Photo by Wendy K Yalom

Photo by Wendy K Yalom

I was born sensitive and playful in San Francisco in 1981. After a formal art background, a mural-painting business, and a B.A. in Cognitive Science, I started my cake studio in 2006, then concurrently returned to school for a M.A. in Psychology. I’m often asked if and how my master’s degree contributes to my cake business. I find it extremely relevant to my work and life, in part because it’s now part of my identity, a trained tool of sensitivity. This influences the creative process both in making cakes and working with real people.

I believe there is a certain degree of readiness necessary to become an artist. Rules are for students to hone skills; when I found I was ready to challenge tradition and convention, that's when I found freedom. It was an identity shift and for me it happened almost 8 years into my business. The process continues to coagulate each year during the slow season, when I get to take a breath in the winter and make space for exploring new forms and other potentials of my media. When I visualize new cake designs, I break boundaries in my mind, soaring into the abstract, but when I create for my business, with sugar in hand, I reign in until it's just palatable enough to be relatable, but novel enough to titillate. 

I believe art should reveal the hand of the artist.


We are honored to be featured in the following online and print publications:

The Lane
Martha Stewart Magazine
The Knot
Brides Magazine
Grace Ormond Wedding Style Magazine
Style Me Pretty
Borrowed and Blue
Green Wedding Shoes
Modern Luxury Brides Magazine
Snippet and Ink
Magnolia Rouge
San Francisco Magazine
Huffington Post
Carats & Cake
Grey Likes
7x7 Magazine
Pacific Weddings Magazine
Flutter Magazine
The Cake Blog
100 Layer Cake

and more...