Have Cake, Will Travel: Behind the Scenes
Fashion Week Fare
Ashley and her motley crew of assistants prepare for designer Rebecca Minkoff's fashion week party at the Griffin in NYC.
Behind the Lens
It's a big job for Ashley, and also for the camera crew.
Things are looking a little dicey on set when Ashley's gorgeous cake purses — inspired by Rebecca's designs — won't stay put on the spinning wheel as she had envisioned.
Ashley's assistants, Derek and Erin, are genuinely stressed.
The cake team isn't distracted at all by the cameras they're focused on the cake, determined to make it work.
Ultimately, Ashley decides to display some of the cakes in front of the wheel and decorate it with lighter edible accessories, like shoes and belts.
Ashley adds finishing touches to her showpiece.
Ready to Roll
Surveying the elaborate cake
All in the Details
Ashley and crew spell out "love" in different languages on the cake base.
The finished product
Ms. Minkoff, tonight's guest of honor, is depicted in sugar.
Time to Dig In
The designer's young son doesn't really care how cool the cake looks he just wants to eat some.
Rebecca's bags up close
More signature Minkoff bags, 100% edible
Too Pretty to Taste?
Soon enough, a slew of fashionable guests arrive from Rebecca's fashion show and swoon over Ashley's cakes.