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Friday, November 30, 2007

Three-tier Wedding Cake - An African Theme : November 2007



This cake was made using the sugarcraft, modelling, painting and icing techniques. It was my first experiment to make a wedding cake using an African Theme, as this is what was expected of me to do. The wedding couple from Botswana love the traditional wedding cake and I tried to use my imagination, after having lived here for 10 years. The masks, the quills, the woven pottery, the giraffe and zebra skins are an important theme and I tried to make them using fondant and marzipan, from what ever i know till now. Everything was edible.

52 comments:

Anonymous said...

You are a true artist! I am in awe of your ideas and expertise. Jeannette.

Anonymous said...

It is a very lovely picture perfect cake that you have made ! Amazingliy natural and very good work.
Margaret
London

Anonymous said...

Your skill amazes me. Within the span of 6 days, you have posted three highly exquisite works worth looking at and keep it in the showcase.

Archana
Salt Lake City
US

Pri said...

oh my gosh..its so beautiful and so so real like..you dont feel like eating it. Are all the things edible ?????
kudos to you

Priya Tandon
Delhi

Anonymous said...

Hi anamika
you must come to India and share the information concerning the sugarcraft.You really surprise me with your innovation !!

Paromita Chatterjee
Kolkatta

Anonymous said...

Are you really in Botswana ??
You are very good and will go a long way , believe me.

Nancy Potgeiter
South Africa

Anamika said...

Thank you Jeannette for your encouraging words. I will try to improve further and come up with more newer ideas. Do drop by the site, whenever you have time.

Anamika said...

Thank you Margaret.
I really value your appreciations.

Anamika said...

Hi Archana, Paromita and Priya
Thanks a lot for those words. Yes everything is edible. I will continue to experiment and work on newer designs. Thanks for passing by the blog site.

Anamika said...

Hi Nancy
Thank you for your encouragement.

Mishmash ! said...

Hey Anamika! Absolutely stunning and gorgeous cakes !! Cant imagine the time and effort gone behind each one and your creativity is brilliant....I am so happy to receive a comment from such a professional like you :)

Keep up this absolutely brilliant work !

Shn

Anamika said...

Thanks mishmash
i loved your blogsite ! Thanks for encouraging me..will try harder

Anonymous said...

Hi anamika
Amazing work again..too good !

Niharika
Bangalore

Anonymous said...

Hi Anamika
As we say in Bengali 'daarun''bishun bhalo'.
I simply love your work.

Sagarika
Kolkatta

Anonymous said...

Hi
Lovely work again !!

Priti
Kolkatta

Anonymous said...

Hi
Amazingly real !

Vasudha
Chennai

Anonymous said...

Hi Anamika
Loved your work again..reminded me of my trip to Africa.

Cherry
Ohio , USA

Anonymous said...

Hi Anamika
A very wonderful depiction of the theme..good work of art.
Love visting your site.

Macdacruz
South Africa

Anonymous said...

Good art work !

Tracy
London

Anonymous said...

Loved your work again. Good experimental mind at work. Keep it up

Stewart
Pretoria

Anonymous said...

Hi Anamika
You are good at imagination and wish you all the best for your future endeavours

Jane Du Toit
South Africa

Anamika said...

Thank you to all of you for encouragement and appreciative words.It has suddenly given me renewed vigour and strength to do more and more !
Thanks to :
Niharika, Sagarika, Priti & Vasudha from India.
Cherry from USA
Macdacruz, Stewart & Jane Du Toit from South Africa and
Tracy from UK.

shannon said...

Hi Anamika!

My name is Shannon and I'm the editorial assistant at Foodbuzz.com. I see that you have joined Foodbuzz as a user and have posted great content! I am also very impressed with the quality of your blog posts. To that end, I’d like to invite you to be a part of our newly launched Foodbuzz Featured Publisher program. I would love to send you more details about the program, so if you are interested, please email me at Shannon@foodbuzz.com.

Cheers!

Shannon Eliot
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shannon@foodbuzz.com

Anamika said...

Dear Shannon
Thank you for your encouraging comment. It helps one to carry on with honest creative work and acknowledgement such as yours, makes me move further on the path of continual improvement.
Cheers !

Spicelover said...

Hi Anamika
First time at your blog.
Your cakes are truly magnificent. You are very creative. I have been thinking of taking a cake decorating class too.

Anamika said...

Dear Spicelover
Thanks for the comment. Yes you should make cakes.It is easy and very fufilling.I am also a beginner and am slowly learning the 'how-to-make'. Its a path of continual improvement towards perfection.

Anonymous said...

Hi Anamika, the african theme is too good !

Meghna
Delhi

Anonymous said...

Hi anamika
..came to know of this site from a friend of mine. its a wonderful site and all your cakes appear very professional than mere of a beginner ;-)

Neha
Delhi

Anonymous said...

Hi anamika
wonderful cake display. they are amazing..need to see some more of your creations !!

Saswati
Kolkatta

Asha said...

Beautiful Anamika! Great job!:))

Jyothsna said...

Hey Anamika, your work amazes me! Very skillfully done and can imagine the time and effort to get each of your cakes in place! The African theme is simply exquisite!

Anamika said...

Dear Asha and Jyothsna
Thank you. I will always look forward to your encouraging words in my future endeavours.It always helps one.

Scribbit said...

That is the most unique wedding cake I've ever seen--just beautiful!

Anamika said...

thank you michelle. The word 'unique' makes me feel very happy and gives more enthusiasm to do explore and experiment further.

Happy cook said...

Wow they just look so beautiful. It must be a wonderful each time after you finish doing the cake and then to see how much pleasure you give to people by your art.
I would just sit and anjoy it, if i eath them i would feel so bad as they are just so artfully made

Anamika said...

Thanks happy cook for your insight. My highest joy in craftwork for food would be to see the smile on your face after you have tasted it.It would mean..my cake was perfect. Isn't it said 'beauty lies within'. Art, not for art's sake.

ONEDIA said...

Your cake is amazing. What flavor is the cake? How did the couple and their wedding party respond.

Can't wait to see your next creation. I really like the African theme.

Anamika said...

Dear Onedia
The base layer of the cake was the fruit cake and the pot was made of vanilla cake. It was admired much for its ingenuity and sugarcraft work.People loved it and the wedding couple were very happy with the traditional design and art wrok. It made me very happy too, and thanks to person like you who give me encouragement and enthusiasm to do more !

Anthony said...

So cool! YOu really can turn your hand to anything, can't you!

Suganya said...

I love each and every creation of yours Anamika. This is my fav one so far. You have captured the essence so well. Glad to have discovered you.

Moanna said...

Wow, you are so talented! Found your blog from Onedia's. Great blog.

Anamika said...

Thanks Suganya
The end of 2007 heralds the beginning of newer friends, who can share and exchange the recipes and art.
Have happy holidays.

Anamika said...

Thank you Moanna
for your comment and stopping by.
Have a wonderful new 2008.

Yann_Chef said...

HI, this is quite a nice piece. As is most of your overall work. Keep the good work.
Y

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

Hi Yann Chef
Thank you for passing by the blog.
Words does help to do more and more to achieve perfection.

Elsie said...

You have captured the spirit of Africa so perfectly with this cake.

Beautiful!

Regards from South Africa

Dina said...

Absolutely brilliant! You are quite talented!

Joe said...

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Fiat Middle East said...

Every cake you make is your master piece!!!!!!!!!I love it....

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superb

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