2014 Sugar Skulls Collaboration - La Calavera Catrina

2014 Sugar Skulls Collaboration - La Calavera Catrina
2014 Sugar Skulls Collaboration - La Calavera Catrina

I was very honoured to be part of the 2014 Sugar Skulls Collaboration.

I drew my inspiration from the elegant La Calavera Catrina and the beautiful Day of the Dead alters.

The skull is crafted from white chocolate. It is adorned with gum paste Baby’s Breath flowers on parts of the skull to symbolise purity and innocence.

On the alter the gum paste flowers included are:
• Marigolds symbolising death
• Gladiolus symbolising remembrance and faithfulness
• Various shades of deep red cockscomb symbolising the blood of Christ

Her elegant hat is made from sugar lace to create an ethereal effect. The Papel Picado is made from hand painted wafer paper.

xo
Mel

Enchanting Merchant Co

Comments

Oh wow!!!! This is so beautiful!!! Love it!!!:)

Jackie, Singapore

Stunning!!!! This scull is amazing and the flowers on the cake are simply stunning!!!

Marlene - CakeHeaven

I absolutely LOVE this piece, and that hat is F A B! pinned with the other skulls…
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/490610953131333179/
xx

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

O, Melanie, you know I love this, right? This gorgeous lace hat is such a brilliant idea! Love!!!

Gulnaz Mitchell, New Zealand, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Heavenlycakes4you-by-Gulnaz-Mitchell/113619242162187