April 30, 2011

The Art of Royal Icing

From England to Morocco to Paris, all in Royal Icing!!!
 photos by Lisa Brown of Bella Rose Photography

Royal Wedding Cake
with Faberge' inspired royal icing design.


The cake topper is Lady Diana's Wedding Tiara replicated in royal icing.

The Divas making a Grand Entrance to "Style Girl" Jess James' "Royal Wedding Event"
City Club at de Rosset - Wilmington, NC

  The Divas arrive in style -- British taxi style!!!
Thank you to Dan Burke of "Cape Fear Tours"!

And now from England to Morocco!!!...

The Divas' Moroccan inspired cake with royal icing designs
created for the Bellamy Mansion's Preview Party 
 2011 "Art of The Table."

The official cake cutting with Mayor Bill Saffo and Renee Saffo!!!

Renee Saffo, Rebekah, Deborah, Mayor Bill Saffo, Jennifer

Now onto Paris...

Milliner extraordinaire, Jan of "aMuse," asked us to be a part of her annual "Haute Hat Show."  
The theme of the event, held at venue 128 South, Wilmington, NC, was
 "Spring in Paris!"

The Divas created a cake to compliment the "Spring in Paris" event theme, 
topping it with this royal icing Eiffel Tower, 
and the sugar paste designer hat, inspired by one of Jan's flower creations.

"Team Divas" were also asked to do a video montage of  the
"2011 Spring in Paris Haute Hat Show!"

We LOVE our job!!!...

 ...and we love the teams we work with!!!
Lisa of Bella Rose Photography, Deborah (Diva #1),
"Style Girl" Jess James, Rebekah (Diva #2),
Jennifer (Diva #3), &
woman of the hour, Jan of "aMuse Artisanal Finery"!!!

The Divas with friend and favorite photographer, 
Lisa of Bella Rose Photography

 During the event, someone decided that Jennifer also needed to wear a hat,
and selected this magnificent creation for her by milliner Andre' M Baxter.

Then Andre' surprised Jennifer by giving her his beautiful "Fascinator,"
in exchange for cake!!! ;)

The art of creating a royal icing design!!!

The Three Divas cake designs usually begin in the imagination of Diva #1 (Deborah), and sometimes that happens in the middle of the night!!!
Yes, she dreams event design!!!
Next, she translates that dream onto architectural paper...

Sketch of Royal Wedding Cake

Then Diva #1 puts her head together with Diva #3 (Jennifer)
on how to bring the design dream into reality!!!

For the Bellamy event, The Divas wanted to top the Moroccan cake with an LED lit royal icing lantern!!!
So "Team Divas" figured out a way to do it by designing it on wax paper placed directly on top of one of the event design lanterns!!!


It was Jennifer, as a child, who loved tiny detail work!!!  
Who knew that the art of coloring and the shaping of  Playdough would be the foundation of training for an art form that would become a business!!!

The making of the royal icing Eiffel Tower!

These are the links to some of the wonderfully creative people we have the privilege of working with...

Bella Rose Photography
Style Girl Jess James
City Club at de Rosset
Cape Fear Tours
Bellamy Mansion
aMuse Artisanal Finery
128 South
Designs by Andre

 The Three Divas