Leave it to Gail Simmons (love her!) to discover a may-jah cake talent right here in the DC metro area. I have about 3 favorite local cake designers and I am hugely discerning, so imagine my surprise, while watching the “Today” show this morning, when I saw this cake by Maggie Austin as part of the “Today Throws A Wedding Series”. More on that later.
Just gorgeous on all fronts. So, I Googled Ms. Austin and found her stunning, impeccable website. She’s absolutely beautiful, a former ballerina with classical French pastry training and she’s worked for one of my faves, Charlie Trotter. Go to the portfolio – holy moly, would you LOOK at that purple anemone cake? Clearly, she does wedding and special occasion cakes, so brides and other partiers alike, give her a ring! We are officially obsessed and Ms. Austin will be getting calls from Dolce very soon – we can only hope that she’ll have room for us!
Photo Credit: Maggie Austin, 2010