A recognized American sculptor, celebrity chef and educator, Natalie Sideserf is best known for her impressive pop culture, human bust, and still life cakes. She graduated from Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree but later switched from sculpting with traditional art media to sculpting cakes.
In 2011, when she and her husband Dave moved to Austin, Texas, at the time she was just an employee at a bakery. Her breakthrough in her cake career was when Natalie submitted her creation of a bust of legendary country singer, Willie Nelson. Also, the cake won the best in the show at a contest held in 2012 in Austin, Texas. Her brother had posted pictures of the cake on Reddit which reached #1 on the front page.
However, her first try of sculpturing cake was in 2008 when a friend of hers had proposed the idea. Not long after the competition, Natalie and Dave began their own business Sideserf Cake Studio located in Austin, Texas. Natalie takes care of the decorating and creation of the cakes, while Dave focuses on thoughtful, creative, and delicious flavors. Natalie makes both traditional and sculpted cakes.
In addition, Natalie had stated in an interview that her cakes are always a mix of customer orders and sometimes personal challenges. Trying new things and stepping out of her comfort zone is the best way to be better at it, Natalie said. She did not forget to mention what her favorite cake was—the bust cake of Jonathan Banks who plays a role in ‘Breaking Bad’ and ‘Better Call Saul’.
While they run their successful cake business, the couple also provides their fans with cake tutorials on their YouTube channel. Their tutorials of hyper-realistic cakes of pop culture characters and savory foods are the most viral videos online. The couple also hosted seasons of the show ‘Texas Cake House; that aired on the Food Network.
If you wonder what happens to most of the cakes that are cut in her YouTube videos, well, they are shared amongt friends and neighbors. For the ones aren’t cut in videos, they are most of the time customer orders.