Esther has taken a great interest in cake decorating, particularly sugar flowers, and to my envy has been attending classes in Sydney. Firstly with Jacqueline Butler of Petalsweet, and then with a lady in the NSW Guild of Cake Decorators. She clearly has a natural gift for it, and it's one of those genes I think I'm missing, because I simply don't have the patience or skill to master this art.
Esther asked me to be a pretend bride and ask her to create something for a wedding. So I sent her some images of various Martha Stewart cakes I loved as inspiration and naturally requested something blue and white. Here's what she came up with.
|Images from Esther Scott|
How stunning is it? Look at the delicacy, the detail, the colours. Can you believe those exquisite and life-like flowers are made from sugar? Can you believe this is the work of someone who has only been practising this art for mere months?
Esther is hoping to start a business and is fabulous at making creative kids' birthday cakes of every shape and size as well. So if you need a beautiful cake made and would like to help her get started, let me know and I'll put you in touch with her.
PS The lovely Steph from Bondville (she was one of my 15 Versatile Bloggers, see here), has featured Poppy's 2nd birthday party in her post here. Thanks Steph, it looks beautiful.