Cake Obsessions is owned by Erica De La Fé, a self-taught cake artist who
truly loves the art of baking! It’s a passion she’s carried
throughout her life.
As a young child Erica began baking with her mother. She
became the appointed desserts person at family gatherings and
gained much experience through cooking for friends and family.
More often than not, her friends became taste-testers in her
countless experiments with new recipes.
It was Erica’s dream after high school to train herself in the
art of Australian cake decoration and event catering. However,
circumstances led her to pursue a BA in Business Administration and eventually earned
her accounting degree.
After the events of September 11th, Erica reconsidered the
direction her life was taking.
“I realized that life can be gone in a blink of an eye,” she
says. “You postpone doing things you love the most to do those
that are more beneficial for you… and you may never get to do
what really drives you.”
That drive is what pushed her to follow her passion for cakes
and thus the concept of Cake Obsessions was born. “My wedding
cake was not exactly how I envisioned it”, says Erica. “I
would like to give brides the cake they have always dreamed of
for their special day”.
A few years later she took a basic cake decorating course and
focused on the technique of fondant decoration. This is
something Erica grew to love. Since then she has had the
opportunity to learn other forms of sugar decoration from some
of the best cake artists in New York through other workshops
and classes. Almost two years after taking her first class,
she continues to improve her skills with practice and careful
attention to detail.
“Cake Obsessions represents what the art is to me. I wake up
thinking cake, I go to bed thinking cake, I think cake when I
see patterns, clothing, toys etc. Every cake is like the first
one. I get nervous, excited, anxious... but I love it!”
obsession is to make your dream cake become a reality!!!”