Sunday, March 27, 2011
Wedding cakes are the new couture. The design of the wedding cake can be very much imitate the design of the bridal dress, such as beading, embroidery, stitching and intricate lace work.
Toba Garrett is one of the country’s foremost artists and educators in the field of cake decorating and design. For 30 years, she has studied and mastered this intricate art. She has won more than a dozen international gold and silver medals as well as countless diplomas and felicitations, including the trophy of Les Commandarie des Cordons Bleus de France, the gold medal from Societè des Chefs, Cuisiniers et Pattissiers de la Province de Quebec and the 14-karat-gold medal-of-honor from Le Societè Culinaire Philanthropique de New York – grand prize for pastry.
She is Master Chef-Instructor, Cake Decorating and Design at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City. She started this department more than 14 years ago, and now her classes are sold out months in advanced. Her classes are the most comprehensive and most diverse in the entire country.
She has been featured on “The Today Show”, “Emeril Live”, “Home Matters”, “B-Smith With Style”, “Our Home”, and dozens of radio programs. Her work has appeared in almost every major magazine in the country including, Brides, In-Style, Modern Bride, Gourmet, Woman’s Day, Chocolatier, Pastry Art and Design, Showcase, Sugarcraft, American Cake Decorating and many more.
She is the author of Professional Cake Decorating, the first professional cake decorating text book designed at teaching all aspect of cake art, The Well-Decorated Cake and Creative Cookies – Delicious Decorating for any Occasion.
Saturday, March 26, 2011
This baby blocks cake was my first attempt. The three blocks (4x4) were chocolate flavored with mocca filling. All figures are made of gumpaste. I love the marble effect color of my teddy bear. I covered the cake board with white fondant.
I would like to thank Marge and Victor for the wonderful messages they sent me.
"Hi Melissa..thank you very much for the cake! It's a nice surprise for our friend...they really liked your design.." (Victor)
"Hi Melissa!!! thank you thank you so much for surprising us with the cake. Not only was it yummy but the one that I wished for!!! I will make sure Victor will send you the pictures!! (Marge).
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
I created this pink and white sneaker for a Christening party. I made the sneaker using gumpaste. It's a red velvet cake with cream cheese filling. I delivered this one in Queens and I got this text message.
"OMG, Cute..Thanks much. I'm your fan now..." (Jana)
Hello Kitty Cake Design #2
This is my third time to do Hello Kitty cake. I get a lot of request for this cake. Bottom layer red velvet with cream cheese filling and top layer chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream. Here's a
text message I got from the mom.
" It was a beautiful cake and it tasted great. My guest all love it and ask me where I got it from of course I told them it was you and gave your info. I just ask my daughter what she like most in her birthday and she said the cake! Just thought you should know. " (Charo)
Thanks Charo for this wonderful message you sent me! I can't wait to do your next cake.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Hello Kitty Design #1
I made this Hello Kitty cake for a "1st birthday." Bottom layer is a red velvet cake with cream cheese filling and top layer chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream. Lollipop swirls and Hello Kitty are gumpaste. Candies made from fondant.