|"Crab Cake" with a squeeze of "Lemon"|
Along the way, she baked up something entirely different, wonderful, and even miraculous -- two little girls -- not made of sugar and spice, but of the real stuff: chubby cheeks, golden hair, and lots of giggles. The girl who made cakes became the mother who played patty-cake, and she came to love this job above all others. So the girl who became a mother set aside her whisk and her paint brushes, and set about devoting her time, love and energy to sculpting a beautiful and magical life for her two little cupcakes!
Here are a few photos of the cake creations from those earlier days of the girl and her boutique cakerie:
While certainly very crabby, this fellow was actually a very sweet and rich chocolate cake on the inside.
This cake was my interpretation of the client's Peter Max lithograph (in the background).
This was designed for a book club called "The Bookies"
Inspired by Mary Cecily Barker's Flower Fairies
Alice In Wonderland Birthday Party
The client asked me to replicate a hammered tin plaque she and her fiancé had purchased in Mexico. It is made of sugarpaste, as are the scrolls banding the cake.
A little sugarpaste Eiffel Tower for a Francophile birthday girl
A baby octopus for a baby shower. Pacifier and Rattle were made of sugarpaste.
A mix of fresh and sugarpaste flowers are joined by chocolate shoes and cross.
The folk art collection that inspired the cake.
"An inside joke," is what I was told when a mom ordered this cake for her daughter's 19th birthday.
One of my signature desserts: Chocolate Banded Parapets
Here are some tutorials for working with fondant that I've written for Rook No. 17: