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Le Torte di Toni – Backstage

Filming of the fourth season of “Le Torte di Toni” just ended.

For the new season, Toni invited a few Italian sugarcrafters to show their craft decorating a cake.

Various episodes will feature all sugarcraft specialties: royal icing, modeling and… sugar floristry!

I found Toni’s invitation flattering, but I was also a bit worried.

My previous experience was limited to this video, which took a whole afternoon to fim.

I got to the filming location one day before the actual filming, and I met the lovely guys from the troupe. They were a bit restless, not because of my arrival, but because it was past dinner time.

During dinner, the team’s cohesion was pretty evident, and everybody did their best to make me feel at home.

The following morning, during make-up, I realised I felt surrounded by friends. Filming was very funny, especially considerino a few “bloopers”.

I’d like to thank Toni, our lovely host, Stefano, the director, Mario, the audio engineer, camera operators Fulvio (macro) and Leo (tele), Sabrina, makeup, Sara and Federico, producers, for making me feel at home.

My heartfelt thanks to Elga from B&B Villa la Bianca.

Be our guest at “Le Torte di Toni” with Italian-style Master Classes!

This post was written March 18, but published following 1st aired episode.

Contest – First tier results

Although it was enrolled only on the last possible day, the Hydrangea cake received enough votes to pass on to the second tier of the “Sugar Art Contest” started by Maison Madeleine from Bologna!

Following contest rules, participants shall provide a 60-second presentational video. The video will describe the participant’s cake-designing abilities, and introduce a new cake.

Videos must be submitted to Maison Madeleine by May the 31st, and will be posted to Youtube in the “Sugar Art Contest – fase 2” channel, awaiting for votes from Facebook fans.

Prizes will be awarded by a panel of industry experts:

Mara Accettura, journalist with La Repubblica delle Donne, culture and news section
Carlo Gavaudan, manager & TV producer
Giusy Verni, cake designer
Toni Brancatisano, cake designer

Prizes awarded by the jury are final.

The contest was started for fun, and with that same idea I’m embarking in the second pahase of this wonderful adventure. But first of all I’d like to thank and embrace all those who got themselves involved in this game with me, those who voted for my cake and allowed me to keep dreaming about sugar gardens.

Click here for a complete list of phase 2 participants.

Maison Madeleine Contest

This cake is my entry for the “Sugar Art Contest” held by Maison Madeleine. If you like it please LIKE IT at the following address and help me enter the second part of the contest!!! Thank you!

To vote, you should “LIKE” Maison Madeleine’s page, then follow the link, and click on “LIKE”

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150236828199715&set=a.10150209502784715.349374.208962704714&type=1&theater