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Creative Cakes
Publisher’s Note:
Ron Ben-Israel is a Master Pastry
Instructor at the French Culinary Institute in NewYork City
and the proprietor or Ron Ben-Israel Cakes whose elegant
creations have long been a favorite among celebrities and
the style-conscious. He was named the “King of Cakes” by
Modern Bride magazine and is the recipient of numerous
gold medals in culinary competitions. Visit his website
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The history of mosaic goes back some 4,000 years or more,
with the use of terracotta cones pushed point-first into
masonry walls to provide depth and texture.
Today, mosaic is a form of surface art creating images with
an assemblage of small pieces of colored glass, stone, or
other materials. It may be a technique of decorative art, an
aspect of interior decoration, or of cultural and spiritual
significance as in a cathedral.
As with many art forms, cake decorating is all in the details
and by incorporating mosaic principles into cake, the decorator
can transform the cake canvass into a more defined piece
of edible art.
Mosaic Cake
by
Photographed by Rebecca Woodman Taylor for Ron Ben-Israel Cakes
Ingredients/Equipment:
White Satin Ice Fondant or gum paste
Food coloring
Pizza Wheel
Parchment paper
Grid-lined cutting board
Paintbrush
Water
Scissors
Pins
1.
2.
Draw your desired design on parchment paper.
1.
Begin with a four tiered cake covered
in white Satin Ice fondant.
3.
Cut out shapes with scissors.
2.
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