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
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