I am so excited to be named one of the Top Ten Cake Artists of 2016 by Dessert Professional Magazine. It is such an honor and very fun to see my name and work in print. Here is the excerpt from the article with my images and interview.
I had a kick-ass martial artist, stunt woman, bride this year who requested a bride and groom ninja cat topper with ninja stars thrown into her cake. This is such a fun example of an elegant, modern wedding cake with a personal twist.
This was one of my favorite cakes of last year. Thanks to Apollo Fotografie for these beautiful images. This Marie Antoinette inspired cake had a hand made sugar shoe to decorate the top with hand painted scenes of the bride and groom's favorite artists. All the gold and blue decor was hand piped and painted. I love the color scheme and originality of this glamorous cake.
It is so exciting to have two cakes featured in the new issue of The Knot Northern California. I had the pleasure to work with one of my favorite photographers Janae Shields (janaeshields.com) on Jennifer and Eric's wedding and Michelle Barrionuevo-Mazinni, event designer (mbweddingdesigns.com)for Niki and Alan's wedding.
This globe, which was a small feat of engineering, was 26" in diameter. It was huge, and even though only the top quarter was edible (which was easily over 100 servings) it still weighed a ton. The globe was for Firefox's 40th anniversary at thier headquarters in Mountain View. I heard there was a ceremonial cake cutting by the Firefox mascot, but that no one wanted to cut into the cake..until the next day!
No back up sheet cake for this couple. This is what a cake for 350 looks like. We used rhinestone bands, broaches and silver pearls to achieve the bling for the cake.
Although people seek me out for my piping techniques, I do get requests for cakes with painted on designs. I loved how this one came out.
This cake was iced in buttercream and layered with a painted San Francisco cityscape and hand painted Victorian houses made of fondant.
Ghirardelli Chocolate delivered over a hundred pounds of chocolate to me this week to create this chocolate display for their Fancy Food Show after-party. I had to unwrap A LOT all of their iconic mini chocolate squares to create this San Francisco skyline. But it was worth it and so much fun. It should be on display for a while at the Market Place in Ghirardelli Square.
I'm in love with this wedding cake from early October at the Olympic Club in San Francisco. This fondant covered cake was adorned with sugar flowers to resemble the lace and fabric flowers covering the brides dress. Dress details are always my favorite inspiration.