This is my contribution to the Sugar Art for Autism 2017 collaboration where artists from around the world came together to honor those on the Spectrum with our sugar creations.
I was inspired by the amazing work of the award winning eco-impressionist Grant Manier. His Angel Heart piece (in the detail photos) was created from over 3,000 pieces of recycled wall paper and jewelry.
I created my piece with a more 3d version of the heart made with a combination of gum paste and torn pieces of layered colored wafer paper. The puzzle piece is hand cut gum paste using the same method of layered wafer paper. The top and bottom tiers are highlighted with gold leaf and a gum paste garden rose.
Photos by Mike Conway Photography
This cake is dedicated with love to the memory of Marissa Isabel Garcia.
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