Katheline made the plate, I painted it with food colors

Hi all,

Here’s one of the latest projects I’ve been working on. It is a sugar paste (gum paste) plate (made by someone else) illuminated by me in the Mailloca style, after some period uber-fancy plates of the late Medieval/Renaissance period. Since this is for the Tudor Feast, I decided to put a Tudor Rose in the center. The little scales next closest to the rose are the rainbows that the Barony of SunDragon uses as it’s main charge on it’s coat of Arms. Then the calligraphy says “The Big Feast, SunDragon” as it is being put on by the Barony of SunDragon Cooks Guild. (It’s quite a big project!) On the outer rim, there is blue and yellow acanthus leaves. All of the painting is with food coloring and it is safe to eat. Because of this, I could not use my rulers, compass, or pencil to mark out the lines, so everything is done freehand. I did use my cake decorator’s lazy-susan to get the circles approximately correct, but they’re not 100% perfect, which is O.K. because the plan is to break the plate.