Hummingbirds Cake for Cake International 2014 - Gold award

Editor's Choice - Nov 11, 2014 Daily Top 3 - Nov 10, 2014

I am SO pleased to share this with you. I have been building up this design for a year from seeing a photo of a hummingbird and gathering lots of photos and ideas since.
This was the first time I made the flowers which was using Alan Dunn’s tropical flowers book, didn’t have time to practice making them so it was a great personal achievement in making them first time!
The cake is hand painted with four hummingbirds around the cake. There is royal icing which was done on the second tier as brush embroidery. The very top is my favourite gold leaf to add some sparkle!

Hope your like it as much as I thoroughly enjoyed making this cake :)
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Tags: hummingbird gold goldleaf sequins birds ruffles tropical hibiscus gumpaste flower hibiscus flower hawaiian painted cake painted fondant cocoa painting brush embroidery

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Cakes by Christine ...

Hi, My sister and I chatted to you the queue both at the start and when we were collecting our entries at the end. Congratulations again on your gold winning entry xxx

Alpa Boll - Simply Alpa ...

Hi Christine!! How lovely to meet you on here! :) Will flick over to you on FB as well, lovely to have chatted you both, hope you got home ok.

Cakes by Christine ...

Hi Alpa do you have a Facebook page? I can’t find it x

Estrele Cakes ...

gorgeous!!

Mommy Sue ...

this is beautiful

June ("Clarky's Cakes") ...

Stunning….Congrats on the win….well deserved….

Alpa Boll - Simply Alpa ...

Thank you everyone!

Anka ...

Wonderful! Congrats!!!

Bethann Dubey ...

STUNNING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3333333333333333333333333333333333333

CakeHeaven by Marlene ...

This is lovely!!! Congrats for the gold!

CakeyCake ...

One of the most beautiful cakes I have ever seen Alpa. So deserving of gold. Outstanding x

Alpa Boll - Simply Alpa ...

Thank you Bethann! Marlene and Harriet! :) So pleased I can now share what I have been working on for so long!

Calli Creations ...

Well deserved GOLD!!!! Stunning design… Pinned to Cakes International 2014 https://www.pinterest.com/CalliciousC/

Goreti ...

This is stunning! Congratulations

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