A new cake design for a recent wedding showcase was inspired by the stunning gowns of Italian designer Antonio Riva. Having stumbled upon his work I couldn’t but be captivated by the sharp silhouettes and bold modern detailing.
Using silks and organza, and details such as bows and modern draping, the dresses are a work of art. Unfortunately they are apparently not available worldwide, with the best kept secret kept by the Italians!
My design wasn’t inspired by a particular dress but rather the overall design aesthetic. I wanted to capture the clean silhouette of the dresses in a tall blush lustred cake and the volume emphasised by blush draped ruffles.
I love metallics and added some copper foliage alongside the sugar roses, inspired by the metallic elements in some of the images of the bridal gowns.
A very simple cake but I hope, elegant, modern and sophisticated going some way towards reflecting the amazing inspiration!