What an amazing opportunity myself and thirteen other talented cake artists from around the UK were given by Rosie of Cake Masters magazine and what a challenge.
The brief was to decorate your egg in the style of Faberge, so off on a journey of discovery to see exactly what was in order and WOW what stunning, intricate and incredible workmanship I found. Being passionate about making figures, and I think that is maybe why I was invited ☺️, I found myself be drawn towards the 1920s and a flapper girl, this in turn was inspired by the lily of the valley style egg.
And to study the fashion of the 20’s along with faces and makeup, off to Pinterest I go ….
Covering the egg was probably the hardest part and one that was done I was much happier. I’ve used a selection of moulds for the rope work and foliage and covered wire work for the lily stems, the lily flowers are late sugar pearls with tiny grey blossoms added. Lily and her clothing are modelling chocolate and sugarpaste, with no moulds used for her face. I make these by hand. The glaze on the egg is a mix of vodka and corn syrup.
What a feast for the eyes the eggs made, each and everyone is unique and awe inspiring and reflect perfectly each artist. They were proudly displayed on the Cake Masters stand at Cake International in London 2015 and if you missed your chance to see them then you will have another chance in Birmingham November 2015.
We even made it to the Daily Mail online along with the little video of me teaching from the home page of my website, that made me smile.
Thank you to Rosie Muzumder of Cake Masters magazine for believing in us and giving us this amazing project to be part of. And to the very special group of ladies who took part:-
You can discover more about these ladies on the Cake Masters blog