keychain on neatoshop.com, in which he trumpeted and his eyes lit up blue (perfect for lightning.) All he needed was paint, no biggie, I painted him and he was great! I made him a paper craft crate (found on deviantart.com). I also made a description card for the artifact.
I really think he looks just like the one from the show only much smaller!

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Now onto the big project, the Farnsworth, the Warehouse’s version of video chat  

For the inside, I started with my cricut and that gold scrapbook paper I used on the Winnie the pooh bookmark and I used the same “etching” technique by flipping the blade upside down and engraving the shapes onto the paper, then cutting out the rounded rectangular shape of the Farnsworth.
This is the template I created in cricut to do the etching and cutting.

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Once the shape was cut out, I distressed it with a little brown paint and embellished it with dials (also bought at Hobby lobby,) knobs (one made of clay and one an old paint tube top,) and round stickers to replicate the look. The final piece was the lens, which I purchased on eBay and a round mirror inside the lens to give the video look (I also added a little brown painted to give it the same grungy look the rest of the piece has.)

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For the outside of the Farnsworth, I bought a paper mache book at Hobby Lobby for the case. I then painted it with black, brown and a bit of bronze to give it that old oxidized look.
Once dry, I added a Styrofoam block to the inside and glued the inner panel piece into the book, then secured it with straight pins to finish it.

Tada! Farnsworth with moving dials!

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I also made one more small thing, just a fun piece of steam punk jewelry to give my new recruit for her birthday.

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Now our box is complete.
We have a recruitment letter, badge, bags and gloves, goo and aerosol goo, goggles (safety first), a tesla gun, a dangerous artifact to practice our snagging and bagging, some awesome jewelry and a Farnsworth.
I put it all in the box and it was ready to meet our new agent on her birthday  

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That is all for this project, I know it was a lot for one blog, but I would love to know what you think.
Also feel free to use any of the labels or the letter; just give me credit if you are reblogging.
If you have any questions or comments. I would love to see them
Have a happy weekend

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As promised, here is that silly old bear!

Hi guys, as promised here is the Winnie the Pooh post.

My dear friend Windy, is a HUGE Winnie the Pooh fan, so I wanted to do something different this year and try my hand at a big polymer clay Winnie for Windy.    

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He is about 4inches tall and has a Hunny pot filled with honey (actually it is gold glitter and clear nail polish, think it worked perfect.)

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He is also wearing some of the honey himself, silly old bear. Once, he was sculpted and baked, I painted his eyes, nose and eyebrows and affixed him to a mirrored base to give him a more upscale statue look.  

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  What do you guys think? I know I was pretty proud of him.  

Now Windy is also not a gift bag keeper, she recycles them, so to make a bag Windy would like I took a brown craft bag and dripped yellow acrylic paint down the sides to mimic honey and attached a little pompom bee I made (thanks to hubby’s suggestion) to the handle    

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The little bee turned out super cute, I may have to try different animals now     He is three yellow pompoms glued together, two black pipe cleaners (one for the stripes and one for the wings) and two black straight pins for the eyes which also made his body more stable. And just for some more whimsy, I added some glitter nail polish to the wings.  

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  I also made a really need two sided bookmark with the help of my cricut. I printed a cute picture of Winnie and Christopher Robin,  

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then on the other side I used gold scrapbook paper and my cricut (blade upside down) and “etched” this inspirational Christoper Robin quote, “You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” Then cut the bookmark out. After I glued the two pieces together, I made a tassel out of cross stitch floss and it was all ready to be bagged and presented to the birthday girl.

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I apologize for the picture of the quote, the back was so shiny it was hard to catch the beauty in a photo but I tried.   I think everything turned out great and Windy loved them, which was the goal.   I would love to know what you think, please send me any comments or questions. I know I didn’t quite do a tutorial on these, but if you need help or want to know how to make anything I posted, just let me know and I will be happy to help. Hope you enjoyed this post. More coming soon.

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Staycation- JW Marriot

As part of hubby’s bday plans, I decided a staycation was in order and we are really fortunate to have an awesome 4 star resort practically in our backyard( it really kinda is in my mother in law’s front yard. ) The JWMarriot San Antonio resort and spa is less than 10 miles from our home and it is a great way to stay close to home but still feel like you are on vacation.

The hotel has over 1000 rooms, its own lazy river and water slides, 4 restaurants, a spa and a golf course. Along with that there are also a ton of activities for the whole family, like games on the yard, nightly movies at the pool and free Smores from 6-8pm.

