ANTARCTICA IN ANTARCTICA
Working for the United States Antarctic Program has been the opportunity of a lifetime - feeding up to 1,000 science support staff on the continent's largest research base and hiking across the ice
in negative 50 degrees with 45 mph winds.
Inspired by the original cake found preserved in the ice from polar explorer Robert Scott's 1910-1913 Terra Nova expedition, this 100+ pound loaf was a dense, rich, boozy fruitcake filled with dark chocolate (a high-caloric staple in expedition provisions) and coated in white chocolate glaze (which I was only able to use after calculating rations that have to last the research base another eight months).
McMurdo's winter waste manager generously provided trail marker flags to line the path from the building entrance to the cake itself, and we popped champagne to bid our last-standing friends farewell before McMurdo sent off its last flight and our population dwindled to a mere
Scott and Shackleton would have received the biggest pieces,
if I'd only had the chance.
We're thrilled to partner with Art21 to celebrate 21 years of inspiring a more creative world through the works and words of contemporary artists around the world.
This replica of a 1970's television set was designed by Mexico City based artist Pedro Reyes, and executed by Whisk Me Away Cakes. Artists and celebrities alike gathered around our opening party centerpiece to get their photo op, then we moved to the main stage.
As the season nine trailer ended while the lights were still down, we lit the sparkler antennae, raised 350 glasses of tequila, and cut the cake in front of a cheering audience to reveal this full set of
vintage television color test bars.
Immediately, in full celebration, the live pledge fundraiser went on the big screen, and Art21 successfully raised over half a million dollars.
Cheers to art - in every form.
NEW YORK MAGAZINE
Featured in the Spring/Summer 2018 issue of
New York Weddings Magazine.
Inside: Black sesame cake + passionfruit juice + black sesame buttercream + fresh strawberries + black ganache + sesame brittle
OUTSTANDING IN THE FIELD
We were invited to collaborate with the visionaries behind Outstanding in the Field and chef Tylor Boring to create a seasonal, farm-focused final course for 125 guests on the roof of the world's largest rooftop soil farm.
In severe contrast to the muddy vegetable-growers seated at the table, platters of desserts paraded across the earth to celebrate hardworking farmers, their diverse lands, and their exceptional harvests.
Menu: Green tomato upside down cake + green tomato caramel + shiso leaf + rosewater + pink peppercorn ice cream + jasmine + rose sugar
Large climbing volume and route holds to build brand awareness for Brooklyn Boulders as they celebrated their second anniversary in Queensbridge, New York.
Inside: Almond, hazelnut, and pistachio cake + apricot buttercream + dark chocolate chunks. The best version of trail mix.
UNICEF + UNITED NATIONS
A thank you to UNICEF's Communications + Innovations teams at the United Nations.
"Rolling Out the Red Carpet for Refugees"
1. All cake recipes were collected from refugees and asylum seekers who have resettled in New York.
2. Ingredients reflected major crops, exports, and flavor profiles from each country.
3. Cake tier sizes represented the most contributing countries of origin for refugees worldwide - Syria (1st, 5.5 million), Afghanistan (2nd, 2.5 million), and South Sudan (3rd, 1.4 million).
Bottom tier: Syrian turmeric cake + honey soak + salted tahini buttercream + roasted almonds + fresh figs
Middle tier: Persian love cake + cardamom syrup + rosewater buttercream + crushed pistachios + fresh pomegranate seeds
Top tier: Sudanese baseema cake + pineapple compote + coconut buttercream + fresh mango, papaya, and sweet potato