If you spend any time at all feeding your eyes via the Food Network, you’re probably familiar with Ace of Cakes, a long-running reality show that documents the daily operations of Duff Goldman’s Baltimore cakery, Charm City Cakes, which churns out artful, often outlandish confections that are nothing short of awe-inducing. Well, the brand recently expanded to the West Coast, and the new shop, Charm City Cakes West, has distinguished itself by infusing its creations with a decidedly Californian spirit.
The 2013 collection of wedding cakes from Charm City Cakes West is a fresh line inspired by current trends in fashion and design. Created by Anna Ellison and Katherine St. Paul Hill, these cakes serve as a snapshot of each decorator’s distinct aesthetic interests. Drawing from modern florals, textures, and prints, as well as from the couture creations of Christian Dior, Vera Wang, and Valentino, Anna’s cakes pair a muted color palette with classic vintage designs. Katherine’s cakes, meanwhile, are bold and playful, combining the elegant and the unique. With sources of inspiration ranging from the catwalk to her own closet, they juxtapose textures, prints, and colors in eye-catching ways.
For more eye candy, visit www.charmcitycakeswest.com.
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