I had taken my prince here for his birthday before we got married and thought it might be fun to do again.

This place is huge, there was a convention going on so we had a huge walk to the lobby (but found out later there is a shuttle to your car if requested) but we got to see some awesome sitting areas and the blown glass art fixture down the main hall.

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Once we made it to the lobby and checked in, something funny happened, our room was not our room, someone was already staying there, so they gave us a room with an awesome balcony overlooking the pool, late check out and birthday brownies for hubby (thanks Lisa!)

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Once we finally settled in, we checked out our awesome view and then got ready to hit the pool!

View from balcony

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After seeing the water, we got changed and headed towards the slides, there are three slides, but these two our are favorites, we rode probably 20 times

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bottom of slides where we flipped over almost everytime, lol

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Then we shared a double cheeseburgers are fries and scored a free birthday diet pepsi for hubby since we had dinner reservations at 7 at Cibolo Moon

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Other side of hotel

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After exploring we decided this was a vacation, so dessert before dinner, why not?

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Then we played a very stalemate game of checkers, too many kings and not enough pieces, lol!DSC02383

Kris’ mom actually lives down the street so as a birthday surprise, I invited her and her boyfriend to join us for dinner at Cibolo Moon, it was really nice. I just only managed to get pictures of our food, lol!

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Dinner was delicious we also sampled the chicken and cheddar jalapeno waffle and the brisket and egg burger, yum!

Then we showed our guests around before heading to our room for the night.

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especially the pool!

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We had plans in the morning, so we didn’t utilize our late check out but went and picked up the little boy from his staycation and headed home!

Happy guy in the backseat!
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So that was our night out, was a great little vacation without leaving town and it is nice to be able to get home in 10 mins 🙂

What is in your backyard, get out there and explore, have your own mini staycation this summer 🙂

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Weekend of Celebration

Friday was hubby’s birthday and as you saw, we did Borderlands 2 for his work celebration, so I am sure you are all wondering what I did for home, or who?!

That is right, Who.

Home was all Dr Who themed, starring Doctors 9-11, since that is where we started.

Here is the decor starting with the front door

Of course a Tardis door, I even included a beacon in the window to mimic the light atop the Tardis, I was going to cover the remainder of the door with blue crepe paper but it was threatening rain, so I just taped it up. Didn’t want to clean soggy crepe paper off everything, lol!

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Instead of Police public call Box, I did Happy 29th year BirthdayDSC02347

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Inside, I “graffiti-ed”  Bad Wolf on our chalk boardDSC02344

Also marked some Silence encountersDSC02343

I strung Tardis and star string lights down the stairs and the Impossible Astronaut is floating right at the beginning of the stepsDSC02337

Up close Tardis and star lightDSC02339

I also made Garland with tons of Doctor Who quotes and pictures

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I also took the mask pictures from the bbc website and made them smaller to make an alien garland for other wallDSC02342

When you first get up the stairs you see the Happy Birthday sign with the seal of Rassilon, some star twirlers and balloons

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Led and Mylar Star balloons

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Solar System hanging from ceiling fan

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I made a Tardis vase and filled it with Sunflowers (one of my van gogh references)DSC02307

Also made this cool steampunk happy birthday sign for the flowersDSC02309

Exploding Tardis on the tableDSC02310

Awesome space tablecloth with cool earth like plates that I found at TargetDSC02311

Begging Pterodactyl and sign that states do not feedDSC02312

I also took my foam head from halloween (he was the organ player for my haunted mansion) and gave him a new more doctor like get up. I made him a fez, 3d glasses and a bowtie, cause bowties are cool!

There are also some Tardis self destruct buttons (alright, they are jammie dodgers), some banana runts (since 9th liked bananas and since it was a party, we followed the 10th’s instructions to always bring one.)  The 10th’s sonic screwdriver made out of polymer clay.DSC02313

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I also made a journal of impossible things and the doctors fob watchDSC02315

Next to the table I made Amy Pond’s apple and another apple which hate things, like I hate apple, apple are rubbish on it.
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River song’s journal and some chapstick I used a sticker and some glitter to make into hallucinogenic lipstick. I wrote all of my husband and I’s adventures in the journal, to track our time together, like River did with the doctorDSC02322

I made bowties are cool garland and decorated the tvDSC02324

Even Riddick got in on the fun, looking dashing in the bowtie I made him 🙂 DSC02325

