It’s funny how you can sit next to someone at work 40 hours a week and still know so little about them. In the two years I worked at the Home News copy desk with Craig, we became close friends. But I had no idea I was sitting next to a regular Betty Crocker.
While I knew Craig had decorated cakes in the past — a talent he learned from his mother — it honestly never occured to me how amazingly elaborate these cakes were until my last day at the newspaper in October 2006, when he made me this haunted house cake:
It’s like something out of Ace of Cakes! Here are some more examples of his amazing talent. You can also read his recipes and cooking tips on his blog Ketchup and Butter Sandwiches:
Craig’s comment: “This is ultimately a very basic chocolate cake, decorated with ribbons and ribbons of fondant. In the center is a chocolate orange. I really wish I could remember where I saw the pattern for it.”
Craig’s comment: “This cake is on the cover of Rose Levy Berenbaum’s ‘Cake Bible.’ The leaves are very time-consuming, but a lot of fun. Melted chocolate is painted on rose leaves. After peeling away the leaves, their imprint is left behind.”