In the Presence of Greatness
June 7, 2011
So in my last post I mentioned Sylvia Weinstock. In New York City she is the end all be all of cakes, especially when it comes to Weddings. Most attribute her to creating the concept of the modern wedding cake and this past weekend I got to see one of her creations in person. :sigh:
This stunning creation stood between 5.5-7 feet tall– not including the table. The bottom tier featured the names of the bride in groom in a pattern like design. White roses and other flowers hang from the tiers, and certain tiers were jeweled. I had to force myself to pick my jaw up off the floor.
At 81 Sylvia Weinstock has been in business for over 30 years, and has made cakes for just about anyone you can think of, especially Hollywood A listers. And she doesn’t use fondant. REPEAT: She doesn’t use fondant– in fact she hates fondant, and all her cakes are covered with perfect delicious buttercream. If only I were that skilled!!!!
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