Magnificent Bangladesh – Part 2

Shashi Fonseka cake

This terrific cake was made by Shashi Fonseka.

This cake was inspired by the lush green Sundarban which is the largest mangrove forest in the world. Also, the Royal Bangal tiger is the national animal of Bangladesh. Sundarban is home to more than 400 bengal tigers.

Magnificent Bangladesh – An International Cake Art Collaboration is hosted by Tasnuta Alam.  Many artists from around the world created wonderful cake and cookie works of art to celebrate 50 years of Bangladesh. 

This is the second of 5 posts to feature these.

Shakila Ashfaq cake

This terrific cake was made by Shakila Ashfaq. This cake is a recreation of a historic mosque.

 

Hend Taha cookie

This superb cake was made by Hend Taha.

This cake was inspired by green of Bangladesh in the flag and on the Bangladesh map. The bengal tiger was added as the national animal and the magpie robin was added as the national bird of Bangladesh.  In addition Bangladesh fruits like fruit jackfruit and mango were included.

 

Heba Elalfy cookie

This splendid cookie was made by Heba Elalfy.

This cookie was inspired by the beautiful, intricate gold thread designs in a Bangali groom’s wedding attire and wedding shoes, as well as a Bengali bride’s wedding dress and wedding scarf.

The baker started with a rustic tiled background on the vanilla sugar cookies then added a white royal icing hand-piped underlay. Next layers of hand-piped red royal icing details were hand-painted with gold accents.

 

 

Gulcin Tekkas cake

This marvelous cake was made by Gulcin Tekkas.

This cake was inspired by a Bangladeshi woman.

 

Gauri Kekre cake

This terrific cake was made by Gauri Kekre.

This cake was inspired by a photograph taken by Bangladeshi photographer Mou Aysha. The photos are of the marginalized children from the streets of Dhaka to highlight their plight. The photos are striking and convey emotions like strength, resilience and perseverance. 

 

Filomena Tavano cookie

This marvelous cookie was made by Filomena Tavano.

This cookie was inspired by the custom of chewing betel leaves, and the significance these leaves have in weddings and other events in Bangladesh.

Farzana Ali Nishi cake

This splendid cake was made by Farzana Ali Nishi.

This cake was inspired by “Pohela Boishakh”.  A  girl is performing a traditional Bengali dance on stage. The stage background decorations include Kula, ektara, tobla and colorful masks which all represent the Bangladeshi culture. The stage background is also decorated
with traditional Bangladeshi art forms of folk art and alpona design. Also, the dancing girl is wearing a dhakai jamdani shari.

 

Eric Zea O Phelan Suarez cake

This superb cake was made by Eric Zea O Phelan Suarez .

This cake was inspired by all the things that attracted the baker to Bangladesh: the clothing, the beliefs, and the Rickshaw.

 

Elif Dogan cake

This splendid cake was made by Elif Dogan .

The inspiration for this cake is a rickshaw.