~Beyond the Fondant~ Heather Sherman, Art2Eat Cakes

is creating Sculpted Cake Performance Art and Pursuit of the Neon Flame

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About ~Beyond the Fondant~ Heather Sherman, Art2Eat Cakes

So it's Not Just a Cake. It's not even Just a Wild Sculpted Cake. It is, in fact, a route to flavors, experiences, memories and discoveries unimagined. Cake Sculpture has been a decade+-long journey of self-discovery that might have begun in humble flour, eggs, butter and sugar, but has come to include not just international awards, magazine publication, huge huge commissioned cathedrals of cake, rockstars, TV appearances, but also friends on every continent, and some incredible opportunities to teach. But still the best? When people SEE these cakes. We all turn into kids, and it's a genuine delight

Here, we go Beyond the Fondant...

Who am I?? My name is Heather Sherman, and I am Art2Eat Cakes. I'm more than a little nutty, offbeat, and beyond the fringe, as you can tell. I live in Boulder Colorado right under the Flatirons, where the plains run headlong into the Rockies. I ride herd on two teenage redheads and their dad, that is when I'm not Making Something.

I'm actually an Artist of MANY trades (candles, paint, garden, photography, digital illustration, wire/found materials, papier-mache, origami). This has been indispensably handy the last thirteen years of making Cake Art Sculpture!

I was actually stuck in bed, preggers as a parade float, on extended bed rest when I first was inspired by Cake Art Sculpture on cable TV in 2007. Kids played into the Lesson That Is Cake heavily, childhood and parenting is just as ephemerally sweet as buttercream. Pegacorns, Basketballs, birthday celebrations sweetly cemented into memories.

The rest is sweet history. Just a Few of the highlights of this crazy cake ride:

*Guest Judge, "Buddy s. Duff" Season 3, 7/18/2021
*Judge, By Bora "I Am The Cake Star" International online Cake Competition, 2020 and 2021
*Cake Artist Team Ghoulicious, Halloween Wars 10, Food Network, 2020
*Winner 10 Ten Cake Artists USA, Cake Masters Magazine, 2019
*Judge, Sweet Times in the Rockies, 2018
*Instructor, San Diego Cake Show, 2017
*Winner, 3rd place Show Cakes Div., That Takes the Cake, "Daughters of the Rainbow", 2017
*Instructor, That Takes the Cake, 2017
*Exhibitor, Star Trek 50th Anniversary Las Vegas, "Cake the Final Frontier", 2016
*Guest Judge, That Takes the Cake, "Innovations" Category, 2016
*Winner, Best in Professional Division, That Takes the Cake, "Dinos on the Run", 2016
*Craftsy Instructor, "Sculpting Adventure", 2015
*Winner Threadcakes, 4th Place 3d, "INKSpirate", 2015
*Best in Professional Division, Sweet Times in the Rockies 2014
*People's Choice, Sweet Times in the Rockies, "A Mother's Love Goes Safari", 2014
*Pastry Arts, w/ Honors, August Escoffier School of Culinary Arts 2013
*Cakes made for Crosby Stills & Nash, Blues Traveler, String Cheese Incident, Cirque du Soleil, Tedeschi Trucks Band, more+.
*Published in Cake Masters Magazine (2014-2019)
*Published in Cake & Bake Magazine x2
*Featured on Cake Central x5
*"Colorado Cake Ace" by 9News Denver, Newscast Interview 2011
*Viral "Rainbow Pegacorn Mama & Baby" cake, shared 1M+, 2011
* Multiple Self-Produced and Published Video Tutorials, Ebook, Youtube


I sincerely adore the Ephemeral nature of Cake Art, and how the Performance that is a Sculpted Cake makes an Event completely Unforgettable. I mean, it's Custom Art, layered with excitement, treasured, discussed, photographed all night, electrifying the event by its very presence. Then this buzzing experience is sealed up in a grand manner, with the shared destruction of this beautiful thing by everyone present. They participate visually in the cutting, and then possibly also in the eating, which then incredibly enough is it's own amazing delicious sugary memory, locked indelibly onto the palate. The depth and vividness of the memories become nearly holographic. There exists no finer experience of Art.

Here in this Special Space with you, we will delve into what goes on Behind the Scenes, what Holds Up the Cake, and what Makes One Want to Do Such Crazy Things. The Cake World can be just as vast and multi-faceted as outer space, thrilling and fast-paced as NASCAR. For real.

In addition to/through the Lens of Cake, here I'd very much like to get deeper into to what I call the Neon Rainbow Flame. The glowing, connected, lit-up bodily Feeling Makers experience when they are In Tune, Creating what they Most Desire to Create. Cake, and all Ephemeral Arts, are fantastic vehicles to Explore the delicious Dualities of Creation and Destruction, Pain and Pleasure, Success and Failure, Salty and Sweet.

The electrifying Wonder and Excitement that I witnessed people experience as they admire and wonder at my Art all night, then destroy and ingest it made me realize Cake is a Powerful Medium for Inflicting Sensation at the most base and raw animal level possible. We all turn into little kids when Cake Art comes out, and the truly amazing thing is how incredibly accessible this Power is, to EVERYONE. This fire-hose excitement energy of Neon Flame, the Thrill of Making, in our very cupboards, disguised as flour. People think Im joking, when I say this, that "they could never". I disagree. I delight, revel and cackle out loud every time I wake someone up to Cake, (or Art), and they are able to Taste this heady power for themselves.

The Neon Rainbow Flame then spills out from them, out over onto everyone around them, bringing us back to Center, Love, Joy. YUMMY+++

Come, let's Taste it Together!!!
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