I've been asked to do a cake for an art teacher that is going to retire after this year. Since he was also my art teacher way back throughout my elementary, middle, and high school days, I want to make a cake that will show to him that I appreciated his teachings and also a part of "Look what I can do as Art!"
I don't want to do a palette or easel, it seems they've been overdone.
Any ideas to help me out? I've researched the web, but there isn't much to see out there.
I just want to make something that will make him and the class go WOW!
I know it's kind of specific, but this is probably the most beautiful cake I have ever seen. This is my favorite painting!
And this one is just GORGEOUS. It's so very artsy!
Some ideas: several layers with each layer representing a famous painting(Starry Night) or artist's style (splatters for Jackson Pollock)
Little gold fondant frames around works of art
Layers representing different media (crayons, painting, ceramics, scissors/glue)
Layers representing child's artistic development (bottom layer could look like fingerpaint or crayon scribbles)
Can you tell I'm married to an art teacher?
Good ideas so far. If you wanted to take it one step further, you could focus on his favorite artist or favorite medium, too.
You could recreate a piece of his work.
You could hand paint directly onto the cake in a style he likes or of a theme he likes (maybe another hobby or his pet, favorite landmark/place, etc.), or your own original work.
When I read this my first thoughts were a Starry Night cake and The Scream. There is a version of Starry night that is painted on fondant if you want to use that instead of buttercream like the one shown in an above link. I also like the Jackson Pollock idea a previous poster mentioned. If you like the idea of the Starry Night cake, there are a bunch here on CC and you can do a search and get lots of ideas. Can't wait to see what you end up doing! Good luck and have fun!
Thank you all for your help and ideas!
I really wanted to do something as extravagant as the Starry Night cake but didn't get to.
Yet the cake I made was good enough to please
Hope that you like it!
No its not icing piped on there. Its fondant! I watered it down a bit to a paste like consistency and dabbed it on!