I work best in the light of spontaneity.
I love creating on a whim, and when you have artist pals who love to do the same, it's a thing to be thankful for.
Creating what I feel as I feel it; planning dessert off the cuff; it's cathartic in a way; building a piece of work as you sketch it with your mind's eye.
So when Grace asked me what I was doing a few cold weekends ago, I immediately started brainstorming cakes to create based on some of my favorite oil paintings that I could incorporate with the millions of dried flowers I have hanging in the studio.
Painting cake is akin to my passion for oil painting. Palette knives have always been my tool of choice; blending colors to create a story, applying it to canvas (or cake), is more focused on the movement and texture than having a specific theme or subject.
As expected, when you have a specific idea in mind, sometimes it may not execute in the same way that you initially envisioned. But that can be okay!! I was told that this moody cake was reminiscent of Miss Havisham. I'd never heard of the story, so after going into the deep dark depths of Google, it seemed fitting that it was this dark ethereal tale of a woman forever wearing her wedding dress written by Charles Dickens.
Photos courtesy of Grace E. Jones photography