It Is Party Time With These Gorgeous Carnival Cakes!

Heba Elalfy cake

This fabulous Carnival costume cake was made by Heba Elalfy from Sweet Dreams by Heba

Today is the first of a four part series featuring cakes from the Carnival Cakers Collaboration which is an annual virtual international event that showcases and celebrates different carnivals around the world. The administrator is Heba Elalfy, the owner of Sweet Dreams by Heba

Nigeria’s ‘Calabar Carnival and Festival’ is featured this year. It is known as Africa’s biggest street party. This carnival lasts through the entire month of December each year. Calabar aims to include more aspects of local Nigerian heritage and culture, while at the same time strengthening the capacity of locals to participate in an economically beneficial way. 

Various cake, cookie and sugar artists from around the globe contributed a design using fondant, royal icing, modeling paste, isomalt, wafer paper, etc. Hosting a collaboration takes tremendous planning and effort. The Carnival Cakers have once again risen up to the challenge and created amazing cakes, cookies and figurines.

Disclaimer : The Carnival Cakers Collaboration have used all inspiration pictures as just that, inspiration and not copied. They give full credit to the original photographers/owners of those inspiration pictures. They do not benefit financially from this collaboration. 

Here is Heba’s description of this Fabulous cake:

Satin Ice fondant was used on all 3 tiers as well as for the molded fondant flowers. I created the wafer paper feathers using Americolor. The top tier is adorned with white chocolate beads. Touches of edible gold here and there.

HElafy pict

This is a picture of the costume that inspired this wonderful cake.

 

Ana Remigio Cake

This Fabulous Carnival costume cake was made by Ana Remigio from Cupcakes and Dreams Portugal by Ana Remigio. 

Here is Ana’s description of this Fabulous cake:

I chose this design mainly because of the feathers. They were made with wafer paper. Each one took 30 minutes to do… they are 110!! All cut and painted free hand. 

ARemigio pict

This is a picture of the costume that inspired this wonderful cake.

 

Elaine Minett cake

This Fabulous Carnival costume cake was made by Elaine Minett from Ginger Cat Cakery.

Here is Elaine’s description of this Fabulous cake:

I created a geometric design and dark brown feathers. I also loved the little mother of pearl squares around the neckline and the crown. I used the drageekiss to apply the dragees; the feathers were made from wafer paper coloured with oil and edible dust.

 

Zaneta Waseillewska cake

This Fabulous Carnival costume cake was made by Zaneta Wasilewska from Cakes by Jeanette Zaneta Kowalska Cake Designer.

Here is Zaneta’s description of this Fabulous cake:

I used gold and decorations made out of isomalt and wafer paper.

ZWasilewska pict

This is a picture of the costume that inspired this wonderful cake.

 

Joanne Wieneke cake

This Fabulous Carnival costume cake was made by Joanne Wieneke from The Little Cake Patch. 

Here is Joanne’s description of this Fabulous cake:

The first tier is a mix of gumpaste and modelling chocolate. While the other wave was done with pulled isomalt sugar. Fondant Ruffles for the base adorned with piped royal icing roses. The woman’s face was hand modeled using a mix of brown and white fondant. The whole cake was brushed with pearl dust to attain a satin shimmer finish.

JWieneke pict

This is a picture of the costume that inspired this wonderful cake.

 

Tasnuta Alam cake

This Fabulous Carnival costume cake was made by Tasnuta Alam from Cake Topperz.

Here is Tasnuta’s description of this Fabulous cake:

I worked with black and white outfit with porcupine sharp pins and and a gold head dress. I used Satin Ice sugar paste and Magic Colour on my piece. I did not use any mold, embosser or cutter, all are hand made.  

 

TAlam pict

This is a picture of the costume that inspired this wonderful cake.