Volume 4 Issue 10

October 2013

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ON THE COVER

Into the woods

Enter the world of the Brothers Grimm

Cover Cake by Hajnalka Mayor

 

IN THIS ISSUE

Your Slice
Candy Cravings
What’s your favorite candy to use in decorating?

Spotlight
Fancy Frills to Fangirl Thrills
A self-proclaimed “nerd at heart,” cake decorator Ant Roman is all about celebrating the weird, wacky and whimsical.
By Ant Roman

Cakes Across America
Massachusetts
A Taste of New England Sweetness

Diary of a Decorator
When Things Get Topsy-Turvy
One cakemaker learns the hard way that overconfidence in experimentation can result in design disaster!
By Jen Lucero

Feature
Fine Art in Fondant
Though her path to cake making was indirect, Karen Portaleo has become an industry beacon, inspiring designers the world over to push the art of cake making to the next level.

Dear Cake Genius
Must-have supplies, collapsing cupcakes and serving the perfect slice of cake.
By Jennifer Bratko

Tutorial
Engraved Wood Cake
Learn Lisa Bugeja’s impressively intricate wood engraving technique, featured on her Briar Rose-inspired cake in this issue’s Adore section.
By Lisa Bugeja

Web Browsing
Little Accidents in the Kitchen
This young and fearless blogger has a flair for unique flavor.

Business of Baking
Stop the Experimenting!!
We all want to push the envelope, but new techniques are best attempted on practice projects.
By Leanne Winslow

Ever Wonder
Pumpkin Pie
A staple at American Thanksgiving dinners, this autumn classic has international roots.

Inspiration Bites
Get Creative with Candy
Five fresh ideas for incorporating seasonal sweets into your designs.

Recipes
Caramel Bliss
Whether it’s adding a sweet kick to a fun treat or taking center stage in a decadent confection, caramel is a welcome addition to any dessert.

From the Recipe Box
Pumpkin Chocolate Cheesecake
Who says tradition can’t be turned up a notch? Jackie shares a heartwarming family favorite that has evolved into a new birthday tradition.
By Jackie Shaffer

 

THE CAKES

Into the Dark Forest
Cakemakers venture into the enchanted world of the Brothers Grimm inspired by the illustrations of Arthur Rackham.

Snowdrop
The Frog Prince
Hansel and Gretel
The Goose-Girl
Little Red Riding Hood
The Seven Ravens
Briar Rose

CAKEMAKERS FEATURED IN THIS ISSUE

ALASKA

Jeryll Luper
Creative Cakes by Jeryll
Anchorage, AK, US
cakesbyjeryll.com

ARKANSAS

Mariella Ortega Major
A&M Cake Designs
Conway, AR, US

CALIFORNIA

Mayra Estrada
Cake Creations by ME
Granada Hills, CA, US
facebook.com/cakecreationsbyme
creationsbyME

Michele Guerra
Express Sugar Designs
Fairfield, CA, US
expresssugardesigns.net
gonewild

Irina Salazar
Ennas’ Cake Design
Torrance, CA, US
facebook.com/ennascakedesign
Ennas

COLORADO

Heather Sherman
Art2Eat Cakes
Boulder, CO, US
art2eatcakes.com
art2eat cakes

FLORIDA

Liz Huber
Cakery Creation
Daytona Beach, FL, US
cakerycreation.com
cakerycreation

Lesley Ugartemendia & Melissa Dewey
Cupcake.Love.Miami
Miami, FL, US
cupcakelovemiami.webs.com
pinklesley1

ILLINOIS

Kristen Streepey
Geneva, IL, US
sweetkms.blogspot.com
kmstreepey

Brooke Thomas
Halo Cupcake
Rockford, IL, US
halocupcake.com
HaloDreamCakes

Kimberly Zarobsky
Sweet As Cake
Orland Hills, IL, US
facebook.com/kim.sweetascake
KimmeCakeZ

MASSACHUSETTS

Joanne Chang
Flour Bakery + Cafe
Boston, MA, US
flourbakery.com

Cherry Clernon
Cherry With A Cake On Top
Stoneham, MA, US
facebook.com/cherrywithacakeontop
sweetbaker1

Amanda Oakleaf
Amanda Oakleaf Cakes
Winthrop, MA, US
oakleafcakes.com

Tiffany Palmer
Sweet Bee Cakery
Monson, MA, US
facebook.com/sweetbeecakery
AmayasMommy

