September 26, 2016

Interview with Ron Ben-Israel of RBI Cakes

Ron Ben-Israel / Photo by Kris Mae Weiss

Ron Ben-Israel / Photo by Kris Mae Weiss

 

World-renowned cake maker and a master in the art of decorative sugar, Ron Ben-Israel was aptly dubbed “the Manolo Blahnik of wedding cakes” by the New York Times in 2014.

After serving in the Israeli military and touring the world as a professional modern dancer, Ron began baking; a pursuit inspired by his Viennese mother, who passed on a fascination with the discipline and chemistry of cake construction.  He was discovered by Martha Stewart in 1995, when she was drawn to one of his cakes in a bakery store window. Stewart was starting a wedding magazine at the time and called Ron in to meet her, encouraging him to start his own business.
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August 4, 2016

Wedding Trends: Geode Cakes

It doesn’t take more than a quick Pinterest search to see that wedding cakes are getting more and more spectacular.  From intricate sugar flowers, to 3D printed cake toppers, to candied frosting so shiny you can see your reflection, there’s no denying today’s cakes are true works of art.

Geode Cake by MJ Cakes

Geode Cake by MJ Cakes

 

Meet the geode cake – the latest dessert craze that imitates a crystallized gemstone to create a show-stopping spectacle, straight out of a fantasy film.

Geode Cake by Whisk Cake Company

Geode Cake by Whisk Cake Company

 

Geode Cake by A Squad Cake Shop

Geode Cake by A Squad Cake Shop

 

The geode is composed of three different sizes of rock candy and granulated sugar to create a sense of layering and natural texture.  Modeling chocolate is then used to hold the geode in place and blend it into the fondant icing.  All in all, a geode cake can take up to 2 weeks to complete.
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February 26, 2016

Wedding Trends: Floral Cakes

Is there anything better than flowers and cake? We’re pretty sure there isn’t. Coordination between your florist and your cake designer can be a great way to keep continuity throughout your decor, and make your flowers a part of your reception. Below are some of our favorite cakes we’ve collaborated on, and some inspiration we’ve picked up along the way!

1. The Naked Cake 

Gone are the days when white buttercream and/or fondant were a wedding cake requirement. The “naked cake,” made popular by Momofuku Milk Bar, is at once rustic, on-trend, and ultramodern.

Flower Cake

Cake by Momofuku
Photo by Caroline Frost Photography 

2. The Succulent Cake 

Succulents are all the rage right now, popping up in centerpieces, bridal bouquets, and wedding decor — but this is the first time we’ve seen one on a cake! We’re so inspired by this simple, trend-forward cake.

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