• Jo Watkinson

Styled Shoot: Tropical flamingoes

Several years ago, I met the incredible Charlotte from Charlotte Jade. I sat with her portfolio, leafing through design after design that I just adored. I was blown away and I knew I had to design some cakes using her incredible prints.

Their work is incredible, and all designs start from incredibly detailed and intricate hand drawings produced by Charlotte. Their designs are usually available as wallpaper, textiles, upholstery fabrics, ceramic tiles and flooring, but they also work brilliantly on a cake!

Charlotte was kind enough to share some of her prints with me.

This cake has some mixed proportions. Its a 4 tier cake with 2 shallow tiers, the top tier is a standard size and the print is on a double height tier to give those gorgeous flamingoes room to show off! The gold tiers are textured using tiny sugar discs, then painted with edible gold paint to create the textured look. The cake is finished with some super cute glitter flamingo cake toppers.

I love working with these prints because you get so much impact and it takes just a few moments to put this on a cake. This is a design that I couldn't even begin to think about hand painting on a cake because the design is so complex with so many layers to it.

This cake forms a set of 5 and you can see the other 4 on the blog already.

You can see more of the Charlotte Jade prints on their website.

Many thanks to Claire of Red Poppy Photography.

#handpainted #tropicalwedding #Flamingocake #flamingo #wedding #weddingcake #goldsequin #gold #ivory

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