#18 - Almost Home
Created by: Selena Oliveira
What was your inspiration?
I really wanted to do a big octopus and was excited when the theme was announced. I added the lighthouse because when my dad was in the navy he always knew he was home when he saw the Fisgard Lighthouse coming into port.
How long did you take to make your creation?
About 12 days of construction and many hours working it out in my head.
What was the most challenging part?
This year I’ve challenged myself to try things I’ve never done before like actual gingerbread construction, airbrushing, sugar sculpting and trying other new techniques like wafer paper cloth.
What are you most proud of?
If this piece survives transport then that means I figured out how to stabilize my vision. I find the engineering aspect of these creations to be the most challenging
Did you use a unique ingredient or technique?
I tried airbrushing for the first time and sugar work.