SCBWI-Southwest Texas Website Banner

This is the Cakelustration banner that I did for the SCBWI – Southwest Texas. This was a challenge since it is such a long horizontal image. Did I mention that it is a margarita cake with a margarita lime flavored buttercream icing. “Are you drooling yet?” I made a few cupcakes with the left over batter. I brushed a touch of tequila over them, added tequila in the icing and my husband said they were the best cupcakes he had ever had!

I will be doing a Google Chat with illustrator and teacher Mark Mitchell from Make you Mark, Make your Splashes next week on the process of this illustration. Please join us Thursday, February 13 at 12:00 p.m. central time. Mark Mitchell has an on-line course on How to Be a Children’s Book Illustrator, I would highly recommend his course to anyone who is interested in getting into the children’s book industry. Not only do you learn watercolor techniques,  you will also have opportunities to critique, be critiqued and meet up online with professionals in the children’s book industry.

I have also invited a few of my kid-lit friends to join me in the chat. Richard Jesse WatsonCarolyn Dee FloresJoy Fisher HeinTina Wissner, and Shannon Morgan, maybe joining us in the chat. I also invited a long time friend and talented cake artist Scott Bradshaw.

Below are a few logos and images that came from the same cake:

I do have to say that the water was a lot of fun to create.

by akikowhite

Creative mother of three, children's book illustrator, writer and cakelustrator. Represented by Storm Literary Agency.

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