The Western Dessert
This Cake was made for the Australia’s sweetest morning hosted by Blissfully Sweet, The Cupcake Lady, Pretty & Print and darling Details. Photography by Tina of Tina Shawall Photography. Printables by Pretty and Print,
Amy had a clear vision to incorporate the stunning native landscape of Western Australia, to add a little indigenous heritage and to highlight the warmth of this beautiful state of Australia.
The location is one of the most stunning landscapes you will see, the Pinnacles dessert in the Nambung National Park.
The Pinnacles are a mysterious formation, created by thousands of huge limestone pillars rising up out of the orange and yellow sand. These pillars became the natural backdrop and table for Amy’s feast of the west. The colours of the scene became the inspiration.
The centrepiece cake is truly a thing of beauty.
Amy wanted her creation to be inspired by the many native elements that she has fallen in love with in Australia.
The two top of the cake were indigenous in style and depicted a Kangaroo jumping around, which is exactly what Amy saw on her first visit to the Pinnacles. The rich colour and texture of the sand was represented by many, many royal icing dots.
The bottom was completely encased in overlapping petals in all the colours that you see when standing in this amazing landscape. The green from the small bushes, the brown from the rocks, the orange from the sand and the yellow from the sun that hits the rocks and makes the Pinnacles so magical at the sunset.
Some native florals and a few thought fully chosen glass bottles and this scene was set.
Amy’s concept illustrates and celebrates that less can be so much more.
Welcome to the “Western Dessert”
Dedicated to my lovely auntie Xiomara, who left a void in our lives after succumbing to the terrible disease to which we are trying to raise awareness and funds by doing the sweetest event ever.
I love you and you are always will be in my mind.
Amy De La Rosa