Japanese themed hand painted cake

by Cosette
(Rainier, WA)





CAKE ART


So, I married an artist. My husband has been involved in studio arts since he was a child. He even attended college to obtain an art degree.

Unfortunately, college isn’t cheap and he decided to enlist in the military. His time in the Marines and now the Army hasn’t afforded much opportunity to complete his art degree, however, he has used his free time to maintain his skills.

CREATING A UNIQUE NICHE

Since taking on cake baking during his last deployment, I have continued to hone my abilities in cake decorating. My husband and I wanted to showcase a style of decorating not many can duplicate; free-hand painting. We were aware that there were ways of making prints and learning techniques from Craftsy, but my husband’s skills are those that are developed over a lifetime of practice- not a 60 minute video. This was a way we could create a niche for ourselves.

FANS OF TATTOO ART

He and I are also fans of certain styles of tattoo art. Obviously, there were already cakes made in the fashion of tattoos- more specifically Japanese and koi tattoos. Some of them were done beautifully, too. Conveniently, the style that my husband and I like had not been commonly made yet; that is, black and grey tattoos. We are particularly fond of tattoos with three dimensional and natural effects. This was to be the muse for our first free-hand painted creation.

MY HUSBAND THE CAKE PAINTER

I was preparing for a wedding expo and a little nervous for it, as it was my first. My husband volunteered to paint a cake, styled after Japanese tattoo art. A big portion of the time, my husband is the idea factory. He thought it would cap the artwork of the cake off if we added gumpaste cherry blossoms and fondant branches- the cherry blossoms were the only color added to the cake. Being a black and grey cake, the colors of the blossoms popped quite a bit. The branches really added an awesome natural look with a little three dimensional styling.


We were pleased with the way this cake turned out, but we had no idea of the reception it would get. Out of all my cakes, this one probably nabbed the most attention and led to many call backs and inquiries.

Knowing my husband, he never would have imagined being a cake painter. Since his first hand-painted cake, though, he is always excited to be trying something new and original.

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Dec 15, 2013
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Incredible
by: Anonymous

I have never seen anything more beautiful!

Dec 15, 2013
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Impressive
by: Naya

I am pleasantly surprised and impressed that you came up with something different when we've reached a point in the cake world where nothing is truly original anymore.

Dec 15, 2013
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Beautiful
by: Ines

This is gorgeous! Every detail is just right.

Dec 15, 2013
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Dedication
by: Lori

I can't even imagine the time it must've taken to create this cake. I can't even draw a srtaight line, lol!

Dec 15, 2013
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Crazy good
by: Anonymous

Ridiculously talented!

Dec 15, 2013
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Ah-mazeballs !
by: Wendy Lara

Amazing !!! I wish I had this kind of talent !

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Amazing
by: Anonymous

Incredible work!

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One of a kind
by: Alyssa

I've never seen such a unique cake. The artist's attention to detail is truly amazing.

Dec 15, 2013
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Peaceful
by: Orion

So elegant and peaceful. Just beautiful...

Dec 15, 2013
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Very Artistic
by: Caitlyn

I was truly amazed by this cake. Such talent and patience!

Dec 14, 2013
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3D flowers!
by: Nolen

I like the rippling water and the fish and the way the flowers stick out.

Dec 14, 2013
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Beautifully done!
by: Anonymous

Very nice job!

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So cool!!!
by: Adrian

I really like the flowers and fish!

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I like it!!!
by: Ronnie

It's very nice and elaborate!

Dec 14, 2013
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Japanese cake
by: bridal1

Just gorgeous!

Dec 14, 2013
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The fish
by: Anonymous

are perfect!

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koi
by: Anonymous

Koi are so trendy right now, but you still found a way to do it with an original twist. Amazing work!

Dec 14, 2013
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Stunning
by: Anonymous

How beautiful, such a talent.

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Japanese cake...
by: Anonymous

I love it! It is beautiful and elegant!

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Simply
by: Anonymous

Fabulous...

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very impressed
by: Nina

Love it that you both can work together. Thanks for sharing!

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Love it
by: Anonymous

Gorgeous!!!!

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B-E-A-utiful
by: A Wright

The detail in this blows my mind!!!!
I'd almost hate to eat it because its so pretty...almost.

Dec 14, 2013
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amazing!!!!!
by: Anonymous

This really takes handpainting on cakes to a new level!!
In awe!!

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Very Nice
by: Anonymous

Very nice work.

Dec 14, 2013
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amazing
by: Anonymous

simply beautiful

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speechless
by: Robin

Gorgeous!

Dec 14, 2013
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Natural skill
by: Anonymous

The skill and the vision to create something like this really can't be taught. How fortunate that you can share it through an edible medium.

Dec 14, 2013
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Beautifully Painted
by: Anonymous

This cake looks like it could be painted on a canvas. Beautiful image, beautiful cake, and a beautiful story. Love it!

Dec 14, 2013
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Original
by: Anonymous

The water effect is brilliant!

Dec 13, 2013
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awesome
by: Campbell

This cake is really good. It is one of the most awesome cakes I've ever seen.

Dec 13, 2013
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Amazing
by: Cindy

I love this cake! It's a beautiful piece of art.

Dec 13, 2013
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Love It!
by: CakeCreationsbySteph

This cake is Gorgeous!!

Dec 13, 2013
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amazing
by: Anonymous

my favorite, by far!

