|Kristi at our wedding with her husband and|
the incredible cake she made us.
|the pumpkin cake Kristi made for my B-day in '05|
|a birthday cake Kristi did for our other sister, Lindsey|
|A wedding cake Kristi made for a friend|
It is worth being mentioned that Kristi is a health nut. I mean, it's hard not to be to some extent when you were raised in our childhood home. She admits that cake baking might seem like an unlikely hobby for someone with her views on processed foods, but she says, "baking from scratch allows me to control the ingredients I use. The baking world is full of frostings that use shortening, but I don't use any trans fats. I like to use real butter, cream, eggs, flour. I can also bake all organic or vegan if I want." And it's true. I've had these cakes, and they are far better than anything I've ever eaten that listed Crisco in the ingredients.
|"I'm most proud of a cake when I take some risks and try|
something new. I did a cake with a cherry-blossom design
and hand made all the blossoms from gumpaste. It took me
about 30 hours to complete that cake."
Artisans in our Backyard is a series that focuses on the humble talents of folks in my own little Ohio community. I believe people everywhere, whether or not they consider themselves “artists,” are constantly creating. This series is about local artists and also about those in our community who simply live creatively.