This Wonderful Downton Abbey Cake inspired by Freda Dudley Ward’s Dress was made for the Downton Abbey Themed Cake Collaboration – A Sweet Farewell To Downton.
This Wonderful cake was made by Heba Elalfy from Sweet Dreams by Heba.
Here is Heba’s bio:
I was born in Egypt and am currently living in Florida. I am the 40-year-old mother with two children. I started on this cake journey because of my children. I am so thankful for all my family and friends who’ve joined me and encouraged me this entire time. I continue seeking knowledge and growth through tutorials, videos and asking questions. Being part of this beautiful collaboration is a pleasure and an honor to be alongside such wonderful artists. My caking journey continues to bring me happiness and success, and the future looks bright! 🙂
Here is Heba’s description of her Wonderful cake:
My pick was the dress worn by Lady Freda Dudley Ward in the episode where Lady Rose is presented at Court in Season 4. Winifred “Freda”Dudley Ward was a real English socialite, best known for being the mistress of the Prince of Wales.
The color of her dress caught my attention, and I fell in love. I saw the various textures that I could translate into cake, and that’s how it began. The pleats on the bottom tier of my cake create the soft flowing feel of the dress, and provide a rich color as well. This color was achieved mainly through hand painting. The mid-section of the dress is full of sequins and beads in a deep gold color. This was the most fun section to design. I used a texture mat forthe main part, and a hole punch to make those gold sequins that were then individually hand placed around the circumference of the middle tier. I used two different shades of gold. The top tier was more a neutral color onto which I accentuated with piped royal icing string work, that was then hand painted a deeper color. Some non-pareils were placed for added femininity. I used two different molds to recreate her necklace. For the top of the cake, the first thing that came to mind looking at her head-wear was dogwood flowers, because of their delicacy. Finally, I decided to off-set the bottom and middle tier.