Steampunk Venus De Milo
This is the steampunked version of the famous Venus De Milo statue. She has some added wings and steampunk goggles along with open doors on her stomache to show some inner gears and cogs. Venus is hand sculpted using rice crispies and fondant and stands on top of a 3 tiered crooked stacked cake. I custom built an armature for Venus's body that holds her up and puts very little weight on the actual cake and gives additional stability to the cake structure. The cake was airbrushed and handpainted with various shades of bronze, gold, and silver. I made the wood grains out of fondant that I rolled a pizza cutter across in various squiggles and handpainted with edible paint. A few lace details and mechanical cogs were added to finish off the look.