For my contribution I chose the movie Gremlins and Gizmo. The first step in any cake design (or art project for that matter) is reasearch and references, so to the batcave, err computer, I go!
I decided to do Gizmo at the keyboard, but wanted his cute ears sticking out, so combined the image from the movie with an action figure.
My next step was getting all the colors of modeling chocolate I needed , kneaded (now there's an awkward series of words). After kneading I put them all in an air-tight tupperware so I could grab as needed during the process.
A little messier than I hoped for, and I kind of gave him a lazy eye, but I was tired at this point and to lazy to start the eyes over :(
Starting to add the other colors and facial features.
The body before texturing:
Starting on the keyboard. I used Styrofoam as a base so it would be a nice, even slab.
Adding the arms. I indented the ends to fit his hands into :
Finished except for the painting.
Normally I use my airbrush for much of the shading, but this time I opted for painting with dusts and alcohol.
And voila! Hope you enjoyed this peek behind the scenes :)