Guest Blog

Following in the footsteps of the creative and awesome bloggers before us, we have decided to have guest bloggers. To get the party started, let me introduce you to our very first guest blogger, Kristy from Posh Pastry. She designs custom cakes that not only look totally amazing but are pretty darn tasty if I do say so myself!

We sent Kristy some very {unique} questions. Check out what she had to say!

1. Tell us a little about yourself.

I am a wife, mother of three boys, and a custom cake designer. I feel like the luckiest person in the world. I have a great family and a job that I love!

2. How did you get started? (Did it start with an Easy Bake Oven?)

You know… I DID have an easy bake oven. I loved that thing, but I could never make it work quite right. I was really in to crafts as a kid. I was always making art projects. My Mom was kind enough to let me use her cake decorating supplies to make all kinds of creations. I even made my parents anniversary cake when I was twelve. My dad is a very talented wood worker. He thinks that I got my sculpting abilities from him. Maybe I did.

3. How do you know Colette Peters? Can you introduce us?

I was lucky enough to take Colette’s class at The Notter School of Pastry Arts. She is amazingly talented and such a great teacher! I learned so much from her. She is as famous as you get in the cake world, but she is incredibly down to earth.

I could introduce you… but I’d have to reintroduce myself first.

3. What do you enjoy most about your job?

My job is so much fun! Cakes are happy things. I get to be a part of some of the most important moments in people’s lives. I love it when a bride sees her cake for the first time and her face lights up! I get lots of hugs and I’ve even had some (happy) tears. One of my brides even took time to send me an email from her honeymoon to tell me how much she loved her cake.

It’s so rewarding to put my heart and soul into my creations. Then, I deliver them to people who are really excited to get them. What could be better?

4. You make so many great tasting cakes, which is your favorite?

This is a really boring answer… I love them all. People ask me all the time if I ever get sick of eating cake. Sadly, the answer is no. I eat cake all the time. I love frosting, all flavors. We went on a long trip last summer. After a few days, I was dying to make some frosting. I bought two new cookbooks on that trip just so I could read cake and frosting recipes.

5. We’ve seen many of your sculpted cakes. They seem extremely detailed. How labor intensive is it?

It really depends on the cake, but it’s usually very very time consuming. When customers order a sculpted cake, they are expecting something awesome. I don’t want to disappoint them. It’s not uncommon to find me in my studio long past midnight. I really try to make my sculpted cakes come to life. I study pictures of the real thing and do my best to recreate it in cake.

6. What is the craziest cake you’ve had to make?

I think that would definitely be the six foot long sculpted alligator that I did for the UF Department of Agriculture’s “Tail Gator” event. That thing was HUGE! People couldn’t believe that it was a cake until we cut it. My favorite moment was looking back at my cake surrounded with people who were taking pictures of it with their camera phones.

I guess second place would go to a can of boiled peanuts and a giant sculpted peanut.

Thank you so much for having me as a guest on your blog! I love your work…it’s beautiful, creative, and fun!!! You all are so talented and I always look forward to seeing more of your designs!

Awww, Well a big thank you to Kristy for being our first guest blogger and answering all of our questions! We're big fans of her beautiful work! If you need more of Kristy and Posh Pastry head on over to their tasty blog!


Solutions Bridal said...

Her cakes are incredible. She made that Sexy and the City cake for one of our in store events. I was amazed by the heel.

Thanks Kristy for your creative cakes!


Tali, Solutions Bridal