AMy client has asked that I design a cake after one of his wife's paintings. I'll upload the painting to my photos. The best I can describe it is a mauve background with a navy blue "octopus". It's a navy blue sphere shape with cut tentacles floating over a puddle. Also they'd like "30" somewhere. It's her 30th bday. They want it buttercream frosted so I was planning a blackberry buttercream to represent the mauve color. But as far as the "octopus" I'm at a bit of a loss as to how I can incorporate it. Right now I'm thinking of building it with Rice Krispies then covering with fondant ( any tips on covering a sphere smoothly?) placing a dowel in it and wrapping the dowel to look like a tentacle. Then sticking it above the cake so it almost looks like it's floating. I'm a bit of a beginner. Do you think that sounds easy enough? I'm open to all suggestions or tips. Thanks. [IMG ALT=""]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3269764/width/350/height/700[/IMG]
my thought is that if this is a painting why go majorly 3-d? maybe just do it as a painting -- you can still do some bas relief where part of it is raised a bit -- i think i have a picture of a take off on a monet i did so you can see what i mean --
for the '30' -- using a little poetic license-- i think i'd fashion a '3' out of the curlique leg and morph the '0' out of the middle circular reflection in the puddle underneath the object -- or maybe just use items in the puddle to do the "30"
see if i can find that picture of mine...
it looks like a picture frame surrounding a canvas
her hat, hair, face hands skirt, the baby & book are
mild 'bas relief'
i would also have asked the client if it was ok to modify/use the design like this