Venice: Around the World in 40 Cakes

Daily Top 3 - Aug 11, 2015

well I guess it’s because I’m off to Italy soon that this Venetian creation sprung to mind. I totally forgot to post it here. It’s a year old.!!! Anyway, what I will say is this was probably the hardest one to date as I started it shortly after hand surgery (trapeziectomy) … Like one week later… It’s amazing what you can do with one hand an an elbow :)
It was such a honour being part of this Cake Masters Magazine collaboration with 39 other amazing artists, for September issue 2014. https://www.cakemasters.co.uk/product/september-2014/

I loved making this so much, especially as I soon after met my old school friend Lucy in Italy one month later.

The masks is handpainted Canaletto’s Grande Canal.
The cake dummies are handpainted scenes of Venice.

This gold mask is actually a tutorial and in same Cake Masters Magazine that you can reach on the link above.

ThIs top mask I was inspired to do after seeing a decoupage one in Italy. Made from pastillage and handpainted

The grapes and leaves are sugar. And textures created with royal icing.

I am a big fan of Italy and the culture, so really loved this project and the fabulous team of artists I worked with.

A big thanks to Cake Masters Magazine for the opportunity. 😄

Supplies: pastillage royal icing dummies direct cake lace platinum paste cocoa butter windsor cakes dragees

Tools: paint brushes palete knife piping bag piping nozzles scraper rolling pin ball tool cel pad cel board

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Baked4U ...

Wow Calli it’s incredible <3

Daantje ...

Oooh my this is gorgeous! Realy you are the female Rembrandt :-)

Sugar Duckie (Maria McDonald) ...

Wow…

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

OMG Calli…super fantastic piece of work! ! Faving and pinning! !

Calli Creations ...

Thanks ever so much all !!! Ahhh June you’re such a darling xxx mwah!!!
Daante, your so kind xx

Nancy T W. ...

This is the work of a real artist,just mind-blowing !xo

Bobbie-Anne Wright (For Heaven's Cake) ...

You my friend absolutely astound me with your capabilities. Truly breathtaking xx

BISCÜIT Mexico ...

what an amazing piece of art!!! Ü

CakeLuv ...

Holy Batman! This is stupendous!

Artym ...

Wonderful work! such technique in each and every detail!!!!!

Bella Cakes ...

Stunning work of art, I absolutely love it, this brings back memories, as I lived in Italy for many years x

Paul Delaney of Delaneys cakes ...

Wow wow !

Elli Warren ...

Absolutely incredible and beautiful!!! Just fantastic!!! :-) xx

CuriAUSSIEty Cakes ...

This piece is just an absolute work of art and sheer genius!

Butterfly Cakes and Bakes ...

Holy moly! That is fabulous. That painting……..wow!!

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