Sugar art for Autism – A collaboration which is very dear to me. A collaboration where talented artists around the world come together for raising awareness for Autism. I have always loved working on cakes for it.
My inspiration this time was that of a vase of roses with a tea cup on the side. Being a sugar flower artist, it instantly caught my attention. I always wanted to make open roses but never did. Couldn’t let go of this opportunity to make some! So here are some open Sugar roses, sugar gypsophylias, Sugar Carnations and ofcourse sugar foliage!!
The middle tier has been worked on with ShineLine – a ready to use metallic piping gel.
My design depicts a tea cup filled with fragrant roses with some golden rose patchwork below it…. just like everyone’s life should be. The stone effect on the bottom tier depicts problems which may come up in life but we need to stay strong and keep shining!
Sugar Flowers – Rose and Bird of Paradise, monstera and Zebrina foliage
Sugar flower – Bird of Paradise
Super Easy quick Sugar flowers
loved how they turned out!
My contribution to the World Cancer Day Sugar flower collaboration.
I chose to make everyday garden open roses and a Crhysanthamum with Croton Foliage in my arrangement.
These pretty dainty roses grow in abundance in my complex and I’ve always been fascinated by their beautiful colour, fragrance and beauty. Always wanted to make them in sugar and what better cause than this collaboration!
Sugar foliage… Croton leaves
Exactly the feeling that came to my mind when I saw this dress design. The vibrant colour and flowy nature of this dress caught my attention giving a sense of freedom, exhilaration and luxuriousness.
Instantly I made my choice to select this wonderful creation as an inspiration for my cake.
I sincerely thank Michael and Dina for having the confidence in me and entrusting me with this opportunity. I hope I have been able to do justice.
So proud to be a part of this exhibit at Salt Lake City! My cake is inspired by Mr.Michael Andolsek’s designer creation. Such a gorgeous dress this was… it truely was difficult to match the charm of the dress in the cake design!
What joy to receive these pictures from Andolsekofficial.
Sugar Nigella flowers
Blue Nigella Damascena, also known as The Love-in-a-mist flower, is a pretty plant with a romantic name.
Fringed Pink Nigella is another vareity which has a beauty of its own!
My piece for the Incredible India Welcome Display at Cake International, Birmingham,UK
Edible (Sugar) Rangoli – was quite a task to keep it from flying 🙈
Fondant Lamp (Samayee)
Sugar Flowers (Marigold, Hibiscus, Frangipani and Paarijaat)
Sugar hibiscus again!!
Hibiscus and Frangipanis!
Sugar flowers anyone??
Incredible India Display at CI
My piece for the incredible india welcome display at Cake International, Birmingham.
Edible Rangoli, lamp (Samayi) and Sugar flowers ( hibiscus, Marigold, Frangipani and Parijaat (fragrant night jasmine) )
It sure was a challenge to carry the lamp all covered in fondant and the flowers from India to Birmingham but in the end all reached safe and sound! 🙂
Proud to be featured in Cake Masters magazine India in their October 2019 issue! Was so much fun to work on this Autumn Centerpiece cake tutorial!!
Incredible India Flower Arrangement
Cannon Ball Tree Flower – made with sugar paste
Sugar English Rose
Quickly made for a baker friend who was short of time to make one for her cake order.
Sept 12th 2019
Breeze of Sweetness
August 22nd 2019
Sugar Daisies for a special birthday!
August 14th 2019
Sugar Flower – ConeFlower (Echinacea, Kalmegh)
Coneflower, also called as Echinacea or Kalmegh, are very well known for their medicinal properties.
They have large, showy spiky heads in between. these took up quite a lot of time to make but are worth the effort, arent they?
Attempted at making one of the flowers in a fresh full bloom while the other has aged and is in the wilting stage.
August 12th 2019
Sugar Moraea Iridiosdes ( Peacock Flower)
There is no denying that a peacock is one of the most beautiful birds in this world. Rightly so because of the beautiful and vibrant colours it displays!! No guesses as to why the flower I made this week is called the Peacock flower! Moraea Iridiosdes , a vareity of the Iris, is a beautiful flower which comes in a vareity of colours like white, pink, orange etc and is indeed one of the most attractive flowers. Paired them with the pretty purple ipomea leaves for a contrast.
