What is meant by gravity defying?
A gravity defying cake is one where it seems impossible for the cake/work displayed to stay in position.
It almost feels like it may topple over and does not seem to have any visible support to hold it.
The supports are internal and must therefore be of food grade quality.
The gravity defying parts must be substantial enough to be cut and eaten as a cake and this makes it different from a sugar art piece.
What is a sugar art piece?
Sugar art is an ornament, sculpture or other decorative item made from sugar.
It is intended to be artistic and decorative only and not eaten so it can have a lot of internal structures even wire and wood which are not food safe.
This makes it different from a sculpted or sculptured cake.
Sugar art can come in many shapes and sizes, such as people, animals, buildings, flowers or novelty items.
In competitions where the Schedule states, Sugar Art, Creative Sugar Art or Imaginative Sugar Art the item is not to be displayed on a cake,
but on a suitable stand only.
What is a sculpted or sculptured cake?
This is a cake which has been carved into a shape representing something but is still intended to be cut and eaten as a cake.
It could also, but not necessarily have some gravity defying elements in it.