Frozen was absolutely fantastic. The songs were beautiful and I have such costume envy (I’m totally making Anna’s little pink hat).
As a girl with three sisters though, I loved it beyond that. It was such a wonderful story about family. The relationship between Anna and Elsa felt amazingly real and I think this was the real triumph of the film. The characters were both so intricately characterised. You could really feel their similarities and the differences between them. It also subtly showed all the small roles that they each took on within their relationship, something that’s surprisingly rare in cinema. It was so lovely to see the love of a family taking centre stage and it really made me miss my sisters.
This has been an emotional and barely coherent review of Frozen. Signing out to listen to ‘Let it go’ one more time (maybe two).
every day is a struggle not to get really intense about princess bubblegum 24/7
Of course! I’m sure there are better methods for some of the details but I’ll share how I did it :)
The stargate itself is a fondant icing that I added a little black gel food colouring to to make it a little grey. I rolled it out to about a 5mm thickness. Then I covered the cake in apricot jam that I heated on the hob to make it stick and covered the entire surface of the cake with the rolled out icing. I used a circle of paper to judge the shape, cut out the centre and lifted it off to expose the centre. I did all the detail on the fondant with a knife. You can built up the chevrons with some leftover fondant too. I then sprayed the surface with an edible shimmer spray that I found at a local supermarket to make it look more metallic.
The ‘puddle’ itself is actually a coloured gelatin. I have vegetarian friends so I actually used Vege-gel if you’d rather have that alternative. Just prepare it along the lines of the packet instructions and add some blue food colouring to get the right colour. Just pour it into the depression in the middle, being careful not to let it spill over the fondant. (I actually think silver shimmer spray works really well here because it reflects the light back through the gelatin and makes it extra ethereal looking but it’s just one of those extra details if you want to go all the way.)
Once the gelatin has set (which should take very little time) you can go crazy with decorating with writing icing. You can add all the symbols and the red of the chevrons.
It is quite time consuming but the techniques are pretty simple. Plus, it’s well worth it!
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Today’s #coord for vintage shopping 💖
Styling/concept/modelling by InsaniteaTime
Photo by Josefine Jönsson
MUAH by Katrin Unge
Crown by Sarah Burchill
Dress by Elegance 50’s
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I love behind the scenes videos so much. This is behind the scenes of the brilliant “A Character I Used to Know” Game of Throne Parody by Not Literally (youtube)
I wanted to share the beading I’ve done for my Yue costume so far with you guys. It’s really time consuming but it’s absolutely worth it. I can’t wait to see it all finished.
In case anyone is wondering:
The Beads are assorted size 11 seed beads from beadsdirect
The loom I’m using is by thebeadsmith and can be found for pretty cheap on amazon.