Saturday, August 29, 2009

Photos: The Head of Elvis, a Black Widow Spider and an Octopus (in Cake Form) at Iron Age Tattoo, 8/28/09

Posted By on Sat, Aug 29, 2009 at 11:25 AM

Just a hunka hunka frozen love: This Elvis cake is made from -- what else? -- peanut butter and banana. - PHOTO: STEW SMITH
  • Photo: Stew Smith
  • Just a hunka hunka frozen love: This Elvis cake is made from -- what else? -- peanut butter and banana.
PHOTO: STEW SMITH
  • Photo: Stew Smith
Soraci's favorite cake, the Green Devil, is made from peanut butter and chocolate cake, with green- and red-dyed white-chocolate ganache. The hair is made up of chocolate modeling paste. - PHOTO: STEW SMITH
  • Photo: Stew Smith
  • Soraci's favorite cake, the Green Devil, is made from peanut butter and chocolate cake, with green- and red-dyed white-chocolate ganache. The hair is made up of chocolate modeling paste.
Kerry painstakingly focused on the details of her cakes. Here on the Green Devil, she has molded white-chocolate ganache for teeth and a forked tongue. - PHOTO: STEW SMITH
  • Photo: Stew Smith
  • Kerry painstakingly focused on the details of her cakes. Here on the Green Devil, she has molded white-chocolate ganache for teeth and a forked tongue.
A peanut butter and chocolate sunflower cake. - PHOTO: STEW SMITH
  • Photo: Stew Smith
  • A peanut butter and chocolate sunflower cake.
A close-up of the leaves on the sunflower cake. On shaping the leaves, Kerry says, "The hard part is keeping the shape you want -- it has to be really cold, like zero degrees to negative-ten." - PHOTO: STEW SMITH
  • Photo: Stew Smith
  • A close-up of the leaves on the sunflower cake. On shaping the leaves, Kerry says, "The hard part is keeping the shape you want -- it has to be really cold, like zero degrees to negative-ten."
Triple chocolate black widow spider, a deadly combination. - PHOTO: STEW SMITH
  • Photo: Stew Smith
  • Triple chocolate black widow spider, a deadly combination.
A detail shot of the crying skull. A sweet, yet morbid touch to a frosty treat. - PHOTO: STEW SMITH
  • Photo: Stew Smith
  • A detail shot of the crying skull. A sweet, yet morbid touch to a frosty treat.
The septapus, formerly the octopus, lost an arm in construction. It is made up of peanut butter and chocolate ice cream and and peanut butter and chocolate cake. This was Kerry's most challenging cake. - PHOTO: STEW SMITH
  • Photo: Stew Smith
  • The septapus, formerly the octopus, lost an arm in construction. It is made up of peanut butter and chocolate ice cream and and peanut butter and chocolate cake. This was Kerry's most challenging cake.
The arms and suckers of the septapus are constructed of chocolate modeling clay. - PHOTO: STEW SMITH
  • Photo: Stew Smith
  • The arms and suckers of the septapus are constructed of chocolate modeling clay.
Chocolate ladybug with chocolate icing. Awwww. - PHOTO: STEW SMITH
  • Photo: Stew Smith
  • Chocolate ladybug with chocolate icing. Awwww.
Not something you expect to find in a freezer, this hot-dog cake is made with yellow cake, strawberry icing and topped with a lemon curd to resemble mustard. - PHOTO: STEW SMITH
  • Photo: Stew Smith
  • Not something you expect to find in a freezer, this hot-dog cake is made with yellow cake, strawberry icing and topped with a lemon curd to resemble mustard.
The lemon curd "mustard" on this strawberry iced ho-tdog cake had many wishing for a ballpark frank. - PHOTO: STEW SMITH
  • Photo: Stew Smith
  • The lemon curd "mustard" on this strawberry iced ho-tdog cake had many wishing for a ballpark frank.
PHOTO: STEW SMITH
  • Photo: Stew Smith
PHOTO: STEW SMITH
  • Photo: Stew Smith
The polished chocolate ganache made this pigs' nose look realistic enough for people cringe and wonder if it was edible. - PHOTO: STEW SMITH
  • Photo: Stew Smith
  • The polished chocolate ganache made this pigs' nose look realistic enough for people cringe and wonder if it was edible.
The pig, a coconut cake with mango sorbet and blackberry icing, covered in chocolate ganache. - PHOTO: STEW SMITH
  • Photo: Stew Smith
  • The pig, a coconut cake with mango sorbet and blackberry icing, covered in chocolate ganache.
The chocolate skull, made from yellow cake and strawberry ice cream, makes us wonder if death is really sweet? - PHOTO: STEW SMITH
  • Photo: Stew Smith
  • The chocolate skull, made from yellow cake and strawberry ice cream, makes us wonder if death is really sweet?
Kerry Soraci moves about the crowd with samples of her cakes. - PHOTO: STEW SMITH
  • Photo: Stew Smith
  • Kerry Soraci moves about the crowd with samples of her cakes.
