“African Summer” - Birthday edition
My client Donna, wished to gift her boss a very special cake that best described his love for Giraffes and I was told that he was a man who dressed in nothing but the best of labels, Louis Vuitton being his favourite. I conceived the idea of a very brown, rustic, parched yet elegant feel when I began scouting for themes. I have taken inspiration from an illustration I came across on Pinterest and after much reading decided on sticking to painting the prints found on African Giraffes.
A mother and baby Giraffe. The warmth and affection between them. The fashion in which the mother gazed down at her baby. The parched brown summer feels. A dried branch. I wanted it all in the scene.
The branch has been meticulously modeled out of fondant and royalicing. The Giraffes have been handcrafted in gumpaste and handpainted with edible food colours; the result with which I was so pleased
Inside awaited my regular yet all time best selling cake flavour- Ultimate Chocolate cake layered with Malt frosting and covered in Ganache. I have highlighted the rugged textures on the Ganache, the branch as well as the Giraffes with edible gold. The cake board was draped in a crocodile leather finish to bring in that Vuitton feel.