Monthly Archives: October 2011

Jump Ropes & Hula Hoops

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October 2012: This year, the obsession was hula hooping and jump roping. It took a while, but I decided to make one girl per cupcake, and have all of them doing tricks with their hula hoops and jump ropesРsometimes interacting together.
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This girl is the one leaping in the air while two other girls spin the rope around her.
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Assembling all the girls and their ropes the day of the party.
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Not sure why I decided that this girl would be sitting down while holding on to one end of a jumprope.
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One of my hula hoopers. I put toothpicks in each fondant arm in order to support the hoops.
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Another jump rope holder
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This girl would be in mid-air while doing a rope cross.
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My redhead now on her cupcake and holding her end of the rope.
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I made the hula hoops months in advance to ensure they would be dried out enough to stay put while hanging on the girls’ arms or around their waists.
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This hula hoop matched one my daughter had at the time.
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I dipped the string in fabric stiffener to make the jump ropes airborne.
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All of the fondant characters in action
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Double armed fondant hula-hooper