Purple Posies in Cocoa Butter

Our Painted Cakes issue is just around the corner and we couldn’t be more excited! What better way to kick things off than with this beauty by M. Cassandra Fairbanks?

{All images by ArieLiona Portraiture}


“Cocoa butter is my favorite medium to paint with. I usually place my plastic painter’s pallet over a bowl of hot water. I add scrapings of cocoa butter to the middle and let that melt. I place different colors of petal dusts around the outside and then begin mixing the oil and pigments together. The fact that you can layer lighter colors over darker ones and build up thickness appeals to me.”

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About Cassandra:
I have a BFA in ceramics and made my first ever fondant-covered cake for my wedding 7 1/2 years ago. I’m a stay-at-home mom of two, a 4 1/2 year old son and a 6 month old daughter. I’m self-taught in cake techniques, but feel my art background is a great asset. I say thank you with cakes and am happy to eat my art instead of filling up my closets with ceramics pots.

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