Welcome to the chic side of sugarcraft. Recently it seems like everyone is picking up a piping bag and moulding fondant to create edible art, but books on the subject often favour cakes for kids or feature old fashioned designs - while stylish bakers tap their Manolo Blahniks in frustration. Modern cake design is a combination of several elements: creativity, chemistry, architecture, and artistic vision, so forget the garish colours and tired-looking fondant flowers, it's time for chic cakes.
Annie Dam is the author, baker and artist behind Cake Couture. She was born in Saigon and grew up in Canada. She currently owns and operates a cake boutique in Edmonton, Alberta. Annie has written about cake decoration for a range of publications and has had her wedding cakes and cupcakes featured in blogs and magazines around the world.