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Using fondant and simple tools we will create 3 dimensional designs on a large board, and then paint them to look antiqued.
Colette Peters Colette Peters started her cake design business, Colette’s Cakes, in 1989. Before this, she worked as a designer at Tiffany & Co. Design director John Loring asked Colette to create cakes for his classic books Tiffany Taste (Doubleday, 1986) and The Tiffany Wedding (1988), which introduced her groundbreaking techniques, such as using gold and silver leaf on cakes, her crooked cakes, and her gift box cakes. This exposure led to a contract for her first book. Since 1991, Colette has since written six books, Colette’s Cakes: The Art of Cake Decorating (1991), Colette’s Christmas (1993), Colette’s Wedding Cakes (1995), and Colette’s Birthday Cakes (2000), and Cakes to Dream On (2004). Now she has come out with a new book, Twisted Treats, an adult and children’s coloring all about sweets! Colette has made cakes for many celebrities, including Sting, Bette Midler, Britney Spears, Liza Minnelli, Whoopi Goldberg, Kanye West, Russell Simmons, Tommy Tune, Al Pacino, Eartha Kitt, Robert Altman, the Rolling Stones, and Yoko Ono. She has delivered cakes throughout America, Europe and the Caribbean and to renowed weddings, such as the eight-tier wedding cake and 1,500 individual cakes she made for the royal wedding of Prince Pavlos of Greece to Marie-Chantal Miller in London. Colette has undertaken a variety of special commissions. In 1996 she created a cake commemorating the Renwick Museum as part of the 150th anniversary celebration for the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. She has made cakes for the Design Museum, and the Natural History Museum in New York. In both 1997 and 1999, she designed the Christmas windows at Tiffany’s flagship store in New York City on Fifth Avenue. In 1998, and again in 2000, Colette was asked by Hillary Clinton to create Christmas scenes in sugar to decorate three public rooms in the White House. The White House called again in 2005, this time for a five-foot-long replica—in cake—of the White House to celebrate the inauguration of President Bush. Colette has appeared on the Food Network many times, as a contestant and as a judge. She was the winner of both the Beaver Creek Wedding Cake Challenge in 2004 and the 2005 Mystery Cake Challenge, each of which carried a $10,000 prize. She has won the Grand Prix de Paris and three gold medals from Societé Culinaire Philanthropique, and also brought home the top prize on TLC’s Ultimate Cake Challenge in 2010. Colette has taught throughout the United States, Brazil, China, Australia, and Europe since 1990, including the Culinary Institute of America, the French Culinary Institute, the French Pastry School, the Wilton School, L’Academie de Cuisine, the Institute of Culinary Education, Arrowmont and Peters Valley Crafts Centers. Often asked to create cakes for magazines, such as the New York Times, Town & Country, Brides, New York, InStyle, Food & Wine, Food Arts, Pastry Art & Design and Victoria. Her cakes have appeared in films, Broadway plays, television shows and commercials, and she and her creations have been seen on the Oprah Winfrey Show, CBS This Morning, Today, Good Morning America, the Discovery Channel, CNN and Lifetime Television. Colette just created (2018) a mural fifteen feet wide for the new NYCake store in Manhattan, made out of thousands of cake supplies in the shape of the New York Skyline.