Wednesday, August 25, 2010
The Cake Show
It's that time of year again! The Cake Show hosted by the Bonnie Gordon School. This year, there were different categories, from novelty cakes, celebration cakes, wedding cakes and more! The category in which I was participating in was The live design challenge! The theme: A wedding at Versailles!
I had several months to think about my cake design. I wasn't feeling very inspired as I had never been to France, let alone Versailles! There were several approaches to this design. I thought I could maybe be inspired by the Marie Antoinette movie. I found the movie quite long, and didn't really capture the essence of Marie Antoinette. It was too modern and modern was not the way to go!
If you study Versailles, the main colors are cream and gold! Lots and lots of gold! Everything in the palace in grand, exquisite! I wanted to replicate that in a cake! What inspiration in the end? Her bedroom. The beautiful fabrics and gold trims on the walls I found really captured the essence of Marie Antoinette.
The piece de resistance? The spinning cage on the top...My assistant and I waited until the last few minutes of the competition to attach the spinning cage, which was motorized! As the clocked ticked, the crowd held their breath until the finally.....it was spinning! Success!