It’s been a few months since we did a collaboration feature here at ACD, but now that the holidays are over, collaboration fever has struck the cake community once again. The latest, Sugar Art Museum, is a fantast display of impressive, fine art inspired sugar-art. The collaboration, which was currated by Bouchra Marir, is truly inspiring. We share some of our favorite pieces from this incredible collection of edible art.
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.
Halloween is one of my very favorite holidays of the year. In fact, I’ve already attended a few parties, dressed up in my spooky finest, and decorated enough pumpkin cookies to feed an army! (I may have eaten enough of them too- but I digress). As a cake artist, nothing quite says “HALLOWEEN is here” like the unveiling of the incredible, sugar spooks collaboration. Back with their fourth incarnation, this group of horror-obsessed sugar nerds, led by Avalon Yarnes, have pulled out all the stops to give you a “sweet-tacular” fright. Here’s a run-down of some of our favorites.
Supernatural super-fan Christina Hagen teamed up with Chloe Allen-Gausden to organize this Supernatural T.V. show inspired cake collaboration. This team of international artists explored their love of the popular show, and the characters, through the medium of sugar. Discussing the collaboration, organizer, Heather notes, “We are really proud and excited to share with you the latest Cuties Collaboration ‘A Very Supernatural Collaboration’. We created this collaboration as we are all big fans of Supernatural and wanted to celebrate the launch of Season 12. We hope you enjoy our sugar tribute as much as we enjoyed creating the pieces.
Please have a look through our photo albums to get a closer look at the pieces and learn a bit about the artists behind them.”
To see more wonderful sugar creations from the Cuties crew, head on over to their Facebook page.
The Woodland Fairies collaboration was the very latest collaboration to unveil this weekend. This group of talented international artists celebrated the magic and wonder of fairies through their edible creations. Organized by Lindsey Trepany of ZeZeLoves cakes, this beautiful collaboration featured an array of fairies and woodland creatures. We share just a few of our favorites- though it was pretty hard to choose- to see more amazing fairy creations, don’t forget to head on over to their facebook page
Cake artists collaborate for many different reasons, sometimes it’s to explore an exciting theme, or to enjoy one another’s company; and then there are a few very special collaborations that draw our attention to sometimes painful subjects in the hope of bringing much needed awareness to those causes. The too Beautiful for Earth collaboration is just that, this stunning collection of cakes raises awareness of infant loss, stillbirth and miscarriage. A touching and difficult subject that affects so many women, globally, everyday. Bobbie-Anne Wright of For Heaven’s Cake organized the collaboration, and with her blessing, we share some of our favorite pieces from the group.
September has been collaboration crazy, however we would be remiss to close out the month without sharing the spectacular creations from The Caketastics collaboration. Truly one of the most exciting, unusual and brilliant collaborations of the year so far. This spectacle of cakes explores an alien invasion! Thanks to the Caketastics, I can reveal that the world is safe once more; protected by a group of elite, super-human, cake makers. A major government cover-up is already underway, however in our commitment to uncover the truth, we talk exclusively with Caketastics organizer, Daniel Dieguez; a master cake maker (who just happens to posses super-cake powers); eager to learn the inspiration behind this unusual collaboration theme and uncover the secrets of The Caketastics. Never fear, these cake artists have returned to their day-jobs, safe to bake, create and cake for another day – until the time comes when they must defend the Earth once again, with the awesome power of pastry!!
The month of October means that we are “officially” in fall. Looking out of my window, I can already see the change in season taking effect. Despairing at the thought of raking the already accumulating pile of leaves from my lawn; the fresh greenery of summer is swept away in a wash of amber, gold, brown and red. In celebration of autumn, a wonderful collection of Dutch artists share their “Sweet Autumn” collaboration. This festive collection of cakes is sure to inspire. We talk with collaboration organizers Jacqueline Van der Wal and Petra Arnold about this ‘seasonal sensation’.