Vogue Vintage Couture

This is my competition entry for The Cake and Bake Show, which came to town this weekend. The theme was Vintage Couture for the Cakes on the Catwalk show so I chose a 1926 Vogue painted front cover as my inspiration. The cake has strings of pearls and draped/knotted pearls, a red tasseled scarf with hand painted gold details, silver roses (I made them 3D rather than the painted designs on the lady’s scarf), a sapphire bracelet (around the base of the cake) and lilac fringes to represent the flapper dress. I also tried to bring in the dark blue sky element in the half height tier.

The cake had to be real and the delivery window was tiny so I pre-stacked everything and nearly killed myself carrying it from the car to the catwalk. Three pit stops and a lot of grumbling later, and it arrived intact. Unfortunately it didn’t win anything and despite the red, I don’t think many people noticed it (it was in a weird, hidden position) but I was proud of my novel colour scheme and well thought out inspiration and reasoning. It’s nice to do something a little crazy and different sometimes :)

Hope you find it interesting, anyway! xx

Cakes by Beth, UK http://www.facebook.com/CakesbyBethUK

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Joyce Nimmo ...

stunning :)

Beth Mottershead ...

Thanks Joyce! Very nice of you to say. I don’t think many people liked it very much. I think it’s a design that grows on you..ah well, ya take a risk… ;) xx

CakesbySasi ...

I don’t know about others but I love it Beth :-), It is very different, the colour combination sort of grows on you as you look at it and it is so neatly and lovingly done too

Beth Mottershead ...

Thanks Sasi! I knew I’d be surrounded by a lot of pastel at the show so decided to take my inspiration from something brighter. Glad you like it and that it has grown on you :) xx

Ana Remígio - CUPCAKES & DREAMS Portugal ...

I agree with Sasi, It’s diferente but Beautiful!!!! Lovely job Beth!!! I like it!!! xxx

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