The management of Eastwood Mall in Niles, Ohio contacted our shop with a Valentine's Day request -- they needed a high-profile cake for the HOT FM 101 Wedding Cake. The challenge was to create an edible work of art which captured the spirit of their new "E-Quarium" exhibit. Eight couples would be sharing the event, and the cake on-the-air. Pretty cool!
Our shop got busy creating concepts and throwing ideas around. We all agreed upon a design that would utilize three fish bowls stacked, one on top of the other. They would be covered with thin illustrations of tropical fish, fondant seaweed, a gumpaste octopus, a fondant treasure chest, and a fondant shipwreck. The topper would be whimsical -- hand-sculpted tropical fish, kissing, with a heart shaped bubble between them.
Once we got our sketches finalized, everyone got to work baking, creating vats of buttercream, mounds of homemade fondant of various tints, and hand-painting/sculpting the artistic elements.
Onlookers that saw our cake at the mall were amazed by it. And those who tried a piece thought it was absolutely delicious. Way to go Team Clarencedale!