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  • Writer's pictureAnn Marie Coolick

A Lick of Paint

Art and food have always been the best of friends. Food has been gracing award-winning canvases for centuries and Michelin-Star restaurants have plates worthy of museums. Keeping with the creative tradition, Buttercream Bakeshop's Tiffany MacIsaac and Alexandra Mudry-Till have launched a new series, Art on Cake, to give way to the artistry of pastry and painting while collaborating with local artists and raising money for charity. I'm super excited that I'll be the first featured artist to collaborate with Buttercream on this playful project!

I will be creating three unique, edible art pieces (cakes!) in collaboration with Buttercream and they will be auctioned off with all proceeds benefiting Project Create, which provides arts education and creative space to children and youth experiencing homelessness and poverty in Washington, D.C. The bidding is now open here (starting bid $100) and will close Friday July 20th at 6pm. Winners will be able to select their preferred flavor of cake and the cake will serve at least 22-24. Learn more about the kids of Project Create in this wonderful video below.

Buttercream's cakes are known for fantastical and innovative designs, often hand painted or sculpted with 3-D elements. It is the perfect complement to my heavily textured, frosting-like painting style. My three cakes will be inspired by my polka daub, cherry blossom, and hydrangea paintings. I will use custom cake knives similar to my painting knives to decorate these cakes in my signature style.

I hope you'll join us in raising money for this important creative charity for local DC kids! Remember, bidding closes at 6pm this Friday! Submit your bids here!

*My work is currently on display and available for purchase in Buttercream’s shop for the duration of the auction.

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