|Carly and Chris cut the real thing.|
Later when I was trying to think of a gift for them I got the idea to make them a miniature version. They can use it as a decoration or a Christmas ornament, and always be reminded of their wedding cake.
It's made of polymer clay. I used aluminum foil as the base and covered it. Then I made templates for the houses. Ivy assured me that the roof parts weren't scalloped edges, like I thought, but twisted pieces of fondant.I figured her eyes were better than mine, even with my glasses on. I made all the houses around the cake that way, and then scrutinized the close up photo Carly had posted of the cake top again. Ivy was wrong! It was a scalloped edge! At least I got the top one right.
It's about 3" tall, maybe a little bigger. I wish I had taken a picture comparing it to a 1/12 scale and a 1/6 scale doll, so we could see what scale it really is. Maybe somewhere between the two, or even either?
It was hard to get some of the details from the pictures we had available. I went back and forth between the wedding video and a shot of the top that Carly posted on Facebook, but I'm sure I still didn't get it all right.
I made it a special padded box, but I hope it made it there in one piece!