I am sometimes a tad embarressed about the pops I made when I was starting out a few years ago. I was so proud of them when I first did them, but now I see every crooked piping, every bumpy cake pop. These Jake and the Pirates cake pops were made several years apart.
It’s a natural thing, I know, to progress and improve. Indeed, if I look at it positively, it’s a testament to how far I’ve come! My style has also changed because nowadays, I have better equipment and import some materials from the US. I also do more 3D for characters instead of painting on all the details like I used to. For these version 2.0 cake pops, I moulded the faces, piped on the noses and mouth, as opposed to painting on everything onto a flat surface.
However, I think drawing the details on makes them resemble cartoon characters more. It’s like how 3D toys can never exactly look like the cartoon characters.