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Cake of the Month - Jessica Minh Vu: Vietnam

Posted by Satin Ice, on Aug 06, 2015

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Satin Ice Cake of the Month:

Jessica Minh Vu

See what inspired the unique texture of this elegant cake by Jessica Minh Vu of Floral Cakes by Jessica MV.

Name: Jessica Minh Vu, Hanoi, Vietnam

Business name: Floral Cakes by Jessica MV

Business Facebook pagewww://facebook.com/FloralCakesbyJessicaMV

Describe the cake, details and techniques: 
I used different techniques for each tier of this cake. The first tier is what I call piping gel texturizing, I felt so excited to work out an amazing effect with piping gel and a simple "tool" - crumpled aluminum foil. For the second tier, I painted the base with shades of green and blue using a foam piece and added shimmering circles using the method which I called stencil embossing - I actually embossed the circles on fondant with a stencil. The third tier was the application of mixed media art, combining different techniques like color and texture layering. I used various mediums including wafer paper soaking in vodka, molded gum paste details, and sugar dogwoods, which were meant to create dimension and an altered art effect to the cake.

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What is the inspiration for this winning cake?
I believe that cake decoration can combine different art forms. What inspired me to make this cake were textures from nature, canvas paintings, and mixed media art.

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How much time did you spend creating this cake?
It took me 2 days to complete the cake including drying time of the flowers and piping the gel tier.

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What do you do while you work?
I dislike feeling alone while I work. I always have my laptop facing me, looking at beautiful flower pictures for inspiration, chatting, replying to emails, checking social media, and reading.

Congratulations Jessica!

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