Hula dance tells us the story of nature althrough the movements of the body and hands. This is the language of ancient and wise people, a direct way of communication between their bodies and natural elements: wind, water, fire and earth.
It conveys love for nature and for creation. Gowns of leaves, flower garlands, crowns and bracelets are the typical costumes of this dance.
With this cake I wanted to recreate a peaceful atmosphere in which the woman is in full harmony with nature. From the shell (also used as a musical instrument) emanates the water: source of life from which the waterfall is created. All the sounds of nature: the leaves moved by the wind, the crash of the waterfall are all in one with the dancer.
I used different materials and techniques: royal icing to create realistic effects of water and royal icing pressure piping to estimate the effect of waterfall; painted wafer paper to make a more natural effect of Hula skirt; gumpaste to make sugar flowers; modeling paste and edible painting to create lifelike seashell and realistic hand painting with edible colors for Hula dancer and background.