In the February issue of Victoria Magazine, one of Cakediva's creations was featured for a special article on "Porcelain-Perfect Cakes".

Charmaine Jones once studied drama - and there's a theatrical touch to everything she does, whether a cake in the shape of the Taj Mahal or her "Louveciennes" cake, this page, garlanded with lush, full-blown flowers.

"I always work big. Maybe it's because I'm six feet tall," says the owner of Isn't That Special Outrageous Cakes. "Towering wedding cakes are my specialty." Though Charmaine's base is Hoboken, new jersey, she has a branch in Jamaica, West Indies, where she works with a wedding coordinator right on the spot baking and frosting "cakes designed to be personal to the couple."

In translating Haviland's porcelain style to the tiered cake, above left and detail above right, Charmaine sculpted her own rose garden and added medallions of sugar paste that perfectly echo those on the porcelain. Of course, we're sorry her cake can't join our favorite Haviland dessert service. in the china closet, but we'll always have sweet memories.

From the February, 1999 issue of Victoria Magazine.
Photos: Jim Bastaro

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