Cake of the Month:
Julia Marie Reynolds
Describe the cake, details and techniques:
This cake was made with a specific design in mind, following the inspiration of a couture Versace gown and turning it into a wedding cake. I wanted to incorporate as many elements into the cake without it becoming too overwhelming, so I opted to create tall tiers that didn’t make each element look too bunched up together.
The first three tiers feature a very faint lace pattern, where I used a lace embossing mat, followed by hand painting parts of the raised parts in white to intensify it a little. This lace pattern was sectioned off by carefully cut out pieces of fondant in a specific pattern, that matched the dress’s corset.
The final tier; as well as the ruffled sash were painted in a bold pattern using edible petal dusts and cocoa butter.
(All hand painted by Julia herself)
The final detail; the gumpaste flowers, were all created on wires in a deep cerise and magenta, consisting of roses, blossoms and ivy leafs. They were wired together to form a trail down the entire cake, finishing off the entire look.
What is the inspiration for this winning cake?
I always love making cakes inspired by fashion, there are endless design possibilities. The inspiration for this cake was from a couture gown designed by Versace. It featured a lot of different elements, including a sash from the shoulder to waist, lace detailing, bright feather florals and a bold pattern.
How much time did you spend creating this cake?
Approximately 2 to 3 days.
What do you do while you work?
It depends on my mood. Most of the time I like to sing along to some music, however sometimes I like total peace and quiet. Sometimes I can get so in captivated in my work I forget time even exists.
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