Surrounding yourself with creativity and art in practical, consumable media is something everyone should strive for. In other words, everything in your environment can be beautifully considered, if you want it to be. It makes life more interesting, more inspiring, and means you’re not simply replicating the common experience. Since moving back to Tampa nearly 3 years ago, I’ve spent much of my disposable time with a close friend who makes fantastic sugary creations, equally artistic as they are delicious.
He was trained as a pastry chef and worked in the industry for a period before realizing it was nearly joyless and thankless. Fast forward, he now takes cake and dessert orders on a per-case basis, and only works on them in his free time, away from the bill-paying job.
Despite a relatively small portion of devoted time, his cakes mastery is unquestionably gush-worthy. If you like fondant and appreciate its many forms, these cakes are for you.
He also makes french macarons in any flavor you can imagine, along with lots of other desserts.
Because business comes from friends, recommendation by friends, and coworkers, his operation has grown organically. He’s mostly concerned with making a satisfying product for both himself and the client, which makes interfacing, negotiating, and brainstorming looks and designs pleasant and relaxed. If you’re searching for something of the highest quality, with an approachable price point, get in touch with Mark. See my sidebar for the link to his website.