I just ascended Mount Beacon in 26 minutes, then immediately descended in 11. My legs are burning, and I bruised my ankle climbing. It was fantastic!
So... To somehow make this relevant as a thread, who's done something particularly awesome lately? Sports, gaming, coding, whatever. Here's your chance to show off ^_^
.:The stair-fighting song from Utena.
.:"Ready steady go" (FMA opening song.)
.:"Ride of shooting star".
.:And I can play most of "trough the fire and the flame's" lead guitar.
(I been playing guitar most of my life.)
needless to say.. My legs are in PAIN!
2) I finally got a new car
3) I continue to create fun content for Transformers fans. I am a host on the ONLY Transformers podcast and I also do fun video reviews of Transformers toys. I will withhold the link for now since I don't want to shamelessly plug my podcast on the Geeknights forums. :)
And by "cause trouble," I mean "light them on fire."
With each cake I do I try to do something I have not done before. This means that each one is a massive, stressful exercise in learning many, many things not to do on the next one. I have learned a lot with these five cakes.
Semi-joking aside, I do learn a lot of things that should be done with each one.
This time I thought it was time to explore the use of gum paste. Otherwise known as sugar paste though anymore everyone uses some type of gum powder to ease in pliability and support when the product is dry.
I did learn a lot about what not to do but the most important thing I learned is that gum paste is not anywhere near as difficult to use as many make it out to be. You can achieve amazing results with a very easy to work medium. Perhaps this is because I am used to physical sculpting of other materials for modeling. In any case it's a treat to work with and it looks amazing when finished and dried.
I will try to post some pics of the recent cake when I get the pics back.
On a side note - One of the best cakes I ever did was a giant Shoggoth cake for a geek friend of my wife's wedding. Unfortunately I didn't take any pictures of it as I was exhausted because of work and working on this cake and it just slipped my mind. I was much more interested in delivering it and setting it up then going to sleep than taking pictures...
I have to attempt to get pics of this as it was my first sculpted cake. Not to mention it's a fucking Shoggoth cake! Licorice veins... green slime... multiple eyes... sunken city base... It had it all and not one got damn picture! Regrets? I have a few....