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Category: Food & Cooking
Type of item: Food
Style: Traditional, Ethnic
Wickedly Chocolate & Coconut Size: 85cm x 60cm Decorations and dot work in Royal icing, rolled fondant cover. Design hand painted on the icing, wattle, writing are royal icing.
What was your inspiration?
We are an Aboriginal family and hubby Mundara Koorang is an Elder of the Eora (Sydney) people. He has dementia and once a week I take him to Aunty Jeans Chronic Care Program. Once a year the program in conjunction with other programs around the state hold a Mini Olympics. This cake was my donation to the games. The image on the left is of the Mimi the female healer that comes from Alcheringa. You can hear her singing in the wind and feel the rubble on the ground from her dancing. In her dilly bag she brings earth from Alcheringa which she spreads over all that needs healing. The Fire Spirit was sent to the land to quell the flames so that it could be made inhabitable for the people. The Fire Spirit danced and chanted until the flames died down, he is the restorer of life. The animals represent the totems of all those that are attending the games. The footprints are a reminder that we do not walk alone on our journey. The wattle is the Australia flower, it is also the symbol of renewal and success The centre of the left side is our corroboree place at the workshop, the three lines of design are our life's path The top right hand flag is the Aboriginal flag and the bottom one is the Torres Strait Islander flag..
What are you most proud of?
Being able to participate in the games and create a cake for everyone attending to enjoy.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Making this cake (12 double size cakes) takes time. Allow each colour to dry before going on to the next one. Allow quite a few days for designing.