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Baby Ballerina





A baby ballerina modelled in sugarpaste...


I need to thank Ivy, Homecooked, LG, Tartasacher for nominating me for some awards..I will be displaying them on my blog very soon.. Thanks to all of you for the constant support and encouragement.. I am overwhelmed receiving your lovely comments and they are extremely inspiring..Thank You once again..

54 comments:

Swati Raman Garg said...

tell me something swati.. how long do u take to finish these.. and how long do u sit continuously.. am sure it is not a day or 2s task...

Anonymous said...

Swati,

This is CUTENESS personified....Loved the creation!! I esp. liked the composition, with the ballerina child almost commanding the indulgent parent to help with the belles. The figure is so cute and 'hug inspiring'. Really a master piece in technique....also loved the flowers peeking from behind those child-like ankles.
Great stuff!!

Happy cook said...

So sweet looking balarina and i am sure it taste sweet oo :-)

Swati: Sugarcraft India said...

Dear Swati
This took me about 3-4 hours I think..Did not time myself though!! There is some amount of drying time because of which it takes longer...

Dear Anonymous
Thats quite a praise... Thanks so much!!

Dear Happy Cook

Thanks for your kind words..Well, its just sugar..tastes too sweet ;) This is mean to be a cake topper..!!

Asha said...

Beautiful! I keep saying that and I mean it every time. My daughter was in Ballet for 2 yrs when she was young, reminded me of that!:))

Faery said...

aaawn so cute baby ballerina, only black hair and she looks like me he he he. I'm glad that you are back

glamah16 said...

Outstanding work! This week I used pastillage instead of gumpaste. I now see the diffrence and prefer gumpaste because the texture is much smmother. Its amazing what you create with just a little sugar, color, and time.:-)

Rachel said...

wow! Love the realistic rendition of the toes and the shoes...

Mishmash ! said...

aww....she is a happy ballerina:)))))

Ivy said...

You so deserve the awards and I am so glad you are back. Your ballerina is absolutely beautiful. I want to tell you that I made the kheer you sent me and it was delicious. Hope to post about it soon.

Indranee Batabyal said...

Hi Swati, this is just awesome! It looks so real! I wish I could see an exhibition or something of the wonderful creations that you make. Have a great week!

Swati: Sugarcraft India said...

So sweet Asha... Thanks a ton:))

Faery, am trying to imagine you now!! ha ha..with back hair as you said..

Glamah, what were you making with pastillage.Ya gumpaste is much better to work with..softer and allows time for creativity..

Swati: Sugarcraft India said...

Thanks Rachel.. It nice to hear from you...:))

Hey Shn, thanks.. Ya the ballerina is happy after a great performance..ha ha !!

Ivy, thanks so much..I am so so happy to hear that you made the kheer..will await for your post!!

tartasacher said...

Swati, is so lovely baby ballerina.
Sure, Swati. It is a very rich cake for breakfast. The cup and saucers are very old and very beautiful are of my grand mother. Thanks you. Best and whises.

Uma said...

Glad to see you back, Swati! That's a very cute looking ballerina. I showed all your creations to my daughter (9 yr old) and she was saying, wow! she is the real artist! Have a great day, swati!

glamah16 said...

Yes pastillage dries quicker, but I wanted to expermint. My friends daughter is haveing a baby shower.So I made a topper of a sweet pea with a baby inside. Cracks everywhere! I made additional sweet peas with gumpaste and much smoother. I'll post it next week or so.

meeso said...

That must have taken awhile, it is so detailed... really nice!

Cham said...

Gosh i cannot believe it is sugar ! I don't know how could u create that? Superb!

Carmen said...

wonderful dancer
beautiful compliments

Cakelaw said...

Aww, she is so cute!!! When I was a little girl, I wanted to be a ballerina - I would have loved this for my birthday back then.

Sig said...

How can anyone eat something sooo cute? :) I am sure that made some little girl very happy... Welcome back Swati, hope you had a fun break...

Swati: Sugarcraft India said...

Indranee not a bad idea at all... The heat is a big enemy for sugarcraft//let the weather get better...can work on it then !!

Thanks Tartasacher, I really found the cup and saucer very pretty..lucky girl to inherit it from your grandmum and you have preserved it too very well..Love your bakes!!

Thanks Uma..Thats very sweet of you..I wish you were somewhere nearby so I could make something for your daughter too :))...Give my love to her!!

Swati: Sugarcraft India said...

Glamah nice to hear from you... Pastillage is generally used for things that you want to give strength..Like you can make dowels out of it, walls etc for construction work..
For delicate stuff it is flower paste which works best and things which need minimum detailing a good modelling paste does wonders..
Will look forward to seeing the sweet pea with the baby inside..sounds very very good..Like the idea a lot..!!

Swati: Sugarcraft India said...

Thanks Meeso..Its always a pleasure to hear from you.

