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 page: www://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.
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.
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.
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.
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