Sugarmyths and Fantasies

Back with their second installment; The award-winning collaboration, Sugarmyths and fantasies showcases another dazzling collection of mythical sugar-art. The collaboration, which was again spearheaded by Amber Adamson of Top Tier Cakes, encourages sugar-artists to “imagine the possibilities in sugar art”. Challenging our perceptions of what cake-art is and can be. We share some of our favorites from this inspiring collboration. For more from the Sugarmyths 2.0 collaboration page, be sure to checkout their Facebook page.

Sugar art by ChocoLate

Sugar art by ChocoLate

Nadia Flecha Guazo of ChocoLate created this stunning Asian inspired sculpture. Nadia says, “Bringing some Fantasy to our world is priceless. I have always been fascinated by Asian culture and making a whimsical and gravity defying dragon was one of my quing projects. The challenging part was the structure, which needed something strong to resist and hold the weight of chocolate and also the Dragon’s long hanging tail.” We love Nadia’s incredible Dragon sugar-art.

Minotaurs and Centaurs by Richi Barcenas

Minotaurs and Centaurs by Richi Barcenas

Richi Barcenas of Richi Barcenas Cupcake & Cake Designer created a stunning gravity defying sugar-battle. He explains, “My project is basically made of modelling chocolate. The centerpiece, or main theme, is a battle between Centaurs and Minotaurs.” This mythical creation is one piece, with the Minotaur suspended from the Centaur as they are locked in battle.

Sugar piece by Rhianydd

Sugar piece by Rhianydd Webb

Rhianydd Webb of Dragons & Daffodils Cakes by Rhianydd Webb  created this beautiful “fox-like” creature; the piece which looks almost as if it is in suspended animation was based on the work of sculptor Ellen Jewett. Rhianydd explains, “This piece was based on an incredible sculpture by Ellen Jewett Sculpture. Her work is phenomenal; so much movement and so intricate.”

Dragon Pup by Jackie Fanto

Dragon Pup by Jackie Fanto

Jacki Fanto of Blissfully Sweet created this charming “Dargon Pup”. Jackie notes, “I fell in love with sketch work by The Picsees and specifically their piece of a Dragon Pup! I decided that this would be my inspiration. My Dragon Pup emerges from a sugar tulip and is made from modelling chocolate and bought to like with contouring using petal dusts. Her wings were created with gelatin. I would love the idea that these mythical beings existed and were created in such perfection surroundings!”

Hermit Nymph by Calli Hopper

Hermit Nymph Dweller by Calli Hopper

Calli Hopper of Callicious Cakes created this cheeky little “Hermit Nymph Dweller”.
The impressive sugar scultpure is compromised of various edible mediums. Calli explains, ” The shell I built up using a combination of pastillage, royal icing and modelling chocolate; coloured using edible colours mixed with cocoa butter. The hermit nymph is handmade from Saracino modelling paste, coloured with cocoa butter. The board “sand” is actually crushed digestive biscuits.”

Sugar Fairy by Amber Adamson

Sugar Fairy by Amber Adamson

Finally, collaboration organizer, Amber Adamson of Top Tier Cakes created this lovely garden scene, complete with a sugar- fairy, resting peacefully on her “edible” swing as she surveys the garden around her.