Golden Yellow & Saffron Cake

Our contributor, Allison Kelleher of AK Cake Design, is sharing one of her latest designs…

I was honored to create a cake for the launch of the new Picture Perfect cake stand collection from Sarah’s Stands.  My design is based on the Heart of Gold cake stand, which is a rich, yet subdued color and has a lovely antique feel to it.

Golden Yellow and Saffron Cake | by AK Cake Design on TheCakeBlog.com

The cake itself was inspired by a Rothko painting. I love the vibrant tones of yellow and saffron and wanted to harness the way they glow. For me, the Heart of Gold was about the center or intensity of gold.

Mark Rothko 1953

To create that glow, I took a tone on tone approach. I layered subtle variations of yellow upon each other and then embellished with edible gold leaf to complement the stand. I completed the look by adding rich, yellow sugar roses edged with gold. The color combination is perhaps a little unexpected – but in the end, I hope it gets to the heart of it. (Sorry! I just couldn’t resist.)

Golden Yellow and Saffron Cake | by AK Cake Design on TheCakeBlog.com

Golden Yellow and Saffron Cake | by AK Cake Design on TheCakeBlog.com

Golden Yellow and Saffron Cake | by AK Cake Design on TheCakeBlog.com

I’m also excited to say that many of the techniques used to make this cake are covered in my upcoming Craftsy class!  We’ll share all of details of my new online class in just a few weeks!  Stay tuned!

VENDORS & CREDITS:
Cake:  AK Cake Design
Photography:  Lara Ferroni
Cake Stand :  Sarah’s Stands
Inspiration : Mark Rothko
Learn From This Baker : Modern Mosaic Cakes with Allison Kellher on Craftsy

Allison Kelleher , CONTRIBUTOR

Allison Kelleher is the owner + baker at AK Cake Design in Portland, OR. She loves color, pattern, texture, and all things sweet. Read more about Allison on her bio page

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