Insane because I went a little insane making these crazy guys. They were a bit on the labour-intensive side but I just love love loved how they turned out!!! And the sweetest thing in the world happened… Tina, the awesome woman who ordered them for her sister’s birthday, gave me a PRESENT… a vintage porcelain lamb and baby carriage… because she knows how much I love vintage stuff! Isn’t that the NICEST? I thought that was so thoughtful and super cool.
Anyway back to Totoro– hee hee! Two dozen fondant designed regular Totoro, blue Totoro, black dustball and pretty leaves. Lemon Love cupcakes with creamcheese frosting… a real favorite amongst Coco Cake customers! I worked hard on these little guys and I was happy with how they turned out. I kept thinking of my little nephew Brody going “Toto??” whenever he sees something that looks remotely like Totoro… KAWAII!
Heehee. I just love Totoro, and Miyazaki films!! They are always slightly tragic, with sad things happening to children but then wonderful things happening–these are the kinds of movies that always stayed with me when I was a kid. Like the original Little Mermaid which we used to watch at my Auntie Lorraine’s house on VHS. It is the Japanese version, and it was so sad… and I remember it to this day, 23 odd years later! Marina, the little mermaid, gives up her entire life for the Prince… only to have him fall in love with the girl he thinks saved him (but no, it was Marina who saved him!!!). I need to get my hands on a copy of this film and watch it again… with lots of Kleenex…!