CLOTHES AREN’T GOING TO CHANGE THE WORLD. THE WOMEN WHO WEAR THEM WILL.
If I ever needed cake design inspiration then a fashion fuelled week hit the spot.
Sitting front row at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week followed by a private show at Christian Dior had me giddy with excitement!
It is no secret that I draw inspiration from art and fashion. I often look to the fashion world to find the next direction in cakes.
The bohemian runway style paved the way for rustic fondant-free naked and buttercream cakes. Puddles The Cake Company deconstructed drippy cakes are so popular, towering up to ridiculous heights, flanked with cascading adornments like fluffy meringue, jewelled berries and topped with breathtaking chocolate crowns, that we receive requests for these non – fondant drippy cakes in Sydney more so than their formal fondant cousins.
When the time comes to source a wedding cake, brides are looking for edible works of cake art – bespoke and unique for their event. Fashion inspired fabric effects in fondant make sophisticated cakes. Details such as cascading drapes, edible beading, delicate ruffles and elegant pleats mimic a whimsical Vera Wang gown. The couture techniques applied on fondant are perfected by many hours of practice. Often the wedding cakes are such show stoppers, they deserve their own spot on the runway!
And when it comes to fashion and women who change the world, I think we all agree on our very first fashion icons- our beautiful mums.