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Cake of the Month - Robledo Garcia: Spain

Posted by Satin Ice, on Jan 28, 2016

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Satin Ice Cake of the Month:

Robledo Garcia

Name: Robledo Garcia - Barcelona, Spain

Business name: Velvet Cakes

Education: I am largely self-taught in pastries because in Spain back in 2000 there were zero cake designers. I would practice my cake craft at home with no Internet, but later on I traveled to the UK to take several courses in cake decorating and sugar flowers. Meanwhile, I studied pastry in the Baker's Guild for one year - then in 2008 I opened my own business and continue to learn and grow every day.

Business page:

Facebook pageVelvetcakes/BCN


Describe the cake, details and techniques: In this cake various techniques were used to achieve a "mosaic" effect. I mixed food dyes with powder and applied with cotton balls to achieve a gradient. Then the "stained glass" was outlined by paintbrush with silver coloring gel - and extreme patience! 

What is the inspiration for this winning cake?
Inspired by the spectacular work of the brilliant Spanish Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi - I was trying to imitate his special mosaic technique and sinuous forms that are present in all of his works. The cake was actually a wedding cake and the bride was from Japan and the groom was Catalan - but both were big fans of the work of Gaudi.


How much time did you spend creating this cake?
Using 25 kg of cake, 12 kg of chocolate and orange cream - then including the baking process, decorating and assembly the cake took a total of 4 days!

What do you do while you work?
I love to listen to my favorite singers and work to the rhythm of their music - everything from Queen to opera singer Maria Callas . . .

Congratulations Robledo!

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