Satin Ice Cake of the Month:
See how Gulnaz Mitchell, of Gulnaz Mitchell Cake Design, transformed Cate Blanchett's elegant Oscar dress into the Satin Ice Cake of the Month for May!
Name: Gulnaz Mitchell - Katikati Bay, New Zealand
Business name: Gulnaz Mitchell Cake Design
Education: Kazan State University of Culture and Arts, Russia
Describe the cake, details and techniques:
I really enjoyed working on this cake, because I had to try different techniques that I haven’t used before. I tried to archive the gathered skirt texture on the cake using Dresden tool, shimmer the cake with luster pearl and glued different size candy beads using the royal icing. The statement flowers are roses made of Satin Ice gum paste, which I absolutely love to work with.
What is the inspiration for this winning cake?
I made this cake for the Red Carpet collaboration, where we were given a particular dress worn by celebrities on Red Carpets and we had to create the cake based on this inspirational dress. The inspiration behind this cake was a gorgeous dress created by Givenchy and worn by double Oscar winner Australian actress Cate Blanchett for the Oscar's. Afterwards, I was so thrilled to find out that my cake was chosen to be featured on UK "Cake Masters," magazine March issue.
How much time did you spend creating this cake?
I’ve spent about 16 hours working on this cake. The longest and most enjoyable part was to make the spray of yellow roses, which I decided to have as my statement flowers. I thought they perfectly go with the color of the dress and matched Cate Blanchett‘s hair color.
What do you do while you work?
I have a great collection of old Russian comedies on DVD, which I‘ve bought from Russia. I always watch these comedies from the 70-80s while I’m working on my cakes. I know just about every line, every scene on the movies, but I still love watching them because, they relax me so I can totally concentrate on my cakes.
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