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This is my contribution to the Elegant Indian Fashion Collaboration part2 inspired by one of the gorgeous lehengas from the Gaurav Gupta India Couture 2016 collection. His signature exaggerated ruffles are represented by large folded fondant pieces covered with silver luster with hand painted gold gel paints. The mint drapes were made using poured Flexique. Over one hundred strands of pearls were made from gum paste and then strung from a ribbon created from wafer paper treated with Flexique. The cake is finished with delicate Phalaenopsis orchids with deep magenta centers. Photos by Mike Conway Photography
Ruffles, Lace And Jewels
My wedding cake submission for the Utah State Fair took 1st Place. My design was inspired by my mother's nostalgic pearl purse. I sculpted the heart topper out of Rice Krispie Treats & then covered it with various sizes of pearls & non-pareils. After ruffling the top & bottom tiers, I hand painted their gilded edges. I made 2 sizes of 6 petal gumpaste flowers & embossed them with my dresden tool. I molded brooches for the flower centers & hand painted them with gold & luster dust. I molded dragees using my pearl mold & painted them gold. I also made Isomalt crystals using my pearl mold. I created a 3-dimensional lace in the double barrel middle tier. I molded pieces of lace using various flower lace molds. I added the gold dragees, tiny pearls & the isomalt crystals as well as the 3 sizes of gumpaste flowers. I overpipped some of the flowers using a special technique that I learned from Kathleen Lange. I double crimped the fondant covered baseboard to create a decorative border & then hand painted it gold as well. The entire cake was dusted with super gold luster dust.
Birch Bark Wedding Cake
Birch Bark Wedding Cake This four tier birch bark wedding cake was created with modeling chocolate on the sidewalls. I chose modeling chocolate and luster dusts because I wanted to create a more realistic bark. I covered the walls of the cake in white modeling chocolate, cut the top off level with the cake and dusted it with the customer's wedding color, Tiffany Blue. To create a sheen to the modeling chocolate bark I dusted the entire tier in a pearl luster dust. Then I used a the wide tipped Dresden fondant tool, to create the straight lines, and an Exacto knife to create the peeled bark effect. Once I sculpted the chocolate I used an oil based food coloring to paint in the dark lines. Once the cakes were stacked it was a matter of adding the sugar flowers. I made somewhere around 175 sugar flowers for this cake. I knew that I wouldn't use all of them but I wanted to make sure that I could create a full arrangement. I did, however, use about 80% of them. When I started the sugar flowers I made just the Tiffany Blue sunflowers. I had to contact the customer because I felt that they didn't look like sunflowers and was worried that it wouldn't be to the brides liking. She sent me an image of her wedding bouquet which had yellow and white sunflowers. So, we discussed it and decided to go with white, Tiffany Blue and yellow sunflowers. I also added sugar Stephanotis, roses and baby's breath. When I started adding the sunflowers sugar leaves it really brought the flowers out. It took me 7 eight hour days just to complete the sugar work for this cake. All together it took around 75 hours to complete but the bride was stunning, the wedding was gorgeous and the cake was a beautiful hit!
Blush Pink And Rose Gold Birthday Cake
Two tier birthday cake in soft peach and blush tones with some details of rose gold luster. For the floral decorations, I made some sugar peony roses and leaves a well.
Unicorn Cake With Meringue Wings (By Veronica Arthur With Love & Confection)
My famous Unicorn Cake with Meringue Wings! This my unique version of the ever so popular Unicorn cake with meringue kisses and meringue wings! White chocolate drip painted in gold luster. Cake is 4 layers of unicorn swirl and iced in buttercream. I didn't invent the unicorn cake, I just gave it wings! Join my facebook group "With Love & Confection | Cake & Confectionery Art" for access to my FREE MERINGUE WING TUTORIAL & RECIPES!
Princess Smash Cake
5" diameter buttercream smash cake accented w/ gold decorations hand painted in gold luster dust