51 cake artists from around the world recently came together to honor a very special group of people…MOTHERS!
Moms wear many hats: chef, hairstylist, chauffeur, wife, nutritionist, maid, wardrobe consultant, referee, gardener, nurse, entertainer, accountant, teacher…..all this and without receiving a paycheck! We wanted to celebrate our own Moms and Mothers across the world by creating beautiful floral cakes that are as diverse as each of our Moms. Each artist chose a flower and created a cake to showcase it. We hope you enjoy our collaboration because it was made with love.
I chose the Bird Of Paradise because I’ve never made them before and I love the complicated look of the flower.It was indeed challenging for me to work with this cake amidst all my class mayhem as I had to get back home after teaching my beloved students by 10pm , cuddle with my lil one for a while after having dinner, put her to sleep and progress with work until 2 am every single day until I finished.
My moms’ always loved abstract flower arrangement and went crazy decorating empty spaces around our home with whatever she found in her garden from twigs to branches.So this one is definitely dedicated to her. I also dedicate this to my Aunt and Mom in law who have the gardening mojo in them.I’m sure they will love it!
Thought of doing something different from the normal tiered cakes I make this time around!My cake is inspired by the Japanese art of flower arrangement called Ikebana.Having selected Bird of Paradise, thought what better than to showcase a cake with the Ikebana style of arrangement.The Bird of paradise is totally inspired by Alan Dunns’ seemless creations.Although I’ve managed to get somewhere close to what the flower looks like I hope.The cake is a double barrel cuboid cake standing 8 inch tall having 3 inch base of styrofoam.The whole arrangement was three times the height of the cake as I had to stick to the rules of Ikebana arrangement.So in total the cake was 2 feet tall with the arrangement.The reason for me to add a 3 inch styro at the base of the double barrel cake was to anchor the tall stalks of the Bird of Paradise to it’s base making sure the weight of it would not rip through the cake.
Now for my Vote of Thanks!
My heartfelt thanks to dear friends Ana Morinho Remigio and Eva for inviting me over to be a part of this spectacular International Collaboration. It was also a great opportunity to work with all the uber talented cake artists out here in this field.It’s definitely for keeps. Thanks once again and love u all!
incrEDIBLE art by Rumana,India, www.facebook.com/incredibleart