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Dream Food Entry by Snowfern Dream Food Entry by Snowfern
1:12 and 1:6 parfait, made out of Air Dry Clay and Polymer Clay. for #semi-sweeties Dream Food contest.

I didn't know what to make, since i really like odd foods that look gross, so i asked bf and he said he wanted a parfait, with lots of strawberry sauce and pocky sticks, and wafers. so i made the 1:6 version for him, and a 1:12 version for me :)

as to -my- dream food? when bf mentioned it, he reminded me of the sundaes i used to have as a child, at the basement of Plaza Sing (here in Singapore), where there were cornflakes topped with soft serve, and some canned fruits. the cornflakes were my favourite part! i want to re-visit those days, and that taste (ah, how closely linked tastes and smells are to memories, eh?)! well, of course, my favourite flavour is strawberry, but only the artificial sort, not the real fruit cos that's mostly sour :P

already blogged about the procedure, and why this entry was -initially- called "Failed Dream Food Entry" :P but here's how i did what:

cornflakes - polymer clay, used a towel to get the texture
strawberry slices - polymer clay cane, old stuff i made
pocky sticks - polymer clay, it even had the grill marks on it like pocky sticks do. sigh. then coated with LPC and baked. it's real thin and rather fragile, but eh, i don't know how to get around that. it's barely 1mm thick!
wafer - polymer clay. used the detail on my utility knife
strawberry - polymer clay, then painted with acrylics for detail
chocolate twirl - polymer clay strip baked around toothpick
sundae - air dry clay, piped into glass.

basically, i mis-understood the rules, and thought i was allowed to use air dry clay too, but after i completed it, i re-read the rules and it said POLYMER CLAY T_T now that i've cleared up the misunderstanding with the founder (it's ok since it's mostly polymer clay) i've been given the o-k to submit this WOOT!


why do i like semi-sweeties? well, when i first started out with miniatures, i was so unsure of how good/bad i was, if i had potential, whether it was worth my time making what i did. back then there was no #semi-sweeties yet (early 2009) or if there was, i was blissfully unaware. but i understood the importance of communities in gaining confidence, encouragement and a friendly environment to nurture whatever hidden talents one had.

back then i also hadn't known that there were -that many- sweet-lovers out there! so when i got the invite to join this specialized group, i knew for sure i'd fit in ;) the quirky sense of humour (please tell me you chuckled at "So cute, it rots your teeth", otherwise i'd feel silly for being the only one who did), the no-pressure atmosphere, and light-hearted feel of the group also helps alot :D

contests like these are my favourite aspect to joining communities. i'm very very goal-oriented (sorry if i sound like a broken record) and this gave me an opportunity to explore new techniques (those pocky sticks were a b*tch to make) and finally get down to what i've always wanted to try making! just being able to participate gives me a chance to explore and practice and develop my skills, but of course, winning would be a HUUUUGE plus ;)

thanks for the opportunity, and for all the work put into making semi-sweeties so fun to be a part of! i hope to contribute more regularly in the future ^ ^ (if this old rotting brain of mine can remember to....)
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KateClay Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
Nekogami13 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
sooo cool!
p0lymerqueen Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
this makes me soo hungry :D
WIERDisTotallyNORMAL Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Student General Artist
You live in Singapore? Cool, I do too! :D I love your work, I find it amazing that people can work on such a small scale :) If I tried to do that I'll probably give up halfway and destroy the piece or something haha :P
xxxanonymous Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012   General Artist
You into the culinary life style
NataliaVG27 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Student Photographer
love it! I'm hungry!!
xxicystarxx Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
that looks soo good!!!
FrozenStrawberryCake Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist
i...i..i m hungryy~~! and i want to eat one of those~~!
But i still love it ~! :nuu: :squee: :dance:
Rabadambamber Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the baby one!!!!!
rainbow12330 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Student Photographer
OMG soooo cool i swear i thought it was real.... anyways did u ever visit Malaysia before?
nearlyfunny Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome. You are very creative with getting the textures that you want; looking at your work, I think it is the amazing textures you're able to add to them that bring them from good to absolutely amazing :D.
TheDarkLittleBunnY Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
Aw! love it! I can't find glasses or plates anywhere :C
Neko23465 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
Its so cute!!!
ajah211 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
crazy art :meow: .. it's amazing, really ;)
Arbitha Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Student General Artist
it looks so real, and the syrup! I just love the syrup and all the other little details
It looks good to eat too
victoria33 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
It looks so so tasty!
SexySonadow Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010
Fraise-Bonbon Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
waah I'd certainly had voted 4 this YAMMY cuteness *o* .. really good job!!
PureRyu Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg that looks so good to eat right now :D
kzF Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
:drool: i though it was real..till i read ur description orz
JesAlex27 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
wow! brilliant ^^
deng-li-xin32 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010
This looks so tasty!! :) And real too, for that matter.
crucial-crescent Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Hobbyist
so realistic and it looks delicious ^_^
atnezau Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful work! When I clicked on this, I thought it was real! Beautiful! :heart:
Eman333 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Professional Photographer
Incredible work. You are an amazing artist.
WanderingxFlame Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
Looks so delicious... and sweet! :D
LittleSweetMe Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010
Cuute~ :heart:
Kyouseme-Arasaki Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Beats Re-Ments Parfaits without a doubt.
I wish I can have one of your work too. :3
RainbowInjection Featured By Owner May 29, 2010
My stomach growled when I saw this. xD Amazing work and congratulations on winning the contest!
sheriffbrody Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is just... amazing.
hanmei Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hi! This is brilliant, I've always been a fan of your work and I habitually read your blog haha!

