Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Spider(wo)man


Can fashion inspire food?

When I was asked to make a Halloween cake, I was bored with the idea of the typical pumpkin, orange and black theme. Instead that inspired me was the Rodarte FW08 collection. Rodarte always impresses me with their ethereal, lookslikeafairymadeit clothes. This collection in particular looks like a bunch of fashionable spiders all got together and spun these red and black dresses and tights.

To make the spiderwebs, I melted chocolate, put it in a Ziploc back, snipped off the end and made spiderwebs onto wax paper. Before they dried, I sprinkled big clear crystals on them.

15 comments:

Erika said...

Judging by the looks of that delectable cake, I'd say that yes...fashion can definitely inspire food. You truly are a marvel - I would find it hard to devour such gorgeous desserts; but not impossible, of course! :)

birdsandplanes said...

what a perfect transition from fashion to food. you really do have a gift.

WendyB said...

I'm always amazed by your baking skills. Very creative.

shooting stars said...

love it! I love that fashion inspired something edible!

Lexie said...

AWESOME!

Taryn said...

This is so incredibly awesome! Last year I made cupcakes for Halloween but this year I might try and tackle a whole cake. If it's half as good as this I'd be ecstatic!

jayne said...

that's the coolest inspiration ever! it looks amazing

la petite fashionista said...

love the Rodarte inspiration! i can definitely see it translated into the cake-- so refreshing to see a new take on traditional halloween cakes :)

Danielle de la Mont said...

Wow 'inspired' work! :D

Cancha-diction said...

I want to eat those cakes! You are so talented!

Claire said...

That looks incredible, I knew it was inspired by Rodarte before I read it!!! Shame cake and me being small enough to fit into fashion don't mix...!

J said...

OMG you are so clever!! i love your baked goods! They're always so amazing!

Belle said...

Your cakes always make me jealous! It looks fantastic! I love the red blood like border.
Belle

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

Oooh I love it! Too pretty to eat. :)

LAUREN said...

You are so talented... and making me hungry!