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Confectionery and Gingerbread Houses
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On Permanent Display at The Russian Tea Room, 150 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019

Inspired by the Faberge eggs made for the Russian Royal family, this confectionary piece
is a wealth of intricate detail and imagination. Entirely edible, it began with a sugar casting
of the egg shape, which was hollowed out and allowed to dry. The individual diamond
shapes in the interior are made of royal icing, piped out by hand, gilded with 23 karat edible
gold leaf and detailed with an eight-point starburst crowned by silver dragées...

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On Permanent Display at The Russian Tea Room, 150 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019

... The figure in the center wears a sugar paste gown copied from photographs of the Empress
Alexandra as she prepares to attend a winter costume ball. Sculpted by hand, the face is
painted with a three-hair brush, reminiscent of the famous Russian lacquer boxes. Her jewels
are gilded with gold leaf and edible pearl, emerald and ruby paint...

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On Permanent Display at The Russian Tea Room, 150 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019

... The exterior surface is covered in lavender-rose royal icing, laboriously laid out dot by
individual dot, then given a jewel tone with sugar luster. The stems of the Lilies of the Valley
are gilded with the 23 karat gold leaf, then enameled with green food coloring. All the flowers
are also handmade and painted. The pearl blossoms are crowned with minute gold dragées,
placed one by one with the tip of a quilting pin because of their size.

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"Haunted House" for Oheka Castle, Long Island, NY

Original: 4 feet by 9 feet
Original design
Private Commission
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"Haunted House" for Oheka Castle, Long Island, NY (different angle)

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"Haunted House" for Oheka Castle, Long Island, NY (close up of interior)

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"Haunted House" for Oheka Castle, Long Island, NY (close up of interior)

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"Haunted House" for Oheka Castle, Long Island, NY (close up of interior)
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"Haunted House" for Oheka Castle, Long Island, NY (close up of interior)

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"Christmas House" for Herend Porcelain Display, Oyster Bay, NY
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"Gingerbread House" for Schneider's Children Hospital Cancer Ward, NY
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Interior of "Gingerbread House" for Schneider's Children Hospital Cancer Ward, NY
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"Cotillion" Fundraiser Commision, Long Island, NY
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"Cotillion" (rear view) Fundraiser Commision, Long Island, NY
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"Cotillion" (detail view) Fundraiser Commision, Long Island, NY
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"Czarina",
Private Commision
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"Ferrari"
Private Commision
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"A Midsummer Night's Dream"
Shakespeare Society Fund Raiser, Garden City, NY
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"A Midsummer Night's Dream" (close up of Titania)
Shakespeare Society Fund Raiser, Garden City, NY
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"A Midsummer Night's Dream" (close up of Bottom)
Shakespeare Society Fund Raiser, Garden City, NY
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"A Midsummer Night's Dream" (close up of Puck)
Shakespeare Society Fund Raiser, Garden City, NY
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"A Midsummer Night's Dream" (close up of Buttercup)
Shakespeare Society Fund Raiser, Garden City, NY
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St. Basil's Cathedral
Private Commission
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St. Basil's Cathedral
Private Commission
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St. Basil's Cathedral
Private Commission




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