So who is Cake Boss Australia? We have so many wonderfully talented cake decorators in Australia like Greg Cleary, Kerrie Walsh, Handi Mulyana, Faye Cahill, The Team at Planet Cake, Fran McGregor and the list contines to grow. I think we should be so proud of what our cutting edge Cake Bosses have done for cake decorating the world over.
On our trip to ICES in North Charlotte we enjoyed what we saw and the US is definitely experimentational – I love that about them! They dont mind bring a new medium into their cake decorating and giving it a good crack. ie Isomalt – Cake Play Isomalt was everywhere and everyone is doing wonderous things with it! The only issue for our friends on the other side of the pacific is they loathe the taste of fondant. We try to tell them to put ganache underneath. Ganache not only improves the structure of the cake -but it compliments the “plastic” taste of fondant making if far more palatable. But alas for the average American baker its buttercream all the way. Due to this it appears their structural fondant cakes just dont have the sophistication and strong designs that our fellow Aussies have been able to achieve with ganache. But the tides are turning, the world becomes smaller day by day and we may see ganache under the fondant in the US one day soon.
So as much as everyone loves the show Cake Boss, Ace of Cakes, etc, I selfishly indugle my notion, that Australia is the Cake Boss of sophisticated cakes. I will excuse Ron Ben Israel, Richard Festen, Jacquie Butler and a couple of other amazing decorators from this strong statement and hope I dont get shot!