Handcrafted Sugar Flowers »
Category: Cake Decorating
Type of item: Food
Style: Funky, Geeky, Eco-Friendly
cake base, frosted, covered in crushed gram crackers and light brown sugar; rice Krispie treat nautilius', frosted, covered in fondant, gumpaste tentacles and air brushed; gumpaste seaweed and underwater flowers; poured chocolate trilobites; jelly bean rocks
What was your inspiration?
This was 1 out of 7 centerpieces I created for my friend's son's Bar Mitzvah. He loves paleontology! Each centerpiece reflected a different vignette of prehistoric times or items: Dinosaur footprint; Amber (fosilized bugs in tree sap); Giant prehistoric dragonfly; Dinosaur nest with eggs; Prehistoric frog/lizard; Prehistoric nautilus; and a Mastodon stuck in a tar pit.
What are you most proud of?
I love the way the seaweed came out and the nautilus'.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
I wish I had had more time to practice the gumpaste pieces.