Pops Of Color
When Icing Images asks you to create something over the top colorful using their entire line of products this is just one result. The fantasy flowers, leaves, and borders were created using the Sweet Accents machine by Spellbinders with Luster Icing Sheets and wafer paper. The watercolor effect was created using just three primary Magic Colours then "white washing". Centers of flowers are DECOgel and are higlighted with Wedding Gold Luster from TheSugarArt.com as well as edge of flowers. The wafer paper vines are edged with Holly Green petal dust and bottom tier is dry dusted with a mixture of lusters and elite powders. mitchiesmunchies.com
Love Knows No Boundaries
An updated version of my original design from 2013. This mini tier features a "washed" rainbow of colors with cascading wafer paper roses and butterflies to match. The heart is delicate wafer with an inscription printed with edible ink. mitchiesmunchies.com
This four tier stunner was created for Renshaw Americas to display at their International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE) booth This is a gorgeous "take" on the geology inspired cake trend. The branches are made from gumpaste and are hand-painted with several shades of edible colors. The rocks are shined to give the impression of stones that have been "tumbled" and the rocks scaling the top tier mimic a river rock bed. Chunky fantasy flowers are thick petaled to mimic flowers you may find close to water sources like ponds. We think this gal would be a great design for someone who enjoys nature, but likes to dress up occasionally. #GeologyRocks
Many Faces Of Renshaw Usa Project
Our friends at www.facebook.com/RenshawUSA invited several cake artists and decorators to use their fondant and gumpaste products creatively. With artistic freedom as the "theme", this was an amazing opportunity to showcase our talents with such a quality product. I live in the desert, it's hot like lava here. Renshaw fondant is super forgiving and patient. I really enjoyed the work time! And the aroma...I craved buttery pancakes and caramel. The taste is sensational, and compliments every cake combo I bake/create. Some of you may recall my love for creepy babies and have seen me create some of my own in edible form. I wanted to make a whole gaggle! And this year I was given permission to apply some inspiration from artists I admire into my own work. Many thanks to Alex Solis of Threadless and Pit Hammann! I am totally addicted to your little terrors!! And you are wayyy cool for allowing me an opp to bring them to life through edible medium. Friends please be sure to LIKE and thanks for your amazing encouragement and support for all that is art. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pit-Hammann/171963372862495 https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=174847609232634
Leviosa Magical Ball
I had the pleasure of creating a showpiece for Leviosa's First Magical Ball! The owners and production team were a dream to work with and allowed me complete artistic freedom to create. There is so much to look at on this just 1 inch shy of three feet gorgeousness! Everything except the map & topper are hand-painted, no airbrushing! Please look through the album for more details. The cake was so great it apparated for a while. When it returned it was a bit splinched and its wand was gone. But a weekend at St. Mitchie's for Maladies and Injuries did the trick! And thank you to my sponsors for their amazing products! Magic Colours Icing Images Dream Fondant Simi Cakes & Confections * Topper is a logo created by http://geijvontaen.deviantart.com/art/Hogwarts-Crest-373131825 I printed it onto an icing sheet and encased in Simi Cakes & Confections clear isomalt tiles. * Dumbledore's Pensieve is my favorite part. The floating "memory" is wafer paper. The bowl is solid chocolate sponged with gel colors by Magic Colours. I illuminated the interior with a food safe light. The wand was created with Dream Fondant. * The book tier is my favorite too! I used my Sugar Shapers by Innovative Sugarworks to randomly create different styles of books then color washed them with various gel colors by Magic Colours The " Leviosa " is hand-painted. I only had one shot to mimic their logo! The quotes are hand-painted with Wedding Gold by TheSugarArt.com * Hand-painting done by memory, so it's not concise but from my imagination instead. The sunset landscape is all done by hand too, the brush strokes really give it movement. The "black lake" was created with blue, black, and clear #DECOgel by Icing Images The 3D mountainscape is Dream Fondant.
