Brides Magazine contacted us about a special spread that would have wedding products inspired by impressionism. We designed and created these cakes especially for them. Our design was inspired by a number of Monet’s Waterlilies paintings; some of his most famous works; featuring a palette of soft blues, purples, greens and pink.
Our Dreamcake features a hand-made blush-pink waterlily sugar flower a top a hand-painted buttercream mini-cake. The buttercream colors were painted on and blended with a palette knife. The cakes are made to look dreamy, organic and natural. Each one is slightly different and unique. The colors dance slightly from cake to cake, so each guest feels that they received a hand made painting on their plate. We thought this 4″ cake would be perfectly romantic for each couple to share at the end of their meal.
The Impressionistic movement took place in Paris during the mid-late 19th century, when a number of artists began to break away from the traditional genres of painting. Some of the most famous impressionistic painters were Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Edgar Degas, and Mary Cassatt.They depicted everyday life that showed the movement of light, nature and color with short visible brushstrokes. During their time, these painters were considered rebellious.
Now, we consider impressionistic works to be romantic, light, soft and natural. Reminding us of leisure days outdoors or sweet moments with our loved ones. Some of my personal favorite pieces of impressionism are:
Mary Cassatt’s The Child’s Bath, featuring a sweet, loving scene between mother and child.
Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s La Grenouillère and Dance at Le Moulin de la Galette. Both scenes depict a happy outdoor soiree; perfect for inspiration of an dreamy outdoor wedding. We hope these paintings inspire the artist in each of you!