You Should Know . . .

The woman who creates edible perfection like this.

(a cake for twins--isn't this a great idea??)

Can you believe she's self-taught and has only been baking since February 2007?? Unbelievable, right?  She emailed me a few weeks ago and asked for some design advice about her living room, but  when I looked at her blog, Bella Loves Pink, I was totally blown away.  I told her she should go on one of those Food Network cake shows, and then she told me she's only been baking since 2007--unbelievable, right? Here's more of her story in her own words . . .

  At the time, I was still at home with our young daughter and was watching a lot of Food Network when Ace of Cakes became popular; I was immediately hooked.  Since my daughter's 1st birthday was in September, I committed to making one cake per month to try and hone my skills enough to make an amazing birthday cake.  It worked and the rest is history.  To date, I still think it's one of the best cakes I've made.

My medium of choice is fondant, but I also make buttercream cakes.  I like making gumpaste figurines and have recently begun dabbling in modeling chocolate.  I generally don't think I'm very artistic or creative (WHAT??????), but I love a good challenge and seeing things through to the end, good or bad.  I'm always looking to improve and learn new skills and look forward to my monthly visits to the local cake supply store.  I bake from my home, mostly for friends, family and coworkers.  My husband is my biggest cheerleader and if cake scraps have been promised, a handsome and quite adept assistant.

I can't believe she doesn't think she's creative, but the proof is evident!  If you're lucky enough to live in the Phoenix, AZ area check her out for all of your party/event/special celebration needs!  There are so many beautiful looking cakes & cupcakes, you have to go here to see more.