We are 37 cake artists from around the world, all from different countries and regions with different backgrounds, religions and ethnicities. We have come together to acknowledge a beautiful, special Hindu holiday which is celebrated in Autumn of every year. It is called “Diwali”, also known as “A Festival of Lights”. It is India’s biggest and most important holiday of the year! The festival spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair. During the festival, which is celebrated for five days, Hindus prepare by cleaning, decorating, shopping, gift giving and baking sweet treats for loved ones. Feasts are prepared and families come together. Prayers are offered to deities. Stories of ancient myths and legends are told to children. Children prepare for the celebration by painting rangoli chalk designs on walkways and on the night of Diwali, fireworks are displayed. It is the happiest of all Hindu celebrations!
My Diwali inspiration is Sarah Travis Art, Design and Illustration , “Bright, Pretty, Dewdrop Paisley” and “Super Bright, Vibrant, Floral Paisley”. Sarah kindly gave me a permission to use her pieces as the inspiration. She was very happy with my final result.
My cake represents modern day Diwali and Indian culture with it’s henna tattoo alike paisley, fantasy lotus flowers and vibrant bright colours.
Gulnaz Mitchell, New Zealand, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Heavenlycakes4you-by-Gulnaz-Mitchell/113619242162187