The Knot: Summer 2011 Cake Feature

Thursday, July 14, 2011

When I was asked to create a fun cake for the Summer 2011 issue of The Knot, I jumped at the chance to use a pattern that I've been eyeing.  I was browsing online for clutches one day and I came across this yellow pattern that I loved and knew had to be on a cake.  For this seemingly simple pattern I ended up spending a lot of time trying to figure out the best way to go about getting a sharp look.   Stenciling, hand painting, using cutters, making a stamp, etc.... In the end I was reminded of the morsel of truth I was taught while working at Confetti Cakes.  Elisa would always say, "the more difficult and time consuming way was usually the right way"...which in this case meant I had to free-hand cut all the light and dark pink pieces with my x-acto.  This is how it came out:

Keith Haring

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Ever come across Keith Haring's art work?  Maybe on a poster, maybe on a t-shirt, maybe on a mouse pad, but how about on a cake?  Unique outlines of people dancing and celebrating were a perfect fit for this couple who wanted to express themselves through the design of their wedding cake.  
This Keith Haring inspired cake was covered in black fondant, the dancing figures were piped on with royal, then hand painted gold with edible dust.  The J & J logo, created by the couple themselves, was a perfect design for the center.  Topping it all off were two dancing dogs, which is another iconic image of Keith Haring.