Volume 4 Issue 11

November 2013

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ON THE COVER

Doug Vincent on being married to cake’s toughest critic
20th Anniversary of the OSSAS
Jennifer Matsubara the Grand National Champion
100+ Pages of stunning cakes
Sweetly Spiced ginger recipes perfect for the holidays

Cover Cake By: Jennifer Matsubara

IN THIS ISSUE

Your Slice
What’s your favorite thing about the Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show?

Spotlight
From Amateur to Oklahoma All-Star
As Kerry Vincent’s right-hand woman at the Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show, Loydene Barrett is a key player in the cake world.

Sketch to Cake
Artistic Acrobatics
For these seasoned performers, showcasing cakes is equivalent to an opening night performance.

We Asked
Doug Vincent
Meet the southern gentleman behind the matriarch of the Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show.

Diary of
Fulfillment in Fondant
Health complications forced Chelsi Johnston to rechart her life course at a young age, but a newfound love of cake decorating gave her a new sense of direction.
By Chelsi Johnston

Dear Cake Genius
From fabric application to fondant frustrations, our resident Cake Genius has the answers!
By Jennifer Bratko

Tutorial
Elegant Gumpaste Orchids
Commonly known as the “Moth Orchid,” the phalaenopsis orchid makes for a delicate addition to any elegant cake design.
By Fiona McKenzie

Science of Baking
Figuring Out Fat
Learn from our baking biochemist to master this culinary shapeshifter.
By Summer Stone

Web Browsing
Mondomulia
London-based blogger Giulia shares her delicious adventures.

Business of Baking
The Importance of Professional Development
Develop efficient and effective ways to advance as a professional cakemaker
By Leanne Winslow

Inspiration Bites
A Sweet Feast
It’s impossible to choose between all of the season’s flavors, but with a beautiful autumn dessert spread, you don’t have to!
By Justine McDaniel

Recipes
Ginger Goodness
From cookies to cocktails and sorbet to snaps, make the most of ginger this holiday season!

Recipe Box
A Family Affair
Rachel Conners’ ultra-decadent chocolate peanut butter cake is a not only a tribute to her loved ones, but also to this classic flavor combination.
By Rachel Conners

THE CAKES
Poised to Compete: Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show 2013

Grand National Wedding Cakes
Featuring Grand National Champion, Jennifer Matsubara

Cakes We Love

 

CAKEMAKERS FEATURED IN THIS ISSUE

ARKANSAS

Angela Vasquez Barry
A&M Cakes
Conway, AR, US

Nicole Brekelbaum
Briar Rose Bakery
Farmington, AR, US
nwacottage.com
nikbrek

Jan Lewandowski
The Blue Cake Co.
Little Rock, AR, US
thebluecakecompany.com
jansunargoo

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

Jennifer Matsubara
Shelby Lynn’s Cake Shoppe
Springdale, AR, US
shelbylynnscakeshoppe.com

MiYong Robinson
Fayetteville, AR, US

Jessica Whitfield
Vilonia, AK, US

CALIFORNIA

Viviam Pham
San Jose, CA, US
WhiskMeAway12

COLORADO

Alyssa Delehoy
Loveland, CO, US
RACHAEL TEUFEL
Intricate Icings Cake Design
Erie, CO, US
intricateicings.com
IntricateIcings

FLORIDA

Jorge Cruz
Miami, FL, US
clayworld.org

Mara & Gena Cristiani
Center Ring Cakes
Sarasota, FL, US
centerringcakes.com
Centerringcakes

ILLINOIS

Ashlee Roderick
The Cake Artist’s Studio
Champaign, IL, US
thecakeartistsstudio.com
cupcake5

KANSAS

Lori Cossou
Lori’s Creative Cakes & Cookies
Oswego, KS, US
LoriLynn10

Sally Hackney
Artistry in Cake by Sally
Gravel Switch, KS, US
CakeMaker1103

LOUISIANA

Rachel Skvaril
Fondant Flinger
Slidell, LA, US
fondantflinger.com
FondantFlinger

MASSACHUSETTS

Kyoko Ueda
Cambridge, MA, US

MICHIGAN

Gary Silverthorn
GS Designs
Port Huron, MI, US

MISSOURI

Roxanne Dickens
Peace of Cake
Kansas City, MO, US

Nancy Ferguson
Nancy’s Cakes and Beyond
Springfield, MO, US
facebook.com/pages/nancys-cakes-andbeyond/
137001886362265
NancysCakesandBeyond

Edith Hall
Cakes with the Personal Touch
Hallsville, MO, US
cakeswiththepersonaltouchbyedithhall.
blogspot.com

NEW YORK

Connie DiTommaso
Poughkeepsie, NY, US
cdcakemaker

NORTH CAROLINA

Fiona McKenzie
Sweet Fi’s Cakes
Pinehurst, NC, US
sweetfiscakes.com

OKLAHOMA

Loydene Barrett
Loyscakes
Coweta, OK, US

Elaine Brown
Broken Arrow, OK, US

Jennifer Jones
Icing On The Top
Tulsa, OK, US

Lia Lewis
Tulsa, OK, US

Dorinda Martineau
Mounds, OK, US
dorindam

Rachel Orth
Jenks, OK, US
Rachelo

Rick Parker
Edmond, OK, US

Katie Sue Perks
Alva, OK, US

Tammy Wakley
Peebly Cake Creations
Newalla, OK, US
facebook.com/peeblycakecreations1

OREGON

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

SOUTH CAROLINA

Susan Jo Kelley
Strossner’s Bakery
Greenville, SC, US
strossners.com

Erika Young
Strossner’s Bakery
Greenville, SC, US
strossners.com

TENNESSEE

Debra Bittle
Custom Created Cakes
Memphis, TN, US
DebraSam

ELAINE MILLER
The Dogwood Path
Millington, TN, US
dogwoodpath.com

TEXAS

Susie Araya
Susie’s Victorian Cakes
Houston, TX, US
facebook.com/pages/susies-victorian-
cakessusie-araya/133227916745918
Susiemarion

Elizabeth Balderaz
Houston, TX, US
whitestar08

Kay Brasswell
Kakes By Kay
Ponder, TX, US
kakebykay-com.webs.com

Ryan Coffey
Frosted Art Bakery
Dallas, TX, US
frostedart.com

Rosemary Galpin
Memory Makers Cakes
Luling, TX, US
memorymakerscakes.smugmug.com
RosemaryGalpin

Glenda Galvez
Aunt Glenda’s Cakes
Wichita Falls, TX, US
auntglendascakes.com
AuntieG

Tyler Gary
Bertram, TX, US

Krista Holtin
Houston, TX, US
Kmholtin

Sandra Holtin
Houston, TX, US

Linda Luna
Jazzy Creative Cakes
El Paso, TX, US
jazzycreativecakes.com
Prettymoon

Catherine Olate
Market Street
Denton, TX, US

Drew Padalecki
St. Hedwig, TX, US

Dawn Parrott
Dawn Parrott Designs
Houston, TX, US
dawnparrott.com

Ember Pruitt
Sugar Dreams
Anna, TX, US

Gina Theffo
Design Cake Art
Pflugerville, TX, US
ginatheffo.com
carolin9

Sylvia Yu
Plano, TX, US

WASHINGTON

Charra Jarosz
Lucks Food
Decorating Co.
Seattle, WA, US

WISCONSIN

Katherine Hincak
Hidden Cafe
Mukwonago, WI, US
hiddencafe-kaths.com
KHincak

INTERNATIONAL

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

Justin Lynch
Abertillery, Wales, UK

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