The devastation of losing a baby either through miscarriage, stillbirth or when a baby only lives for hours or days – I just can’t imagine. But friends of mine had several miscarriages. They finally managed to have twins but tragically they died at only 3 days old. They did eventually have 2 children but the losses of those other babies will never be forgotten. My piece is for them. It is based on the Willow Tree figurines which I love because they are simple but portray so much emotion.
Too Beautiful For Earth is a collaboration of 26 cake artists from all over the world, who have come together to honour and remember babies born sleeping or who died in the early stages of life and those lost to miscarriage.
Our group have all either experienced personal losses or are connected to the cause through someone they are close to. The love, respect and empathy shared amongst us has been very real.
To see all of the amazing and emotional pieces created for our collaboration please take a look at our Facebook page https://m.facebook.com/Too-Beautiful-for-Earth-10677649933…/.
The uk statistics show that 15 babies are stillborn everyday in the uk and 1 in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage. Sands (Stillbirth And Neonatal Death charity) supports research to help answer the questions that surround stillbirth and neonatal death as well as providing vital support to those families affected by the loss of a baby and continued training of health care professionals in bereavement care.
If you or someone you love has been touched by miscarriage or baby loss please consider making a donation to support the important work of SANDS.
My piece was inspired by the Willow Tree range of ornaments and in articulate the one called Forget-me-not. I love these figures. They are simple but convey so much emotion and that’s what I wanted to come across in my piece
Supplies: saracino modelling paste