Novelty cakes are edible puns. My Palette cake is as much about this body of work as it is about the delicious process of painting.
I paint cakes and party favors to celebrate. My first painted cake was for my Motherís 80th birthday in Philadelphia. I traveled from Seattle to attend the party, but didnít have time to bake a cake in Philly. (Anyway, my mother doesnít own any baking equipment.) So I decided to paint a cake, and make it the size of a cake, so that I could travel with it.
The paintings can be hung individually or as an installation varying size and shape.