If the wafers are too fragile, I'd recommend that you wrap PC over an eyepin/headpin. My lollipop sticks broke off but this has fixed the problem for me :)
picklenation Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Student Artist
The best part is the story behind all of this, in my opinion.

The second best part has to be the perfect consistency you've got going on for that strawberry sauce, and how it's part of the sundae, and not just drizzled on top. Soooo tasty
smokesmokefayefaye Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely work!
get-sirius Featured By Owner May 8, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
My goodness this looks delicious!
May I inquire as to what brand of 'air-dry' clay you used for the sundae? I have some piping tips, but don't know of any air-dry clays at my local art store that are creamy/thin enough to go through a piping tip.

any help/info is GREATLY APPRECIATED.

I hope you win the contest!
MartineLand Featured By Owner May 8, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
One word: WOW!!
Zhoira Featured By Owner May 8, 2010   Artisan Crafter
Hehe, I love everything you said about the club, too. So true :D

And yes, I smiled at "So cute, it rots your teeth". You're not the only one. xD
Snowfern Featured By Owner May 8, 2010
^ ^ yeah! when i first got invited, that's what i saw and it brought a silly grin to my face. see, i notice the silly stuff, not the IMPORTANT stuff T_T
Zhoira Featured By Owner May 8, 2010   Artisan Crafter
Hahah :D
myunjin Featured By Owner May 8, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
It looks so real!
Snowfern Featured By Owner May 8, 2010
thanks :)
ChiJadey Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
This is fine for the semi-sweeties contest, by the way. Good luck in the contest, this is really great looking!

By the way, where did you get the martini glasses from?
Snowfern Featured By Owner May 8, 2010
thanks :)

i got them from etsy, they are 1:6 plastic ones (which was why i used ADC to hold everything together, can't bake the plastic :O), i gotta dig up the link sec..

ok she doesn't seem to carry any more of it, but her store name is "HeyYoYo", maybe you can convo her to see if she still has them, tell her i said hi!
dizzysix Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
so cute. <3
Snowfern Featured By Owner May 8, 2010
thank you ^ ^
Zhoira Featured By Owner May 7, 2010   Artisan Crafter
Woaah, this is so good!! But why is it a fail??! It's amazing :O
Snowfern Featured By Owner May 8, 2010
thanks Zhoira! oh i thought it would be disqualified because i, being the space cadet that i am, thought that CLAY meant any sort of clay medium (i even encouraged my ADC user friends to participate, duh)...luckily they allowed my entry since ALMOST everything was made from polymer clay.....
Zhoira Featured By Owner May 8, 2010   Artisan Crafter
Oooh!! Lol, I'm glad they allowed you to enter it in the end tho!! :D
Snowfern Featured By Owner May 8, 2010
yea it was a huge relief! i spent over a week thinking up of a theme, and then working on the itty bitty components! had to work on other commitments too, so i was pretty nervous about meeting the deadline (which i stupidly thought was 7th grr there's something wrong with me LMAO)
Zhoira Featured By Owner May 8, 2010   Artisan Crafter
Well, I'm just glad that they extended the contest deadline, or neither of us would have been able to get our entries in at all!! :D
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