Volume 6 Issue 5

October 2015

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ON THE COVER

Vintage Maps & Inspired Masterpieces
Sonja McLean Stays True to Her Art
Vanilla Panna Cotta Recipe with Figs and Warm Citrus Honey
Erica OBrien Finds Her Own Signature Style
Nautical Vintage Map Wedding Cake Tutorial

Cover Cake by Christy Duffell-Seguin

IN THIS ISSUE

Your Slice
What local ingredients do you use?

Spotlight
When it comes to change, learning and new experiences, Erica OBrien is open and ready for the challenge!

Diary of a Decorator
In her many years as a cakemaker, Kate Korzekwa has gained many memories, from the silly to the sad.

Feature
As the owner and cakemaker behind Sweet and Swanky Cakes in Bend, Oregon, Sonja McLean is the artist behind some of the most beautiful, stunning wedding cakes we’ve ever seen!

Dear Cake Genius
Talking domed cakes, cream cheese refrigeration and traveling for optimum freshness. By Kaysie Lackey

Tutorial
Her Majesty’s Seas: Nautical Maps Wedding Cake Tutorial By Leyda Vakarelov

Web Browsing
Butterlust Blog | A drool-worthy blog fueled by butter and obsessed with edible glitter.

Inspiration Bites
Be Inspired by Vintage Colors | Consider a few of our favorite hue duos when designing your next vintage-inspired cake!

From the Recipe Box
Vanilla Panna Cotta with Figs and Warm Citrus Honey | The flavors come together to make this simple yet elegant dessert. By Leanne Winslow

THE CAKES

Heading Out West | Ride the rails and feel the breeze in your hair as rolling fields of golden wheat fly by.

From Sea to Shining Sea | Come along with us to find inspired cakes worth their weight in pearls.

To Love and to Cherish | A great love, a forever union, and a merry party promise alluring cakes that delight and enchant.

Cakemakers Featured In This Issue

Karen Vazquez
Kakes By Karen
Naples, FL, US
kakesbykaren.net
CAKELADYFL

Kyriaki Korma
K’s Fondant Cakes
Athens, Acharnes, GR
facebook.com/ksfondantcakes
Kyriaki

Erica OBrien
Erica OBrien Cake Design
Hamden, CT, US
ericaobrien.com
EricaObrienCake

Ramiessa Thompson
Zoe Cakes Unlimited
Tulsa, OK, US
facebook.com/zoecakesunlimited

Katie Sue Perks
Wicked Whisk Bakehouse
Alva, OK, US
facebook/wickedwhiskbakehouse.com

Sonja McLean
Sweet and Swanky Cakes
Bend, OR, US
sweetandswankycakes.com
SweetandSwanky

Mélanie Lafortune
Mé Gâteaux
Terrebonne, Québec, CA
megateaux.com
megateaux

Joann Finlayson
Jo Takes the Cake
, SG
facebook.com/jotakesthecake
JoTakestheCake

Beata Khoo
My Sweet Passion Cakes
Brighton, East, UK
mysweetpassion.com
Beasia

Leyda Vakarelov
Custom Cakes Atelier
Vancouver, British Columbia, CA
customcakesatelier.com
leydavak

Sabrina Rowles
Enticing Cakes Inc.
Peterborough, Ontario, CA
enticingcakesinc.com
EnticingCakesInc

Elizabeth Lander
Time for Tiffin
Poole, Dorset, UK
facebook.com/time-for-tiffin-245051878902972
TimeforTiffin

Elisabeth Palatiello
But A Dream Custom Cakes
Guilford, CT, US
butadreamcakes.com
palatiello

Stephanie Lawshe
Sweet Little Morsels, LLC
Woodbridge, VA, US
sweetlilmorsels.com
blackmartha10

Nanette Nacorda Catigbe
Mucchio di Bella Pastries and Art
Cebu City, PH
facebook.com/mucchiodibella

Katia Bernini
Kate Plumcake
Plesio, Como, IT
kateplumcake.blogspot.it
Kate Plumcake

Tissì Benvegna
La Torta Che Vuoi Tu
Roma, Lazio, IT
latortachevuoitu.it
tissihouse73

Elisabete Caseiro
Bety’Sugarland
Lisboa, PT
facebook.com/betysugarland
BetySugarland

Julia Marie Reynolds
Julia Marie Cakes
Tala, Paphos, CY
facebook.com/juliamariecakes
JuliaMarie

Tina Scott Parashar
Tina Scott Parashar’s Cake Design
Johannesburg, Gauteng, ZA
facebook.com/tinascottparasharscakedesign
Tinascottparashar

maria antonietta motta
@rcake Dolci Architetture
Roma, IT
arcake.it
arcake

Christy Duffell-Seguin
Cakes ROCK!!!
Austin, TX, US
cakesrock.rocks
Cakes ROCK

Robin Myers
Vineland, AL, US
sweetmilk4u

Damion Nurse
Cinnabean Cakes
Toronto, Ontario, CA
facebook.com/cinnabeancakes
dkn1973

Brenda Williams
Overland Park, KS, US
bvwilliams

Kapka Vladimirova
ArtCakesBg
Sofia, BG
facebook.com/art-cakes-bg-516462428397040
ArtCakesBg

Shifana Anver
The Sweetest Thing
Dubai, AE
facebook.com/thesweetestthing.bymm
sherox

Julie Tenlen
The Sweet Life by Julie
St. Johns, MI, US
facebook.com/thesweetlifebyjulie
JulieTenlen

Porsha Kimble
Your Cake Diva
Dallas, TX, US
yourcakdiva.com
porshatk

Christina D’Angelo
Pearls and Spice
Hamilton, Ontario, CA
pearlsandspice.com
PearlsandSpice

Leticia Womack
Lety’s Gluten Free Bakery
Houston, TX, US
letysglutenfree.com
HoustonBaker

Zoë Lukas
Whipped Bakeshop
Philadelphia, PA, US
whippedbakeshop.com

Rosie Rohrer
Rosie’s Creative Cakes
Manheim, PA, US
rosiescreativecakes.com

Saima Hebel
Saima Sugararts Studio
Portlaoise, County Laois, IE
facebook.com/saimasugarartsstudio