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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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Karen Dodenbier ...

This is amazing! Congratulations on your silver prize! If it was up to me you would have had Gold!

Antonella ...

wow!!!

Michal Bulla ...

Wow, congrats Calli!

Pauline Soo - Pauline Bakes The Cake! ...

Stunningly beautiful! Love everything about it especially the awesome sugar figures and your amazing hand paintings! Congratulations on silver! :) xxx

CakesbySasi ...

Fabulous Stunning cake Calli. Brings back loads of happy memories of Africa. Congratulations on the Silver ( this time I got it right even though I wanted to write Gold :-))

Unusual cakes for you ...

Congratulations Calli. I honestly don’t know what impacts me more with you, your amazing caking ability, you incredible painting skills, or you incredible vision. You really are a true artist. So very very talented and so admired and respected by so many of us for your amazing talent and your kindness <3

Anayanssi Diaz ...

Breathtaking!!!! So beautiful!!! :D

Ciccio ...

This cake is truely beyond amazing, I love the esquistie little details only you could bring Calli, congrats on winning silver for this cake, you are one talented Lady <3

The Cake Tin ...

Calli, this cake is stunning! There are so many aspects to this cake and each time I see it i notice something else I hadn’t seen before. Congratulations on your silver and such a fantastic achievement. xx

Karla (Sweet K) ...

No words to describe this cake…you are just AMAZING!!!
Congrats Calli!

Callicious Cakes ...

Thank you all so very much for your amazing comments!! I can’t tell you want that means to me :) … humbled!! xxx

Sugarpixy ...

Amazing cake!! Truly a piece of art!

La Belle Aurore ...

Beautiful cake!

Natasha Shomali ...

this was amazing when I saw it in the flesh at the show, loved it all especially the exquisite modelling work, well done x

Paul Delaney of Delaneys cakes ...

Wow !! congratulations on silver ,I love the painting and ornaments.

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