Name: Joyce Marx, Joylicious Cakes and Crafts
Describe the cake, details and techniques:
I wanted to try something very different but at the same time easy. I used wafer paper rolled on fondant technique to create the realistic wood bark effect for the top two tiers. As for the bottom two, I used water color technique with a touch of edible gold on wafer paper, I transferred the wafer paper immediately - while it was still wet but not too wet - onto a white covered fondant cake and let it dry to create that satin fabric effect look. I have to admit that its not easy to handle or it will destroy the whole wafer paper. Also if its painted with too much water for the first time - make sure your paintbrush is semi dry when you are adding additional colors. I can’t deny it, but I have had numerous fails while experimenting with it, but once you get a good control of your technique it can be as easy to create a beautiful cake in a short time :)
What is the inspiration for this winning cake?
This wedding cake was inspired from a Shakespearian tale….A Midsummer Night’s Dream. What came to my mind was to create something magical and mystical in a vintage rustic woodland - and I always love to make woodland cakes.
How much time did you spend creating this cake?
In total four days: two days to create the sugar flowers, berries and climbing vines, one full day to bake and crumb coat and one full day to cover all cakes with fondant and assemble.
What do you do while you work?
I have been practicing yoga for the last six years and I love listening to yoga music while I work with sugar arts and crafts - it's extremely therapeutic and inspiring to work your hands with feelings.
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