South African Wedding Cake

South African Wedding Cake

It’s Squires Exhibtion this weekend.
This was my entry from last year, March 2014. It was the first time I’ve exhibited at Squires and entered the “hand painted two tier wedding cake” category. I was over the moon to recieve a GOLD. award for it.
These are royal iced dummies that I hand painted with cocoa butter. The theme is South Africa and depicted aspects of it so couple of lions, leopards, lilac breasted roller birds on lower tier, and then textile background with hand painted silloutte on second tier. The king protea is the national flower of South Africa and made this entirely from sugar with bought stamens. The board is hand painted too.
This was indeed a creation that came straight from my African Heart… It was a nostalgic journey for me :)

There is a tutorial now on the protea which you can find in my shop (blue “shop” icon on left of page ) on my page

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That is really beautiful. So much detail!
You said you painted it with cocoa butter? What is cocoa butter?
Where do you buy stamens?

Heaven in paper cups!

Outstanding, Calli !! No surprise for Gold, your painting is incredible and that flower is wonderful !! xx

Lou, S.Yorks UK

Fantastic Calli!!

Learn from the past! Get yourself a blank canvas and paint your own life. Be your own artist! Mila,

Just gooorrrgeous calli! Makes me long to visit SA <3<3<3

Angel cacao butter I purchased online. Can get at most suppliers so best to google it. I found mine through Amazon. I melt it and add edible colours and then paint with it . Stamens you can get through any cake suppliers, they come in all shapes, sizes and colours, depending on what flowers you are making.
Many thanks for all your kind comments.
Sawsen, oh you must go… We are going out to a wedding inDecember:)

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I remember this cake to the exhibition in Farnham. Excellent work!!!

Art Cakes Prague

Gorgeous, Calli!!! Gold really deserved :)


I saw this last year and it took my breath away. Beautiful artistry!!!

Ellen, Ireland,

Oh wow so stunning beautiful!

All my cakes are made to make you and me smile!

Calli this creation is one of my favorite.. bottom tier is just amazing..I wish to have a class with u one day for this lion painting.amazing