ZEN Autumn Bonsai

ZEN Autumn Bonsai. I loved making this for my son’s 33rd birthday who is a keen follower of Zen. He told me that Autumn is a very important time in the Zen Calendar. The Bonsai leaves and the acer leaves on the board are cold porcelain (leaves are hand-cut with fine scissors – no molds or cutters used). I used a sprig of acer from my garden which I used as a guide and I made up the bonsai tree shape and design as I went along! The Bonsai pot and ‘stones’ and miniature decorations to accompany it are made with sugar paste. 8" Chocolate flour free cake. This is my first attempt at painting an image onto a cake which was nice and simple, in keeping with the theme. Thanks to the encouragement from Mon Cottage Cupcakes last year to believe in myself she so kindly sent an encouraging email and pdf guide of how to paint onto a cake, I have finally plucked up the courage to have a go! I have added my ‘painting practice’ of the bamboo leaves which I did on an old cake board kept for the purpose of practicing!

(you will be relieved to know that the photo of the tree taken on the ground was AFTER the cake was cut haha!).

'It Always Seems Impossible Until It is Done' Nelson Mandela http://www.facebook.com/CakesByFifi

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SugarMagicCakes (Christine) ...

It is beautiful! Very autumnal :)

John Flannery ...

Very cool, nice job

miettes ...

Truly, Zen! Lovely!

Goreti ...

Wow, what a great job! It is beautiful

Fifi's Cakes ...

Many many thanks for such kind words Sugarmagic Cakes, John Flannery, Miettes and Goreti!! xxx

jchuck ...

Lovely. :o)

Kaye ...

AMAZING So beautiful :0) xxx

Fifi's Cakes ...

Thank you so much Jchuck and Kaye!! Very much appreciated xx

Ashwini Sarabhai ...

how unique! the tree is incredible

Fifi's Cakes ...

What a lovely thing to say TheDreamCakes!! thank you so much! xx

Ana Remígio - CUPCAKES & DREAMS Portugal ...

LOVE IT Fiona!!! I love Bonsai!!! You did an amazing job!!! xxx

Fifi's Cakes ...

Bless you Ana. You are so amazingly supportive!! Thank you so much for such lovely words about this cake which is very close to my heart xx

Happyhills Cakes ...

this is lovely

Beata Khoo ...

Beautiful ;)

Pauline Soo - Pauline Bakes The Cake! ...

This is beautiful! Love your hand painting… Yes! You can paint! This is so Zen that I feel so at peace looking at this cake! :) xoxoxo

P/S: What does the Japanese characters mean, please?

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