Natalie Sideserf

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Natalie Sideserf
Sideserf in Pressure Life Magazine, November 2015
Natalie Marie Elliott

January 7, 1985 (1985-01-07) (age 33)
ResidenceAustin, Texas, U.S.
Alma materOhio State University
OccupationOwner of Sideserf Cake Studio
Home townCleveland, Ohio, U.S.
Spouse(s)Dave Sideserf (m. 2012–present)

Natalie Marie Sideserf (née Elliott; born January 7, 1985) is an American artist, teacher and celebrity chef specializing in hyperrealistic cake sculpting techniques.[1] An award-winning cake artist,[1] Sideserf has received national and global acclaim for her realistic and sometimes gruesome[2] designs. In 2014, Food Network declared Sideserf as "one of the most talented young cake artists in the country at the forefront of realistic cake decorating"[3]

Born in Brunswick, Ohio, she holds a bachelor's degree in Fine Art with a concentration in painting from The Ohio State University.[4]

Willie Nelson bust cake[edit]

Considered by Sideserf as her breakout opportunity,[5] her submission of a bust made in the likeness of country music singer Willie Nelson won best in show at a cake competition hosted in Austin, Texas.[6] When her brother posted an image of the cake to Reddit, it reached number-one on February 23, 2013, garnering over 1.2 million views.[7] Although it was Sideserf's first attempt at a sculpted bust, the positive reaction prompted her to launch her own company, Sideserf Cake Studio.[5]

Willie Nelson Bust, Sideserf Cake Studio (2013)

Severed Heads wedding cake[edit]

In October 2013, just eight months after receiving global attention from the Willie Nelson cake, Sideserf took on a much darker subject as a follow-up: the decapitated heads of her and her groom-to-be. “I was heavily influenced by the Halloween season, my husband's love for horror movies, and the venue which was the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema,” she told in an email. “While we do a vast array of different cake designs for our customers, hyperrealism has been one of my favorite subjects so the thought of doing our severed heads was a no-brainer (no pun intended).”[8] The cake, which took 40 hours to create and was filled with confetti sponge,[9] was featured on Episode 40 of ABC's The Chew.

Til Death Do Us Part, Sideserf Cake Studio (2013)

Sideserf Cake Studio[edit]

Sideserf Cake Studio is located in Austin, Texas and is the first bakery to coin the term "Cake Studio", putting an emphasis on the artistry of decorating and design as opposed to traditional bakeries. Clients have included Austin-centric events like the Moontower Comedy Festival and SXSW as well as celebrities like American Idol judge Keith Urban[10], Ray Benson of Asleep At The Wheel, Big Freedia, and others.

Texas Cake House[edit]

Natalie and her husband Dave Sideserf are hosts of Texas Cake House on Food Network. The series highlights Sideserf Cake Studio and the incredibly realistic, sculpted cakes Natalie painstakingly creates for clients using her fine art background. In this series, Natalie and Dave give an intimate, behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to run a successful business with a spouse[11]



  1. ^ a b "Sideserf Cake Studio". Retrieved 2015-11-28.
  2. ^ "SEE IT: Severed heads used as wedding cake". NY Daily News. Retrieved 2015-11-28.
  3. ^ a b "Michelle Honeman and Liz Marek, Artisan Cake Company : Food Network". Retrieved 2015-11-28.
  4. ^ "Cleveland's Top Chefs at Fabulous Food Show". A Fork on the Road Show with Mark DeCarlo. Retrieved 2015-11-28.
  5. ^ a b "Sideserf Cake Studio Transforms Cakes into Lifelike Art". Retrieved 2015-11-28.
  6. ^ "Sideserf Cake Studio Awards". Retrieved 2015-11-28.
  7. ^ "A cake that my sister made... I present: Willie Nelson! • /r/pics". Retrieved 2015-11-28.
  8. ^ "Bride makes gruesome severed head wedding cake". Fox News. November 6, 2013. Retrieved 2015-11-28.
  9. ^ "Couple create gruesome wedding cake made of their own severed heads". Retrieved 2015-11-28.
  10. ^ "Ryan Seacrest Hand-Feeds Keith Urban His Cake For American Idol Judges' Party! Fill in the Blank!". Retrieved 2015-11-28.
  11. ^ "Food Network Fast-Tracks Two Pilots To Series | Multichannel". Retrieved 2016-08-24.
  12. ^ "Monday January 8: Dr. Travis Stork, Dave & Natalie Sideserf, Stephanie Izard, April the Giraffe - Pickler and Ben". Pickler and Ben. Retrieved 2018-01-16.
  13. ^ "Outrageous Food : Food Network Specials : Food Network". Retrieved 2015-11-28.
  14. ^ "I Want That Wedding! | Channel 5". Five. Retrieved 2015-11-28.
  15. ^ "Till Death do Us Part Wins Facebook Top Ten!". Stan Winston School. Retrieved 2015-11-28.

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