South African Wedding Cake

Daily Top 3 - Mar 13, 2015

It’s Squires Exhibtion this weekend.
This was my entry from last year, March 2014. It was the first time I’ve exhibited at Squires and entered the “hand painted two tier wedding cake” category. I was over the moon to recieve a GOLD. award for it.
These are royal iced dummies that I hand painted with cocoa butter. The theme is South Africa and depicted aspects of it so couple of lions, leopards, lilac breasted roller birds on lower tier, and then textile background with hand painted silloutte on second tier. The king protea is the national flower of South Africa and made this entirely from sugar with bought stamens. The board is hand painted too.
This was indeed a creation that came straight from my African Heart… It was a nostalgic journey for me :)

There is a tutorial now on the protea which you can find in my shop (blue “shop” icon on left of page ) on my page https://www.facebook.com/callicious

Supplies: cake dummy dummies dummy cakes icing sugar cocoa butter cacao butter sugarflair colours platinum paste florist wire florist tape cake board cake drum flower stamen satin ribbon fondant

Tools: paint brushes palete knife palette knifes scraper rolling pin wire cutters pliers leveller edible glue confectioners glaze

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Angel, The Cupcake Lady ...

That is really beautiful. So much detail!
You said you painted it with cocoa butter? What is cocoa butter?
Where do you buy stamens?

Sugargourmande Lou ...

Outstanding, Calli !! No surprise for Gold, your painting is incredible and that flower is wonderful !! xx

Mila - Pure Cakes by Mila ...

Fantastic Calli!!

Fancy Favours & Edible Art (Sawsen) ...

Just gooorrrgeous calli! Makes me long to visit SA <3<3<3

Calli Creations ...

Angel cacao butter I purchased online. Can get at most suppliers so best to google it. I found mine through Amazon. I melt it and add edible colours and then paint with it . Stamens you can get through any cake suppliers, they come in all shapes, sizes and colours, depending on what flowers you are making.
Many thanks for all your kind comments.
Sawsen, oh you must go… We are going out to a wedding inDecember:)

Art Cakes Prague ...

I remember this cake to the exhibition in Farnham. Excellent work!!
http://img.cakesdecor.com/f_auto/DSC_0566_qnnxd4.jpg!

Clara ...

Gorgeous, Calli!!! Gold really deserved :)

Ellen Redmond@Splendor Cakes ...

I saw this last year and it took my breath away. Beautiful artistry!!!

Taartjes van An (Anneke) ...

Oh wow so stunning beautiful!

saima hebel ...

Calli this creation is one of my favorite.. bottom tier is just amazing..I wish to have a class with u one day for this lion painting.amazing

Toni (White Crafty Cakes) ...

Oh Calli, this is magnificent! You have such an amazing talent! Congratulations on your gold!!

Nikki's Cakes ...

Truly inspirational and beautiful x

Ioannis - tourta.apo.spiti ...

Amazing!! Congratulations!!!

Cakes by Sian ...

Oh my goodness. Absolutely breathtaking! I’ve never seen such fantastic painting on a cake!

Cake-D-Licious ...

Wow, Super fantadtic, love the colours and its individuality, great work x

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