Hello Sweetie garland with pictures of River song in it (yes, I printed my S wrong, so it is backwards, was boring white on other side.)DSC02326

I also found this awesome Gallifreyan Translator and used it to create this “Happy 29th Birthday, sweetie” bannerDSC02327

Then there is the table of Tardis, I made a cansiter with working light, the vase, a gift bag and this awesome paper craftDSC02328Tardis Key I made atop Tardis Canister

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Fridge also had some posters and things I have learned from Doctor WhoDSC02329 My weeping Angel, which I made from a Monster High Doll (tutorial will be posted soon) placed on a mirror and in front of one, so she won’t attack

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The 10th first hand, which was cut off during his regeneration by the SycoroxDSC02334

Constellation jar I made
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On to the food

Adipose baby marshmallows

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Apples are rubbish nachos, I found a melting pot copy cat recipe for their cheddar fondue and served it with a granny smith apple

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Sontaran spuds (twice baked potatoes cut in half and then I placed almond slivers for noses and peppercorns for eyes), keep calm and eat fish sticks and custard (lemon custard or tartar sauce, we tried the custard and stayed with the tartar sauce) and Silurian spears (asparagus spears wrapped in bacon)DSC02354

Dalek cupcakes with edible ball bearings (irish creamcupcakes with irish cream filling, nonalcoholic)DSC02348

and last but not least, Tardis cake with functional light 🙂 DSC02351

Presents

The guest of honor got home and looks around, then we ate and got ready to unwrap presents

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Birthday card, I did exploding Tardis on a handmade scratch board and sealed it, so wouldn’t scratch anymore

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Inside the paper craft was a polymer clay cyberman I madeDSC02359

Then the big canister had to blind pack vinyl doctor who toys, we got the 11th Tardis and Doctor, pretty perfectDSC02360

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Next the gift bag had plushies I made, an OodDSC02369

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There is also a cool shirt, but you will see it in the next post

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So that is it, The Doctor Who birthday is done.

Was a big hit, tomorrow, I will share with you birthday events of Saturday. Stay tuned!

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Happy Birthday Vault Hunter!


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Fun Tiny Tina card make by me- says Cookie cakes are for bad@$$es, It’s your birthday, Make it Rain!, Your birthday’s gonna go… POW!, and D@mn, it’s your birthday!! lol! DSC02287

Today is the day, hubby is 29 and the celebration is in full swing, we started the morning off with a work birthday celebration and you guessed it, the theme was Borderlands 2. Kris and I love to play this game together, so the girls and I thought it would be a great theme. Here is what we did

Borderlands 2 cookie cake

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torque colored streamers and balloons

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pictures of characters

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Even Claptrap wanted to join his minions party

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Eridium Nugget tin made from stress remedy tin

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Eridium rock candy- there was also a cool vault hunter bumper sticker I bought on red bubble inside, just forgot to take picture

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So that was phase one of the awesomeness of hubby’s birthday!

Oh and on a sidebar of awesomeness, one of Kris’ friends sent him this and with my love of Who, I had to include the geekery 🙂

drwhopartyI hope this inspired all the geeks wanting to have a borderlands 2 party but couldn’t find any references, I know I had a hard time.

Have a great weekend all and I will share the rest of the festivities next week 🙂

Happy Birthday,  Kitty!

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Themes of birthdays past

Sorry I guys, I know I have not been around in a little while, but in my defense, hubby’s bday is next week and I have been planning and creating all these things for his special day, which of course, I will share with you when his day has past.  To honor his special day being just a week away, I thought I would show you my previous birthday creations since 2010 created for this event.

2010- 1st birthday- skull theme

Front door

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Happy Birthday sign
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2011 – 2nd birthday- Portal 2 Theme

Front door- testing room

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Glados herself and her new plushie light up turret (my first plushie with lights)glados

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2012- 3rd Birthday- Naruto Theme

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Ramen bowl and chop stick were made out of gum paste and then painted with food coloring gel, the seaweed is fruit roll up, the ham is sugar cookie with pink icing, the cabbage is sour straws cut up, the eggs are made from white chocolate and the naruto is cookie dough cut with cookie cutter into flower shaped with edible marker swirl. The cake is inside the bowl and covered with icing strands to look like ramen. Is one of my favorite cakes, hoping this year’s cake can compete. 🙂

So these are my themes for the last 3 years, I wonder what this year will be? I will let you know on the 17th 🙂

Happy Friday!

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