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Cake International 2017

 

Last summer while working  in Ibiza I was asked if I would provide a wedding cake to be displayed at the Cake International show at the NEC in Birmingham. I felt proud and honoured to be asked. Consequently I said yes. 😊

There were a number of specifications I needed to fulfil, the style was to be a wedding cake suitable for spring including green and pinks and some rose gold colour.

I worked on a design using dummy cakes to make a 5-tiered cake. I incorporated as many of my sugar craft skills as possible.

  1. The base layer was using a variety of moulds to create a pretty spring themed design.
  2. The following layer I made using a mix of flower-paste and fondant icing which I then rolled and cut into thin strips, which I then thinned on the edges before rolling into roses, which were then applied to the cake. A time demanding piece of work but of course is so impressive., this styl can be mad in many different forms.

The top of this layer was blended into the following layer by adding more of these hand rolled roses and then topped with sugar leaves which were hand painted and shaped to look real.

  1. The next layer was made using a small mould I made each strip individually then applied to the cake.
  2. The following layer was painted with edible rose gold. The edges were decorated with yet another design of sugar flower roses this time they were small garden climbing roses  and pretty roses were added which around the gold coloured cake.
  3. The top cake was decorated with handmade edible Jasmin flowers and sugar craft garden roses complete the finished product.

So that is the complete design, this was all made on ‘dummy cakes’ as I transported the cake to the UK it was then on display for 4 days at this most prestigious event.

 

Cake International is the most important cake show in the world, with cake artists attending from as far away as Australia. I am proud and privileged to have been recognised and therefore to be part of this event.

I also attended the Cake Masters awards ceremony, which was a wonderful presentation to the best cake artists of the world. I had a wonderful time  being part of this event which was  followed by dinner and dancing.

All in all this was a wonderful 4 days, I am looking forward to being part of this event next year, yes I have been invited to take part again. 🙂

Here is picture of my cake.