Volume 4 Issue 12

December 2013

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ON THE COVER

Bells, Bows & Birds
Holiday tradition with a modern twist

Sugary Souvenir
The exotic tale of Turkish Delight

Pop the bubbly
Our favorite sparkling desserts

Dawn Parrott
From scratch to sugarcraft

Sweet Success
Your best cakes of 2013

Cover Cake by Kimberly Fullerton

IN THIS ISSUE

Your Slice
What’s the best cake you made in 2013?

Spotlight
Living the Sweet Dream
Despite several career deviations, Laura Moser ultimately found her true calling in cake.
By Laura Moser

Cakes Across America
Vermont
Move over, maple syrup!
This group of artists is putting Vermont on the cake making map.

Diary of a Decorator
Savoring the Moment
One baker learns that staying present in the moment is the key to the perfect cake.
By Elyse Rosati

Feature
From Scratch to Sugarcraft
From bringing home her first Wilton kit to becoming a Certified Working Pastry Chef, Dawn Parrott’s career inspires new and seasoned cakemakers alike.

Dear Cake Genius
Perfect cook times, mudcake misfortunes and sturdy assembly.
By Jennifer Bratko

Tutorial
Nutcracker Cookie Box
Kim Coleman shows us her technique for capturing all the wonder of the The Nutcracker in one delicious cookie box.
By Kim Coleman

Web Browsing
Lulu’s Sweet Secrets
Join Lulu on her journey to baking bliss with this stunning and informative blog.

Inspiration Bites
Charm with Champange
Make your New Year’s Eve even more celebratory by incorporating Champagne into the dessert course.
By Justine McDaniel

International Desserts
The Exotic Tale of Turkish Delight
A sweet souvenir of 19th century travelers, Turkish Delight continues to inspire stories around the world.

From the Recipe Box
Winter Spice Cupcakes from Sweet Revenge
Our favorite NYC dessert and wine bar shares their holiday wedding-inspired cupcakes along with some spirited pairings.
By Marlo Scott

THE CAKES
Bells, Bows & Birds

Festive Flight
Jubilant birds prance and preen, bursting with holiday cheer.

Merry Majesty
Jingling bells and glittering sequins signal the start of the season’s festivities.

 

CAKEMAKERS FEATURED IN THIS ISSUE

CALIFORNIA

ANGELA TRAN
Sugar Sweet Cakes and Treats
Fountain Valley, CA, US
facebook.com/sugarsweetcakesandtreats
AngelFood4

FLORIDA

MARA & GENA CRISTIANI
Center Ring Cakes
Sarasota, FL, US
centerringcakes.com
Centerringcakes

KAREN LEWIS
CakeAvenue Design
Delray Beach, FL, US
cakeavenuedesign.com
KarenLewis

EVA SALAZAR
Miami, FL, US
facebook.com/makememycake
Makememycake

SHARON SPRADLEY
CuriAUSSIEty Custom Cakes
Tampa, FL, US
curiaussietycakes.com
curiaussiety

LOUISIANA

DANIELA PARSLEY
Mama Nena’s Cakes LLC
Leesville, LA, US
mamanenascakes.com
MamaNenascakes

MARYLAND

JOANN MAGUIRE
Sister’s Bake Shop
Frederick, MD, US
sistersbakeshop.com

MASSACHUSETTS

ELLA BUITRAGO
One Cake a Day
Waltham, MA, US
onecakeaday.com

MICHIGAN

KIMBERLY FULLERTON
The Sweet Course
East Tawas, MI, US
sweetcourse.com

MISSOURI

PAM HEUN
Pam’s Custom Cakes
Granby, MO, US
customcakesbypam.com
pjheun

NEW JERSEY

DIANE FEHDER
The Merion
Cinnaminson, NJ, US
themerion.com
Diane8

ELYSE ROSATI
Joy & Cake
Atlantic Highlands, NJ, US
joyandcakenj.com
joyandcake

NEW MEXICO

ANA S. SILVA
Cake Ink. by Anna
Rio Rancho, NM, US
facebook.com/cakeinkbyanna
CbyA

