Valentines Day cake based on Gustav Klimt's painting The Kiss

 

There has always been something about Gustav Klimt’s work that is timeless but with The Kiss being over a 100 years old and a film coming out this year about the artist we wanted to look in depth at this beautiful work. There are so many elements that are surprising when you look closely: the black base of the painting with the fantasy flowers in pinks and blues; the 1920s style of the black and blue/grey squares and rectangles; the swirling circles with magenta and scarlet centres.

A favourite discipline of ours to decorate cakes is painting directly onto the smooth iced surface. This was done with edible petal dust and icing sugar to get a depth to the work to reflect painting in oils. We wanted to get a look of opulence to the cake and chose to highlight some elements with real gold leaf. Overall the piece works as a whole but has also been used as inspiration for several birthday and anniversary cakes in the last few months.

 

Gustav Klimt - The Kiss - Painting

 

Valentines Day cake based on Gustav Klimt's painting The Kiss

 

Valentines Day cake based on Gustav Klimt's painting The Kiss

 

Valentines Day cake based on Gustav Klimt's painting The Kiss