July 26th 2019
Sugar Passion Flower – Purple white !
Love this flower so much! it is so intriguing that I just can’t stay away!
July 18th 2019
Sugar Catalleya Orchids and White Calla Lilies
The most highly coveted of ornamental plants, the delicate, exotic and graceful orchid represents love, luxury, beauty and strength while the White calla lilies symbolize purity and innocence.
What better combination than these two flowers together!
July 15th 2019
Astronaut Cake. Heavily inspired by a design from the internet sent by the client. I am unaware of the original cake designer.
June 28th 2019
Sugar Saffron Flowers
And finally the third flower I made for Chef Varun Inamdar, Saffron!!
Such pretty dainty flowers, these definitely need some special mention. The vivid crimson/orange stigmata and styles in the flowers, called threads, are collected and dried to be used mainly as a seasoning and colouring agent in food. The aroma it spreads is so delicate and beautiful!
June 26th 2019
Along with the cocoa flowers, there were 2 other flowers which chef Varun Inamdar requested. one of them being a favourite of mine to work on, the Marigold! Thanks chef!
I’ve made this flower thrice now and each time its so much fun to work on!
June 24th 2019
Sugar Cocoa Flowers
Who doesn’t like chocolates! We all know chocolate is a by product obtained from the cocoa tree. But ever wondered how a cocoa flower looks like?
Instantly excited by the idea, I began my research for these pretty tiny flowers when Chef Varun Inamdar requested me to make a sugar replica of these.
Cocoa flowers grow from small cushions on the trunk of older branches of the tree. The flower has no discernible scent.
Each flower has five sepals and five petals. The male part of the flower consists of five double stamens, with each stamen bearing up to four anthers. The female part of the flower consists of five united carpels, each containing four to twelve locules (cavities).
With so many elements in a flower which is the size of approximately 1 cm in all, it became quite a challenge. The first trial flower I put together to understand how to make the elements turned out to be nearly 5cm big when assembled. Once I knew how to work out the delicate details in this big flower, it was easier to make miniatures of it. Though handling each tiny element was still quite a task. But in the end turned out pretty decent I guess.
June 18th 2019
Sugar Rose !
If everything was perfect, we would never learn and never grow. Tried to capture the intriguing imperfections in the perfect flower – The Rose!
June 14th 2019
Sugar Canna Lily – Red (Kardal / Keli)
Its time for the Red Canna Lily now after the yellow spotted one last week.
June 11th 2019
Just doodling at random! This time it’s edible 😉
June 10th 2019
Sugar Canna Lily (Kardal / Keli)
One of the many beautiful types of Lilies, is the Canna Lily, commonly known as Kardal or Keli as well. These are extermely common garden plants, that have large, attractive foliage and come in many colours. The most common ones seen around my city and the complex where I stay, are Yellow and Red.
Presenting the yellow spotted variety for now.
April 29th 2019
Sugar Carnations….which background is better?
April 27th 2019
Revisiting Tropical flowers – Made with Sugar paste!
Bouquet of the intricate Passion flower, dainty Dendobrium Orchids and the vibrant Gulmohar (royal poincinia)
February 6th 2019
This cozy white bouquet, hand made using Sugarpaste, consist of White carnations (a symbol of purity and good luck) and a white chrysanthemum (a symbol of loyalty and devoted love.)
Satin Ice Gumpaste, Sugarin colours and glaze
October 11th 2018
This cake was made for a showstopper competition held at Cakeology 2018. It was indeed a huge honour to be invited by chef Nicholas Lodge himself for the same!! Thank you chef and thanks Malani Khushi 🙂
Here are the details of the cake I made :
India is a country of vast heritage. Also known as “The Golden Bird” in the ancient time, India has been a country very rich in its culture!
In my cake, I have tried to portray this rich royal heritage.