Tracie Turinese
The Cake Bar
Franklin, MA, US
thecakebaronline.com
trace0011

MISSOURI

Tonya Alvey
MadHouse Bakes
Davisville, MO, US
facebook.com/madhousebakes
tmalvey

NEW JERSEY

Karin Giamella
Blue Sheep Bake Shop
Green Brook, NJ, US
bluesheepbakeshop.com
BlueSheepBakeShop

Vanessa Greeley
Vanessa’s Cake Designs, LLC
Glen Rock, NJ, US
vanessascakedesigns.com
ChefGreeley

NORTH CAROLINA

Becky Pendergraft
Cakes by Becky
Bahama, NC, US
cakesbybecky.blogspot.com
ButRCream

OREGON

Seri Lopez
SeriousCake.com
West Linn, OR, US
seriouscake.com

TEXAS

Krista Holtin
Houston, TX, US
Kmholtin

Susie Araya
Susie’s Victorian Cakes
Houston, TX, US
Susiemarion

SOUTH CAROLINA

Carmel Turner
Sugar Therapy
Columbia, SC, US
sugartherapy.biz
carmie00

WASHINGTON

Cosette Neely
My Sweet, Cosette
Thurston County, WA, US
mysweetcosette.com
experimenting

Kristen Orth
KO’s Cakes
Tacoma, WA, US
facebook.com/pages/koscakes/168270019865197
KO-sCakes

INTERNATIONAL

Darlene Abarquez
Make Fabulous Cakes
Laval Ouest, Québec, CA
make-fabulous-cakes.com
didi5

Véronique Arsenault
Aux TROIS petits cochons
Saint-Eustache, Québec, CA
facebook.com/aux.trois.petits.cochons
Veronique6339

Lisa Bugeja
Flour Confections
Toronto, Ontario, CA
flourconfections.com
flourgrl

Margarida Duarte
Bolo em Branco
Lisbon, PT
facebook.com/boloembranco
boloembranco

Kay Gajra
kaykes
Bolton, Greater Manchester, UK
facebook.com/pages/Kaykes/433472443367902

Berna García
Ilusiona Cakes
Madrid, Madrid, ES
ilusionacakes.com
BernaIlusionaC

Karolina Gergelova
Karolina Cake Designer
Exeter, Devon, UK
karolina-cake-designer.com
Karolina-Cake-Designer

Paulina Hernandez
Bake Boss
Melbourne, Victoria, AU
bakeboss.com.au
MandarinaCakes

Tammy Iacomella
Perth, Western Australia, AU
wonderfulwideworldofcupcakes.blogspot.com
Tammy Iacomella

Brigitte Jorasz-Bauer
Brigittes Torten
Retzstadt, Bayern, DE
brigittestorten.blogspot.com
toskanaloewe

Ashwini Joshi (Sarabhai)
The Dream Cakes
Hyderabad, Andhra, IN
thedreamcakes.com
Ashwini

Gelly Kalouta
Gellyscakes
Athens, GR
facebook.com/pages/gellys-cakes/287890885076gellyscakes

Hajnalka Mayor
Zorica’s Cake Art
Toronto, Ontario, CA
facebook.com/zoricascakeart
Hajnalka

Cattleya McCarthy
Cork, IE
catt11

Laura Ramón Díaz
El Laboratorio de las Tartas
Madrid, Madrid, ES
ellaboratoriodelastartas.blogspot.com
ellaboratoriodelastartas

Ellen Redmond
Splendor – Cakes and More
Bray, County Wicklow, IE
facebook.com/splendor.cakes
SplendorCakes

Ana Remígio
Cupcakes & Dreams
Lagoa, PT
facebook.com/pages/cupcakes-dreams/115882865103239?ref=hl
AnaRemigio

Tracey Rothwell
Little Cherry Cake Company
Bacup, Lancashire, UK
littlecherrycakecompany.com
button-moon

Liv Sandberg
Rock.n.Roll.Sweets
Tjällmo, SE
rocknrollsweets.blogspot.se

Vickie Sayer
Sugar Allure
Sunshine Coast, Queensland, AU
facebook.com/sugarallure
sayersl

Daniela Simeonova
Cakes by Dani Sim
Mississauga, Ontario, CA
cakesbydanisim

Svetlana Stoycheva Peeva
Mi Pasteleria Chiquitita
Aviles, Asturias, ES
facebook.com/mipasteleriachiquitita
Divinascakes

Delaram Zahedi
Dela’s Cake Boutique
Newmarket, Ontario, CA
delascakeboutique.com
joojicakes

 

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