Black Brush Embroidered Cake - A Sweet Farewell to Downton Collaboration

Daily Top 3 - Mar 12, 2016

I am very happy to be finally be able to share with you the cake I made a few months ago for the ‘A Sweet Farewell to Downton’ Collaboration.

For the design of this cake I was inspired by a detail on the dress worn by Lady Mary’s American maternal grandmother, Martha Levinson (played by Shirley MacLaine), in Downton Abbey Season 3. I chose this 1920’s style black dress as my inspiration because when I saw the lovely design on the bodice of the dress I immediately thought of brush embroidery, which is one of my favourite cake decorating techniques. A detail of this design has been brush embroidered on this two tier black cake and embellished with the addition of edible silver pearls. I added the flower to the top tier of the cake as an added feminine touch. I chose an all black background not only because the dress which inspired me is black but also to give the cake a more dramatic and striking effect.

You can see my work and the work of all the other amazing cake artists who participated in this collaboration at https://www.facebook.com/DowntonAbbeySweetTribute/

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Photography – Joseph Debattista

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Jacqueline ...

gorgeous

Toni (White Crafty Cakes) ...

Oh Marlene, it is so gorgeous and elegant!

Enrique ...

One of my favourites! Simply stunning!x

Petra ...

Beautiful!

Baked4U ...

Absalutly stunning! Xx

Inspired by Cake - Vanessa ...

Stunning!! x

The Cookie Lab - Bolachas Decoradas Artesanais ...

So beautiful Marlene

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Simply stunning. xx

The Chain Lane Cake Co. ...

Stunning design! I love it x

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Very stunning and beautiful Marlene, love the detail x

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This is such a beautiful cake Marlene x

Todor Todorov ...

So nice!

miettes ...

Oh wow – gorgeous <3

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

Beautiful…Beautiful cake Marlene…

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Super gorgeous!

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