'225': B.R. artist creates work on canvas and plates
In the culinary world, a common adage describes food as equal to art. In Baton Rouge, Grace Emden lives that motto every day. Part artist, part chef and part entrepreneur, Emden provides a refreshing take on what is becoming the new definition of Baton Rouge culture. Her brushstroke on a canvas and her carefully crafted pastries stimulate both the eyes and palate. "As an artist, I naturally fell in love with food," Emden says. Emden began her life in the culinary world as a hostess at the now-closed Blue Fish Grill. The job opened her eyes to the restaurant world, and she fell in love with the atmosphere, in particular the presentation of food on a plate. She spent the next few years serving, bartending and working in kitchens while also exploring her other passions in sculpting and painting. In 2008, while watching the television show Ace of Cakes, Emden found inspiration in the combination of food, sculpture and art. Seeing an opportunity to combine her different passions, Emden put out the word that she could make cakes for special occasions. Before she knew it, she had 19 orders in one week for wedding showers and birthday parties. Emden abandoned her day job, and Cakes of Grace was born. Read the full story from the current issue of 225 magazine here.
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