January 23, 2011

The Story Behind Matt Vassar's Sesquicentennial Cake

[Confetti Cakes]
Wondering where Matt Vassar got his cake in the Sesquicentennial design? It turns out that it's modeled after a real cake created by Elisa Strauss '98, the founder and head baker of Confetti Cakes. Strauss' cake has been featured in Brides magazine and on her blog she explains that the cake paintings of artist Wayne Theibaud inspired her. So...it's art imitating life imitating art.

1 comment:

Sally Mince said...

Also, Eric Estes '11 photoshopped the cake into the Matthew Vassar painting, so it was an all-around Vassar collaboration!