As a custom, we always start any good things with praying to the lord Ganesha and getting his blessings. I started my work in this cake in a similar manner by paying my respect to lord Ganesha (modeled in Saracino paste. )
Sugar flowers – made with homemade Gumpaste
Jasmine (also called Mogra), red hibiscus and orange Marigold – these are all flowers used for worshipping. Red hibiscus being lord Ganesha’s favourite flower.
Samayee ( Lamps) – placed on both the sides of the cake, are 2 auspicious lamps usually lit during festivals. These are made with Mexican paste.
Under the lamps is a depiction of rangoli – a beautiful design made with coloured sand in every house in india on festivals and auspicious occasions. I have depicted this art form using coloured rice flour.
the base tier which represents the artistic windows in the beautiful Mughal palaces in India. These windows are made of a combination of Mexican paste and royal icing work. The intricate mesh of royal icing gives it the window look.
Royalty is depicted in the next 2 red tiers followed by the flora represented in the tall white tier. This has been made using the bas relief technique.
All over the cake, in various places, is the mehendi (henna) design piped using royal icing.
The colours Red, white and subtle gold were selected to portray the royal india!
Although I had more elements planned out for the cake which got damaged in transit, including a beautiful golden peacock, I am still quite happy with the outcome.
Getting judged by the best in the industry and getting lovely comments from them has surely motivated and encouraged me to keep going!!
Thank you Karen Marie Portaleo, Nicholas Lodge, Rosie Mazumder
August 25th 2018
Sugar Mogra (Jasmine)
Working on Sugarpaste flowers for an upcoming wedding cake. One of the flowers being the lovely Jasmine, commonly called as Mogra flower.
Such a fragrant and dainty little flower this one is. One of my favourites too!
August 7th 2018
The sacred lotus, symbol of serenity and purity – made with Sugarpaste
July 19th 2018
Marigolds, commonly called as Gende ka Phool or Jhendu in India, are very popular here in Orange and Yellow colours.
Started working on this flower for fun only to realise the amount of work involved was huge! there are a total of 277 petals individually cut, veined, shaped and attached to make this flower.
July 11th 2018
Sugar flower – Purple passion flower (Krishna Kamal)
Passiflora Incarnata (The scientific name of this flower ) is also known as Krishna Kamal, Maypop, purple passion flower, true passion flower, wild apricot and wild passion vine.
I was instantly attracted to this beauty when I saw a picture from a friend’s garden and later was amazed to see the real flower at the nursery. There are so many vareities of this flower, each having an intrigueing beauty of its own. I chose the purple flower for its colour and the complex intriguing nature of its elements.
Its been one of the most intensive flowers I have worked on. Beginning with thinking of the various ways to create the multiple elements of this flower, ways to get them together, to getting the final look in place, was quite a task.
July 6th 2018
Sontakka (White Ginger Lily) – Sugar flower
Commonly known as the White Garland Lily, White Ginger lily or the Sontakka, these aromatic fragrant flowers profusely bloom in the monsoons.
What better time than now in the monsoons to make these white beauties!
June 29th 2018
Sharing some of the Sugar Flowers I have worked on. Hope you enjoy the video
June 29th 2018
Sugar Flower – Gulmohar (The Flame Tree)
Gulmohar, also known as The Flame Tree, Royal Poinciana and the Flamboyant tree is a strikingly beautiful flowering tree. Its vibrant flowers fill the entire tree making it look Scarlet and orange in colour.
Worked with this striking beauty in Sugar.
June 26th 2018
“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet” – William Shakespeare
A White Rose made with sweet sugar!
June 22nd 2018
Sugar Dendrobium Orchid
One of the most commonly found orchids here.I love it for its vibrant colour!
June 16th 2018
My take on the very famous David Austin Rose – made with Sugar Paste
June 14th 2018
Pretty blue Sugar Iris and gorgeous fancy Sugar Crysanthemum adorn this dark beauty
June 11th 2018
herbaceous peony – made with Sugar paste!
June 7th 2018
Pink Sugar Daisy
Trying to capture the soft pink hues in this delicate pink daisy I made with sugar paste.
