Sketch to Cake: Nade Jankovska’s Origami Koi Fish Inspired Wedding Cake

Nade Jankovska

of N Sugar Art in Mori, Trentino, Italy created a romantic koi fish inspired wedding cake for the Origami issue of Cake Central Magazine Volume 8 Issue 2 . Nade’s fanciful, koi fish origami wedding cake was inspired the ancient Japanese art of origami.

I have been attracted from koi fish. In Japanese culture, the koi is highly respected and very symbolic fish that is closely tied to the country's national identity. I decided to design my cake based on Japanese origami art.

I  spend a lot of time to examining the photo and find the individual elements that would be available. I decided to combine pleats texture inspired by three-dimensional geometry and fluid movement of origami and white water lily flowers. I loved the idea of the Japanese fan on the top of the cake and the romantic and elegant bride by the cake.

After creating my design sketch, I began to execute my design. My first step was to cover the cake dummies white pleats and hand painting the second tier of the cake.

I tried to follow my sketch as closely as I possibly could. My sketch is my guide and I like to have a plan for my work.

There were complications making the cake, starting from the design. But once I started putting everything together and incorporating all the wedding elements, the cake turned out to be one of my favorites.

I have loved every minute of creating this pretty wedding origami cake. I have loved every minute of creating this pretty wedding origami cake. I would like to thank Cake Central Magazine for giving me this opportunity. I am honored to be a part of this issue.

Cake Central Magazine
Vol. 8 Iss. 2

The Origami Cake Issue.

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