About Slice & Torte
Slice & Torte is a site about two cooks from two different perspectives giving you unadulterated food porn. Danielle is the baker – precise and measured. Sherród is the cook – wild and spontaneous. Together, we make food that is simple and delicious, that warms the soul and engages the mind. Our videos teach interesting recipes and new techniques, while on our podcast, we cut up while talking about our everyday experiences with food. Join us for fabulous videos, great recipes and ridiculous conversations.
Baking has always been a part of my life in some form or another. For the majority of my life, baking was a spectator sport and I was simply there to watch, taste, and eat. The closest I’d ever come to baking or any confectionery work, would be the summers I spent working at a candy store in Colonial Williamsburg, where I made assorted chocolate and caramel pieces.
While trying to find post-graduate employment, I decided to get my hands dirty. I started with cupcakes, the gateway drug of the confectionery world, and progressed to buttercream cakes and pies. It was instantly a natural fit and the creative outlet I’d been searching for. Soon, I entered the world of fondant and gumpaste and there was no turning back. I knew that baking and decorating were something I was meant to be doing. Today, I live in Norfolk, Virginia and bake out of my galley (a.k.a. shoe box) kitchen. I use my grandmother’s old Kitchen Aid mixer; this machine has been in my family for over 50 years and has never failed us.
Danielle's Favorite Recipes:
Sherród L. Faulks
I’ve been cooking since age thirteen. Although I started by throwing dinner parties with undercooked meat and made-up appetizers, I have evolved into a thoughtful, passionate and capable cook. At age sixteen, I worked for a catering company in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and personally cooked for Reba McEntire, Luther Vandross and Destiny’s Child. In my sophomore year at The College of William & Mary, I told the University Center Cafeteria they were doing a terrible job…and was hired to help improve the food. I also attended Parsons School for Design, where I was exposed to the unique restaurant and food world of New York City.
I lived in NYC for eight years, constantly trying new cuisines, learning new techniques, experiencing new restaurants, and meeting interesting chefs, cooks and bloggers. During this time, I also started applying my photography, visual design and programming skills to my craft and created Sunday Supper Club, my personal food blog. Today, I live in in Durham, North Carolina. Now that I have a kitchen bigger than a shoe box, I am able to throw lavish dinner parties and feed my dishware addiction.