Celebrating Tim Burton’s 55th Birthday a group of 100 “Burtonesque Bakers” revealed a project they’d been working on for six months – Cakenweenie. Behind the global project was Tracey Louise Rothwell (Little Cherry Cake Company) who tasked each baker with recreating a Tim Burton movie character, prop or scene with the photo of their creation put together into a Jack Skellington collage.
Kidacity’s Jacinta Perkins modeled from gumpaste and fondant this 22cm tall Emily from Corpse Bride cake topper.
“What an honour its been to be part of this collaboration to mark Tim Burtons birthday. 100 decorators from around the world enjoying being a small part of a bigger concept, having fun and forming close friendships along the way. Some baked cake, some cookies, some handpainted and some made sugarpaste or modelling chocolate figures of their chosen characters.”
Emily’s reluctant groom Victor gets recreated in fondant by Brenda Blankenship Walton of Sugar High Inc. Standing 12 inches tall Victor was hand modeled from fondant, and all his tiny details were either modeled, painted with a food color/vodka mix or shaded with shimmer dusts.
“I myself had the honor of creating Mr. Victor van Dort! It was a pleasure to get to know my character as I Had not seen the movie prior to the collaboration. So research was done, the movie was watched and his character came to fondant life! Oh Victor is a nervous groom-to-be, but every bit a loveable character! “
The Corpse Bride Wedding Cake by Antonio’s Kitchen‘s Myton Ouano is made up of three tiers covered entirely with fondant.
“I chose the Corpse Bride wedding cake because I’m not so good with making little figures and I am more comfortable doing wedding cakes. I presented it in a way that it will still have the essence of Tim Burton in my own style.”
Check out the complete collection of Tim Burton inspired cakes on Cakenweenie including some from Mars Attacks, Beetlejuice, Batman and many more.