Ron Ben-Israel


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Wedding cake designer Ron Ben-Israel chats about tips for choosing a cake for your summer wedding, why he traded in ballet slippers for a baker's apron and clears up two common cake myths. —Kathryn Papanek

You were a ballet dancer before becoming a baker. Why did you decide to change careers?

I actually went to art school before getting bit by the dance bug. I would still be dancing today if my body hadn't betrayed me and I had to retire at the ripe age of thirty-five. The culinary industry, and particularly pastry arts, was a natural evolution of my strict training. I was able to apply my passion to the extreme discipline required to achieve perfect wedding cakes. And every cake I design and bake is like opening night!

We've heard a lot of mistaken ideas that brides have about cakes. Are there any wedding cake myths that you wish you could set straight?

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