Jules Verne’s Ephemeral Museum - 20'000 Leagues Under the Sea
hELLO! I am presenting to you today my contribution to this wonderful project: 20000 leagues under the sea.
On April 20th, 14 Cake Artists presented at Sugar/Expogato Cake Design fair in Paris a collaboration they – almost – kept secret for months: “Jules Verne’s Ephemeral Museum”
I started from the idea that Jules verne was novelists, and wrote books, hence the basis of my play. I chose to treat the theme by accentuating the Steampunk side of this universe.
I cut my books in polystyrene, then I covered them with sugar paste, then I worked them / modeled / aged to make them as realistic as possible. The octopus and the nautilus are carved in RKT, then covered with chocolate paste / sugar paste. Captain Nemo is modeled in sugar paste. I also printed a small part of the story on sugar leaf, I integrated it at best on the open book, so that the text is confused with the waves and movements of the water (everything is done in sugarpaste. )
The team includes the finest Cake Artists from France and Switzerland:
3 Cake Masters Magazine TOP 10 ARTISTS FRANCE 2018;
1 ARTIST OF THE MONTH APRIL 2018 Global Sugar Artists Network;
4 Cake Masters Magazine TOP 10 ARTISTS FRANCE 2017;
2 New York TOP 10 ARTISTS INTERNATIONAL 2017;
3 Cake Design CEZ’ARTS 2017;
3 Judges in National Cake Design Competitions;
1 DISCIPLE ESCOFFIER;
1 Cake Design and Modelling book author;
Countless Awards in France, Spain, the UK and USA.
Each Cake Artist had to choose a novel in Jules Verne’s Bibliography and make an original and personal sugarcraft to represent it. Very important : only one artist per novel as the aim was not only at recreating Jules Verne’s most well-known books such as “Journey to the Center of the Earth”, “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea” or “Around the World in Eighty Days” but also at (re)discovering less famous literature such as “Master Zacharius”, “The Carpathian Castle” or “Adventures of the Rat Family".
The team coordinated everything through a private Facebook group to get the collaboration all the way to Paris and expose in the Sugar / Expogato cake design fair. The exposition received a wonderful feedback from the visitors and everybody agreed the fair’s most beautiful and intricate sugarcrafts could be found in “Jules Verne’s Ephemeral Museum”.