Sponsored by PastryScoop.com and The French Culinary Institute - I was part of a live chat with Colette Peters of Colette's Cakes today. And a couple of weeks ago, I was able to participate in a chat with Elisa Strauss of Confetti Cakes. It was exciting to be able to chat with cake designers whose names are all over the bridal magazines.
I found it interesting when the question was asked about the latest trends in wedding cake design - Elisa replied "towards more traditional....white and round with sugar flowers". And Colette replied "wacky cakes".
When Colette was asked about what hot trend she sees for the coming years, she replied "I don't really know what will be hot - colorful for sure".
Some interesting details I found out about Colette:
- produces 4-5 wedding cakes per weekend
- was originally a painter and then a designer for Tiffany's for 8 years
- has been making cakes for 30 years
- started making cakes as a hobby, which then grew into a business
- says 'fondant will be forever'
For those of you who watched Colette on the Food Network Wedding Cake Challenge, she will be back again this year in the Mystery Cake Competition - the competitors won't find out the cake theme until the day before. (Taping takes place on July 8th)
Elisa of Confetti Cakes (a competitor in the Birthday Cake Challenge on Food TV) will be featured in the new show 'What's Hot, What's Cool' airing on July 1, 2005 at 9:30 am EST. In re-runs, be sure to catch Elisa in the show 'Fashionistas Turned Foodies'. Elisa will also be publishing a book due out in October...be sure to check out our web site as the launch date gets closer for more information.
I'll try to find out when the Mystery Cake Competition will air and as soon as I know, I'll post the details.