I’m popping in today to tell you about the February Who Takes the Cake? Winner: Melissa Murata of Butter Me Up Bakery!
This gravity-defying Ramen Noodles Cake is just perfection, right? The noodles are just so realistic!!
I asked Melissa to share a little about herself and her business:
My name is Melissa Murata, owner of Butter Me Up Bakery. Years ago – too many to mention – I took a Wilton cake decorating class and began decorating buttercream cakes with the star tip method. I started making cakes for my young boys, relatives and friends. Not many of those photos have surfaced but perhaps that is a good thing!Fast forward to 2009, at the height of the popular cake shows on TV, I was asked to make my first two-tier cake out of fondant for a 25th wedding anniversary. Well, since that day, I was hooked and quickly fell in love with cake decorating using fondant. Funny, back in the day I thought spending 3-4 hours on a cake was long but now I don’t expect to spend any less than 8 hours!It’s now been 7 years and I’m still grateful for the opportunities to create fun and unique cakes. As all you bakers know, it’s not always easy, never fast and the hours are long. However, it’s all worth it when you see the smiles and excitement on everyone’s face once the cake is unveiled. I continue to look forward to learning new techniques and applying them to my cakes. There’s nothing better than doing what you love, and loving what you do!
I absolutely love to hear how other cake decorators got into this crazy art we do – what a fun story!!
Congratulations again Melissa! Please visit Butter Me Up Bakery on Facebook here.
In addition to the cake that won the contest, I asked Melissa to share some of her favorite creations with us and I have to tell ya – you don’t want to miss a single one of them! They’re all fun and beautiful!
Happy Caking Everybody! Stay tuned for the next Who Takes the Cake? Contest coming up soon!