Today we have an exciting post with one of our previous guests on our Getting to Know features. The wonderful Elizabeth Solaru who has given us the first glimpses of her latest catwalk inspired creation. We will be briefly going through how this piece of cake art came to reality.
The inspiration for Elizabeth was the amazing designer Yemi Osunkoya, her favourite wedding dress designer of all time. In honour of Kosibah’s 20th anniversary celebrations she wanted to reproduce one of his stunning gowns in cake form. The dress that she wanted her cake to resemble did an amazing job at highlighting the beautiful silhouette of his female model, as you can see below.
In order to make this innovative idea come to life, she set about finding the right pieces of jewellery to mimic the beaded embroidery effect on the hour-glass bodice of Yemi’s dress. Once she found the jewels, she constructed a mould from food grade silicone and after covering the cakes, she embossed and quilted the bodice. She then decorated it with the moulded sugar jewels and painted it with edible 22 carat gold to emphasise the detailing, just like the dress………Luxury at its finest! This contemporary bespoke cake really took a lot of effort in terms of getting the details right. However, she was not done yet!
The rest of the cake except the base tier is covered with thin and delicate sugar frills. Those on the top-tier were made asymmetrical as a nod to the exquisite ruffle detail framing the bodice of the dress. Lastly the cake is topped by a flamboyant sugar Cattleya Orchid which matches the design perfectly as the fringed petals with their natural ruffle detail mimics the frills of the gown entirely .
Now whether you could actually eat this cake or just gaze lustfully at it is a different story. Let us know your thoughts and comments on this masterpiece in the comments box. Elizabeth is such a talented and gifted individual who has certainly done Yemi’s dress justice. For all our lucky subscribers you’ll be excited to know that Elizabeth will be one of our VIP Award Winning speakers at the Cedar Events Inspire 101 wedding and events workshop.
The three-day Inspirational, Educational and Experiential program (IEE Program) will hosted at the grand Jumeirah Carlton Hotel in Knightsbridge, London.
We will be supported by our VIP dream team of award winning industry experts whose clients include royalty and celebrities such as multi award winning Yemi Osunkoya of Kosibah, Award winning Queen Of Cake, Elizabeth Solaru of Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium, BAFTA Award Winning Photographer Pippa Mackenzie of Pippa Mackenzie Photography. Extensively published in national and international magazines such as Conde Nast Brides, OK and Hello they are rated as amongst the best in the UK. The collaboration of these amazing individuals plus many more to create an inspirational and experiential workshop is something that you do not want to miss out on!
Just to give you a brief lowdown on the 3 day event;
BRIEF OUTLINE SCHEDULE
Day 1 – 24th February 2012 (9am – 5pm)
Business Day – Full day of business presentation
Champagne & Canapés Reception at the Champagne Bar, Harrods with our VIP dream team of award winning industry experts
Day 2 – Saturday 25th February 2012 (9am – 5pm)
CREATIVITY & VENDOR RELATION DAY – Full day of presentations from our Award Winning Industry Experts giving insight into their craft, business stories & success
Private Dinner Party for attendees at The Conservatory with our VIP dream team
Day 3 – Sunday 26th February 2012 (10am – 5pm)
Developing design concepts for venue styling
Practical & Interactive Group Task
Cost: £875 for early bird registration if booked by 16th January or £925 thereafter
We look forward to hosting all you budding events planners and more info will be made known as we countdown to this exciting 3 day occasion.