NEW YORK

MARLO SCOTT
Sweet Revenge
New York City, NY, US
sweetrevengenyc.com

NORTH CAROLINA

ANSHALICA MILES
Destiny’s Delights Custom Cakes
Wendell, NC, US
destinysdelightscakes.com

OHIO

SARAH GILLESPIE
The End Dessert Company
Powell, OH, US
theenddessertcompany.com
Mrsgillespie

JEANNE WINSLOW
Sugar Petals Cake Boutique
Erie, PA, US
JWinslow

TEXAS

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

VERMONT

JULIE ALMOND
Caketopia Cakes
Hinesburg, VT, US
caketopiacakes.com
schmulie14

ABBI & DAN COURTEMANCHE
A to Z Cakes LLC
Quechee, VT, US
atozcakes.com
AtoZcakes

IRENE MASTON
Irene’s Cakes by Design
Ludlow, VT, US
irenemaston.com

WASHINGTON

KELSEY WEAVER
The Undercover Cakester
Edmonds, WA, US
facebook.com/pages/the-undercover-cakester/196345973785028?sk=wall&filter=12
KelseyCakes

WISCONSIN

JULIE FREUND
Mishicot, WI, US
ofcakesandcupcake.blogspot.com
JulieJalapeno

INTERNATIONAL

SVETLANA BAYANKINA
Cake Couture Manveer
Ekaterinburg, RU
ccmanveer.blogspot.com
ccmanveer

MARTINA BLIEDUNG
Floralilie
Germany
floralilie.jimdo.com
Floralilie

RIANY CLEMENT
Bellaria Cakes Design
Nootdorp, South Holland, NL
facebook.com/bellariacakesdesign
BellaRia

KIM COLEMAN
Sugar Rush Custom Cookies
Barrie, Ontario, CA
facebook.com/sugarrushcustomcookies
SugarRushCustomCookies

ANNA CRAIG
Sweet On You
Kelowna, British Columbia, CA
sweetonyoucakes.ca
craigas

LIGIA DE SANTIS
Ligia De Santis Delights
Elspeet, Gelderland, NL
ligiadesantis.com

LORI-ANN FOLEY
The Cake Studio
George Town, Grand Cayman, KY
thecakestudiocayman.com
sugarpixy

TANYA HALAS
Cake Heart
Winnipeg, Manitoba, CA
facebook.com/cakeheartcustomcakesandcupcakes
sunnydayz

MIKA INIGUEZ
Fantastical Sweets by MIKA
Ensenada, Baja, MX
facebook.com/facebook.com/fantasticalsweetsbymika
Millmika

KYRIAKI KORMA
K’s Fondant Cakes
Athens, Acharnes, GR
ksfondantcakes.blogspot.gr
Kyriaki
98 CAKE

ROSALIND MILLER
Rosalind Miller Cakes
London, England, UK
rosalindmillercakes.com

LAURA MOSER
Laura Moser Pastry & Cake Design
Geneva, CH
laura-moser.com

DANIELA PANTALEO
It’s a Cake Thing
Woodbridge, Ontario, CA
itsacakething.ca
bacibaci

KIRSTEN PRIDHAM
Sugar Sweet Cake Company
Kelowna, British Columbia, CA
sugarsweetcakeco.ca

RABIA RAFIQUE
Cake Art by Rabia
Vancouver, British Columbia, CA
cakeartbyrabia.com
CakeArtbyRabia

NATASHA SHOMALI
Tasha’s Tasty Treats LTD
Sandwich, England, UK
tashastastytreats.co.uk
Tashastasytreats

MICHELLE SOHAN
Bakery Treatz
Chaguanas, TT
bakerytreatz.com
treatz

SANDRA SPATARO
Gâteau Prestige
Gatineau, Québec, CA
gateauprestige.com

ANDREA SULLIVAN
Andrea’s Sweetcakes
Brampton, Ontario, CA
flickr.com/photos/25863947@n05
SweetCakers

ETTY VAN URK
Cake Dutchess
Edwinstowe, England, UK
caek.nl
Naera