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Five Star Austrian Pastry Chef Gerhard Michler creates Croquembouche Cake Masterpiece for San Francisco Museum of Modern Art 75th Anniversary Celebration.

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SF MOMA) is home to some of the greatest masterpieces in modern art and our very own executive pastry chef Gerhard Michler was recently honored to have been commissioned to create an artistic masterpiece cake for the 75th anniversary celebration of the founding of the SF MOMA.

Gerhard chose to create a French croquembouche cake for this monumental event, which he prominently displayed resting on a two-tiered decadent dark chocolate strawberry cake. The croquembouche cake was created using cream puffs and almond nougat formed into an edible sculpture and garnished with hand created sugar artistic pieces, strawberries dipped in chocolate, and other accents like blackberries and edible gold leaf. The entire croquembouche was over four feet in height, and while it received rave reviews for its creative and artistic design, the irresistibly delicious cake was completely devoured by event attendees.

This celebration was one of the premier society events for San Francisco and we were proud and honored to have been part of it. Happy 75th birthday SF MOMA!

To learn more about the event and the Gerhard Michler SF MOMA 75th Anniversary Croquembouche Cake, feel free to visit the article posted on the San Francisco Chronicle’s website, view the SF MOMA website, or search Google for more coverage.  We also learned that someone had taken a video of the event cakes and posted it on

San Francisco Chronicle Website ( video on the SF MOMA 75th anniversary cakes.  Gerhard’s cake is first on the video.

Photos by Drew Altizer Photography