Finally some pictures of my beautiful lobster creation! I named him Larry just for the alliteration (must be the English major in me.)
This idea came from the What's New, Cupcake? and the body is made out of sour cherry fruit slices, smashed together with more sugar, rolled out with a rolling pin, and cut using a template provided in the book. It looks easy, and the instructions are relatively easy, but it was very time consuming! The easiest parts were arranging the candies and crushing the graham cracker cookies to look like sand.
I spent about 5 hours on this project, not including the baking time. The time I spent was well-worth it though because I made it for a nice co-worker who retired last Thursday after working at the University for 20 years. I was actually inspired by a lobster figure she had in her office and the fact that she enjoys taking boating trips with her husband. She'll be doing plenty of that now that she has the extra time!
Hopefully you enjoyed seeing this lobster come to life. I admit I am very proud of it. I'll be featuring photos from an event I attended yesterday, so stay tuned for that sometime tomorrow.