What beautiful 3 tiered cake display stands arrived at our table for our Sketch your Cake High Tea. Here we are at Boronia House, gazing at the table which would be ours, and the colours of the old-fashioned style tea cups, each a different colour. Then the gerberas in small glass jars caught our eye. All side lit as the sun came in through the tall window with a perfect tree outside.
Maybe it’s a painting we are about to walk into.
Of course once everyone has decided where to sit, we are asked to select our tea, from a very large choice.
Somehow I could only think of coffee, but was delighted when it came back in wide yellow cup with a very clever design atop.
The cakes displays were then presented. This was indeed a feast – for the eyes and the tum.
But as I always find, everyone starts sketching not eating. Later for that, once they’re in the sketchbook.
Two of our guests had not sketched before, and with a few instructions about seeing the shapes and how they connect, were soon flying through their sketches.
We used our watercolour pencils to gently layer some base colour and overlay with another and another.
Then its time for the waterbrush. Hold back rather than paint everywhere. You pick out areas to highlight and the colour pops.
Somehow by the time it came to do pics of the work, everyone had 2 pages of sketches and all totally different and all a delight. We all agreed the cakes, sandwiches, scones, tiny savouries, layered choc squares, and choc & rasberry fondue and so on……. were to die for.
And can you believe there was barely a crumb left. Somehow these cake sketchers are multi tasking experts.
Eat Sketch Nibble. Eat Sketch Nibble.