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Cake Design Italian Festival 2013 Preview

Flower Painting 1

The Cake Design Italian Festival is getting closer, and we’re working hard getting ready for it.

I’ve been invited to participate as a guest for the whole week-end. I’ll be demonstrating for 30 minutes every day at the Main Kitchen, and I’ll teach a 4-hour class on Sunday. You will also be able to meet me at Squires Kitchen’s stand.

I’ll be teaching flowers, flowers and more flowers… with a twist!

I decided to try something new: on Saturday, I’ll be showing how to paint on sugarpaste. I used a similar technique on the Peony cake I made for a contest. This time, though, my painted decoration will be the focal point of the demonstration.

Flower Painting 2

I’ve been playing with coulours and brushes in the last few days, and you can’t imagine how good a time I had. I might even have discovered a new passion, besides sugar flowers!

Meet me at the CDIF (sorry, but the full name is just too long!) next week-end: I’ll show you how to transform your cakes into painted works of art.


P.S. My calendar for Frideay and Sunday: Magnolia and Hong Kong Orchid, both lovely flowers. I hope you’ll enjoy them, as much as I will.

Expotarta 2013 Madrid


The second edition of Expotarta, the sugarcraft exhibition in Madrid, just ended. Back in Italy, I have the pleasant feeling that holidays give.
I had a very busy weekend, with classes and demonstrations, but the atmosphere and the great passion Spanish people have for cake decorating and sugar floristry made my job extremely likeable. Sharing one’s passions with like-minded people is so invigorating!

I’m grateful for the this year’s chances to teach classes abroad: I believe that confronting our personal experiences with people from different countries leads to mutual personal enrichment as well as to a boost in creativity.

My special thanks to Loleta and Nieves Linares, organisers of the event, for inviting me to teach at their fabulous exhibition, and to Laura Aldana Arias for impeccably translating every single word from English to Spanish, and for being the perfect assistant. Last but not least, I wish to thank all the lovely students and demo spectators, for sharing with me their love for sugar flowers.