My fondant art muses

Tomorrow is Brad from Writing to Freedom blog’s 60th birthday. He is having a blog party in celebration and has invited to guests to join by writing a post about their muse. You can read about his party here: https://writingtofreedom.com/2021/05/26/celebrating-our-muses/

I have more than one muse and I have written about my writing muses before. Today, I am going to write about my fondant art muses. There are three, Flute, Toot, and Hoot and they conspire to help Michael and I think of fun ideas for our Sir Chocolate books illustrations and also for cakes for celebrations.

Flute, Toot, and Hoot are party clowns and they like celebrations, socialising, and having fun. Sadly, they have not reacted well to the pandemic and lockdown and after the first 6 weeks of lockdown in March and April 2020, when they helped inspire our Dinah in Wonderland cake and the Fondant cat parade, they upped and left for quite a long time.

They popped in at Christmas time and helped to inspire our Gingerbread and chocolate houses diorama, but they they disappeared again.

I thought we weren’t going to be able to have a cake for Terence’s birthday this year and they just were not playing ball but then suddenly, about a month ago, they popped up like three brightly coloured clowns – oh! they are brightly coloured clowns – he he! and inspired a summer beach cake.

Here is the dolphin and …

here is the boy in a sailing boat with the dolphin on the ocean.

Here is the entire cake with the windsurfer resting and considering the swells while the boy in the sailing boat and the dolphin go past.

Do you have a muse? Tell me about him/her in the comments.

93 thoughts on “My fondant art muses

  1. What a blast Robbie! You certainly invited the right muses for a party. Flute, Tute, and Hoot have the best names and creative baking talents. I wish I had put in a birthday cake order! Thanks for playing along with MuseFest2021!

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  2. You are wonderful, Robbie! ๐Ÿ˜‰ These fondant art is a wonderful addition to your children books. Reading in Sally’s “Tales from the Irish Garden” i always remember your creation of Queen Filigree. Have a beautiful week, and thank you for sharing these wonderful impressions. Michael

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  3. Robbie – you have an extraordinary talent for sculpture. Have you ever thought about exploring this talent. I know you are super busy with your writing, blogging and connecting, but your detail work is remarkable.

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    1. HI Rebecca, thank you for you lovely comment. I used to do sculpture at school but haven’t revisited it for years. Maybe one day when I am no longer working, but until then, there just isn’t the time for anything extra. I have to test Michael on his history tonight, my least favourite section – the cold war.

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  4. Your fondant art is charming indeed. I often share your creations with my visual artist husband. Flute, Toot, and Hoot – what’s not to love. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’m glad I joined RRBC if only to meet you, Robbie. Wow!

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  5. Flute, Toot and Hoot are awesome and fun loving little muses. They are going to be fun on Bradโ€™s birthday tomorrow and I loved the boat and the two going for a great sail. Awesome post Robbie. Your fondants are marvellous ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

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  6. Your fondant art is always so delightful to see, Robbie. If I have a blogging ‘muse’, then that must surely be Ollie, who gives me so much to write about with his antics and our dog-walks.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. Hi Diana, I must admit that I really enjoyed the Dinah in Wonderland cake and the fondant cat parade. So much fun. I need to think of something for father’s day, he doesn’t like fondant, so I have to make another sort of cake altogether, and then there is mom’s splendid birthday later in the year.

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  7. -claps hands- I’m so glad your muses returned because the beach cake is sensational! I’ve loved all your cakes, but something about this one is super special! Congratulations,Muses. You did good. ๐Ÿ˜€

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  8. What lovely and inspiring muses, Robbie. I’m not sure about muses, though. Nature tends to be inspiring for me, and sometimes, random conversations, but I love your sweet muses. And what a nice idea for Brad’s birthday!

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    1. Thank you, Jennie. The clowns are going to have their own story soon. If you would like to read these books to your class, Jennie, let me know and I will send you some. The kids of your classes age group really seem to like them.

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      1. That is so exciting, Robbie. I would love to read these stories to my children, but I donโ€™t want you to have to send them to me. Can I order them from Amazon?

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      2. Hi Jennie, they are expensive on Amazon because there is a big mark up. I get them at a very good price and would love to send them to you as a gift. Please email me at sirchoc[at]outlook[dot]com. Thanks Jennie and have a great weekend.

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    1. Hi da-Al, I have worked with marzipan and it is not that different to fondant. Fondant is easier to colour and is more elastic so flowers are easier to make using fondant. Marzipan is not something we ever had in my youth and when I started cake decorating in 2004, everyone used fondant. I only realised that marzipan was an alternative much later in my learning.

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