Debbie Goard is a cake designer who runs “Debbie Does Cakes”, a single-woman cake company based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Debbie has been crafting incredibly realistic looking cakes over the last two decades. Debbie enjoyed her work but didn’t initially believe that cake design was her calling, viewing it as a job versus a career. But after countless instances where her cakes were mistaken for real objects – most notably a life-sized chihuahua cake that compelled restaurant patrons to exclaim “Why is there a dog on a table?!” – she began to realize that maybe she had been denying her fate.
Debbie says: "The best part of my job is being challenged by unusual requests. This year I had a gallery show of cakes based on scenes from Horror movies including the rat on a platter from Whatever Happened to Baby Jane......and food from the kitchen in Poltergeist, the most outrageous of which was maggot-covered chicken."
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