My Grandmother, Mother, and my brother were all painters, my brother loved illustrating, but I've never had the desire to put pen, pencil, or paintbrush to paper or any other medium until I stumbled upon Three Little Black Birds Bakery. Then, she was featured on Craftsy's website with a hand painted cake tutorial, and I was hooked. After watching the class and mixing lustre dust colors with airbrush sugar colors, I gave it a shot on the Lion King Cake. Tedious, yes, intricate, definitely, right up my alley for sure.
Just the thought of transferring the patterns and illustrations in my head to a cake was fascinating. Now, I am obsessed.
I found the perfect opportunity with Melissa's cake. A simple, small cutting cake for the bride and groom, turned into a hand painted project that consumed me for several hours, OK I admit it, a couple of days.
The groom, Kenneth sent me his original outline of the couples' faces. A graphic designer, he had created this design himself for their wedding invitations. The open rosette design is a Frank Lloyd Wright design that I used to mimic the bride's gown, which featured an open rosette pattern on the skirt. Painted with a silver, champagne, and white-on-white pattern, I covered three sides with the pattern. A ruffled border and silver finished the simple, elegant design, which is one of my favorites. Modern, retro and classic.