I love Oakland -- I love its diversity, I love its people (yes, even the crazies)! I love that Oakland has its own culture and vibe, and most of all, I love the sense of community - many people at the party were folks they met on their journey building their business!
Not only is Carlo a business owner, he's also an avid photographer! So Geneva asked if I could make a cake with a lomography camera. I thought it would also be great to include some of his photos, as well as some throwback photos of Carlo and his family.
I whipped out that wafer paper idea again, and had the pictures Geneva sent me printed onto wafer paper. I pressed them into fondant and cut out the pictures. The cake was a vanilla cake with lemon curd buttercream filling covered in gray fondant (which unfortunately was more than a little bit too thick). The camera was shaped out of rice cereal treats and covered with fondant with some of the details printed onto wafer paper as well. With this and the previous project using wafer paper, I may be in the market for my own food color ink printer!