I think Julia Child said it best: 'a party without cake is just a meeting' and oh does cake set the tone for a great party! Choosing a wedding cake is one of the most exciting and least stressful things that you have to do for your wedding. I mean really, who doesn't love cake? This weeks vendor feature is on Kate Arabatzis, a baker here in Boston Massachusetts. Originally from Maine, Kate believes in using quality ingredients for her deserts. You should try her donuts...seriously, forget Dunkin Donuts or Krispy Kreme, this woman is the best! I've worked with Kate before on a photoshoot and I was lucky enough to try the deserts she prepared. After this, I knew I had to feature her by asking some question on what inspired her to start baking and also what keeps her going. Check out the interview below.
What is your favorite thing to bake?
My favorite thing to bake: Cakes and cupcakes. I can't stand when cake tastes awful. My favorite cake is red velvet, but very few people I know like that flavor. It's so darn delicious and I always get so excited when I get to make one, and even more when I get to eat it! It also helps that my favorite color is red.
Why did you decide to start baking? What inspired you?
I was raised in a house where the kitchen was always the center of the household. My mom and dad were always hosting guests, or feeding my 6 siblings and I. My happiest memories are in the kitchen. I also have an insatiable sweet tooth. I want to bring a little joy and happiness through food to others. (I’m a total Greek woman in that respect). Additionally, people want dessert to celebrate all of life's joys. The very best comes from dessert!
How would you describe your cake decorating style?
Simple, lovely, light, beautiful. I dislike over decorated fondant cakes. They taste awful. Cake doesn't need to be complicated, but it should always taste wonderful. I think the simpler the cake is the better.