Australian Cake Decorating Championships

Shayne recently won two first prizes and was a finalist in a third category at the Australian Cake Decorating Championships held in Sydney at the Cake, Bake and Sweets Show.

His award winning work is displayed below.

Fortunata, the 1920’s fortune teller, first prize in Master’s Novelty Cake Section, themed “Mystical Magic”. She is a life sized bust in sculpted cake.

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The Birth of a Dragon Fly, first prize in Master’s Sugar Craft Section, themed “The Best of Nature”. Sugar sculpture.

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Spring Swansong, top five finalist in Master’s Wedding Cake Design, themed “Spingtime”. A sculpted cake and sugarcraft.

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Anna Pavlova

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Anna (Too Much) Pavlova, a design inspired by having fun with the stereotype of a traditional ballerina. Rice crispie treats and modelling chocolate. On point, she floats atop a three tiered cake. Royal icing floating extension work, fine lace and floating drop lines. Studded with Swarovski crystals and tiny lustrous pink sugar jewels.

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Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show

Shayne will be a special guest celebrity presenter at this prestigious show in the USA in September 2014. Here is what Kerry Vincent, co-founder of the show had to say about him recently:

“The rules and regulations have now been completed for the Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show and will be posted on the web site shortly when Grace McMillan can make time in her busy schedule — we love her! In the meantime let me tease you with the announcement of our presenters! Shayne Greenman and Ceri DD Griffiths, both amazing artists, America has yet to be introduced to Shayne a long-time friend of mine with a resume as long as your arm and mastery of many disciplines, chocolate, royal icing, decorative bread making, wedding cake design and sculpting and Ceri, you all know, will set about creating a cake showing royal icing skills. Royal icing has recently seen a resurgence of interest and it is about time as far as I am concerned and I am eager to have him share those techniques. Let the countdown begin!”

More here about Shayne’s work at the Oklahoma Sugar Show

Facebook page for the OSSAS

Teal High Tea

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This cake is a a moment in time: a still moment. A sculpted teapot designed as an optical illusion pouring tea into a cup. Atop an ombre ruffled doubled barrelled chocolate mud cake. Made for High Teal fundraising event for the Ovarian Cancer Association of Australia as a demonstration piece.

 

Japanese Tea Garden

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Dracula in Dior

photoI was recently a finalist, top ten internationally, in the Dracula in Dior Wedding Cake Design Competition.

I have always wanted to make a Vampire inspired Wedding Cake.

I jumped at the opportunity to get creative and just a little bit Goth.

This wedding cake has a double barrel stacked 12 inch base cake and then supported 6 to 6 ½ inch 4 stacked top tier which has been sculpted off at an angle to accommodate a spiraling staircase, slightly hollowed out toward the centre to accommodate a black royal icing lace paneled crypt locked shut with a golden locket. The interior of the crypt being the colour luster royal purple. The baseboard represents a bed of red velvet rose petals, a bed Dracula has prepared for his future bride.

The unsuspecting bride alighting the stairs feels the presence of something evil, hence looking back over her shoulder to  the dark side and the shadow spirit of the vampire sensing her presence in his abode and eerily creeping up behind her using the silhouette technique to give a sense of a shadow spirit. As you wind up the stairs the very next tier cake is covered by one third in red velvet ombre ruffled roses tightly packed and referencing blood, the crypt surrounded by gothic architecture and a gargoyle keeping watch from  vaulted pillars in grey marble with bats flying out of the belfry an approximately one half of this cake swathed in a draped red velvet curtain excluding the sunlight which Dracula hides  his face from in his castle dark and sultry, a creature of the night and darkness.

Atop of this cake as the staircase winds its way up even further you see staircase balustrades piped in black royal icing, lacy and fine and becoming more wild and deathly as they encircle upwards, a black pastillage scroll becomes the pinnacle holding alight a black chandelier, it is here where you see The Count Dracula carrying his bride upwards to his crypt. I am hesitant to call this a match made in heaven, however they do live happily ever after in their world of darkness evermore… Dracula in Dior,

Drawing below…

Welcome

This is my new website. I will be posting here regularly about all of my creative work. I hope to start to interact with people from across Australia and internationally about all of the culinary arts that I am involved in. Bon appetit! 

Shayne