Volume 4 Issue 5

May 2013

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ON THE COVER

Bollywood Bright & Bold Cakes Take Center Stage

Royal Cakes The Perfect Marriage Of Glamour & Luxury
Whip It The Science Behind Baking With Air
Almond Allure Distinctive Dessert Recipes
Saying “I Do” To Bridal Expos
Cover Cake By Susan Trianos

IN THIS ISSUE

Your Slice
The Fruits of Our Labor
What is your favorite fruit-filled cake recipe?

Spotlight
Turning Passion into Profession
After a long cake journey filled with obstacles, Wisconsin native Erin Salerno is building her own business, finding success one cake a time. By Erin Salerno

Sketch-to-Cake
Roses Are Red…
An Alice in Wonderland-themed cake gives a whimsical touch to wedding decor. By Sam Lynch

Diary of a Decorator
In Pursuit of Petit Fours Perfection
A lesson in poured fondant and getting in touch with your inner frilly girl. By Katrina Knill

Feature
Royally Delicious
Rolan and Roxanne Toumanian, king and queen of Royal Cakes and Design, jumped into the cake business headfirst. Their homegrown success has ballooned, shooting them to popularity in the Los Angeles area and beyond.

Dear Cake Genius
Hints for making homemade fondant and revising recipes. By Jennifer Bratko

Tutorial
Bollywood in Buttercream
These step-by-step templates from henna expert Darcy Vasudev, you can create your own Bollywood-inspired cake.

Science of Baking
Whip It
You whip eggs and cream butter all the time, but do you know what’s really going on in that bowl? Here’s the science behind beating and an experiment about its effects on butter cake.
by Summer Stone

Web Browsing
Bake or Break
With luscious and inventive desserts, this website should go straight to your bookmarks.

Business of Baking
Saying “I Do” to a Bridal Expo
10 Ways to Make the Most of Your Bridal Show Experience. By Julia Quay

Ever Wonder
The Rise of Fondant
Ever wonder about the story behind fondant?

Inspiration Bites
Fruitful Pairings
When you’re looking to bake with fruit, there are countless complementary flavors to try, from the conventional to the unusual.

Recipes
All About Almond
Three recipes featuring this classic flavor.

From the Recipe Box
A Taste of Childhood
Grandma’s homemade palacinky. By Mia Polansky

THE CAKES

Beautiful Bollywood
Natural Hues
Henna comes in warm, natural shades that look stunning on skin and next to gold bangles.

Opulent Accents
When you’re seeking a rich, elegant look, nothing can compare to these traditional wedding colors.

Regal Elegance
Royally sophisticated, purple and gold provide a perfect balance of contrasting colors.

A Playful Palette
These popular colors, often seen on bold saris, make for playful wedding cakes.

CAKE-MAKERS FEATURED IN THIS ISSUE

CALIFORNIA

Jessica Ahlstrand
Sugar Mill Cake Co.
Oakland, CA, US
sugarmillcakes.com
SugarMillCakes

Brandi Karnes
Brandi’s Little Bakery
La Quinta, CA, US
brandislittlebakery.com
craftybrandi

Maria Nicoletti
RooneyGirl BakeShop, LLC
Garden Grove, CA, US
rooneygirlbakeshop.com
rooneygirl

Rolan & Roxanne Toumanian
Royal Cakes & Designs Inc.
Los Angeles, CA, US
royalcakesla.com

Darcy Vasudev
Henna Lounge
San Francisco, CA, US
hennalounge.com
hennalounge

FLORIDA

Ann Adams
AnnieCakes
Clearwater, FL, US
myanniecakes.com
anniecakes01

Brittany Stephenson
Divine Indulgences Designer Cakes Inc.
Jacksonville, FL, US
divineindulgencesdesignercakes.com
CakeDiva101

GEORGIA

Julie Thomas
Artisan Cakes By Julie
Suwanee, GA, US
artisancakesbyjulie.com
sugarcane

INDIANA

Ilene McHone
Classic Cakes
Carmel, IN, US
classiccakescarmel.com
classiccake

MINNESOTA

Ann Alaboud
Sweet Treasures
Apple Valley, MN, US
sweet-treasures.com
campalaboud

MISSOURI

Jennifer Francis
Fredericktown, MO, US
jbarrett573

NEW JERSEY

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

NORTH CAROLINA

Katie Blackwell-Martin
Katiebelle’s Cakes
Charlotte, NC, US
katiebelles.com
Katiebelle74

OHIO

Sue Larson
le Gateau
Westerville, OH, US
legateau.net
Suelar

WISCONSIN
Erin Salerno
Cakes by Erin Salerno
Milwaukee, WI, US
cakesbyerinsalerno.com

Kathy Zyduck
Waterford, WI, US
Kakzter

INTERNATIONAL

Natascha Buck
Fleur de Sucre
Zurich, CH
fleurdesucre.ch
Fleur de Sucre

Paulina Hernandez
Mandarina Cakes
Melbourne, Victoria, AU
mandarinacakes.com.au
MandarinaCakes

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

Karen Leong
Karen Cuppy Cake’s Cakery
Port Dickson, NS, MY
karencuppycake.blogspot.com
karencuppycake

Sam Lynch
Chef Sam
Cape Town, Western Cape, ZA
chefsam.co.za
chefsam

Joyce Marx
JoyliciousCakes
Singapore, Singapore, SG
facebook.com/joyliciouscakes
Joyliciouscakes

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

Monica de Rumbea
Novia Express
Guayaquil, Guayas, EC
noviaexpress.com
monicagarzon

Susan Trianos
Susan Trianos Custom Cakes
Toronto, Ontario, CA
susantrianoscakes.com
Peecheekeeno

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