The Confections photographic series began as a response to my 30th birthday. It was a celebration of birthdays, color, pattern and obsessive absurdity. My original idea was to bake 30 birthday cakes for myself and photograph them. I ordered a cake decorating kit online and watched an instructional video. When I quickly discovered my cakes were never going to look like the ones in the video, I decided to leave them in their exuberantly imperfect states.
In the course of eight years, this series evolved into more of a humorous, feminist, conversation on life and our struggles for perfection.