Sugar-dough, plastic chocolate, tragacanth gum, cookie cutters with ejector, food ring, sugarcraft gun… don’t be scared, we’re not out of our head! These are just some of the many words you will find if you too get into the loop of the cake design: a series of ingredients whose name is really scaring, and kitchen utensils that bear a resemblance to instruments of torture.
Cake desing-mania is now spreading throughout women of all ages. Maybe it’s just because of the crisis that people take comfort in food. In any case, more and more people have now the desire to cook and bake their colourful cakes, decorate them, take and post pictures of them, and talk about them.
We’re talking about cake design or sugar art because it doesn’t have to be just tasty: what really matters is that it is beautiful too.
Classes, blog, magazines, and TV shows dedicated to this brand-new art are countless. Everybody talks about it, everybody wants it.
During the fairs of creativity, we saw many girls, moms, and grandmas face the snow, stand in endless lines and spend a fortune just to take part to the much sought-after sugar art’s workshops run by the latest award-winning and multi-published master pastry chef.
Those women shyly begin baking some icing sugar dusted cupcake for friends and relatives, and end up selling mammoth six-layer cakes, decorated with Kremlin colours, which get to hang in balance thanks to incredible props against every law of gravity.
If you definitely cannot keep a paddle in your hand or do not know even how to stuff a sac à poche, you can still dedicate yourself to the felt manufacturing, as our friend of Fancy-Cakes did!
If you too are fond of this brand-new art, you absolutely cannot miss the second annual Cake Design Italian Festival, which is going to take place in Milan, the 26th and 27th of May. Twinning among the most famous master pastry chefs will make you want to “put your fingers in the pie” and maybe to create new sugary masterpieces: so, why don’t you send us pics and receipts of your creations?