Inspiration is where you find it. There is something so magical about discovering your muse and bringing a vision to fruition. Some find inspiration in nature, others in a lover or close relative. Chicago-based artist Lauren Brescia found inspiration in what else? Cake!
She used this inspiration to make beautiful works of art that resembled various confections including cakes and cupcakes in her gallery exhibit, One Art, Please, one of many galleries that are part of the Pop-Up Art Loop organization.
The Pop-Up Art galleries are a clever example of how art can be displayed in the most unlikely places. In this case, empty storefronts around the Chicago Loop neighborhood are transformed to feature temporary art exhibits.
Brescia’s exhibit served as the backdrop for the closing reception held in April–billed as One Cake, Please: An Edible Art Showcase and hosted by VelvetStyle Events–and allowed guests an opportunity to mix and mingle with the artist while sampling various cakes from local bakers.
Savor Baking Company was thrilled to be part of the event (joining Crumbs BakeShop, The Bleeding Heart Bakery, and HoneyBee Cakes) as the sponsor of the station where guests were able to frost and/or decorate his or her own cupcake.
I thoroughly enjoyed meeting every guest that stopped by the Savor table. Surprisingly, many were a little shy about using the pastry bag to frost a cupcake. However, those who did produced some amazing “edible” art.
It was nice to be among like-minded cake and cupcake lovers for a change. We talked about all things cake: butter, sugar, eggs, frosting, sprinkles. The family-friendly event attracted about 150 people, about double initial estimates. So, it was definitely a packed house!
Nonetheless, One Cake, Please proved to be a huge success! Many kudos to Tiffany English, Lauren, and everyone else involved with hosting the fantastic event!