The art of cake design
Australian cake designer, Amber Comadira-Smith, joins me to talk all about baking cakes, making icing, and creating designs!
Visit Commie’s Cupcakes: https://www.commiescupcakes.com/
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Topics and Timestamps
- (0:00:40) Queensland, Australia: the sunshine state
- (0:02:00) Amber Comadira-Smith: the cake artist and designer
- (0:02:40) Helping people move from cake decorator to cake designer/artist
- (0:03:05) Commie’s Cupcakes
- (0:04:35) Leaving graphic design
- (0:08:15) The low point and finding a new creative outlet
- (0:10:10) The honeymoon period vs the business
- (0:11:35) Inspiring creativity in others through cake
- (0:14:35) Baking is a science: follow the recipe!
- (0:16:43) Give your oven a hip check! How to know when your cake is ready.
- (0:19:20) Do different cake types make a difference?
- (0:20:45) The easiest icing: American Buttercream
- (0:21:44) The American Buttercream recipe
- (0:22:40) Cream Cheese frosting
- (0:23:40) Recommendations for piping bags
- (0:25:27) The common mistakes
- (0:28:22) Piping: A good starting point
- (0:29:50) Why choose fondant? Taming the beast.
- (0:35:20) Sculpting miniature foods
- (0:39:41) Sculpture outside of food
- (0:42:10) Managing a creative businesses
- (0:44:45) Learning to market yourself: a difficult transition
- (0:46:15) Going all in: social media
- (0:53:58) The future of Commie’s Cupcakes
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