The beauty in chaos - The Indian Street cake

The beauty in chaos - The Indian Street cake
The beauty in chaos - The Indian Street cake
The beauty in chaos - The Indian Street cake
The beauty in chaos - The Indian Street cake
The beauty in chaos - The Indian Street cake

“It was as if all my life I had been seeing the world in black and white and, when brought face-to-face with India, experienced everything re-rendered in brilliant technicolor.”
― Keith Bellows, Editor of National Geographic

This is India – colorful, chaotic and a myriad of emotions.
For this year’s Cake International, I decided to design a cake displaying a usual morning in a small North Indian village in India. As much as it may be small or under-developed, the roads are always busy and full of life. The people are out, going through their routines to earn enough to live. Children bustling about innocently with absolutely nothing to worry and always a smile on their faces.
The India that continues to live positively, putting aside all their troubles to ensure happiness for their family.

- A snake charmer with his cobra
- A chaiwallah with his meter chai, where the chai wallah blends the chai by pouring it back and forth between pots or glasses two arm lengths apart.
- A vegetable seller lady with some vegetables for sale
- An Indian cow
- A little mischievous boy eating an ice cream and trying to scare his sister, who’s mesmerized by the snake charmers’ tricks, by lighting some firecrackers at her feet
With the backdrop of a street with some typical shops like a general store that sells everyday items and also doubles up as a public phone booth, a tailor shop, a chemist and a few other stores with a temple in the horizon.

(Gold winning cake in the International category of Cake international London 2016.)

Sahar Latheef, Dubai UAE, www.facebook.com/whenindoubteatacupcake

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