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Alessandra Pacini

Homemade Cake Design

PRESENTED ON MAR 02, 2012
IN PISA @ VOL 1

These are not the cakes you are used to seeing. In this first presentation from PKN Pisa Vol. 1, Alessandra -- a cake designer -- shares some of the amazing cakes she's produced over the years. Cake design is an interesting form of art, in which anyone can make a professional-looking cake, with no limits to imagination -- although using only edible materials is key. (in Italian)

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Baking

BY BRIANNA STUPPY
@ VOL 1 ON OCT 09, 2011

Brianna has a passion for baking, and a love for cakes. In this presentation, she talks about how she gifts them to her friends on special occasions, revealing that person's identity or personality in the process. (in English)

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Designing Cakes

BY MHAIRI WILD
@ VOL 5 ON FEB 26, 2013

Mhairi Wild talks about design, and more specifically, the craft of making cakes. She looks at some of her recipes and processes, and the importance of balance between flavors, the consistency of the cake and icing, and the design elements of the cake’s decoration.

"Presentation of the Day" on May 23, 2013.

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8 Things Designers Can Learn from Baking Cakes

BY JAMES STOCKDALE
@ VOL 21 ON APR 11, 2013

James Stockdale is an architect by trade, but is passionate about cakes. He discusses how cake design principles can be applied to the rest of the design world.

James emphasizes the importance of engaging all the senses, and how to cultivate the ideal work environment and attitude.

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Everyone Loves Cake

BY REBECCA ELGAR
@ VOL 1 ON AUG 27, 2013

Rebecca Elgar writes children's books and for television, but in her spare time she whips up gorgeous, edible cake art. She speaks on the origin of her fascination, and the cooking process for each piece she makes. 

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Who Can't Relate to Cake?!

BY REBECCA ELGAR
@ VOL 1 ON AUG 27, 2013

If the best way to a person's heart is through their stomach, than Rebecca Elgar has the right idea! Listen as she talks about her sweet passion for baking cakes and other delicious confectionaries as a means to express her creative side and make something for others to enjoy. 

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Extraordinary Cakes

BY UN JEU D'ENFANT
@ VOL 9 ON DEC 02, 2014

The French duet of "Un Jeu d'Enfant" is composed by a pastry cook (Jonathan) and a designer (Sébastien). Together, they realize incredible personalized cakes, with their very own design and tastes always greedier. In a modern style and always in search of novelties, it's really important for us to conceive pastries creations of high quality. {in french}

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Cake for Greatness

BY RUSHANI BOWMAN
@ VOL 22 ON FEB 11, 2015

Rushani Bowman shows kindness to her friends and community by baking them cakes. She is making  the world a better place one cake at a time. 

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Paper - Rainbow and Cities

BY MAURICE MADEMOISELLE
@ VOL 10 ON JUL 01, 2015

" Everything is about Nature. Everything is about Human. The interactions between them. Bring the Nature inside the grey cities. Bring the hope in the hearth of the men. Tomorrow can be better if we want it. Love, Peace, Humanity, Solidarity and Protection of our earth. We belong to her, She doesn't belong to us." Mademoiselle Maurice {In French}
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Good Fruit, Good Homemade Jam's Story

BY 柯亞YA KE
@ VOL 26 ON OCT 10, 2015

Ms. Ke talks about her experience of starting a homemade jam kitchen in the remote outskirts of Zhanghua's Shengang Village. Her journey of fruit discovery across Taiwan is like a road-trip movie in itself. She recounts her discovery of unique fruits from places like Taidong and Nantou, and she is outspoken about how a fruit farmer's livelihood is affected when government planning is insufficient or when nature is at its worst.