Dec 13, 2013
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Sweet Cossette
by: Tex Darang

Awesome! Beautiful cake I bet they are delicious too....

Dec 13, 2013
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Michelle
by: Anonymous

This is by far my favorite cake. Beautiful!

Dec 13, 2013
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Amazing work
by: C. Miller

Beautiful cake. It's quite unique and the attention to detail is outstanding. Great work!

Dec 13, 2013
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SWEET
by: Anonymous

Beautiful cake!!

Dec 13, 2013
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Unique!
by: Jae Rojas

I looked at the other cakes also involved in this benefit, and although those other cakes are also superbly made, this one tops the rest. Where those all look to be creative realistically or, as in the case with the flowered ones, simply beautiful, this hand painted Japanese cake is absolutely UNIQUE and ARTISTIC and not just another seen-it-done-before cake. Keep up the awesome work!

Dec 13, 2013
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Wow!
by: Anonymous

This is just amazing! The time and passion that was put in to this really show! Well done...

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Wow
by: Erik

That my dear is really cool.

Dec 13, 2013
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Too beautiful to eat
by: Anonymous

I'm at a loss of words. This is truly a lovely cake. Incredible detail and it looks like a lot of love was put into for such a special day.

Dec 13, 2013
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Japanese-Themed Wonder
by: Anonymous

Truly unique!

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Amazing
by: Eric

What a delicious medium to work with when creating such awesome art. :)

Dec 12, 2013
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Japnese themed hand painted cake
by: Grantie

Exquisitely beautiful!!!!!!

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Lovely
by: Anonymous

Work of Art.... Amazing..

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Magnificent
by: Cheryl Bushore

This cake is so wonderfully elegant! It's a work of art!

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Original and Elegant
by: Red D.

If this was my wedding cake, I don't want to serve it. I want it saved in my china cabinet! It is a work of art!!!!

Dec 12, 2013
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cake art
by: Anonymous

your hand painting is epic! looks like the real Japanese paintings!

Dec 12, 2013
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Amazing
by: Becky Costello

All I can say is~~Lawdy, what artistry & talent this cake shows. Kudos & I can only pray that one day I could be half this good!!

Dec 12, 2013
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Love it
by: Anonymous

gorgeous

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Japanese cake
by: Anonymous

Inspired beauty!

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Japanese cake. . .
by: Jasmine

Absolutely goreous! The detail art work is amazing!

Dec 12, 2013
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Gorgeous cake
by: Lisa P.

You and your spouse are incredibly talented! This style of design is beautiful & noteworthy for being unique. Great job!

Dec 12, 2013
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So unique!
by: Anonymous

I love this unique decoration on her cake! Such attention to detail like no other.

Dec 12, 2013
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Love it
by: Stella Hammond

Absolutely stunning detail!

Dec 12, 2013
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Stunning
by: Anonymous

This cake is absolutely stunning! Simply beautiful!

Dec 12, 2013
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Amazing
by: Cody & Sarah Sedlacek

I am amazed at the detail of your cakes...absolutely beautiful.

Dec 12, 2013
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Amazing!
by: Lynda

That is pretty amazing! So talented!

Dec 12, 2013
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Love<3
by: Michelle Rauback

I absolutely love this cake!!! Cosette and Dayan are extremely talented!!! This is the best :)

Dec 11, 2013
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truly artistic
by: Angelina

Meticulously done with jaw-dropping results. Very artistic and unique.

Dec 11, 2013
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amazeballs
by: Oscar

I love this design. It reminds me of a set of japanese-themed curtains that my mom used to have. I used to stare at them when I was bored and imagine a story going on in that little town of blue houses.

Dec 10, 2013
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love it!
by: Cheng

Great art! Talented partners makes great couple makes great effort equals success! Great designs! Amazing!

Dec 10, 2013
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Simply amazing
by: Brionne

This cake is simply beautiful. The talent and creativity is mind blowing. You both have a real gift. I absolutely LOVE this cake!!

Dec 09, 2013
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awesome
by: Anelina

Creativity at its peak! Awesome!

Dec 06, 2013
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Beautiful!
by: Shannon

What a beautiful and creative cake! Absolutely stunning.

Dec 06, 2013
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Love this cake!
by: Kelley

This cake is beautiful and original. I have never seen anything like it. Kuddos!!

Dec 04, 2013
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Japanese cake...
by: Linda

Having lived in Japan for 3 years I believe this cake expresses so much of what I remember seeing there including the art. Ornate yet simple, detailed with clean lines, lots of black and white with color where it is needed and makes a statement. I love it!

Dec 03, 2013
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Amazingly Fantastic
by: Tina Brovan

This cake is not only beautiful but truly captures the essence of Japan to me. What an incredible design and cake!

Dec 03, 2013
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oh my gee
by: Kayla

Absolutely Gorgeous!!!

Dec 03, 2013
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She's got skills
by: Dayan

This woman has really taken on the challenges of becoming a baker/decorator, and only looks to get even better. She's pretty talented, I think!

Dec 03, 2013
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This art
by: Angela W

When I first saw this cake It actually took my breath away and dropped my jaw. Beautiful!

Dec 02, 2013
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Simply Exquisite
by: Esther

The attention to detail in this cake is simply exquisite. I have never seen cakes of this style and this couple definitely has created something different and wonderfully unique. Absolutely gorgeous!

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