Recently, I received the request for an Anniversary cake of a senior couple, a gift from their daughter.(awwww….)
Generally, I design the cake first and then the topper, to add more drama. But with this particular cake I started with the topper. It was more like the subject of the cake. I wanted something that signified a divine relationship!
Then began days and nights of a never ending research (That’s how it felt in the beginning at least…) Finally, I singled upon a subject.
Pair of Swans!
They exemplify Love, Purity ,Balance, Elegance, Partnership and Transformation – A perfect union!
They form a monogamous bond that lasts for the lifetime!
I was so proud of myself that I came up with this idea. Next was coming up with a nice form. Definitely, I did not want the clichéd swans swimming and kissing with their necks entwined in the shape of a heart, a complete no – no!
That called for some more research and this crystal cake topper came to my rescue.
What attracted me to this was the composition, the different levels at which they were placed and the beautiful extra elongated necks and no sign of a heart!
Next I grabbed my modelling chocolate and began modelling them. I had to fight with gravity to make them stand and balance well ,somehow I succeeded.
I like to call this one the male swan. Whenever I looked at it, I felt that I could have done better with his neck, could have arched it more artistically (you are your best critic, rolling eyes)
This one is my female swan, because it was more beautiful than the other (giggles). I was pretty happy with her neck and the overall form.
They gave a very serene look to the cake and passed the message without making it too obvious!