I'm not doing any real blog posts until I get my website settled (moving to a new server, bear with me), so this is just an old photo set I never got around to posting.
You might remember that I made Doctor Who cupcake toppers for the 50th anniversary episode last November (holy crap that was a long time ago) to go with Tracy's amazing jammy dodger cupcakes. I also got curious about my sculpting abilities, and tried my hand at crafting a small bust of one of my favorite Doctor Who species, the Silurians.
I decided to sculpt one wearing the cool mask we see in The Hungry Earth episode, mostly because I wasn't certain I could sculpt the actual lizard-sapian face accurately enough to satisfy my OCDness. I think, looking back, that I could have done it justice. But for now, I'm proud to show you my Silurian. I finally decided to post her after watching the new season of Doctor Who this weekend, with the brand new Doctor, Peter Capaldi. While I miss Matt Smith very much, I am eager to see what Capaldi, a brilliant actor, will bring to the character.
My Silurian has a rice crispy treat base and is covered in white fondant with a thin layer of buttercream to adhere the fondant to the treats. I then sculpted using my fondant tools, creating the lizard scales and the details on the mask.
She was painted using my gel-based food coloring mixed with different amounts of vodka to create a watercolor like consistency. For the bright yellow and black, I painted with the gel colors without adding vodka at all. I wanted them to stand out.
I used luster dust to make the mask look more metallic and to give the eyes some shine, painted the ridges of the mask with diluted black to give it more depth, and gave the skin a once-over with green luster dust to make it a little sparklier.
I'm so pleased with how it turned out, and I wish that I hadn't eaten it before I got a chance to make a mold of her face using food-safe silicone. Then I could have had edible Silurians for every episode!
Did you watch the new episode? What do you think of the new Doctor? Share below, but keep the spoilers to a minimum, please.