May 31st 2018
Ever since I saw this pretty flower in a vase at a restaurant, I had to try to remake it in Sugar.
There are so many different types of lilies and each one so fascinating! will surely attempt a few one by one.
May 25th 2018
Sharing pictures of my work for the SWEETEASY: A Gatsby Inspired Collaboration by 62 artists from around the world, celebrating the release of the dragéekíss™ pearl applicator.
What a fantastic and helpful tool this is!! Such a time and effort saver!
So honoured to be invited to be a part of this fabulous group of talented Artists.
May 23rd 2018
Saffron (Kesar) flowers – made with Sugar + Bean Paste.
Did you know that an ounce of Saffron is almost the same price as an ounce of gold?? These red-orange strands are collected from the labour intensive saffron flowers and dried.Thats what we use in our kitchens to flavour and colour delicacies. Love the delicate fragrance, unique flavour and the vibrant colour of these strands!
The flowers look so pretty with the violet colour petals, the yellow pollens and the red-orange strands…all contrasting but complimenting colours on these flowers!!
Nature truely at its best!
May 3rd 2018
A cake I worked on for the Classic Bollywood Movie Cake Collaboration.
Inspired by the famous love story and movie – Mughal-e-Azam, this cake, pays a tribute to the glorious Black and White era of Indian Cinema. The film is widely considered to be a milestone of its genre
The movie tells about the love affair between Mughal Prince Salim (who went on to become Emperor Jahangir) and Anarkali, a court dancer. Salim pleads to marry Anarkali, but his father refuses, and imprisons her.Salim’s father, Emperor Akbar, disapproves of the relationship, which leads to a war between father and son. Anarkali gives herself up to save the prince’s life, and is condemned to death by being entombed alive between two brick walls.
Details: Satin Ice Fondant for most elements. Eyes sketch – using Petal dust+paint on wafer paper
Photography credits: Akash Sarabhai
April 30th 2018
Pretty flowers made with Bean Paste!
April 19th 2018
Continuing with the bean paste fun….a wired open peony this time!
April 17th 2018
New Medium, new fun!
Peony made with Bean paste….love how thin the petals can be rolled. No cmc, no gelatin, all vegetarian and above all, all ingredients found easily in the local grocery store in India!!
April 11th 2018
Carnations, a flower denoting fascination, distinction, and love, was one which always intrigued me. I tried several ways of recreating it in sugar and finally created these. Hope I could do justice to these beautiful flowers!
Presenting my humble attempt at Sugar Carnations.
March 31st 2018
Learnt to make some lovely flowers, techniques, tips and tricks from none other than the Guru Alan Dunn himself!!
February 13th 2018
February 7th 2018
Elegant Vintage Lace – featured in Cake Masters Magazine, UK !
A vintage and lace inspired cake and tutorial made for Cake MastersMagazine, UK. Thanks a ton Rosie and Cake Masters for the opportunity. 🙂excited to see it featured in the February issue.
The deisgn is inspired by lace wedding gowns and vintage embroidery.
Royal Icing piping and Gumpaste flowers being the main focal work areas.
February 5th 2018
Beautiful Spring – World Cancer Day Collaboration
The sweetest expressions of love come in beautiful bunches. Some flowers just go better together, like these beautiful peach tulips, paired with stunning blue\violet iris. Made with gumpaste, these flowers were a joy to work on!
This was my contribution for the World Cancer Day – sugarflowers and cakes in bloom collaboration.
60 artists from all over the world, specialists in sugar flowers have gathered to support, raise awareness, express their feelings through their Art.
Super proud to be one of them to support this cause!
January 31st 2018
November 15th 2017
An ethnic style engagement cake made for Vamshi and Kavya on their grand day!
This cake was inspired by one of the wedding cakes I had worked on earlier with some modifications.
Elements worked on: Hand moulded jewellery on the bottom tier ( this took the longest to work on but was so much fun too!), edible rings with isomalt diamonds in an edible box on top tier and delicate gumpaste flowers at the periphery of the top tier.
