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June 13, 2011 Ella
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Last week I took a few days off from my day job to spend some time making a custom cake for a special special person I truly admire. Unbeknownst to me my cake baking, building and decorating would be done on 2 of the hottest summer days so far, and I would fight with sweating fondant that stretched and ripped in my hands and a cake I did not trust to stand up straight  or melt into a puddle of butter.  I had to make the executive decision to arrive to the party later than expected (just as the party started in fact) so that the cake could set up in the fridge for a few crutial minutes more. Thankfully the chef in the kitchen and my client were understanding.

This birthday cake was for Eve Ensler, author of the play The Vagina Monologues, Activist, world traveler and Founder of one of the most powerful world-changing movements: VDay.  I’ve talked about Eve and VDay before, as they have been a big part of my life as I came into adulthood. Last night this well known playwright and rebel won a Tony for her play and the way she has chosen to use her art to influence and change the world for the good.

I was honored to make her birthday cake (which was a hit despite all my troubles). This year has been a celebration for Eve has she has recently survived cancer in addition to all the beautiful difficult work she does. A birthday bash and a Tony award in one week!?! Amazing! She is truly inspiring.  Her acceptance speech is dedicated to all the activists out there! Viva Eve and Congrats!

Check out her acceptance speech here


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Chrissy  |  June 14, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    AWESOME! What an honor! You are the coolest!

  • 2. Nadia A  |  July 28, 2011 at 10:02 am

    I know this is completely random but I met Eve last week at her new play “I am an Emotional Creature”. What an honour that you made her birthday cake, she really is an amazing woman!

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