This very “sweet” OOAK Sugarsaurus art doll sculpture is the first one in a series I am just starting, combining my faux icing techniques to create fantastical, one-of-a-kind creatures. This little guy is made with a beautiful plastic doll head that is new old stock made in Japan, a sturdy blue and brown textured dinosaur body, and he sports a couple of vintage plastic top hats and is wearing a lush faux icing collar studded with lucite flowers and a plastic bow. He has big hand painted kawaii eyes and a top knot on his head. His back is trimmed with dollops of faux icing and lucite flowers. The head came to me by way of Zim’s Craft Supplies, a venerated craft supply business in Salt Lake City which is now closed.
All my icing is created from high quality acrylic artist materials, from a formula I’ve developed over the last 30 years, and the colors are hand mixed by me and extremely colorfast. My cake sculptures are a time consuming process as I start by tracking down interesting vintage cake toppers, plastic toys, lucite and celluloid decorations, and anything else that I like that is washable. I then ice the sculptures (starting with a dense styrofoam base) by layering multiple layers of faux icing over several days, or weeks – and I make all the faux sugar roses, or other faux icing decorations, like medallions, in advance. The sculptures are washable with soapy water and a hand sprayer.