This flower child Cake was made several years ago and is on display in my front shop window. About a month ago I took it outside to hose it off and created quite the spectacle. I call it flower child because it has large google eyes on the top layer peering out at you, and is covered with faux sugar roses. Each layer has a different scenario going on, starting with the bottom layer of colored swans in candy baskets and a herd of pink plastic elephants in the center honoring the bones of their ancestors.
All the icing is created from high quality acrylic artist materials, from a formula I’ve developed over the last 30 years, and the colors are hand mixed by me and extremely colorfast. My iced sculptures are a time consuming process as I start by tracking down interesting vintage cake toppers and plastic toys. I then ice the sculptures by layering multiple layers of faux icing over several days, or weeks – and I make all the faux sugar roses, or other faux icing decorations, like medallions, in advance.