Jennifer Matsubara’s cake take on Alice + Olivia

I was so glad when the Food Network re-aired their fashion cake challenge. Each week, professional bakers whip up designer cakes that have resembled everything from candy wonderlands to mock cities. Well this particular challenge piqued my interest with the fashion slant: each contestant had to design a cake based on the most recent collection from Stacey Bendet’s Alice + Olivia line.

Cake artist Alexandria Pellegrino is as fashionable as her cakes

After visiting the New York City showroom, the cake masters sketched out their designs. All was ready until they got thrown one huge wrench: the baking assistants would be fashion models with no cooking experience! One contestant lamented “I don’t even think models eat cake”.
Hilarious! New York Magazine fashion editor Aminar Aktar was there to judge. Since I can’t find any pictures from the show, check out the cake masters’ websites:

Joshua John Russel
www.joshuajohncakes.com

Jennifer Matsubara
www.shelbylynnscakeshoppe.com

Michelle Doll
www.michelledollcakes.com

Alexandria Pellegrino (my personal favorite)
www.cakeoperaco.com