"un Ballo In Maschera" Cake

"un Ballo In Maschera" Cake on Cake Central

Opera inspiration for cake decorating

Giuseppe Verdi's "Un ballo in maschera", an opera in three acts on a text by Antonio Somma, draws on a French libretto by Eugene Scribe for Daniel Auber’s “Gustace III ou Le bal masque”. The basic outline of plot is built around an historic event, the murder of Swedish King Gustav III in 1792 during a masked ball at Stockholm’s opera. The decoration of the cake was inspired by a masked ball and includes elements and textures, such as a totally handmade mask, which was made out of gumpaste, and of course some sugar flowers and feathers, which were also made out of gumpaste. For the decoration of the top and middle tiers, we’ve used pearl white and gold lustre effect technique.

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