Friday, March 17, 2006

for the sake of cake



CAKE FOR THE MASSES! LET THEM EAT CAKE I SAY! EVERYTHING IS BETTER WITH CAKE!

I love cake, I really love cake. I started making and decorating cakes when I was 8 years old. I used to sit for hours with Wilton magazines envisioning frosting covered pure sugar fantasies. I think I started making them because I really like to eat them. Also as a child I found nothing more beautiful than paint and glitter and as we all know sprinkles and frosting are the glitter and paint of the edible world. One of the great lessons of cake making is “Those who make the cakes get to eat the cakes!”(other less enjoyable lessons- cake making is messy, also the more elaborate the cake the bigger the mess)

I had loving and indulging parents who nurtured my creativity and kitchen messes, which paid off when I made my own wedding cake (my first project of such enormity) And it was enormous—I wanted a giant cake and that’s what I made a 14”-12”-10”-8”-6” almond poundcake.

Each year or so I do a cake or two- mainly I load up the boys and travel to remote kitchen for friends or relatives weddings—it’s always a fun thing. I like things personal and few things are more personal than making one of a kind food or art for people. There is something in seeing it a giant delicious wonder you have created. So if you want so see some of the cakes I have made, check out the link. I wish I had pictures of those ones from my early days- Because i'd love a blog MY LIFE- A HISTORY IN CAKE-what a tasty walk down memory lane-you’d have loved some of my early classics- kickin’ it old school with a star tip – a cake decorated to look like a navel orange, a cow, Winnie the pooh)

7 comments:

Rachelle said...

What great cakes! Now I have a craving.

Lei said...

Yeah, star tip is about all I can handle, lol!

Two fun fiction books with some yummy recipe ideas and great stories via taste buds are Eat Cake and Good Grief.

lackrik said...

My secret fantasy is being a cake decorator. One of those things I'd love to be able to do but don't have the talent necessary to actually DO it.

Lee said...

Wow how cool!! That is quite a talent!

emlouisa said...

I would love to learn to do this. I LOVE cake. Love it. I think it should be its own food group.

Zoe said...

Okay, you are speaking to my soul!!! My husband knows that cake with buttercream frosting will cheer me up not matter what. I cannot believe the talent that you have! Ohhh, I would love to taste one of your cakes, I bet that they are delicious.

Steph said...

I LOVE this cake! You are so talented! I swear, I'll learn to do this one day...