My name is Christi Murphy, and my business is based in Louisville, KY.
I love working with my hands. Always have. Even as a young girl, I remember drawing and coloring, baking in my Easy Bake oven, or doing DIY crafts. This childhood passion eventually led to a professional career baking wedding cakes (no stress there…ha). So being meticulous kind of runs in my blood, which is why I love carving fragile egg shells. For you to see my level of expertise working with fine detail, I am linking you to my wedding cake site (Stir Crazy Cakes, LLC) by clicking HERE. You will quickly see that I am a dedicated artist with an eye for detail and a flare for impression!
What Inspired You to Get Into Art
I actually credit my mom with my early onset of talent. She decorated cakes, handcrafted wreaths, and was a wonderful cook. Art comes in many forms, and she was a great role model for me. My mom and dad were very supportive of all of my goals, and for that I am extremely thankful. As a result, my eyes were opened up to many possibilities. I love baking and decorating cakes. I have actually done very well as a professional baker. And I can honestly say I truly don’t remember how I happened upon the art of carving egg shells, but I was captivated! I remember saying to myself, “I can do that. I do it all the time with my cakes – just with icing!”
Wedding Cake Artist to Egg Artist
How did my career as a professional wedding cake artist prepare me for carving and decorating egg shells? Quite simple actually. Baking is a very creative way of taking basic ingredients such as flour, water, oil, and eggs and putting it all together to create a timeless piece – a wedding cake. My life’s work is often the centerpiece of a special occasion such as a birthday, wedding, graduation or baby shower. It doesn’t really matter the occasion. It is a joining together of family and friends.
Decorating cakes taught me to work patiently with fine details. I can take a vision on paper and bring it to life. It’s all about the details and the presentation. I love creating a beautiful piece of art with passion, commitment, and love.
What Is Your Favorite Carving So Far
I am still creating ideas in my head. But I do think these beauties are my favorite so far. This lacy design looks so delicate but shows so much character. Keeping the shell in it’s natural state is stunning – like when “nature meets art!” But I will keep you posted on new and upcoming designs. They are “eggstraordinary” by the way!
I would be honored to create a special keepsake especially for you! I look forward to the possibility of being a part of your special moments.