Help! Need Inspiration For Painted Cake !

Decorating By gfindlay Updated 27 Jul 2013 , 11:09pm by kaylawaylalayla

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gfindlay Posted 24 Jul 2013 , 5:55pm
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AHi, I have a customer who would like a joint birthday cake 2 tier for her mum and dad, her mum loves flowers and her dad is an artist ( favourite artist is Caravaggio ) I'm thinking of doing a painted flower cake with a fondant artist on the side( either stood or sat) whilst painting the actual cake. Anyone have any ideas or how I could incorporate the Caravaggio theme( its quite dark) . She'd also like "50" on the cake somewhere(!) Thanks Gemma

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celiazumbach Posted 27 Jul 2013 , 9:50pm
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AGoogle.....davidcakes.co.uk....he does a lot of cake painting....he is Awesome.

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kaylawaylalayla Posted 27 Jul 2013 , 10:43pm
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AWow what a theme! And a challenge. Maybe paint like his stilllife of flowers and fruit http://blogbloom.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/caravaggio-flowers-and-fruits.jpg Like that. Maybe even on black or very dark fondant so you don't have to use as much paint. With also some scuplted fondandt and gumpaste fruit and flowers. Idk

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shanter Posted 27 Jul 2013 , 10:52pm
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In my head I'm picturing one side of the cake (or one tier) being pastel or at least less-than-saturated colors for painted flowers, maybe a few pieces of fruit (pear, apple, green grapes).

 

Caravaggio painted lots of people, but not exclusively. Look at the pictures with tables showing lots of fruit. https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1056&bih=653&q=painted+cake&oq=painted+cake&gs_l=img.3..0l5j0i5l5.2793.5905.0.6060.12.11.0.1.1.0.113.1085.7j4.11.0....0...1ac.1.22.img..0.12.1088.SwIPMqwYClc#hl=en&site=imghp&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=caravaggio&oq=caravaggio&gs_l=img.3..0l10.92976.92976.5.93342.1.1.0.0.0.0.121.121.0j1.1.0....0...1c.1.22.img..0.1.121.OaHRroGZh3I&bav=on.2,or.r_qf.&bvm=bv.49784469,d.cGE&fp=b21269a2c01226b6&biw=1056&bih=653&imgdii=_

 

You could do the other side of the cake (or the other tier) in the darker colors (dark green, orange, saturated red, purple) for flowers and fruit.

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shanter Posted 27 Jul 2013 , 10:55pm
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kaylawaylalayla:

 

Great minds think alike!

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kaylawaylalayla Posted 27 Jul 2013 , 11:09pm
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ALol I'm flattered

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