God’s Own Country’s own art form Kathakali makes the entire world take a double take with its grand colors and costumes. This was a theme I wished to transfer into a cake for a long time as this is something which has never been attempted before.. When the bride, Priyanka called up to order the cake for her Sangeeth night, traditional Kerala being the theme, she had two options – Kathakali or Kettuvallam… I jumped at the first chance for a Kathakali cake.
This just had to be the cake sculpture of a Kathakali artist in his resplendent regalia. Right from the Kireedam (headgear) to the Pachha (green) make up to the Marmala (the heavy gold neck ornament) to the heavily plaited bulging skirt and every little detail that make up the magnificent dancer had to be captured. Apprehension put its chocking hold on me.
A lot of hours spent in breakages, re-sculpting and frustration later, the miniature Kathakali artist was born. Took a few steps back and heaved a sigh of relief and contentment admiring the most difficult cake till date; but easily one of the most alluring work of art from Cake Canvas.
Thank you Johan Vadayatt for the amazing photographs.
Cake Canvas from ANNAsKITCHEN