Our third issue for 2014 was our wedding annual, and during the weeks that the images from our contributors came through we simultaneously ooh’d and ahh’d at the beauty of each and every wedding cake! With so many beautiful shots and only two pages to feature them, we’re now able to share some of the unpublished pictures of these stunning culinary works of art!
Contributions were created with guidance from our Guest Editor Faye Cahill, and we can think of no better curator for our wedding issue than Faye who remains one of Sydney’s (and Australia’s) greatest wedding cake decorators. With a colour spectrum to choose from and floral inspiration, Faye’s chosen contributors put together some of the most beautiful wedding cakes we’ve set eyes on, and had me wondering whether it would be feasible to have at least 15 wedding cakes when that big day arrives?
Natasha Collins is, in my opinion, an artist first and cake decorator second. Her skill with the paintbrush is obvious to anyone who’s seen a cake from her studio, and not only does Natasha produce her signature painted floral and illustrated cakes, but on the complete other end of the spectrum you’ll find Nevie-Pie Cakes cookies in the shape of incredibly realistic cigarettes!
It was a privilege to have Natasha create this cake for our Wedding Annual, inspired by peeling vintage wall paper, ranunculus and gingham, scroll on to see more of this beautiful cake and hear Natasha’s inspiration.
Photography: Sharon Cooper – www.sharoncooper.co.uk
I spend a lot of my time looking at beautiful pictures on Pinterest, and one of the pins that I come bak to time and time again is a wall covered in gorgeous layers of peeling vintage wallpaper. This was the inspiration for my cake, I really wanted to creat something unusual and a little different to my normal style.
They peeling effect was created by adding gum-trag to sugarpaste and using sheets of this as my mock wallpaper. I painted freehand using food sage gel paste colours mixed with water. In certain areas I dabbed off some of the paint immediately after application, to create a faded vintage style. To add to the effect of different wallpapers I also included some stripes and gingham and varied the scale of the flowers.
Learn from Natasha herself as she travels the country teaching at different cake decorating schools. To reserve a place at Faye Cahill Cake Design in Sydney, email: email@example.com