Friday, November 30, 2012

Curve Magazine

I hope you had a sweet Halloween. Here is a sneak peak at the new issue of Curve Magazine. It has not been posted online yet, but I wanted to give ya'll a look. You can pick up the analog version wherever they sell magazines these days (B&N, Powell's, The Strand). I will post links as soon as they become available... 

Karen Portaleo on Food Network Cake Challenge-Beauty And The Beast

I found a clip from the Beauty And The Beast episode of Food Network's Cake Challenge. I was assisting the lovely and talented Joshua John Russell. Joshua did an amazing job on his first big cake sculpture. I don't want to spoil the ending, but...

Please visit the Food Network site for episodes to DVR, or watch. And tell them you want to see more!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Food Network's Halloween Wars Season One Finale

As promised, here is the exciting conclusion to season one of Halloween Wars! A big thanks to Susan Notter and Shawn Feeney. I could not have asked for a better team! Hope you enjoy it and have a happy Halloween!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Orangutan Cake Sighting at Zoo Atlanta!

The Highland Bakery participated in an event to benefit Zoo Atlanta called Jazzoo. The event helps support Zoo Atlanta's Great Ape program. So what could I make with this much coconut cake made? Soaked in coconut milk and rum? As the title may suggest, I bet it has something to do with Orangutans. Well let's see...

Food Network's Halloween Wars, Season One Episode 3

As promised, here is episode 3 of Halloween Wars. We had a great time, and I got to gush a bit over meeting Mr. Rob Zombie! Oh, and we made some amazing cakes!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Food Network's Halloween Wars Season One, Episode Two

As promised, here is the second episode of season one of Halloween Wars on Food Network. Or rather the highlights of my appearance on Halloween Wars. Spoiler alert! Through a bit of luck, we got to work with the amazing and wonderful Susan Notter! You can check your local listings for reruns of the entire episode or series here.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Food Network's Halloween Wars Season One, Episode One

In celebration of Food Network's Halloween Wars this year, I found clips from last year's competition. There are four clips all together, so please watch them all as I don't want to spoil how it ends or who wins...But I have a really good feeling about this!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Cartoon Networks 20th Birthday Cake!

Or why I have not slept since Friday. I delivered this cake to the Cartoon Network's 20th birthday party held in Atlanta, Georgia on Monday, October 1st.  And check out the comments on Cartoon Networks FB page, there are many and inspired fans! You can read about the birthday party after the break below.

Mother Of Cakes Sign up information

Just a short note to let everyone know that a second class has been added to the schedule at Mother Of Cakes Sugar and Cake Academy. While you are there, please look through the pictures from the last class. Although it will be difficult to top the last class, hope springs eternal. Details for the January 13th 2013 event and sign up information at the link below.

Mother Of Cakes- 2nd class added!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

My Flickr Page

I wanted to post a link to my Flickr page so that you can see some of the cakes I have made. I promise to post galleries here also, but I am up to my elbows in sugar at the moment. But for now, just click on the links below!

Specialty Cakes by Karen Portaleo at the Highland Bakery in Atlanta Georgia

All cakes and cookies by Karen Portaleo-Highland Bakery


Zelda was made for an event for Kate's Club here in Atlanta, and they ate very bite! She's about life size, and served 200, but would have easily served 500. I kinda cut 'em large. Zelda is half Peach Cake soaked in bourbon, the other half is vanilla cake with a salted caramel buttercream.

For more information on the great work being done at Kate's Club click here

Food Network Challenge-Extreme Urban Legend Cake

This a short video of the highlights from my appearance on Food Network Challenge-Extreme Urban Legend Cakes.