The Internet Sends Me Cake

If you send me a cake, I post a link to your work on the internet (both on this site and on twitter). You will be judged solely on your cake rather than your work, which makes this an equal opportunity link site. It is that simple and that awesome (for me and my studiomate and the neighbors at the tax office next door). Cakes and other confectioneries can be sent to 3009 22nd St, San Francisco, CA 94110. If you are an out-of-towner or an out-of-the-country-er and popping over with cake is not possible or you'd rather not risk fedexing your creation, feel free to bake a cake for your friends, take a picture, and send me your friends' cake assessment and a photo of the cake (along with your url of course) and it will be posted. Also, please know that this was set up with good and silly intentions only, please don't be offended that I like both cake and the internet.
April 23
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Look at this cake. Look at that face! Marco is one happy and lucky dude. It may be the juice cleanse talking (I know i know, go ahead and roll your eyes at me, I blame San Francisco!) but this may be the most goddamn delicious looking cake I’ve ever seen. Here’s what the lovely Meg Gaffarelli sent over about her creation:

“I live in London with my boyfriend Marco and my love for cakes is directly proportional to his love for your lettering. So I decided to bake a cake for his birthday and sent it to you - I mean, send pictures :) (ah! he doesn’t know about me writing you - surprise!) It’s a fresh strawberry cake with whipped cream and white chocolate chips. Guests said it was juicy, sweet (but not too much), fresh and with lovely different textures.”

Hot damn Meg, that’s one tasty looking cake. See you if/when you head over to my side of the pond! (and across to the other side of our enormous country).

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Casey Kelly made this awesome cake with a quote from Stefan Sagmeister, aka every art student’s favorite designer ever, for a friend of hers and I can’t believe how awesome it is! A quote from her blog post about it: “Killed 2 birds with one stone on this one. It was my sister’s birthday so I baked her a cake. I wrote a quote by Sagmeister in gel on paper and superimposed it on an image of the blank cake first. Then I made it into a birthday design. And don’t worry, I didn’t put pull a Jack Horner… I used a knife.”

Casey Kelly made this awesome cake with a quote from Stefan Sagmeister, aka every art student’s favorite designer ever, for a friend of hers and I can’t believe how awesome it is! A quote from her blog post about it: “Killed 2 birds with one stone on this one. It was my sister’s birthday so I baked her a cake. I wrote a quote by Sagmeister in gel on paper and superimposed it on an image of the blank cake first. Then I made it into a birthday design. And don’t worry, I didn’t put pull a Jack Horner… I used a knife.”

February 19
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The lovely Michelle Shrank sent along this crazy DIY cake she crafted based on my extra-cirricular culinary tendencies (i.e. whiskey). She runs a whole site called “Remix the Mix" showing off her conceptual cakery—pretty awesome. I don’t know if this kettle corn will make it home with me today (GOD I LOVE KETTLE CORN) but a lemon whiskey cake is right up my alley! Can’t wait to give this a go. Also, she had some pretty snazzy business cards so I thought I’d show them off too :)

June 22
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I received a photo of this awesome cake from Briar Mark, who I met a couple years ago while in Auckland for the Semi-Permanent conference. Since she’s half way around the world, she opted to make a cake for a friend, and what a lovely creation it is! Briar made the cake for his friend Hannah’s 21st birthday. The cake is a rich chocolate on the bottom layer and lemon on the top layer, encased with in white chocolate slabs and a white chocolate ganache on top. Hannah states: While the decoration itself was a feast for the eyes, the cake was an absolute feast for the stomach! Everyone at my party raved about it”. This is a pretty fantastic looking cake and I’m guessing Briar’s work is equally fantastic. You can check it out here.

I received a photo of this awesome cake from Briar Mark, who I met a couple years ago while in Auckland for the Semi-Permanent conference. Since she’s half way around the world, she opted to make a cake for a friend, and what a lovely creation it is! Briar made the cake for his friend Hannah’s 21st birthday. The cake is a rich chocolate on the bottom layer and lemon on the top layer, encased with in white chocolate slabs and a white chocolate ganache on top. Hannah states: While the decoration itself was a feast for the eyes, the cake was an absolute feast for the stomach! Everyone at my party raved about it”. This is a pretty fantastic looking cake and I’m guessing Briar’s work is equally fantastic. You can check it out here.

