The Fashion Chef / Stylish Cakes
About the Authors
CHARLOTTE NEUVILLE has parlayed a successful thirty-year career in fashion into realizing her dream to create a couture cake design business. An internationally known designer and former executive vice president of design at The Gap, Charlotte graduated from the French Culinary Institute in New York City in 2011, and completed an internship with master cake designer Ron Ben-Israel before opening her business, The Fashion Chef, in 2012. Her couture cakes and chic confections represent what is possible when the pastry arts, fashion, and beauty merge into a visually compelling and equally sumptuous creation, garnering applause from fashionistas and foodies alike. With an extraordinary roster of high-profile clients, her work has been featured in the New York Times, O, the Oprah Magazine, Women’s Wear Daily, Vogue.com, InStyle.com, HuffPost Style, and American Cake Decorating. She lives in New York City.
MICHAEL COFFINDAFFER is an artist, a designer, and former business partner of The Fashion Chef, Charlotte Neuville. A prior product development executive, he has worked with nationally recognized fashion and home decor brands, designing gift, decor, and tabletop collections for Henri Bendel, Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Bill Blass and Paula Deen. He lives in Brooklyn and Fire Island, New York.