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Rebecca Elgar

Everyone Loves Cake

PRESENTED ON AUG 27, 2013
IN RYE @ VOL 1

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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Homemade Cake Design

BY ALESSANDRA PACINI
@ VOL 1 ON MAR 02, 2012

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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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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Not Just a Pretty Cake

BY ANNA WORTHINGTON
@ VOL 17 ON OCT 09, 2013

Anna Worthington wanted to prolong the buzz she got from traveling. She decided to make some cakes. Here she talks about the kinds of cakes she has made and how they have affected the community around her.

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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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6 On, 6 Off: Let's Have Cake!

BY SUSAN MAILLOT
IN PRINCE GEORGE

Susan Maillot compares the strategies of dog sled racing and of leading a team- both require combining hard work and rest. She shares her experience of being a leader and the necessity of recognizing when your team needs cake. 

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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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The Great Loves of My Life: food and travel

BY HANNAH MCDONALD-MONIZ
@ VOL 1 ON FEB 11, 2016

Hannah McDonald-Moniz is a traveler, storyteller, list-maker, and food enthusiast. Hannah speaks about the two great loves of her life: food and travel. While eating her way around the world, she has realised that food is truly the way to a country’s heart, and that through the particularities and traditions surrounding cuisine, we can learn about the history, culture, and spirit of a place.