East Bay Cakes
East Bay, California
Food creation is sometimes seen as an art form, and at East Bay Cakes it is easy to see why. Sandra Forrester runs East Bay Cakes and is sure that she can create the custom cake of your dreams. Her confidence shows in her work, one refined through the years. Like all artists, her craft wasn’t perfected in one day. Baking started early for Sandra. When asked what motivated her to start, she replied:
“I have a sweet tooth and I wasn’t allowed by my latent hippie parents to eat something I couldn’t bake. Quite an incentive, eh?”
As she started to bake, she was enthralled by local and fresh food, and her ability to transform them into something delicious and delightful. This would start the journey for Sandra and the creation of East Bay Cakes.
But Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither is the process of transforming flour into one vanilla bean dark chocolate cake with meringue buttercream, accented in home made marshmallow fandant.
Ahem, that is hardly ever the case. Instead, it is a dutiful journey – one of experimentation, of passion, and of bold creation.
For Sandra, her interest in baking soon started to flourish, and her craft with it. She started professionally at 19, working at a bakery that specialized in decorated cakes. Years later, she was still baking and continuing to produce scrumptious and artistic cakes. However, as with painters or sculptors, Sandra found an unexpected muse.
“It was cake creation on television. Yes, that’s what really started this burning passion for cake! The things you can do with sugar! I’m gushing over the creations on the boob tube and friends and family are like, ‘You can do better!'”
“They’re right. I can do it better – with fresh local ingredients to give you an astounding and memorable cake that tastes wonderful!”
And she did just that. With the birth of East Bay Cakes, Sandra is making cakes that taste divine. The taste of the cake is also greatly elevated with the presentation. With her years of experience, Sandra masterfully carves cakes into different shapes, works with intricate designs, and embodies special occasions. It is in the art of her cake creations that separate her from the rest.
“I’ve been refining my decorating skills for the past year and I’m taking classes and learning all the time working in various sugar arts. I listen very well and love to collaborate on custom designs.”
Besides design, Sandra offers an astounding amount of customization. Going to her website generates a jaw-dropping list of delicious flavors, fillings, and frostings.
Take for example, one of her 3 tiered wedding cake: Raspberry vanilla swirl ciffon cake iced in white chocolate ganache, filled in ganache and raspberry filling,covered in vanilla marshmallow fondant. Molded lace and repiped in royal icing. Boards covered and textured in fondant. All homemade.
If there was ever a line between art and food, East Bay Cakes has erased it.
East Bay cakes makes custom recipe and design cakes, cupcakes, cakepops, truffles, decorated cookies, cookie bars, brownies, petite fours and puddings for dessert bars and tea parties.
To try East Bay Cake’s cakes and treats, head over to http://www.eastbaycakes.com/.