Mona Tähtinen

Say It With a Cake! was established by Mona Tähtinen, a Finnish cake artist, food stylist, and photographer. The cake studio was founded in Helsinki back in 2014 after Mona's creative experiments in her kitchen ignited her passion for cake decorating, baking, cooking, and entrepreneurship.

"I have always been fascinated by the power of stories and emotions, and the ability to capture and express them. There’s something special about cakes bringing people together and creating lasting memories, whether for everyday moments or special occasions. Each cake represents a unique story and emotion I strive to capture and express through my work. This inspiration has been the driving force behind my journey from the very beginning.

Cakes carry something delightfully frivolous, magical, and memorable. Each cake is an interactive process with an intriguing life cycle to observe. Visually, the end result always combines something premeditated with an element of surprise. This is essential for me in the creative process, representing development and growth. My craftsmanship is an interpretation of your story – it's authentic and deeply personal for both of us."

The Queen of Cakes – Gluten Free Baking and Artistry (Cozy Publishing) was published in August 2023.

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Layer cakes are happy-making, wonderfully frivolous and sprinkled with magic. These tantalizing delights are all about sharing cherished moments and celebrating with loved ones.

The charm lies in layering flavours. With over 20 recipes for fillings and cake bases, the book encourages you to savour the process over several days and inspires to explore a range of flavour combinations. Have fun sandwiching your favourite fillings between cookies, piping them into éclairs or spooning them as a companion to a scoop of ice cream.
The curated collection of layer cakes, exquisite macarons and simple instructions for quicker delights are suitable for casual enthusiasts and seasoned pros alike, enticing to explore a variety of ingredients and techniques. In essence, a layer cake is a blend of two complementing elements: flavour and appearance. The book features a range of decorating tips suitable for any home kitchen as well as more advanced methods.

The recipes in the book are gluten-free – just like the kitchen of the author, cakeartist Mona Tähtinen (@say_it_with_a_cake) . “I hope to contribute something fresh and new to the realm of cake artistry. A desire to challenge misconceptions became the driving force for the story of my company. I had to come up with my own recipes that work!”

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