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"BEAUTY WILL BE EDIBLE OR IT WILL NO LONGER BE" ( Tribute to Salvador Dalí)

“BEAUTY WILL BE EDIBLE OR IT WILL NO LONGER BE”

In this manner we have decided to name this piece, a tribute to the work of the surrealist painter Salvador Dalí. The phrase was written by the artist into an article at the French magazine “Minotaure”. That article was about the modernist architecture, but if we apply that phrase to the world of cake designing, it takes on a literal sense!

The overall aesthetic of the cake was inspired by the facade of the house-museum of Dalí, located in Figueres, his birthplace. The building is decorated with golden female figures, giant eggs and breads (The foods always been very present in all his work)

The main element of our piece is a hand painted illustration made with edible colorings on a fondant sheet. In this illustration we have represented Dalí as a crazy baker, adapting two major icons of his work, such as the melting clocks (which have been changed per cookies) and the leggy elephants (which here are carrying cupcakes)

The piece is crowned by a figure in fondant that performs his famous “Soft Self-Portrait with Fried Bacon” painted by airbrush with edible colorings. The pedestal of this figure is “levitating” in reference to the time when Dalí was painting all the elements of his pictures floating, without anything touch anything.

Hope you like the cake, we have enjoyed very much making it, because Dali’s work is really exciting!

LA BELLEZA SERÁ COMESTIBLE O NO SERÁ

Así hemos decidido llamar este trabajo, homenaje a la obra del pintor surrealista Salvador Dalí. La frase fué escrita por el artista para un artículo publicado en la revista francesa “Minotaure”. Aquel artículo trataba sobre la arquitectura modernista, pero si aplicamos esa frase al mundo del cake designing, adquiere un sentido literal!!

La estética general de la tarta está inspirada en la fachada de la casa-museo de Dalí, situada en Figueres, su lugar de nacimiento. El edificio está decorado con figuras femeninas doradas, huevos gigantes y panes (Los alimentos siempre estuvieron muy presentes en toda su obra)

El elemento principal es una ilustración pintada a mano con colorantes alimentarios sobre una placa de fondant. En esta ilustración hemos representado a Dalí como un repostero loco, adaptando dos iconos fundamentales de su obra como son los relojes blandos (que aquí hemos cambiado por galletas) y los elefantes zancudos (que ahora transportan cupcakes)

La pieza está coronada por una figura en fondant que versiona su famoso cuadro “autorretrato blando con bacon frito” pintada con aerógrafo y colorantes alimentarios. El pedestal de esta figura está “levitando” en referencia a la época en que Dalí pintaba todos los elementos de sus cuadros flotando, sin que nada tocara nada.

Esperemos que os guste, nosostros hemos disfrutado muchísimo haciéndola porque la obra de Dalí es realmente apasionante!

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Bethann Dubey

This is so fabulous!! love the design <33

ChristopherJames

Brilliant! 👍🏻😀

Katarzynka

Awesome!

Lori Mahoney (Lori's Custom Cakes)

WHOA!!! That is AWESOME!!

DeniseRayArtworks

Wow this piece is amazing!!! So wonderful! Great job!

Sweet Dreams by Heba

amazing

Calli Creations

Art!!! I love it!!

MsGF

Wow! Incredible!

June ("Clarky's Cakes")

Wonderful creation!!

Artym

What a fantastic job you have done!!! Sois la leche!! Me encanta lo que habeis hecho!!!! artistas como la copa de un pino1!!!!

Goreti

Wow!

I*LOVE*GOD

A beautiful masterpiece!

Combe Cakes

Absolutely fantastic work.

Elli Warren

Fabulous!!! Looks amazing!! :-) x

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"BEAUTY WILL BE EDIBLE OR IT WILL NO LONGER BE" ( Tribute to Salvador Dalí)