Cake and Art
Taking a stroll around West Hollywood, we were stopped in our tracks by what looked like Johnny Depp. We approached the front window of the Cake and Art Bakery. And right there before us was, yes, Johnny Depp! In cake form! As the Mad Hatter from Tim Burton's ALICE IN WONDERLAND movie! Of course, we had to go in.
Once we entered, we found a wonderland of another kind. A Sunday afternoon cupcake decorating class was breaking up. There was lots of excitement in the room. And there were tubes of colored frosting laying all around. They looked like tubes of paint (which makes sense since the store was started by artist Glenn von Kikel as a way to express his creativity).
We introduced ourselves to Kody Christiansen, the store manager,. (Kody was the one who introduced cupcakes to the shop.) He was happy to show us around and point out some of their latest creations, like the cake honoring the movie OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL.
We were surprised to learn that the store was founded way back in 1976. Clearly, Cake and Art was way ahead of the curve when it comes to decorated cakes. Since that time, they have become cakemakers to the stars. Kody proudly pointed out a wall of celebrities and their cakes to prove his point.