Beaded Cake Boss
I have to give a big shout out to Katie Dean and her FAB beaded cakes. She sent me the cutest cake customized for Bling (my puppy) trimmed in pink (her fave color)…To die for, seriously! I asked Katie to tell me a bit about herself and the lovely beady creations she whips up.
"I make custom cakes to sell for special occasions. I entered a selection of my cakes into the British Bead Awards (the biggest competition here in the UK) and won 2nd place in the "Seed Bead non-jewelry" category and was also voted Best in Show by the public. Personally, I have been beading for over 15 years – I have had Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for the past 8 years and my beading has been so therapeutic and really kept me going. I taught myself everything I know, starting with French Beading and then moving on to off-loom stitches. Although, since I've taught myself from books, you could say that I've had the most amazing teachers in the authors of those books!
I have just published a new book that features recipes for nine little cakes, and lots of ideas for customizing your own beaded cakes. It's currently available from my website: http://www.beadflowers.co.uk or from the publisher http://www.blurb.com, and I am gradually introducing it to bead shops."
Thanks so much Katie for sharing your passion and talent with us!
The best is yet to bead!