When we think of art…
our first thoughts probably go to the genres of painting, sculpting, drawing, artistic photography, films and music. But of course, there is a lot more to the arts than just these few areas. One creative skill and art that I have a close connection with (my mother does this sort of work) is cake decorating.
If you stop and think about it, this discipline takes a lot of skill, patience and a visual quality very much on par with any other category you can think of.
The cake decorator’s canvas and medium are soft and delicate and require a special touch. And the very fact that the artist knows that his or her creation will not be preeminent, as that it is designed to be eaten, really takes a special level of dedication to what one is doing.
Just for your enjoyment, here are a few shots of cake creations by my mother. I hope you like them.
FYI – She once finished 4th place in a worldwide competition.