Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Carmen: Omaha Orpheum Theater
The original Creighton Orpheum Theater was built in 1895. It later operated as a downtown movie theater from the 1940s until 1971 when the building received a $2 million renovation. It reopened in 1975 as a performing arts venue once again. This incredible building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and continues to enrich the arts and culture of Omaha. It was a great inspiration for another piece in our Bliss Cake Show.
This 12" dummy cake is topped with another 9" round that were both frosted in buttercream. The stage floor displays a Faux Bois or "false wood" effect made with white and dark melting chocolate, while the operatic superstar, Carmen, was hand-carved from royal icing. Her dress was made of fondant and the cascade of roses was created from royal icing as well.