African Wedding Cake
This was my first ever cake entry into CAKES INTERNATIONAL LONDON. 2013. … I was over the moon to be awarded a SILVER Award for this cake.
The entire creation I did in 9 days with the design work done in 6.
True to my roots of my life in Africa, I was inspired to use aspects of my life out there. I used dummy cakes which I royal iced then decorated with mixed mediums of cocoa butter and edible paints and pastillage.
This cake was damaged in transport at the top, the spears broke into pieces as did elephant tusks (which I managed to repair) the masks fell off too and lost some of the hair I had royal iced.
The Judges were so complimentary which made me so happy and relieved. I was told if I had put cake boards under the dummies it would have been a gold, but quite honestly I was SO jolly happy about my SILVER Award as was not expecting it at all.
Zebra print and bushman painting effect is hand painted. Base cake is also hand painted.
Huge thanks to Jay Rolfe of Just Jen Desserts for some of these fab photos. Much appreciated …
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Art washes away from the soul, the dust of everyday life ... Pablo Picasso