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COLLABORATION : A CELEBRATION OF CULTURE AND HERITAGE WITH 'MY CAKE STUDIO'

INTRODUCING THE BLUSHING BRIDE. A CREATION INSPIRED BY SOUTH ASIAN FASHION.


When planning my trip to Melbourne, I was super keen to connect with other makers to have a cuppa or create together.


Poonam, of The Maharani Diaries noted my call-out on Instagram and introduced me to a fellow member of the tribe, Narmi of My Cake Studio, Melbourne. She then pointed us in the right direction for inspiration and Narmi and I put our heads together to bring you this little creation.


It was such a pleasure meeting Narmi who welcomed me into her home and shared her story. We enjoyed this day dedicated to letting our creativity run free (no rules!). So here's an ode to our Sri Lankan and Indian Heritage on a cake.


When it comes to vibrant colours and intricate details, you can't get past the incredible artistry of South Asian fashion. From graceful Sarees to statement lehengas, it is truly a feast for the eyes. So what better way to give it some love than a reinterpretation on cake?

Drawn to the shades of Olive and Pink on this Saree we spied featured by the Fashion Design Council of India, Narmi and I decided to combine our respective styles in fondant and flowers to bring it to life.


Here is our creation all her glory - The Blushing Bride. Each panel represents our interpretation of outfits on the mood board above. We started out simply working on individual panels that showcased our skills. They magically came together in the end. Yay for square cakes and distinctive panels!



Narmi covered the structure in a fondant finish and did the stencil and floral fondant details. Where I lack patience with this art form, she is an absolute natural! I worked on the abstract artistry and floral wall made of my favourite Australian Natives - Blushing Brides. Seriously, how beautiful are these flowers? The arrangement sitting atop is the result of a combined effort. Not a bad result for two people who worked together for the first time don't you think?







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