The Artist: My name is Fallon Bearb and I am the Owner/Cake Designer of Fallon Rae Cakes. I have been a part-time, home based baker in Lafayette, LA since 2011. I am self- taught and started like many other cake decorators.... by watching Cake Boss of course. Before the show, I had never seen elaborate cakes or even knew they really existed. Now, I love competing in cake competitions and making people's special events a little sweeter. Although there's something majestic about a traditional bride's cake in all of it's elegance and glory, my true passion lies with the sculpted cakes. You know, the cakes that don't actually look like... cake. There's just something about turning your favorite object or hobby into a delicious dessert. The start of my cake career actually began with another role I play in my life, being a mother.
The Mother: I am a mother to one beautiful, talented, and sweet 10 year old girl, who happens to be the reason I started baking in the first place. For her first birthday I wanted her to have an elaborate cake (thanks to all the cake shows I'd been watching). I've always considered myself creative/artistic, I enjoyed decorating, designing, painting, and DIY projects. So, I thought... I'll just make her a cake! How hard could it be, right?.... I was so very wrong. I didn't exactly know what fondant was and I had never heard of gumpaste!? The research began.. I researched all of my questions, which usually led to MORE questions. This turned into to a lot of sleepless nights, challenges, and sometimes even failures. But all of these eventually led me to becoming passionate about my art, gave me a sense of accomplishment and a desire to grow. I eventually did complete her first birthday cake. And every cake since.
The teacher: Teacher by day and cake decorator by night. (I think that should definitely be the next superhero slogan.. just saying) Like cake decorating, teaching is another thing I never knew I wanted until it was in front of me. I started teaching November of 2014. The middle school I attended as a child needed a Math teacher. I thought, sure, why not? I know math. This is something I can do for a little while. So, I got certified and became a 7th grade Math teacher. It didn't take long for me to realize that this was something I enjoyed and could see myself turning this into a career. Don't get me wrong... understanding 12 and 13 year olds was another challenge all within itself, but here's to accepting the challenges and turning them into growth.