Is it possible to enjoy domesticity and still be a feminist? We think so (more of this to come) and we love the idea of something as overtly feminine as cake decorating being used to create a whole new urban aesthetic. What could be nicer than graffiti made of icing?
Shelley Miller is a Montreal based artist who did just that with her most recent work. She created a series of throw ups (a term used to describe a graffiti piece put up quickly) made entirely of sugar. Everything was edible, even the Duff cake “spray paint” and the delicate, decorative patterns transformed previously ugly urban surfaces into things of beauty.
If you fancy giving it a go with a piping bag (but maybe not on a wall), check out the recently opened Biscuiteers Biscuit Boutique in Notting Hill. Showcasing their biscuit, chocolate and cake collections, there is a drop-in icing cafe as well as the Biscuiteers School of Icing which hosts themed icing lessons and children’s icing parties.
They recently published the 2012 edition of their Book of Iced Biscuits, featuring inspiring ways to make and decorate biscuits. The Biscuit Boutique is in Notting Hill Gate at 194 Kensington Park Rd, London, W11 2ES.