C’mon, tell me you’re dying to know how I got my very first gig on the latest issue of Her World. You don’t wanna know? Well I’m gonna tell you anyway, because while I’ve seen my name in print many times before, I’ve never been as excited as I was about this one.
Dylan from Her World was doing a story about online bakeries that do customized cakes, so asked if I wanted to be featured (erm, “No”?). I could come up with any design I wanted, so I dug up this idea I’ve had for a long time — this Badgley Mischka shoe that I’ve seen countless brides wear on stylemepretty.com.
It’s called the Randee sandal and it has the prettiest ruffles which, with a bit of patience, can be replicated in sugar. So I took out my oval cutter and started playing around with the layers until I got this…
To represent the shoe straps, I cut out long stripes and attached them onto the bottommost tier. I was gonna do it in the same pale peach colour as the photo, but another bakery in the same story already took pink. So I went for green instead, my favourite colour.
The Her World photographer did an amazing job, making my cake look like some Frank Gehry building. I’m so proud of it! But husband Z took this straight-on shot, which I’m loving too. Here’s to many more press clippings to come