May 31
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Linnie Jupe, a lovely lady attending school in Ohio, popped by my studio the other day to drop off this creation in person. Holy moly. What a cake! Erik (my studiomate) wasn’t in the office so I had to share it with the hispanic accountants next door. They were as into it as I was though. It was a tres leches cake, and INCREDIBLY moist. Hidden underneath that whipped cream frosting was also a layer of strawberries. You can see more of Linnie’s creations on her site here! Oh and also, she brought some sort of candy covered almonds that tasted JUST LIKE FRUIT LOOPS! 

May 09
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Now this is just amazing. LOOK AT THIS CAKE! Shazmeen, the cake artisan, is obviously ridiculously talented at cake crafting. While our usual entrants are cake hobbyists, I’m pretty stoked that Shazmeen decided to show off her skills here too! From the artiste: “I’m a part-time cake decorator and this was one of my latest cakes - it was for a colleague’s daughter’s christening and I had an absolutely wonderful time making it! The baby booties are completely edible, as are all the flowers, butterflies and baby blocks. (and the cake of course :)). 
here was his feedback: 
‘thank you once again for a beautiful christening cake for my lil princess McKayla! The cake was admired by all present at her party for it’s exquisiteness n detail!’”
You can view more of her creations here.

Now this is just amazing. LOOK AT THIS CAKE! Shazmeen, the cake artisan, is obviously ridiculously talented at cake crafting. While our usual entrants are cake hobbyists, I’m pretty stoked that Shazmeen decided to show off her skills here too! From the artiste: “I’m a part-time cake decorator and this was one of my latest cakes - it was for a colleague’s daughter’s christening and I had an absolutely wonderful time making it! The baby booties are completely edible, as are all the flowers, butterflies and baby blocks. (and the cake of course :)). 

here was his feedback: 

thank you once again for a beautiful christening cake for my lil princess McKayla! The cake was admired by all present at her party for it’s exquisiteness n detail!’”

You can view more of her creations here.

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This has to be one of the most creative entries so far…Cakes made of paper! Katie Rodgers, a self-described illustrator and paper-lover, “cooked” these up for the site. I kind of want that donut cake in real life. Check out more of her creations here.

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The lovely Elaine Stephenson made this creative and highly shippable cake! Cake Jars! So, there isn’t a person alive that doesn’t find Ball mason jars charming and awesome, and receiving them in the mail is pretty stellar because after you consume cake, you have beautiful useful jars! Double win. Elaine obviously knows what she’s doing, and for sure knows how to maximize the potential of a cake. A little quote from Elaine about the cake-making process: “It was a lemon cake layered with sprinkles in the batter, which when cooked gave the cake a rainbow effect! Thus I called it “Rainbow Lemon Cake Jars.” I also included buttercream icing for you to eat the cake with. They were pretty fun and easy to bake, I would just recommend people only fill them half of the way through.” You can check out Elaine’s work here or check out her project “Type-O-Sketch” here.

April 16
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I have never wanted to eat something more than these cupcakes. Amanda Emdin, an Ottawa-based Illustrator (that’s in Canada for all you Americans), made these delicious cupcakes for, I’m hoping, some incredibly grateful friends. Amanda says: “These are Irish Car Bomb cupcakes, based the abrasively-titled cocktail of the same name, which were served to a dozen of my dearest friends this past St. Patrick’s Day weekend. The chocolate cake has a hearty pour of Guinness baked into the batter, and the cupcake contains a Jameson’s-spiked chocolate ganache centre. Cream-cheese Bailey’s icing completes the cupcake.”

Holy Moly. I don’t only want to hire Amanda, I want to marry her. Check out her work here!

February 19
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Obviously I love cake-giving as a form of gift-giving, and this one is pretty epic. Melissa Infantino made this amazing creation for her boyfriend a while back, which according to her took “over 8 hours in the kitchen sculpting his 06 Mustang GT’s wheel that he loves more than me, into a cake.” That, my friends, is love. Melissa knows about commitment for sure, and probably a good amount about Mustangs after listening to her boyfriend yammer on about his car. You should definitely check out her work, because if she can make cake look like this, imagine what she can do with actual art supplies!