We wrapped up our Pink Week, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness, on Saturday with a sixth and final day of pink inspiration. But I thought we’d continue on this theme a tab bit longer. Today’s feature is not about the pink, but is all about supporting the fight to find a cure. It was created for Australia’s Sweetest Morning Tea, a collaboration of talented Australian cake designers and stylists who joined forces to raise awareness and funds for cancer research. This online magazine is packed full of stunning cake and dessert inspiration, with a beautifully printed hardback edition available for purchase with $5 from each sale going directly to the Cancer Research fund. Now that’s a coffee table book worth owning! And today we’re happy to feature one of the gorgeous shoots showcased in Australia’s Sweetest Morning Tea. It comes to us from Jacki Fanto, owner of Blissfully Sweet located in Sydney, Australia. It’s an urban oasis filled with natural elements, watercolor pretties and beautiful desserts. Not to mention the oh-so-stunning cakes and a caramel apple tower that you simply must see to believe. Let’s take a look at this Urban Gardner Dessert Display!
Jacki Fanto of Blissfully Sweet gives us the scoop on this shoot:
“With inspiration from the inner city suburbs of Sydney, I wanted to create an urban oasis that was a part of modern day Australian city life. To encase the idea of hope and cure, the overall landscape of the event became one of “nurture from nature”. Even in busy city and urban life, we all long for beautiful natural and organic ingredients and every pure ingredient comes from the earth …. Hence the urban gardener was born.
Based around the busy life of a working mum, the urban gardener potters around in her green house and nurtures plants, herbs, vegetables and fruit. I wanted to create a peaceful and serene scene where one can get away from everyday cares and be absorbed in nature. For an absolute Australian indulgence, iconic Australian morning tea sweets were given a new ‘cake face”. Traditional lamingtons became a 3 tiered ombre cake, the humble scone became a towering stack sandwiched with decadent homemade jam and fresh cream, the childhood classic of toffee apples were transformed into a caramel apple cone of decadence. Herbs were used in miniature desserts to further enhance the use of the garden with mint cupcake pots, basil and lemon pannacotta as well as chilli chocolate spoons.
I wanted to portray an afternoon tea of pure indulgence through decadent sweets and indulgent solitary time with nature. Our gardener then became a glamorous hostess for the evening and quickly sojourned to her green house to pick some herbs for her dinner guests.”
VENDORS & CREDITS
Styling, Cakes & Desserts : Blissfully Sweet
Photography : One Love Photography
Printables : Pretty & Print
Macarons : It’s a Cake Thing
Location : The Grounds of Alexandria
Hair : Peta Winter
Makeup : El Proust
Cocktail dress : Veronica Al Khoury Couture
Jewellery : Anna Design
Hair comb : Viktoria Novak
Model : Amylee Bliss
You can help support this project by purchasing the Australia’s Sweetest Morning Tea Book. $5 from the sale of each book goes directly to the Cancer Research fund.