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Inked Sugar Art Collaboration

Tell us about your collaboration

When you think of the word Ink, the idea of tattoos generally comes to your mind.  As cake / sugar artists, we thought it would be fun to recreate some tattoos from incredible artists in edible mediums capturing the 2D & 3D elements that some tattoos appear to have without losing the feel of the actual tattoo.  As sugar artists, we are able to create 2D & 3D dimensions with edible mediums while a tattoo artist only has one dimension to work on giving the illusion of a 3D image.  While working on this project, we encountered some challenges in capturing all the dimensions a tattoo has and a great respect and appreciation for tattoo artists and their amazing work.

What inspired you to do this theme?

Cassandra Rice and I thought it would be fun and different to work with a magazine that was not cake related and create edible art for them based on their topic.  When we contacted the editor of Inked Magazine about this project, he was thrilled to work with us.

Tell us about a few of the pieces that were made

All of the cake artists were truly amazing in capturing the elements of their chosen tattoo.  We loved all the pieces and the hard work that was put into them.

How many members were in your collaboration?

17

How did you decide on this group of people?

It so hard to select any particular person as there are so many great artists.  We wanted the cake artist to have the ability to sculpt, hand paint and airbrush in order to recreate the tattoo with actual dimensions.

Did anything go wrong during the process?

It was truly a challenge for some of us but great fun.

If you were to do it again, what would you do differently?

We wouldn’t change a thing! : )

If you were to do another collaboration, how should others get involved?

Since collaborations are kept a secret until reveal, you can message us on our page for future collabs.

 

Check out the collaboration on Facebook, and see the whole range of cakes here