Past and present Arch Rival Roller Girls showed up to support Kerry, who is a former member of the roller derby squad. - PHOTO: STEW SMITH
  • Photo: Stew Smith
  • Past and present Arch Rival Roller Girls showed up to support Kerry, who is a former member of the roller derby squad.
A couple discusses the intricacies of the sunflower cake. - PHOTO: STEW SMITH
  • Photo: Stew Smith
  • A couple discusses the intricacies of the sunflower cake.
Young and old came out to Iron Age Studio to check out Kerry's creations. - PHOTO: STEW SMITH
  • Photo: Stew Smith
  • Young and old came out to Iron Age Studio to check out Kerry's creations.
PHOTO: STEW SMITH
  • Photo: Stew Smith
PHOTO: STEW SMITH
  • Photo: Stew Smith
"Chocolate cake with chocolate and peanut butter ice cream." - PHOTO: STEW SMITH
  • Photo: Stew Smith
  • "Chocolate cake with chocolate and peanut butter ice cream."
Tattoos, sangria and ice cream cakes.  Iron Age officially had it all going on Friday night. - PHOTO: STEW SMITH
  • Photo: Stew Smith
  • Tattoos, sangria and ice cream cakes. Iron Age officially had it all going on Friday night.
PHOTO: STEW SMITH
  • Photo: Stew Smith
PHOTO: STEW SMITH
  • Photo: Stew Smith
Several of Iron Age's artists stuck around to check out Kerry's work. - PHOTO: STEW SMITH
  • Photo: Stew Smith
  • Several of Iron Age's artists stuck around to check out Kerry's work.
PHOTO: STEW SMITH
  • Photo: Stew Smith
PHOTO: STEW SMITH
  • Photo: Stew Smith
Intrigued by Kerry's creations, Susie Wyatt had to take a photo to show friends who wouldn't believe the cakes she saw. - PHOTO: STEW SMITH
  • Photo: Stew Smith
  • Intrigued by Kerry's creations, Susie Wyatt had to take a photo to show friends who wouldn't believe the cakes she saw.
Kerry's mom, Charlotte Soraci, sporting her daughter's company logo, came for support and ended up being put to work collecting admission at the door. - PHOTO: STEW SMITH
  • Photo: Stew Smith
  • Kerry's mom, Charlotte Soraci, sporting her daughter's company logo, came for support and ended up being put to work collecting admission at the door.
PHOTO: STEW SMITH
  • Photo: Stew Smith
PHOTO: STEW SMITH
  • Photo: Stew Smith
The overflow crowd caused attendees to go into the tattoo shop in groups. - PHOTO: STEW SMITH
  • Photo: Stew Smith
  • The overflow crowd caused attendees to go into the tattoo shop in groups.
PHOTO: STEW SMITH
  • Photo: Stew Smith
PHOTO: STEW SMITH
  • Photo: Stew Smith
PHOTO: STEW SMITH
  • Photo: Stew Smith
Soraci's favorite cake, the Green Devil, is made from peanut butter and chocolate cake, with green- and red-dyed white-chocolate ganache. The hair is made up of chocolate modeling paste. - PHOTO: STEW SMITH
  • Photo: Stew Smith
  • Soraci's favorite cake, the Green Devil, is made from peanut butter and chocolate cake, with green- and red-dyed white-chocolate ganache. The hair is made up of chocolate modeling paste.
Kerry painstakingly focused on the details of her cakes. Here on the Green Devil, she has molded white-chocolate ganache for teeth and a forked tongue. - PHOTO: STEW SMITH
  • Photo: Stew Smith
  • Kerry painstakingly focused on the details of her cakes. Here on the Green Devil, she has molded white-chocolate ganache for teeth and a forked tongue.
A peanut butter and chocolate sunflower cake. - PHOTO: STEW SMITH
  • Photo: Stew Smith
  • A peanut butter and chocolate sunflower cake.
A close-up of the leaves on the sunflower cake. On shaping the leaves, Kerry says, "The hard part is keeping the shape you want -- it has to be really cold, like zero degrees to negative-ten." - PHOTO: STEW SMITH
  • Photo: Stew Smith
  • A close-up of the leaves on the sunflower cake. On shaping the leaves, Kerry says, "The hard part is keeping the shape you want -- it has to be really cold, like zero degrees to negative-ten."
Triple chocolate black widow spider, a deadly combination. - PHOTO: STEW SMITH
  • Photo: Stew Smith
  • Triple chocolate black widow spider, a deadly combination.
A detail shot of the crying skull. A sweet, yet morbid touch to a frosty treat. - PHOTO: STEW SMITH
  • Photo: Stew Smith
  • A detail shot of the crying skull. A sweet, yet morbid touch to a frosty treat.
The septapus, formerly the octopus, lost an arm in construction. It is made up of peanut butter and chocolate ice cream and and peanut butter and chocolate cake. This was Kerry's most challenging cake. - PHOTO: STEW SMITH
  • Photo: Stew Smith
  • The septapus, formerly the octopus, lost an arm in construction. It is made up of peanut butter and chocolate ice cream and and peanut butter and chocolate cake. This was Kerry's most challenging cake.

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