My latest cake made for Couture Cakes International Collaboration.
Cake inspired in the Romanian folklore blouse called “ie”.
Besides the typical cut and wide sleeves, the Romanian blouse is embellished with embroidery in natural colors, harmoniously combined. Over time, it has been worn by peasants, artists and royalty alike. The Romanian blouse is made of white cotton cloth, flax or silk. It is adorned with Romanian embroidery motifs, especially at the sleeves, chest, and neck. The interesting thing is that every region of Romania has a unique style of ia. The most used pattern for the Romanian blouse is the one with the embroidery made on the shoulders, named camasa cu altita (shirt with al tita). In Romanian clothing, you can also find camasa incarcata (laden shirt) and camasa cu chiept/ciupag. The first one has decoration made of cotton, silk and even beads and the second one is distinguished by the rich embroidery on the chest made from geometrical ornaments. The patterns and symbols sewn on the white fabric have different meanings, depending on the geographic region.