My Tree Lovers for Greece

Editor's Choice - Feb 16, 2015 Daily Top 3 - Feb 16, 2015

This was my contribution to the collaboration Love Around the World 2015, and was inspired by the Greek myth of Baucis and Philemon. Granted a wish by the gods to never be apart, and to die together, they changed into trees upon their death, their branches intertwining, binding them together forever. I can count the number of times I’ve done anything with human faces on one hand, so that was the biggest challenge for me – to not only sculpt them well, but to impart emotion. I wanted my peaceful tree lovers to reflect not only unity, but harmony and contentment. I was totally intimidated about making the trees as ‘people’ and to get the emotion I wanted, but I think I got it. :)

Supplies: cake fondant modeling chocolate wire royal icing wafer paper gumpaste

Tags: cake love valentine's day tree greece greek mythology ruins waves mountain

Tonya Alvey, www.facebook.com/madhousebakes

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Goreti ...

beautiful

Honey Bunny Bake Shop ...

Stunning faces!!!!

SweetLin ...

So beautiful Tonya <3

CakeHeaven by Marlene ...

Amazing!

Jenny Kennedy Jenny's Haute Cakes ...

I love, love, love this! It is beautiful and perfect! Brilliant work!

The Sweet Duchess ...

Absolutely stunning!

Bethann Dubey ...

STUNNING work of art <333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333

The Chain Lane Cake Co. ...

Absolutely fantastic x

Karolina Andreas ...

love this.

Tartas Imposibles ...

Amazing work Tonya!! I love it!! ♥♥♥

Ana Remígio - CUPCAKES & DREAMS Portugal ...

Absolutely Beautiful!!!! xxx

Alana Lily Chocolates & Cakes ...

Stunning, stunning, stunning!

Tonya Alvey - MadHouse Bakes ...

Thank you all so much! xxx

Cakemummy ...

Wow, unique! Brilliant!

SweetKOKEKO by Arantxa ...

Wowowowow!!!! What an amazing and special creation!!!!!! You are so talented…. it’s so unique!!!! Incredible, brilliant! So beautiful!

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