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I made you a cake... but I had problems when I put it out to cool...
I made you a cake... but I had problems when I put it out to cool...
vawendy


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Challenge: For Dallas (Expert Editing)
Collection: 2012 Challenge shots
Date: Apr 24, 2012
Date Uploaded: Apr 24, 2012


[May. 1st, 2012 11:56:33 AM]

Yes. I did make and decorate the cake. I was going to decorate it in photoshop, but then I realize that I had no clue how to do that effectively. Luckily I had a little bit of frosting left, so I did a quick job at it.

No, the squirrels did not get to eat the cake. They got peanuts and sunflower seeds, instead. After that much work baking and frosting the cake, the squirrels were not allowed anywhere near it!

I wish I could have blended the top squirrel in a bit better -- it doesn't look real to me. It looks photoshopped (because it is. :)

Though expert editing isn't my area of interest, it is fun doing it every once in awhile. This one was extremely frustrating because I wanted a more zoomed out shot. It's a footed cake plate which is quite nice. But I hated the table cloth I used, so I wanted to cut out the squirrel and paste him on something different. But the squirrel on the left's tail was so incredible furry and complicated, I couldn't realistically cut it out!! I worked for about 1.5 hours trying to get it, and then realized that I could just crop it in and skip the stupid tail.

So there's the tale. :)

Thanks for the votes and the kind comments.

I've had 3 sevens this week, all for incredibly silly or dumb shots. I'm thinking I should just skip regular shots from now on. :)


I feel really badly for Dallas, Denielle and her family. I hope Dallas had a chance to see the pictures, and I hope it made him smile.

It did feel weird eating his cake, though. :)

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 94
Avg (all users): 7.2292
Avg (commenters): 7.9375
Avg (participants): 7.2951
Avg (non-participants): 7.1807
Views since voting: 2021
Views during voting: 337
Votes: 144
Comments: 24
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05/02/2012 10:40:07 AM
AWESOME RESULT FOR DALLAS AND I WOULD ALSO ENJOY THE CAKE XOX
FROM SHEZ
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05/02/2012 08:47:58 AM
You have an uncanny, wicked mastery of squirrels.
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05/02/2012 07:12:27 AM
Congratulations Wendy! I instantly knew this was yours (of course), and I love your idea of making a cake just for the challenge :-)
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05/02/2012 07:08:59 AM
Wonderful shot Wendy, congrats on HM! I hope you shared a real slice with the squirrels afterwards :)
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05/02/2012 02:39:35 AM
So cute!
Congrats Wendy on the HM!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/01/2012 09:38:03 PM
Ha. Cute.
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04/29/2012 10:38:21 AM
I don't think the squirels thought you had any problems at all. Perfect!
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04/29/2012 01:38:36 AM
Not even gonna guess who this is... but I'm sure I'm right. 7
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04/28/2012 09:22:52 PM
I can't believe you baked a cake for squirrels! But a treat for Dallas, so it's all good!
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04/27/2012 01:29:21 PM
beautiful colors
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04/26/2012 05:33:02 AM
Ha Ha nice one.
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04/26/2012 12:43:26 AM
Lol Wendy I just realised the title, excellent.
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04/25/2012 11:59:33 PM
Brilliant as always! 10 from me and hopefully a spot on the front page... Well Done!
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04/25/2012 08:29:59 PM
Fantastic. Just absolutely fantastic! I smile every time I look at this :) I like the use of a background that looks almost like a paper bag and the somewhat retro border---it gives a great warm feel to the image.
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04/25/2012 07:55:47 PM
Too funny; made me smile, should make Dallas smile too. Good job.
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04/25/2012 07:25:51 PM
Wonderful! Dallas is sure to love this!
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04/25/2012 06:43:07 PM
You must have the fattest squirrels at your house! Very cute, well done (voted earlier)
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04/25/2012 06:20:14 PM
Damn don't you just hate when that happens?! :-)
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04/25/2012 02:13:27 PM
I see the squirrels are not exactly dieting for Dallas! LOL...10.
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04/25/2012 10:29:09 AM
Wendyesce.

Lovely.

It's totally fabulous.
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04/25/2012 01:54:54 AM
So cute and well executed !
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04/25/2012 01:05:42 AM
Great job :)
Hopefully he doesn't mind smeared icing and squirrel prints
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04/25/2012 01:00:33 AM
Squirrel!
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04/25/2012 12:39:40 AM
OH TOOOOO CUTE!!!!!!! That will make him smile!!!
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