I did a cake for the 60th birthday of Elton John for Britney Spears’ 27th birthday and for the ‘Circus’ album she put out – the cake had circus themes. I prepared a cake for a surprise 82nd birthday event for the architect Frank Gehry the cake was comprised of mini-replicas of his buildings.
I don’t follow trends. I make each cake for a particular wedding or event.
I have a crusade against fondant also shortening. There’s no reason why wedding cakes can’t taste good if you know what you’re doing.
When I celebrated my bar mitzvah there was no cake. Today there is no such thing as a bar mitzvah in the United States without a special cake. It can be even more complicated and expensive than a wedding cake because bar-mitzvah cakes are often based on a particular theme.