Sweet Cham, yes it is sugar dear..Its a wonderful medium.. I wish I had discovered it earlier in life..But its never late..right!! I enjoy myself thoroughly!!

Thankyou Carmen for your lovely words!!

Swati: Sugarcraft India said...

Cakelaw, I am so so happy to hear that.. !!

Sig, thanks .. Great to see you!

Anitha said...

Wow Swati...That ballerina is so cute & happy...You have done amazing work even on the smallest details,like her expressions,her costume & ballet shoes, the fingernails, toenails, the texture and nail indentations on the wood floor etc..etc..

Phenomenal work! Great keepsake.

Anitha

Rosie said...

Swati what a beautiful ballerina your talents never cease to amaze me!!

Rosie x

Shilpa said...

Thats so cute :).

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

WOW>>>>... What a wonderful work. Looks great. So cute.

Swati: Sugarcraft India said...

Thank you so much Anitha.. You have really noticed all the detailing that I did. Detailing is always time consuming but without it any creation looks too basic and incomplete. You would agree with me there right!! Even I admire all your creations...

Shilpa, thank you dear!!

Rosie, am glad you liked this baby ballerina.. Imagine this sitting on a three tier birthday cake for a baby girl.. it would look nice, isnt it!!

Susan said...

As some one who draws, I know that intangible lost feeling, that place you go where the world outside no longer exists, when you are deeply in focus and time loses meaning. Swati, you a clearly so talented in your detailing. To me, sculpture is much harder than graphite or charcoal. You have my admiration. That is some baby doll!

farida said...

Swati, thank you for the lovely comment you left on my site. Glad it led me to yours. Wow, I have to say I am sooo impressed! You are a true artist! This is just too beautiful, and I am not exaggerating! I just subscribed to your blog to see more of your gorgeous art!!! I'll keep in touch:)

Annie said...

How beautiful! It is amazing work and I admire you for your artistic ability. I wish I could create something half that pretty!

Faery said...

thanks for stopping by my blog and for the birthday message

SASHREE said...

swati,first time to ur blog.im spellbound.such a lovely innovatine creations by u.thanks alott for sharing dear

Homecooked said...

Wow....this is so beautiful.You are really so talented! The little ballerina looks so cute! Just like a doll.

maybelles parents said...

very cute. i love her expression.

Sugarcraft India said...

Susan, thanks a ton..Its a honour to hear that from you :)))

Farida, I got some lovely recipes to try out from your blog and am so glad we met..

Annie, thanks dear !!

Jeena said...

Swati, your cakes always look far to beautiful to eat. You have such a talent for sugar crafting. :-)

bhags said...

swati...this is so wonderful....ur creations are mindblowing. Loved your nirvana cakes also

NĂºria said...

Wow Swati, I'm shocked!!! What a beautiful work of art!!! I come from Ivy's blog and she spokes so well about you... but I didn't expect this much! Really beautiful♥

Madhuram said...

It looks so good Swati (I think I should get a thesarus to find more and more adjectives to describe). The doll looks like a porcelin doll.

Namratha said...

I'm in awe Swati, this is simply the best piece of art I've seen yet!! :)Absolutely well done dear!

krystyna said...

Absolutely beautiful! And sweet...lovely.

Have a relaxing and blessing weekend!

Hetal said...

This is so cute...and amazing!!wonderful artwork..

Srivalli said...

swati..that looks fantastic...beautiful piece of art!..have you been busy?..haven't seen you around!

Swati: Sugarcraft India said...

Faery hope you had a great bday bash and truly wish you a great year ahead!!

Dear Homecoked, thanks so much..Doing the ballerina was a great experience for me !!

Sashree, glad to have you here and thanks for your kind words.. Hope to see you often :))

Swati: Sugarcraft India said...

Thanks Maybelles..Thanks so much for posting the cabbage kimchi!!

Thanks Jeena..Nice to have you here after a long break!!

Thanks Bhags, welcome to my space and hope to see you again ..

Swati: Sugarcraft India said...

Nuria, thanks dear..Ivy is a very sweet and reciprocative person with an amazing blog..Blogging is such a wonderful medium where we can know and make friends from all parts of the world..and make such amazing friends, isnt it!!

Thanks Madhuram..your comments always give me such a high!! Feel on top of the world :)) Thanks a ton :))

Nams, thanks..was wondering where you are..good to see you and thanks for your compliments!

Swati: Sugarcraft India said...

Krystyna, am so glad that you are back to blogging..Believe me it wasnt the same without you.

Thanks Hetal..welcome to my blog..its always great to make new friend..

Srivalli, ya we both had lost track of eachother for a while.. Will make sure we dont miss it now :))

TBC said...

OMG! The baby doll is so cute! It would break my heart to eat something like that!

Uma said...

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http://teluguruchi.blogspot.com/2008/05/mango-pancake.html

Cham said...

I ve a surprise 4 u. Hope u will like it :)

Margaret said...

Oh what a cutie. Does she need another home?