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The Cake is a Lie and Lemon Grenade Earrings by Talty The Cake is a Lie and Lemon Grenade Earrings by Talty

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This was an amazing commission :wow: I loved the idea from the minute I read it. It was really fun to do, complicated due to the small size and lots of details... but really fun :D just the kind of thing I love to do. These earrings are a combo of my citric and cake dangling earrings, which can be found in my Etsy and Storenvy (links above).

These are Portal Cakes with Lemon Grenades and some regular lemon halves. I copied the Portal Cake from the outside, and since it's supposed to be a Black Forest Cake I added some tiny cherries to the filling. Making the chocolate shavings on the right scale and texturing something so small was a challenge.

The Lemon Grenade was tricky because the pieces needed to be precise and straight to look realistic, otherwise they end up looking too cartoonish. I made my best to look the clay look like rusty metal.

I love how polymer clay can be manipulated to look like a translucent cherry, creamy frosting, delicate chocolate shaves, crumbly cake, though metal, juicy pulp, and citric peel... it's simply magic T_T  I only used a bit of paint for the metal effect, the rest is all polymer clay.

Technical stuff: All handmade by me with polymer clay, no molds, bought pieces or premades were used, 100% me :D the cake was made using the techniques explained in my many cake tutorials (which can be found in my DA and YouTube). Glaze and the tiniest bit of acrylic paints were also used.

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:iconpiratetabby:
PirateTabby Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013   Traditional Artist
haha ohmygosh this is totally awesome xD
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thanks :la:
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SkimKimchi Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cute ^^
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thank you :love:
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SkimKimchi Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome :)
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Ember-Eyes Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How you manage to make such perfect textures and get so detailed on such tiny little things is beyond me!! I mean, dang! Those lemons look like if you squeezed them, citrus juice would come squirting out! :XD:
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013   Artisan Crafter
awwwwwwww you're always so kind, your comments always make so happy and encouraged to keep crafting :love: I really appreciate it!
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Ember-Eyes Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
N'aww, you're so welcome! :heart:
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MyClayWhimsy Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My brother loves Portal and Portal 2. You have to be psychic to be this good, why don't you forward this to him? You can find his email in my brain. Somewhere.
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013   Artisan Crafter
hahaha maybe I am :lol: thanks for your kind words I hope the fans like your brother will like it :D
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MyClayWhimsy Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes:)
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claymasey98 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Faved for joining my group! I already gave you a llama so youve received this free fave.
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Awesome thanks! :D
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MomentousGoomba39 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
:icontakemymoneyplz: Take it, NOW!! :D

(Just joking, it look's awesome!! :love:
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner May 27, 2013   Artisan Crafter
hahaha I have no problem with that XD
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MomentousGoomba39 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
:D

You should make that a bracelet to. :)
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner May 28, 2013   Artisan Crafter
I may, it's a great idea :P
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:iconmomentousgoomba39:
MomentousGoomba39 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank's. :D

:glomp:
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner May 28, 2013   Artisan Crafter
No problem :huggle:
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MomentousGoomba39 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
:iconarmstrongtighthugplz:
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Xyloverflow Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
These look amazing! Portal is one of my favorite video games. I tried finding these on your etsy shop but I couldn't find them. Would someone have to commission you to remake these??
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner May 27, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! I don't have them in my Etsy, at least not yet. Right now I'm only doing them under commission, so if you're interested let me know! :)
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Xyloverflow Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I would love to commission them! Name your price :D
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner May 27, 2013   Artisan Crafter
I'm sending you a note :)
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:iconartistryiscomingback:
the texture on those lemons are gorg O.O
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner May 27, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :meow: I love doing textures :D
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cakecrumbs Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
:la: They're so awesome. I was showing my sister and I was like, "I really like her lemons" and now we're crying laughing cause that sounds so bad. But they are amazing. I love how transparent they look. And your chocolate shavings are so cool. And I love the way the cherry colour looks like it's bled into the cream.
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner May 27, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thanks! so you like my lemons eh :eyes:

I'm so happy that you mentioned all those little tiny ridiculously insignificant details that I often fear no one will ever notice :la:
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cakecrumbs Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
You have the best lemons. :eyes:

I know how you feel about those details -- sometimes I wonder why I bother spending ages on the tiny stuff. And then one day someone notices and it makes it worth it. :giggle: But I'm always staring in awe at the tiny tiny details you include in your works. It gives them such a realistic quality, even if only subconsciously.
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Talty Featured By Owner May 29, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Exactly! That's just how I feel :D Thank you so much for noticing them and mentioning it XD
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Rawr-Om-Nom-Nom Featured By Owner May 26, 2013   Photographer
WOW! I had this cake for my birthday yesterday~ So its not a lie anymore XD
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner May 27, 2013   Artisan Crafter
hahahaha I hope you enjoyed it, happy (late) birthday! :la:
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Rawr-Om-Nom-Nom Featured By Owner May 27, 2013   Photographer
Thanks!!!!!
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner May 28, 2013   Artisan Crafter
No problem ^^
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artemecia Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
Hahaha excellent :P
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner May 27, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :love:
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:iconartemecia:
artemecia Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
You are welcome :)
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:iconjesusrosefromthedead:
Ooh, so cute. Love these!
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner May 27, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much :love:
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:iconjesusrosefromthedead:
You're so very welcome! :D
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:iconmayebony:
MayEbony Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Incredible work Talty - so many skills are showcased here in this one item :iconpenguinclapplz:
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner May 27, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thank you dear, I'm glad I could do so many fun things with these earrings :la:
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MayEbony Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconalesiandra:
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XPantherArtX Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ahah it's adorable! Love the attention to detail, it's amazing! :heart:
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner May 27, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much dear :meow:
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RecklessKaiser Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
Cada día tus miniaturas lucen más y más geniales y con ideas unicas además! Este se ve muy creativo y bien hecho, Ale. :dance:
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner May 27, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Gracias :D
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RecklessKaiser Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
De nada! :dance:
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sweetangel-babycakes Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU LEMONS.
ahh cave johnson.

This is so awesome. So much detail. The texture is so amazing *A*
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner May 27, 2013   Artisan Crafter
YOU MAKE GRENADES!

Thank you, I love working with textures :meow:
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