I had a request for a Art Nouveau style cake.... since I really have no clue what that is, I have been searching and all im finding is images of ladies and flowers and stuf...
Has anyone done a cake with this style design and could share pics .. or does anyone have an idea on a style, design, etc that I could use to replicate this???
Its a surprise so I can really ask the person who wants it and the person ordering it didnt have a lot of insight...
you may need more info, what exactly is she wanting on it?
Or is she wanting a sleek stylish type, or monochromatic colors, or what ?
Well..you pretty much described Art Nouveau! Flowers (nature) and women. If you have time, there is a cutter from global sugar that has a great art nouveau flower:
You might also want to look at the colors for inspiration too. They are very neutral and toned down, very pretty. You can also take a trip to Barnes and Nobles. I did some research for a preliminary cake idea for my wedding and they had some great design books. HTH
wow stsapph, you are very informative on the subject. I learned so stuff. Love the idea and thanks for the link. Hmm got me thinking for a new cake design.
pat-t-cakes.com - a pink 2 tier cake
jollybebakery.com - 3 or 4 different ideas
collectability.co.cu - this has some really neat china cups & saucers that could suggest how do decorate the cake.
The above were what I found when I did a google search of 'art nouveau'.
Thanks Kyleen! - That's what you get with a BFA in theatrical design! lol It was always my favorite design style. Very natural. You can google Art Nouveau architecture and find some great inspiration as well !
I have ONE in my gallery that MIGHT be considered Art Nouveau....here is the link. If the link does not appear it is the whimsical reception cake with feathered topper.
Beautiful cake Beth, but I think it might be more Art Deco than Art Nouveau. sorry It really is gorgeous though!
Also if you have Lindy Smith's books "Celebrate with a cake" and "Cakes to inspire..." they both have art deco and art nouveau style cakes featured in them.
oh...another thought! Maybe a stained glass window look? I don't know if you like fondant, but if so, you could cover in white fondant, pipe your design in black BC and then paint on the fondant the colors of the design. Man, now I want to do an art nouveau cake! Too many ideas!
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Maybe not for this cake, but for future reference, I get an ad from Dover Books http://www.doverpublications.com/ds08/0416a/. About once a week they send samples from several books. They have pictures of a lot of things and I save the ones I like in my own idea files. I havn't used any of the art nouveau ones yet but maybe someday.....I tried to get you a sample, but the file is too large.