Inspired by Alexandria's long time fascination with 17th Century tall ships, this extraordinary cake evokes feelings of passion, whimsy and romance. Reading more like a story than a cake, this confection seems to welcome numerous interpretations of its meaning. But for Alexandria it is simply a visual anthology of her favorite things; a sensitive colour palette of sea foam green, cream, black & gold, cascading parrot tulips & anemones growing wild, luxurious treasures and a raven haired piratess with her magnificent glittering vessels.
In addition to exposing the artist's personal delight, this award winning cake superbly exemplifies the artist's repertoire of decorative techniques with her hand sculpted figure, flowers and ships as well as the meticulously hand painted ship illustrations.
(This cake took 1st place at The Wedding Co.'s 2008 Top Tier cake competition in Toronto, Canada)