Sugarcoat It Studio modern cakes | How About Orange

May 12, 2010

Sugarcoat It Studio modern cakes

One thing I'd never imagined: a cake version of one of my fabrics. This amazing confection was crafted by Krista Markell of Sugarcoat It Studio. Krista says she swiped a cutting of fabric from a friend and held onto it for the perfect cake — which turned out to be the one she made for her own birthday party. Here's the fabric:

Here's the cake:

Krista, a former marketing director in the world of modern furniture, runs a bakery near Berkeley. I just about fell off my chair when I saw the other amazing, graphic cakes she makes. Have a look!

If you're a brave soul who would like to try making your own cake decorated with fondant, here's a tutorial from Make It and Love It in three parts: one, two, three.

59 comments:

Andrea said...

Sitka has an award for you at All Gods Creatures.
Blessings,
andrea

Beth said...

Wow, this is fantastic!

nikolina100 said...

so cute!!!

Erin K said...

I have loved all the stuff made with your awesome fabrics but this just takes the cake! Awesome

Jess said...

Oh my gosh, I can't believe I didn't think of that pun. I totally would have used it. Well done, Erin.

MandMStudio said...

Awe....So cute :)

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

This is SO cool. I love it.

Kim said...

brilliant.

hi-d said...

oh my!!! these are amazing!!! love it!

Tracy said...

Wow!Gorgeous!

amy said...

What a pretty cake. I'm so glad you posted this. I'm baking a cake tonight and I'm going to decorate it tomorrow for my aunt's graduation party. This gives me some great ideas!

Grandma G said...

WOW!!! But she didn't invite you to the party? Or even send you a piece of leftover cake?!! Bummer.

;-)

Mum

Angela said...

WOW!! That's amazing!!

At Home with Kim Vallee said...

I crave for a piece of these gorgeously modern cakes. The colors and design are beautiful.

postcards and pretties said...

wow!! so cool

Grandma G said...

I think they're too awesome to eat! You'd have to just preserve it somehow. :)

bink and boo said...

Love it! I spotted your fabric over at Scoutie Girl blog in a "best of the bricks" post.
http://www.scoutiegirl.com/2010/05/here-shop-gallery.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+scoutiegirl%2FNNCg+%28Scoutie+Girl%29

live a colorful life said...

That is amazing!!

live a colorful life said...

You can now purchase the Cricut, which was originally developed for paper, in a "cake" version where you can program in this kind of design, feed the actual fondant through it and it will cut out the design. Out of fondant. I think that is also amazing.

Jess said...

Wow, I could make a cake covered with silhouettes of Alex's head if I so desired. Ha. That would be weird.

Teresa said...

I actually said, "Wow, how cool!" out loud when I saw these. So neat!

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

Wow! How could you eat that?!?

Selena said...

That has to be one of the most beautiful cakes I've seen.

hapi-ness said...

oh wow! i wouldn't be able to eat these, would cry to cut into it!! x

Annie said...

That is soooo pretty! You HAVE to love being honored through cake! YUM!

Laura said...

Wow, that would be the perfect career for a pattern and cake lover like me! :-)

iris said...

Haha, that cake is to cute!

Tonya said...

I love your fabrics, but they might even be even better as cake! Love this!

Sharon said...

I love the cakes! That flower one on the bottom left is my favorite. Finally cakes that are unique and modern, and not cheesy. You're fabric looks so good in fondant!

leti-na-svet said...

Wow! Soooo cute!

Janice said...

Yipee! So happy to see that you blogged about this!!! :)

It's such a beautiful cake and a beautiful print too!

Megan said...

Freaky great is all I can say!

Jess said...

Janice, are you the Janice who emailed me with this cake sighting in the first place? THANKS!!

Janice said...

Yup...i'm the one!! :)

I can spot your fabric a mile away!

sideoats + scribbles said...

OH MY!!!! This is so very cool -- DROOL!!!!

sasha said...

brings a totally new perspective on dieting :))

White Cabana said...

Now that is cool (and probably delish too)!
-Jordana

Marisa@make*happy said...

Amazing! I would be forever flattered to have a cake made out of my designs! (Or fabric to be made out of my fondant designs, for that matter!)

By the way, I know you have no control over this, but my no-spam word verification is "fartying." Best one yet.

~april said...

how flattering! that is totally awesome! love the fabric, love the cake!!!

Punctuation Mark said...

that is amazing!!! i'm sure you are super proud to see your fabric in such a sweet version...

Laurie said...

Holy Fondant Batman! That is amazing.

Victoria @ Hibiscus Bloem said...

I think these must be the best looking cakes I have ever seen. Gorgeous. Beautiful fabric from you of course.

clearlytangled said...

amazing cake. i absolutely love it!i can't stop looking at it; it's so pretty...

Sassyseamstress said...

http://schmancy-ness.blogspot.com/2009/07/triumph-over-furniture.html
I was browsing along and saw this. Thought you might like it too. I love her quilling.
Ann

Anonymous said...

Those cakes are amazing!!!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cake! I've always wondered about cakes decorated this way...they look great, but do they taste good? What does fondant taste like and is it easy to cut through?

Bek said...

wow, amazing! This would totally work for a boy's first birthday, right? right?? Because I want to make that so badly!

I make my own fondant, since I find it tastes better, anonymous. And it's pretty easy to cut through.

Joyce said...

wow that's one gorgeous cake!!

web design Los Angeles said...

I've watched a show on cake decoration and I found out it's not an easy work. You really need creativity and effort to pull of a beautiful masterpiece. And with that, I salute you.

Kayla said...

I have recently taken up baking and cake decorating and that cake is lovely! I think using an idea from a fabric is awesome! I bet it makes you feel nice to see people getting inspiration from your fabrics!

♥kayla

www.themindwandering.blogspot.com

Alicia (Atypical Type A) said...

I love pattern. I love fabric. I love cake.

Doesn't get much better than this.

Leigha said...

Oh, I bet it is so hard to make the first cut into such a beautiful creation. Edible art always makes me a little anxious...it's just so {fleetingly} perfect! One more reason I could never be a pasty chef or cake artist.

*evhcreative said...

That is gorgeous!!

Mallory - Miss Malaprop said...

WOW, that cake looks AMAZING. My sister is a trained pastry chef but she hates working with fondant because she says it doesn't taste good. She'd rather focus on flavor over form. When I see amazing cakes like this one though, it makes me wish she liked experimenting with fondant a bit more!

tina said...

The cakes look cool!

I'm also a fan of the cherry-blossom type of cakes with fondant
http://staro-novo.blogspot.com/2010/04/cherry-blossom-cakes.html

In the links you've posted about the fondant, the guest blogger there uses a ready/bought one (even though she says she herself like making a marshmallow one...) Recently I found a recipe about home-made fondant using marshmallows but I'm still a chicken to try the recipe out...

http://bakeat350.blogspot.com/2010/05/homemade-fondant.html

Lisa said...

Truly stunning cake, the detail is amazing.

Maxabella said...

So gorgeous!

Jennie Bee said...

oh wow so fun!

Karen said...

Krista's cakes are not only beautiful, but they are delicious! I have been lucky enough to sample them (a few times) and she is truly an artist AND a great baker.

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