Back when I was trying to find nerdy ideas for cakes, I ran into a great little gallery with cakes labeled “Shelob”, “Discworld” and “Flayed Goblin”. How great is that? I mean who doesn’t want to eat a flayed goblin head?. Little did I know that would be my first of several introductions to Kimberly Chapman’s cakes.
The next time was when a friend forwarded me a link to her Fraggle cake (it was even posted as a Sunday Sweets on Cake Wrecks).
Then came last year’s That Takes the Cake! Sugar Art Show & Cake Competition. There was a cake in the Intermediate Division that was absolutely adorable. The cake was covered in little musical mice that just can’t be fully appreciated by viewing one photo. I was so excited about it that I took lots and lots of pictures and even gave it it’s own post. That was on the first day of the competition. The next morning, snarkyboy and I met with our Sunday morning breakfast group and I was telling them about all the cakes I saw when Melia mentioned that someone she knew did this really cool mouse cake for the show. I dragged out my portable and sure enough, it was the same cake.
Melia gave me the link to Kimberly’s website where she had posted little glimpses of what she was working on prior to the contest, and I realized that the website looked very familiar. I had located the owner of all the nerdy cakes that I loved so much, and she lived in Austin!
Sadly, the first impression I left Kimberly with later that day was rather confusing. I went up to congratulate her after the awards ceremony and probably came off more like a dork than anything else. She did email me later after reading my post, which was very cool, and having her leave the first comment on this new blog a few days ago is even better!
She’s posted teasers of her entry for this year… wanna see?
I’m glad that I ran out of time to work on my entry for tiered novelty cakes because it looks like she’ll kick my ass in that category (don’t worry Yvette, I’m still entering two other categories).