November 13th 2017
Here is my humble attempt at modelling Lord Ganesh in Sugar as a part of the Incredible India International Cake Collaboration.
Hope I have done justice!
November 1st 2017
Cake featured on Cover page of Cake Masters Magazine,UK !
When I was invited by Laura to create a cake design and tutorial for their November issue, less did I know that it would get featured and cherry on the top- adorn the cover page of the November Issue! What a pleasant surprise this was to receive a copy by post and even more to see my Christmas cake on the front cover page. Super stoked and happy!
October 17th 2017
Wishing everyone a very happy Diwali! Beautiful Bahunia flowers made with Sugarpaste especially for this festive season! Using Satin Ice Gumpaste and Sugarpaste LLC, Crystal Colors.
October 5th 2017
This cake is inspired by french windows and chateaux.
Charming blue windows are tucked away by handpainted gorgeuos bouganville cascades on a beautiful garden of flowers.
Striking embossed windows in gold and a stucco effect for the chateau walls!
The quick painting part was my very favourite…done in less than 20 mins!
August 11th, 2017
The cake I worked on during the Sugar Geode Online class on 9th Aug. Students learnt 3 ways of making the geode crystals and made the lovely agate slice using Isomalt and Sugar
August 3rd, 2017
Fresh Flower bonanza
This is the cake we worked on in today’s Online class.
Stable construction Double Barrel Whipped cream cake with a watercolour effect adorned with real fresh flowers
June 29, 2017
18 is a huge milestone in life! The Dream Cakes is proud to be a part of this joyous celebration for lovely Tanya!
June 19, 2017
My entry for the Elegant Indian Fashion Cake Collaboration This is my Inspiration vs. my Creation.
June 5, 2017
A first birthday cake for a sweet little princess Krythya! Design provided by the client and heavily inspired by a design from Smash Cakery.
The three flags represent the 3 countries the kiddo has been to in her first year
May 29, 2017
Sugar Cherry Blossom
May 2, 2017
This is the cake where the earlier posted rose went onto!An elegant celebration cake adorned with Sugar\Gumpaste Roses and a sugar butterfly.
love Satin Ice Fondant and Gumpaste!
Apr 18, 2017
Pretty in Pink – Sugar Rose
I just cant make enough roses! Each one challenges me to make a newer more prettier rose! My latest….Pink Garden Rose using Satin Ice Gumpaste !
Apr 11, 2017
Pink, Red or Yellow? Help me decide….
Sugar Tulips made using my favourites- Satin Ice Gumpaste, Sugarpaste, LLC Crystal Colors
Mar 27, 2017
nothing as simple as a single red rose to brighten your day!
Gumpaste Red Rose
My love for sugar flowers continues….
Mar 15, 2017
A gorgeous anniversary cake made for a lovely client Hema!
Gumpaste flowers worked on: Peonies, ranunculus, open rose, orchid and a blush pink Dahlia on the top
Top cake was clad with fondant adorned with the bas relief technique.
Bottom cake tiers covered with mint colour buttercream
Mar 13, 2017
Golden Yellow Peony – Edible gumpaste flower
Jan 8, 2017
Sugar Rose – Something I love to work on….a Gumpaste Rose!
Dec 5, 2016
It is my absolute pleasure and delight to finally be able to reveal my cake for the Brides around the world Collaboration. It was an honor to be amongst such talented ladies!
My country for inspiration was India. My cake is inspired from my dear designer friend, Rakhee Thakorlal‘s beautiful creation
Nov 16, 2016
I’ve been away for a whole 2 months owing to unexpected injuries in the family and shifting to a new apartment and have surely been missing out on all the cake fun in this time! Trying to get back on track and what better way to start but with this lovely badge from Cake Central Magazine, USA! 🙂
Featured in Cake Central Magazine Volume 7 Issue 4!
Thrilled and honored to have my cake featured amongst such immense talent!! Thank you Cake Central Magazine!
Nov 3, 2016
Proud to be a part of the Sugar Skulls Cake Collaboration 2017 amongst such immense talent!!