Inspired By Chanel - Fashion Week Challenge 2015
So here she is! My first feature inside CakeCentral.com Magazine. This three tier cake is rockin some delicious edible mediums too. Her flowers are "stained" wafer and "netting" is a luster icing sheet. Her skirt is DECOgel as well as the centers of the flowers. Her fondant is hand-painted. Please click through for more close-ups. She's a gem. I think the cake #woreitbest
My Steampunk experience is mostly based on sight; short and full length features, books, jewelry, and societies I can follow via social media. I've only made a few cakes that combined the aged look of Victorian scroll-work and gears and cogs working together. I love the idea of bringing old world fashion, mechanics, and lifestyle into a more modern world. I also like the notion that machinery works on steam power. That inspired me to choose appliances as my contribution for this collab. At the time my thinker is thinking I'm also channeling Rube Goldberg and my own profession. I decided to make a steam powered cake decorator! Now the challenging part of this is to keep it fantasy and not actually try to make it work (BIG chuckle). After placing your cake atop the turntable, I imagine that if you were to turn the crank water would flow to the machine and begin to heat up. If you want the turntable to turn and the piping bags to simultaneously decorate you'll also need to depress the switches. Once the steam rises into the bubbles it's dispersed through the pipes to get things moving! I think a combination of depressed switches gives you different decorating techniques too. My favorite part of my contribution are the isomalt bubbles atop the steam generator and the isomalt crank. I love how the bubbles are at different phases with steam filling into them (at least that's what my imagination tells me). And the crank is quite inviting...don't you want to give it a go? A HUGE thank you to my friend Stephen Salazar SSphoto of Stephen Salazar Photography for the amazing eye he has! Not one detail of this amazing machine has been missed! LOVE IT! We've traveled through time and space to bring you the steampunkiest of cake creations! Sweet treats created by some of the geekiest cake artists around. So put on your goggles, lace up your corset and head on over to www.steampunksugargeeks.com and check out all the steampunkery awesomeness!
"Taylor's Wishes" was created shortly after the death of my niece. She speaks volumes of hope to me. She was originally a contribution to a collaborative effort in 2015, but has grown to become a reminder for all that you are loved, you matter, and to hold on, help is close. The fairy is inspired and with permission by Robin Wight creator of Wire Sculpture by Fantasywire I reached out to him personally and he allowed me to create "1 o'clock wishes" into edible form. With only 2 wooden skewers to make her internal structure I manipulated wafer in a Papier Mâché manner. The thistles of her dandelion and wings are isomalt. I used NU Silver edible luster dust for her "wire" look. The "hair" is also wafer. If you would like to learn how to create wafer hair I have a full color PDF booklet for sale. A portion of the proceeds are donated once a year during our pop-up Depressed Cake Shop in Las Vegas. https://www.ecwid.com/store/mitchiesmunchies/#!/Locks-of-Wafer-Tutorial/p/57163949/category=15516201 Help is close, just a phone call or text away, please reach out TEXT “GO” TO 741741 FREE, 24/7, CONFIDENTIAL National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Call 1-800-273-8255
Invited to contribute a project using Simi Isomalt...wouldn't say no! I had my heart set on showing everyone that Sidney's product can literally stand up and defy gravity! No internal structure, The sugar is supported with sugar. Thanks for looking. I think I have a mold problem...silicone that is! I often see silicone molds as a new accessory for my isomalt station inside my studio. I found these chess pieces and have been dying to cast Simi Isomalt in them. Over the summer I saw an interesting game while attending the Star Trek convention; 3D Chess. Completely dazzled and inspired I set a goal to make a similar piece in isomalt. The entire project is Simi isomalt. There is no internal structure, all of the boards and "rods" are assembled with melted isomalt. I created the boards by printing an Icing Images iDesign checkerboard pattern onto Simi Transfer Sheets then I cast Simi Clear Isomalt atop. The pieces were melted clear isomalt cast in two part, 360 design molds. I used TheSugarArt Classic Gold and Nu Silver powder luster colors to dry dust each piece once cooled. The pieces are NOT attached to the project so you can actually play, you just may want to find a Vulcan to show you how. Live Long and Prosper!