Thursday, March 20, 2014

Alexander McQueen Cakes: Couture Confections

I've been a little bit obsessed with the designs of fashion genius Alexander McQueen for years, and I know that I'm not alone.  But what I didn't realize, is that there are a bunch of other cake designers (all over the world) equally inspired by Alexander McQueen's designs.  This shouldn't come as a surprise, ---the magic and fantasy of McQueen's couture collections translate beautifully into sugar and icing.
I've made two wedding cakes inspired by Alexander McQueen designs (and I'm working on a third---see, obsessed!)  Here they are as well as some of my favorites by other bakers found online, Bia Cake Design in Italy,  Rooney Girl Bake Shop in California, Bobbette & Belle in Toranto and Maggie Austin Cakes in DC, (oh yeah, and us Cake Power in NY : )
*Please let me know if I've missed anyone I would love to add some more pics to this collection!

Cake by Cake Power.  Inspiration: Butterfly Topiary Hat by Philip Treacy for Alexander McQueen from the Metropolitan Museum of Art's show Savage Beauty
Cake by Cake Power.  Inspirations: Sarah Burton's Monarch Butterfly dress for Alexander McQueen & Blue Kaleidoscope dress

Cake by Bobbette & Belle. (Same butterfly Dress; very different butterfly interpretation!) "This cake we created for an editorial had hundreds of hand painted sugar Monarch butterflies on it. It was inspired by a dress created by the late fashion designer Alexander McQueen. You may have noticed that this dress was also featured in the recent HungerGames Catching Fire movie!"


Cake by Bia cake design.
Details: http://letortedibia.blogspot.com/2012/03/una-torta-molto-speciale-alexander.html

Cake by Rooney Girl. Details:  http://cakecentral.com/b/friday-faves-fabulous-french-fashion

Cake by Maggie Austin. Details: http://equallywed.com/gay-wedding-planning/cakes-and-sweets/chic-confections-wedding-cake-trends-for-2012.html

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