Watch the video of my working fountain cake![responsive-box][/responsive-box]
This was a super fun project for Cake Masters Magazine, Around the World in 40 Cakes featuring 40 cakes from 40 cake decorators. Each with a different location from around the world as the inspiration for their piece. I was so honored to be a part of such an amazing group of artists. Each cake overwhelmed me with detail and beauty! My cake was inspired by Athens, Greece. When I a was growing up, I was obsessed with Greek culture. I wanted to be a sculptor when I grew up and would make little statues out of clay over and over. I was especially obsessed with Greek mythology. I wanted to really do something fun with this cake and push my limits to something I had never done before. I decided to make an actual working fountain for this cake. I had loads of fun obsessing over each detail of the sculpted Athena. I had no idea how difficult it would be to actually make a fountain drip correctly. I spent more time fiddling with those little cups to get the water to drip just right than I did on the entire piece. I had to walk away several times and re-group mentally lol. In the end I was very happy with it. Because the sculpture was made out of modeling chocolate, it only lasted for so long with running water over it. By the end, my chocolate was quite soggy and unfortunately the only part of this cake I have left is the Athena sculpture. Here are some of my favorite pieces from the collaboration (although really I love them all!)The online version of the magazine features animated pages! SUPER cool stuff! Just search cake masters magazine on itunes to get your copy. See all the cakes in the September issue of Cake Masters magazine.