The Artist: My name is Fallon Bearb and I am the Owner/Cake Designer of Fallon Rae Cakes (formerly known as Edible Elegance). I have been a home based baker in Lafayette, LA since 2011. I am a self- taught baker and started like many other cake decorators by watching Cake Boss. Before the show, I had never seen elaborate cakes or even knew they really existed. I love competing in cake competitions and making people's special events a little sweeter. My favorite thing to hear after I've created a cake is "That's really cake? You can really eat that?" The answer is always, yes. Yes, everything is edible! Needless to say my favorite cakes to do are cakes that don't look like cakes. Something about bringing the cake to life really inspires me to go above and beyond. 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 of one beautiful, talented, and sweet little 6 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. I always considered myself creative/artistic, so I enjoyed decorating, designing, painting, and DIY projects. So, I thought I'll just make her a cake! How hard could it be, right?.... WRONG! I didn't exactly know what fondant was and I had never heard of gumpaste! So, the research began. I researched all of my questions, which usually led to MORE questions. Eventually, I felt I was ready to attempt her first birthday cake. Talk about a task... But after it was all said and done I realized that it turned out pretty well and I actually really enjoyed it! Not long after, I started receiving calls from family and friends to make more cakes. The more cakes I did, the more I loved it! So just like that… I became a cake decorator.
The teacher: Teacher by day and cake decorator by night. Like cake decorating, teaching is another thing I never knew I wanted until it was in front of me. So my cake business could flourish, I earned my degree in Business Marketing from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. A few years after I graduated a position opened up for ISS at Judice Middle (In school Suspension). This is the middle school I attended as a child ,so, I already knew a lot of the staff. It was familiar and something I knew I would be able to do and still do cakes on the weekends. I started in November of 2014 and finished the school year off in May of 2015. During that first year, I knew that this was something I enjoyed and could turn into a career. So, while working in ISS I began the journey to becoming a certified Math teacher. By the following school year I was the new 7th grade Math teacher, who happens to do cakes.