Ocean Sunset Cake made for Half Baked blog (the recent Beach series).
I needed to create a cake that was inspired by the beach. I spend most of my summers at the beach, and in particular at my family’s home which has panoramic coastal views. One of the favourite things that I love about spending my summers there, is watching the sunset over the horizon from our balcony. So when I was asked to make a “beach” themed cake, my first thought was sunsets and all their glorious colours. Many different ideas came and went as I thought of designs, however a beautiful artwork/sculpture by Jennifer Falck Linssen was my main inspiration. As soon as I saw her beautiful wave like structures (made from paper), these became my focal point for the cake.
I wanted the wave topper to be the WOW of the cake, so I decided to keep the rest of the lines clean and structured – where the beauty would be in the simplicity. Embossed wave patterns circled the cake and each wave was finished in a different sunset lustre colour. I wanted to start with the beautiful reds/pinks/corals of the sunset and graduate into the golds, greens and then the blues of the ocean. All the hues of the sunset led up to the fondant cut out wave that floated on the top. This is my ode to summer – how I believe it to be, full of relaxed, simple and beautiful days, rich in colours and feelings.”
The stunning photography is by Leanne Ambrogio for Sweet Style.
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