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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