23 Oct Aquelarre -Marta Hidalgo
Name of piece: Aquelarre
My name: Marta Hidalgo
Company name: Peccata Minuta Cake Art
She knew why everyone pointed at her as she was walking by in her little village. She was born with intense red hair like a sunset. The pastor said that she was damned and that the Holy Inquisition would get her like they did with her mom. Only among them she ever felt happy; among potions, herbs and plants. She knew about mandrake, stramonium and belladonna before she could even talk, they were just part of her life. Therefore, that night, she ventured into the forest yearning to become one of them. Fire and smoke, flesh and blood. Hooded figures dance under the auspices of a full moon. The ecstasy is here. All the frenzied witches cry out the name of the neophyte. The sacrifice is made and the circle is closed. Now, she feels like one more of the wise women of the forest. The damned, the outcasts, the ones called witches due to people’s ignorance, but, the ones also they quickly run to if a birth goes wrong, when the milk goes sour, or if they want to attract someone they secretly love.
When I was an animation artist creating layouts and storyboards, I never thought I would end up being a cake artist. But, the minute I laid my hands on modeling chocolate something inside of me awakened. I was passionate about modeling when I was studying Fine Arts, and that is actually the same thing I’m doing right now but with edible materials. I think my academic formation in drawing and art in general is reflected in my creations. My passion for modeling pushes me to learn and improve as a cake artist.