Sunday, 4 December 2016

Avant Garde Collaboration : The Dark Symphony

Creation vs Inspiration
Here is my contribution to the "Outside the Box Avant Garde Collaboration " It will be my last cake for a little while since I will be busy with a bulding project which is taking lot longer than anticipated.

This project was carried out in Feb 2016 but I just got around to publishing it here.....better late than never I guess.........

The Dark Symphony : Cast your norms aside............
When I started thinking of a design for this collaboration I wanted a design which pushes the boundries a bit but simplistic enough to carry it through
For me having an all Black cake was my first and didn't sit well with my design ethics but that I guess is my first push in breaking my boundaries (each person their own). Next came the cake shapes now what would you call it? what is it ? , hence the second shove. My son when he saw it called it the black ghost...Is it ? An ebb and Flow of graceful continuity is what I would call my cake. Instead of using the usual fondant flowers, I wanted to try and use the now widely used wafer paper to create the flower effect.... some extra large and some really tiny to create a statement. Experimenting with colours and edible paint to create neon , glow in the dark effect was part of my todo bucket list but unfortunately that didnt fully work out yet...Neon blue I got but glow in the dark I didn't, maybe for my next cake.
I used the colours from my Avant Garde Inspiration collage as a base for the colour scheme and some of the prominent details as key features in my cake.
If my simple cake catches your eye and it stands out for its weirdity or simplicity then I believe I have achieved my target.

Anastasia Radevich was so gracious enough to allow me to use one of her Avant Garde shoes as part of my inspiration. Thank you so much Anastasia.

Thank you so much Rebekah N. Wilbur for thinking to include me in this wonderful cutting edge collaboration of wonderfully talented cakers.

Thank you American Cake Decorating and Satinice.

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