With the advent of the television cake shows sugar work has been elevated to a new level of art. Cake artists everywhere are creating masterpieces that people marvel at and cannot believe they are made of sugar.
The imagination is the limit as to what can be modeled out of sugar. Gum paste, fondant, and modeling chocolate are often used as a master potter uses clay to create works of art except a cake artist’s works of art are edible!
My favorite work of edible sugar art are flowers, especially roses. I hand craft each rose with individually shaped petals that are added one by one so no two roses ever look exactly alike. Each rose is then dusted and painted by hand to create a realistic velvet appearance. The rose calyx and leaves are carefully highlighted to accent the sugar roses perfectly.
Many brides desire the classic beauty that comes from fresh flowers but think of how much more elegant wedding cakes can be when they are adorned by sugar flowers as realistic as a natural flower. If carefully preserved, sugar flowers can be cherished as keepsakes for many years after the special day. There is no danger of the flowers wilting on the wedding cake nor of concerns of pesticides or poisonous sap that might come in contact with the cake from natural flowers. Edible masterpieces of sugar art presented especially in realistic sugar renderings of beautiful flowers are the perfect touch to make your wedding cake take your breath away!