I chose to compete in the same division as last year b/c I wanted to do better this time. AND...I actually got FIRST PLACE!!!!!!!!!! YEAH!!!!!!
Everything is made of fondant and is hand shaped. I used an extruder for the fence and the witch's hair.
I based my Frankenstein out of a book for sculpting clay figurines but made sure to add my own flair. His spiked cuffs were my favorite addition.
I made the skeleton out of fondant and was very proud of the skull and hands. I could not get his arms and hands to sit right with the sign. So, I just let him look like he fell apart.
My tree was my pride and joy.
I used wire and chocolate fondant.
Here's my tree skeleton.
And I simply added the fondant in sections starting with the branches and working my way to the trunk. I added texture and let every section dry before attempting the next.
To smooth out any lines or patch up cracks, I used small pieces of fondant and water. I smooth the edges of the patch with my fingers until the edges were completely invisible. I covered the entire tree with water so the coloring would be consistent and then packaged it separately for the trip to Tulsa.