During the Art & Soul Festival in Dallas, Texas there was ALOT of talent on display!!! but what caught our eyes was this ----------------->
We were starving but wanted something delightful but not too heavy before the show got started!! We saw alot of color, which caught our eyes, but what won us over was the taste!!! If you think "Sprinkles" makes the most moist cakes in Dallas.......you are completely wrong!!! We had a wonderful cupcake mixed in with a sweet tequila "juice" to insert in the cupcake and I tell you it was one of THE BEST things EVER!!!!! We were in love!!! Below you will find out how did these: wonderful, sweet, appealing, beautiful delights come to life!!!
WARNING: YOU WILL GET HUNGRY!!!
How did you get started being a professional baker?
It was an absolute accident. I threw together a cake for my daughter’s birthday and
everyone loved it. So I gave one to my friends daughter as part of her birthday gift and , the friends family offered to pay me to make a cake for them. I had no clue what I was getting into.
What would you say makes your delights different from other bakers?
I think what sets me apart is my own personal style. You can definitely see “me” in my designs. The colors, my imagination, the clean cuts. Ultimately as Cake Artist, we all want our own lane, some of us achieve it very early on and some later on.I knew I was making a lane in my own when people started to recognize my work on other peoples social media , even when I wasn’t tagged.That is validating.
We see that you do all types of designs and parties!! Which cake design, would you say, was the weirdest one of all?
There's this cake that I have coming up this weekend actually, that’s pretty gruesome and dark. When I saw the picture, I was like “what the hell? Is this a joke?” but then I was like Challenge accepted!
We see that you love to incorporate vibrant colors into your delights, why so?
I love color! Hence the green hair! I think that color adds to the art. I have invested a lot into colors and dusts to be able to provide detail and variation in all of my artwork.
We know baking is time consuming, how do you stay organized?Define organized?
Ha! I have OCD in real life. It’s a must to be as organized as possible to decrease my stress level, but its also very challenging . I get in to my zone and I am only concerned about creating, not organizing. So to answer the question, I don’t “stay organized “lol. I clean up when im done and after a glass of wine!
What cake flavor is your specialty and why?
Hmmm… I think all of them. I only say all of them , because my goal when baking , is to make the flavor the best version of the flavor-that my customer has ever had. That even a flavor as simple as Vanilla, becomes an edible experience when I provide it.
Do you follow a recipe or do you go by judgement? Why?
Both! I need to work on writing my recipes down , because I aim to have employees in the near future. However, I’m from New Orleans, I’m a great cook, I never measure anything while cooking .However,Baking is a science, things have to be measured-but not everything.
What do you find the most challenging thing about being a Baker?
TIME MANAGEMENT! And the business side of things. I am learning everything , feels like all at once, and on my own. So , making the cakes, making the art, that’s good right now. But Knowing the business, growing the business effectively and responsibly isn’t as easy as it seems.
Tell me about a baking disaster that you had and how did you recover from it?
The first cake that I ever made. NO CLUE what I was getting myself in to. The cake was a
very large "%" and a very large "0". The second layer of the 5 broke – had to be re-baked. Once it was re-baked and cooled, the power went out due to a storm. I literally had to use my Iphone flashlight and candles to decorate the cake. So boom! Got it all done. Had it boxed. Traveled as slowly as legally allowed, to get the cake to the party safely. I arrive and two gentlemen come out to help me with the cake. They broke the zero. I wanted to cry!!!!!!!!
What is the future for your bakery?
Big things! I'm going to take the experience of Cake and Art to a new level. I am going to make it memorable trust me. But that’s all I can say for now.
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