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Cakes Inspired by Jaipur, India’s Artistic Jewel

Much of our dreamcakes inspiration comes from world cultures. India is a big favorite. Even Columbus was searching for a shorter route to India when he discovered America. Why should I be any different in my love for their culture? While at Parsons, I fell in love with ancient Indian art and architecture. I was in awe of the intricately designed tantric sculptures and miniature Mongul art.

Last year my family and I traveled to India, 3 kids and all. It was a wonderful experience.  We traveled throughout India including northern India and Jaipur to see the most remarkable architecture. I spent 4 hours taking pictures, in a palace that normally takes most people 1 hour to visit. How could I walk away that easily from a place of such beauty? So here’s few of those 2,ooo+ photos from my trip.

One of the reasons that Jaipur is so lavish and amazing is that it once was home of India’s most powerful emperor, Akbar the Great. He was muslim, so much of the artwork is created in this style of design. Onion domes and star patterns are typical in Islamic design. Onion domes are the symbol of the eternity, while star patterns, symbolize the heavens. In muslim design, art is highly adored.

You can see how we were inspired on this pair of his and her cakes. A peacock cake was chosen for the bride with delicate details of pearls and gold accents around an onion-domed design. In India, the peacock is the symbol of purity, beauty and elegance; perfect for a bride.


 The groom’s Elephant cake was designed using traditional Indian patterns and paint schemes. Often, the symbol of the elephant is used at Hindu weddings to signify success, royalty, auspicuous occassions, strength, and the remover of obstacles; as in the God Ganesh.Ancient India stone sculpture takes on many characteristics of the elephant. Typically, the limbs of a God like Buddha or Krishna are made to look like an elephant trunk, to embody the characteristics of the elephant. Our Elephant Cake is carrying a large array of delicately designed luggage; to signify the groom moving into a new stage of his life. These designs, again, where inspired by Jaipur palace artwork.


When visiting India, you will find these animals beautifully decorated and revered by all. Amazingly, animals are found throughout the streets of India, such as cute little monkeys jumping about and cows “moo-ing” all around the streets. It’s hard to believe, living in a city like New York, that animals could roam around freely in a large city. But, this is what makes India so unique. It’s extreme beauty and free chaos; it’s raw beauty. I would recommend to anyone looking for an exotic experience to visit India, and specifically Jaipur. I hope you enjoy viewing my pictures as much as I enjoyed taking them!

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