Describe the cake, details and techniques:
The cake is a 12-inch suspended cube. The first side is the Sabyasachi logo engraved on a leather pattern in the center and antique discs enhancing the border. The border design is inspired from the actual wall decorations in his (Sabyasachi's) showrooms (below).
The second side is a depiction of Sabyasachi’s famous bird embroidery. We have tried to create an authentic feel of this design through a hand painted cross stitch impression. (below)
The third side might look intriguing to some, but perhaps not to a regular Sabyasachi shopper! The vintage clocks are a common accessory in all his outlets. Through this design we have tried experimenting with mixed media textures to create a wooden vintage clock feature. (below)
The fourth side - what’s a designer without his models. . . This side depicts models wearing his floral collection on a vintage background. (below)
The fifth side has an elephant which was created beautifully with gold royal icing in the center with jewels and golden bead work engraved on the border. This is one of Sabyasachi's most popular designs - often seen in bridal lehengas. (below)
Finally the last side, has a necklace and dried leaves - which has been inspired from his latest collection. (below)
With all of these elements we have tried to show different facets of Sabyasachi’s work and personality.
What is the inspiration for this winning cake?
The cake was designed for a Caker Buddies cake collaboration where the theme was - Glamour. Our inspiration for this creation was well known Indian designer, Sabyasachi Mukherjee.
We have always found Sabyasachi’s designs classy - a good mix of royal and contemporary; always authentic and a true reflection of Indian soul. We felt that Sabyasachi’s design philosophy, ‘personalized imperfection of the human hand,’ reflected well with our cake making philosophy. We aim to make each of our designs special yet soulful.
How much time did you spend creating this cake?
We almost spent 5 solid days on this cake, because there were a lot of techniques involved. We improvised the design as we kept working .
What do you do while you work?
We love to listen to good music, because it really help us to feel the mood but mainly we love to concentrate on our work.
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