By Kelsey Hammon
Niles Daily Star, Mich.
WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) Entrepreneur Michelle Blandford, the owner of “All Over Creations by Michelle” can turn any plain white cake into a canvas, where pictures, designs and personalized messages are projected on the dessert.
Baker Michelle Blandford has a knack for turning dessert into art.
In the past, she has sculpted cakes to take the form of a dragon with colorful scales, cars, shoes and decadent multi-tiered cakes. Recently, Blandford added another creative tool to help her cakes have a unique look: projection mapping.
Now, with the flip of a button, Blandford can turn any plain white cake into a canvas, where pictures, designs and personalized messages are projected on the dessert.
Blandford, the owner of All Over Creations by Michelle, debuted the projection mapping cake last week during an entrepreneurial presentation at the 101c3 building, 101 E. Mishawaka Ave., Mishawaka, where she told an eager audience about her business and how she came up with the design.
Blandford said she first found an example of cake projection mapping while surfing the internet. Immediately, she knew it was a feature she wanted to add to her cakes, she said.
“I’m thinking, ‘how cool is that to be able to personalize it,'” Blandford said. “One of the things I have found is that people are doing a lot more personalizing of their cakes.”
Once the idea was sparked, Blandford began searching for a way to make it a reality, which was no easy quest.
One technology expert told her the idea would take about $6,000 to create.
Blandford said she obviously couldn’t charge people $6,000 for a cake, so she continued to search. Nothing clicked, until she met Charles Nelson from On Base Productions at the Niles Hunter Ice Festival in January.