What inspired the design of this amazingly colorful cake? Intricate Icing Cake Designs: I love combining elements of different inspiration pieces into one cohesive design. My Dancing Violets cake was inspired by two gowns and the South African Violet. The first is a wavy gown by Krikor Jabotian and the second is a red and purple floral dress by Giambattista Valli. I was drawn to the flowing fabric of one gown and the bold color combination of the other. I wanted to also draw attention to the violets by making them several times larger than they are typically found in nature. I felt the color combination of this cake worked wonderfully with the bright color of Sarah's Stand cake stand.
About Intricate Icing Cake Design: Rachael Teufel is the owner and cake designer behind Intricate Icings Cake Design. While Rachael has always had artistic interests, her original career was in physical therapy. After exploring painting, sculpting and glass blowing, she finally discovered cakes as her creative outlet. Her passion for cake grew and culminated in opening her own company, Intricate Icings Cake Design, in 2006. Rachael's work is nationally recognized both within the wedding industry and the cake decorating community. Her work can be seen on episodes of Food Network Challenge as well as in the pages of magazines like Brides, Martha Stewart Weddings, and The Knot. Rachael has been awarded several top honors including being named one of Martha Stewart Weddings' Top 63 Pastry Pros in the country. During the wedding off-season, Rachael spends her time teaching classes in her studio as well as online for Craftsy. Her first class, Cake Design Made Simple: The Wedding Dress explores different sugar techniques inspired by bridal gown and other wedding inspiration details. Look for Rachael's second class to be released early this summer. Check it out here. Photos by Campfire Studios.