I really enjoy creating things by hand and as a realist artist I love making things so that they look as close as possible to the real thing. Making flowers, leaves and fruits out of sugar icing, I find, is therapeutic. Today we are decorating a cake which is embellished with flowers and fruits. My job is to begin making the blueberries that would later be spray painted to give depth of colour and make them look realistic. Here’s the result before spraypainting.

 

Beautiful little blue/grey orbs. I can already visualise them peeking through amongst the flowers, raspberries and strawberries adding a balanced hue to the red tones.

Feature image: istock

other image: Linda ~ Pleasures of the Plate