Seven Deadly Sins

Foods (Masterchef):

Lust – Apple

Envy – Chocolate

Greed – Saffron

Sloth – Snails

Wrath – Chilli

Pride – Mirror Dory

Gluttony – Pork

Cinderella as Lust
Cinderella was selected to display Lust because I see Lust as an inner desire that strives for personal pleasure or gain. Cinderella is always dreaming of a life other than the one she has with her wicked step-mother, and who could blame her. And then after dancing with the Prince, he becomes her every thought and she cannot stop wanting to be with him again. She was illustrated in an enticing manner to symbolize temptation, as Lust I feel is the most tempting sin. This pandemic is creating tons of uncertainty for all of us. It can be scary, lonely, and depressing, but help of a teletherapy counseling you can overcome it.

Lust / desire – could involve the intense desire of money, fame, or power as well.

Snow White as Gluttony
Snow White was selected to represent Gluttony because first and foremost, she takes a bite of an apple and that bite is her demise. I see gluttony as eating so much that harm occurs, and that is precisely Snow White’s story. She is also herself a symbol of triumph over Gluttony, for she was saved by her prince. Each of the characters in this series will both represent the sin and triumph over said sin.

gluttony (Latin, gula) is the over-indulgence and over-consumptionof anything to the point of waste. In Christian religions, it is considered a sin because of the excessive desire for food, and its withholding from the needy. Because of these scripts, gluttony can be interpreted as selfishness; essentially placing concern with one’s own interests above the well-being or interests of others.

Ariel as Greed
My girl Ariel was selected to showcase Greed due to the fact that she was never completely satisfied with what she had under the sea. A crown, a loving family, friends… and copious amounts of human-world treasures were not enough to suffice. But all of these things she really had to try hard to achieve, except for maybe outsmarting Glut the shark, but she made that look effortless. When it came time for Ariel to try to achieve what she wanted most, to be human, she takes the wrong approach, and ends up getting pulled into Ursula’s own greedy scheme to rule the oceans. In the end, after Ursula had been destroyed as well as Ariel’s chances at humanity (or so she thought) she finally earns her legs by proving her love for her prince to her father.

Greed is applied to a very excessive or rapacious desire and pursuit of material possessions.

Auroro as Sloth
Aurora was selected to represent sloth for a number of reasons. First because she is widely known as “The Sleeping Beauty”, and secondly because for the first 16 years of her life she lived in a homely cottage in the woods, never really doing much other than sing to her woodland friends and pick berries. This was not her choice however, she was in hiding and even that was not her choice. She was largely affected by Sloth although she herself never willingly committed any Sloth acts.

While sloth is sometimes defined as physical laziness, spiritual laziness is emphasized. Failing to develop spiritually is key to becoming guilty of sloth. Sloth has also been defined as a failure to do things that one should do. By this definition, evil exists when good men fail to act.

Jasmine as Wrath
She was selected due to her aggressive nature and because of one scene from the movie where we see her one suitor exit the courtyard very flustered and missing the fabric covering his underwear. No doubt the doing of Jasmine’s tiger Rajah.

Wrath (Latin, ira), also known as “rage”, may be described as inordinate and uncontrolled feelings of hatred and anger. Wrath, in its purest form, presents with self-destructiveness, violence, and hate that may provoke feuds that can go on for centuries. Wrath may persist long after the person who did another a grievous wrong is dead. Feelings of anger can manifest in different ways, including impatience, revenge, and vigilantism.

Tinkerbell as Envy
Here’s Tink, not a princess but the most suitable character to represent the battle with Envy. Tink’s envy of Wendy and Peter’s relationship causes her to do some pretty mean things, but in the end she overcomes her envy and grows to be the sassy fairy we all know and love.

Like greed and lust, Envy (Latin, invidia) is characterized by an insatiable desire. Envy is similar to jealousy in that they both feel discontent towards someones traits, status, abilities, or rewards. The difference is the envious also desire that entity and covet it.

Belle as Vanity
Here’s Belle, the victim of vanity. While she herself is not vain, those around her seem to see nothing but her beauty, such as Gaston only wants her due to her radiance. Her tale itself is one completely focused on Vanity.

In almost every list, pride (Latin, superbia), or hubris (Greek), is considered the original and most serious of the seven deadly sins, and the source of the others. It is identified as a desire to be more important or attractive than others, failing to acknowledge the good work of others, and excessive love of self (especially holding self out of proper position toward God).


Minnie Mouse Cake

Wow, it has been five weeks since my last post. Did anyone miss me? I missed writing that is for sure! I don’t feel like I have much interesting to say. I have just been working, not sleeping well, trying to keep house and doing a little bit of socialising. I have also built some LEGO, but we’ll leave that for another post. If you are a business owner who must deal with large amounts of waste, then waste compaction is a good service that can help you keep all of it out of the area where you work, you can get more info in

So I thought I would show you the Minnie Mouse Cake I made in December. Amongst all the Christmas cakes I made December last year, I also made three birthday cakes – all for one day of course! The first cake booked in was a Minnie Mouse Cake for Isabella who turned one!

