Thursday, April 14, 2016

Having Your Cake and Wearing It, Too ...

Say goodbye to the stereotype of the starving bridezilla! 
Now you can have your cake and wear it, too.
Presenting "The Weddible Dress."
Okay, it's not actually a dress. It's a cake sculpture shaped like a dress — meaning no one will ever actually wear it down the aisle. However I classify this piece of edible art, it's ringing all my bells.
The dress was created for Cake International, a U.K.-based cake-decorating and baking show. The artist, Sylvia Elba, was asked to produce an exhibit out of wafer paper to show its versatility as a crafting tool.
She enlisted friends and fellow cake masterminds Yvette Marner and Ilinka Rnic, and the three got together to play Project Yum-way.
Roughly 300 hours later, they came away with a life-size piece of cake couture that we could mistake for a designer gown if we weren't paying attention.
As requested, the dress is made predominantly of wafer paper — about 2000 sheets, to be exact — with embellishments made of fondant and cake lace. It's held together by Fabriliquid, which is also edible. That's one serious sweetheart neckline.
It also weighs about 150 pounds. So not the most practical wedding-day choice, though it could be a good defense against runaway brides.
This collaboration includes Yvette Marner, a multi-award winning cake sculptor and founder of Fun N Funky Cakes; and Ilinka Rnic, who has an Art, Design and Photography background and is also multi-award winning cake designer.
The lifesize edible dress, plus accessories is being created from fondant, cake lace and wafer paper which will be ‘sewn’ and fabricated with Fabriliquid.
The mannequin is 170cm tall and the dress core circumference is 220cm. To make the ruffles for the dress they will use approximately 1-2000 sheets of wafer paper, 10 bottles of Fabriliquid, 30-35kg of fondant and 3 kg of cake lace.
The Weddible Dress team would like to say a special thank you to the sponsors Dummies Direct, Renshaw, Magic Colours, The Cake Decorating Co. and Selba ltd

Now, go make something beautiful...
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(¸.•´♥ Tristan
 

5 comments:

Len said...

That cake is amazing.

JP Bloch said...

What part would you eat first?

peggy gatto said...

Well, this
IS
the best!!!!!!!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

LOVE IT. LOVE IT ALL. Your humor, your style, your choices, Oh you are fabulous. AND EDIBLE DRESS? Now that is an outrageous and creative idea. Teeeeheeeee......I love JP's comment. tteeeheheeee

Tristan, you are a dear heart. Thank you for visiting my blog post. So lovely to see you! HUGS TO YOU!

Jenny Petricek said...

Absolutely amazing! My mouth was watering the whole time I was reading...not just from the idea that all that I was seeing was edible, but due to the gorgeous design elements! Awesome!