Cake Decorators Discuss Their Art

The icing on the cake might be a glossy mirror glaze, a seductive drip trickling down the frosting, or a trendy, barely-there wisp on a naked cake that teases with exposed layers.

Classic celebration cakes feature rich buttercream showing off in swirls. Sometimes they are draped or decorated with fondant — marshmallowy, malleable sugar dough.

It’s easy to be seduced by the beauty of these ephemeral creations which are destined to be consumed, forgetting the of mix chemistry, physics, architecture, and inspiration required to make them.

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