I was excited to do a Minnie MouseMichelle's Labyrinth Minnie Mouse Cake 6 cake because for my birthday last year a lovely friend of mine (a cake extraordinaire!) gave me a cake magazine with a free Mickey Mouse impression and cookie cutter. I’m not sure if I thought the cutter would make my life easier or harder, but I can say she took a little longer than I estimated. As I was building Minnie I saw an old version of Mickey Mouse (when he still had solid eyes)! He brought back some memories of being excited waiting for Sunday evenings when The Wonderful World of Disney was on.

The big difference between Mickey and Minnie is the bow! I’ve never made a bow like this before so I watched quite a few YouTubes and they make bows look so easy! I ended up using a lot of Tylopur powder, cake decorating tools to hold the bow up for a few hours and lots of begging to the fondant to hold shape and not tear! I was pretty chuffed with the outcome.

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The rest of the cake was pretty standard. My Isabella’s Mum picked out some cakes she liked and I picked a mixture










Bubble Bath Cake

I have another cake to show you! I still have a few cakes I haven’t blogged about and there is a special reason why I picked this one to show you next – but you’ll have to wait to the end of the post to see why (unless you guess sooner)! This cake is from September 2014 and I made it during cake decorating class.

I loved the last term of cake decorating class I went to. I was very excited about the project our teacher had planned for us and I think it turned out better than I thought it would. The project was bubbles!

When we were first told that we were making the bubbles out of gelatin we all grumbled! (We are called the ‘Naughty Class’ for a reason). A few terms previous we had made gelatin flowers. Although the flowers turned out quite pretty, they were a pain to make!Michelle's Labyrinth Gelatin Lily

Michelle's Labyrinth Gelatin FlowersFor the gelatin flowers we bent florist wire into the shape of the petals and then one by one we dipped the petals into a gelatin concoction. We tried to get the gelatin to cover the petal like you would dipping a ring into bubble solution (for blowing bubbles), but the gelatin kept popping. It took us pretty much four hours to cover the petals in gelatin twice! The second layer was a lot easier because the gelatin covered Michelle's Labyrinth Gelatin Rosethe previous layer.

The next two hour class we spent taping the petals together to make the flowers. This was also a scary task, because if we were too rough with the petals, or if the gelatin wasn’t thick enough in places, then we could cause rips.

So even though the two flowers we made were quite spectacular, when our teacher mentioned gelatin we groaned! Our teacher tried to convince us that it would be easier this time and she ended up having to show us a picture of what we were going to make – that is when I got excited! We were going to put the bubbles on a spa bath!

The first couple of classes we made theMichelle's Labyrinth Gelatin Bubbles bubbles. We blew up water balloons to the size we wanted and then dipped them into different coloured gelatin solutions with luster dust in it to give the bubbles a sparkle. We covered the balloons twice with gelatin to ensure they would keep shape. The following week, after the gelatin had tried completely, we popped the balloons and removed them carefully from the gelatin bubble – sounds easier than it was! But we made bubbles!

Quite a few class members made this Michelle's Labyrinthcake out of an oval Styrofoam cake dummy, but I decided to make a fruit cake. I wasn’t sure who I would end up giving the cake too, but since I knew a fair bit of time was going into it I wanted to make it for someone.

This is what my cake looked like when I finished the term. I had missed a week due to a sore wrist so I wasn’t able to finish it. But I was still quite chuffed with it! I also wanted to show you the cake at this stage so you could see the blue piping gel. I am not sure what it tastes like, because I chickened out on tasting it, but it looks cool as water! Apparently it also makes good blood when coloured red – something I wouldn’t mind trying out one day!!

My Dad’s birthday is in August, but I didn’t get to see him because he was walking a section of the Bibbulmun Track (a long distance walk trail in Western Australia that runs from Kalamunda, east of Perth to Albany). Dad had to cut the hike a bit shorter than he hoped due to a disagreement between his new boots and his feet! But it meant that I could see him on Father’s Day. Dad’s loves fruit cake and his feet would have loved a spa bath – so I gave him my spa bath cake for Father’s Day!Michelle's Labyrinth

While finishing the spa bath I watched BBC’s Pride and Prejudice and I was able to catch a photo of Mr Darcy himself. As I have mentioned before I really enjoy painting, so I had fun adding a little bit of gold to my cake and board. I wanted it to look like a bathroom in a ritzy hotel, but I didn’t want it to look too gaudy. And do you like how I made it a clawfoot bathtub?Michelle's Labyrinth

You might have guessed, I chose this cake to blog about because it is Mother’s Day today (well in Australia and U.S.A.). I hope this puts a good omen into the universe that all Mothers have a relaxing day (and possibly have a spa bath!?) and are spoilt rotten by their children.

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