This man is my god.
This man is Ron Ben-Israel, and world, just so you know, I would like to be him.
I've been decorating cakes for as long as I can remember--although realistically, it's probably only been for ten or eleven years. I've primarily done birthday cakes, since that's usually the only occasion that my family, ever focused on healthy eating, really needs a multi-evening dessert. Occasionally there'll be a just-for-fun cake for a friend or teacher; only very recently have I actually had any commissions.
That said, mine are usually somewhat constrained by time, cost, and people--it's simply not realistic to do a three-tier cake for a family of four. Especially when you consider the sorry lack of space in the average kitchen's refrigerator.
Recently, however, my dad sent me an email linking to Ron Ben-Israel's site, and while he certainly isn't my first Cake Decorator Crush, he's certainly now one of my favorites. (Also--how have I not heard of him before? Goodness.)
Ron Ben-Israel, you see, does these cakes. Beautiful, beautiful cakes, and I just can't get enough.
|All photos from Ron Ben-Israel Cakes|
Even better though: he teaches. AND takes interns. Yes, Ron Ben-Israel teaches at the French Culinary Institute in New York. He also has room for twelve interns a year in his atelier in Soho. Anyways, you should go to his site and explore--particularly the cake collections and the videos of his work.
Sweet and sugared thoughts to you all!