Saturday, November 28, 2009

Kimbo's Cakes

Holy smokes, I have so much to tell you about! Time sure does fly when you’re on the road, and I’ve got at least three new posts queued up. I’ve been in Seattle, Montana, Wyoming, and now Florida. Next week I set sail from Miami, and head down to the Carribbean. I know… it’s rough. Anywho, I will be sending out some rapid-fire posts before we go, and have yet to determine whether or not I will be able to post again before we return from our voyage.

There is so much to cover from our trip in Seattle—first and foremost, my sister Kim. I guess you can say that food runs in our family.

The world needs to know about her. Not only is she a first-class sister, who offers shelter to us vagabonds every fall; she is also a tremendously gifted artist, who worked with glass for many years before shifting her talents to working with sugar. She attended the baking and pastry program at the phenomenal and groundbreaking Seattle Culinary Academy(by the way, if any of you are researching culinary schools be sure to check out this cutting edge and affordable program). Her specialty is wedding cakes. She is currently employed at the new Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Seattle, and prior to that she made wedding cakes for Macrina Bakery. She is currently in the process of putting together a web page—I’ll let you know when it’s ready.

For now, check out a couple of the cakes she made while Noah and I were in town.

This is her Signature Carrot Cake.

Super moist and perfectly spiced layers of carrot cake with a silky buttercream frosting, are topped with handmade marzipan baby carrots and devil’s food soil. So clever!

This one grabbed almost a thousand dollars at a charity auction, and I was the lucky one who got to watch her make it while sampling cake and frosting scraps.

Sooo good.

This next one she made at work features the name and logo of the restaurant at Seattle’s lovely new Four Seasons hotel. Cool!

I love the tubes of paint and the gold dust on the lettering of this artist’s palette—a perfect metaphor for my sister’s incredible work. Go Kimbo!

Just wanted to introduce her to you. I have a feeling you'll be seeing more of her soon.


Anonymous said...

Incredible work!

Drick said... talented - thanks for bragging, we all appreciate great talent....have fun.....

TheChocolatePriestess said...

These are amazing! Your sister is not only talented by very patient as well since I imagine these take a good deal of time.

carola said...

WOW! Two incredibly talented sisters in one familhy. Ginny, I LOVE your blog and look forward to each new post.

penny aka jeroxie said...

OH MY! Amazingggg!

Divina Pe said...

That it truly a work of art. Both of you are very talented.

Jessie said...

wow that is one edible piece of art! very talented!

lululu said...

Oh, wow, this looks great! What an art piece.

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