Russian Red: Guguta’s Hat Cake for a wedding concept shoot

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A wedding concept collaboration shoot with one of my favourite photo photographers and friend, Grethe Rosseaux
Guguta’s Hat Cake
 
Layered buttery biscuit logs of brandy-infused cherries, smothered and left overnight in a thick coat of double and sour cream and chocolate shavings. The Woodpile log cake is said to originate from regions within the USSR and its name differs from location to location, including Monastery Cake, Log Cabin cake, Monastic Hut Cake and my favourite Guguta’s Hat.
 
The most interesting name by far is from a children’s tale after Guguta’s Hat. This hat was a traditional shepherd’s Astrakhan cap made of lambswool, but also… a magic hat that’s able to grow in size to keep friends warm when walking home from school and even the entire village. Written by a Moldovan author, Spiridon Vangheli in 1967.
Parties involved in this shoot:

MODEL: Jessica Ledger
BALLERINAS: Kyla, Samantha and Natalie from Rhapsody Dance Centre
HAIR AND MAKEUP: Sam Ellenberger | Sam Ellenberger Makeup Artistry
PHOTOGRAPHY AND RETOUCHING: Grethe Rosseaux

GOWNS: Cja Haute Couture
FLOWERS AND DECOR: Schimoney Leicester | Lavishly Done
VENUE: Hoogeind Manor
CONFECTIONERY: Ming-Cheau Lin | Butterfingers
LASER CUTS (FAVOURS, TABLE NUMBERS): Epro Products Laser Cut Decor
STATIONERY: Creative Republic Cape Town

THANKS TO:
Wiaan Laing : Rhapsody Dance Centre
Hester Agenbag, Giovanni Africa, Riana van Niekerk : Hoogeind Manor
Moira Theart, Lily Leicester, Samantha Hanlon

Copyright Grethe Rosseaux 2017
All Rights Reserved

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