Wednesday, June 24, 2009

cake 2

So I had this really cool idea of doing a Degas inspired cake. I wanted to use a Degas painting's color palette and do a kind of tie-dye effect with two or three colors and use whoppers with pearl dust to look like pearls. I wanted to make a standing ballerina of gumpaste (flat) on the side of the cake.
The idea changed to include whipped cream between the layers and hardened chocolate as a shell on the whole cake.
I just made a big mess and it does not look very good but this is all about trial and error. I am just experimenting and experimenting tastes good!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


The outrageous price of college has made me rethink my future.
Illustration is not a career that will pay off loans for a school that costs 40 G a year.
I thought about animation but quickly realized that I could not spend that much time in front of a computer screen.
I thought about teaching art. For a long time. And my boyfriend told me honestly that I may not be cut out for dealing with bratty kids... i think he's right.
I need to do something creative and with my hands.
So right now I am thinking about cake decorating and getting a business degree.
It is still a baby idea, but I wanted to try my hand at it.
Here's my first attempt at fondant and handmade sugar flowers.