Lenton Cornelius is an illustrator, designer and food blog/cookbook junkie. She has an overwhelmingly fulfilling full-time job as a graphic artist for Gingrich Memorials in Middletown, PA where she creates custom hand etchings for gravestones. She spends her days at work listening to foodie podcasts and daydreaming about what to make for dinner (or what kind of obnoxious baked good she might have time to make over the weekend), and spends her lunch breaks pinning the multitude of ridiculous recipes she finds on the Internet to her Pinterest Boards.
She often gets asked if she makes everything she pins, and the answer is absolutely not. That would only happen in a perfect world with 72 hours in a day. However, if you’re interested in what she makes besides what appears on this blog, you can check out her Tumblr page where she chronicles some of the recipes from the Internet that she actually does get around to making.
She lives in Lebanon, PA with her
fiancé husband, Robert Cornelius, and their dog, Gilmour. They enjoy cooking together, traveling, being silly and obsessing over what else they can put into a glass jar in their pantry.
At the beginning of this blog’s life, Robert was the main photographer for Cake Over Steak. After working on photo shoots with Robert for a little over a year, Sara caught the food photography bug and started taking the photos for the blog in February of 2015. Any photos not taken by Sara are credited at the bottom of the post, so just check there to find out who was behind the camera.
Sara started Cake Over Steak as a way to combine her love for homemade food and illustrations while recording her life in memories, ramblings, recipes and cute food drawings. You may purchase prints of her work through her Etsy and Society6 shops.
Thank you for visiting, and if you have any questions or comments for Sara, please feel free to contact her.
PS – What the heck does “Cake Over Steak” mean?
It’s basically an explanation of my palette and therefore should give you an indication of what you can expect to find here. It comes from the fact that I would choose to eat “cake over steak” any day of the week. It’s not a hard decision – cake is probably my favorite food, and I don’t particularly care for steak. Don’t worry, this site will not be strictly sweets, but don’t be surprised if sweets end up being a strong majority of the recipes I post. I just can’t help it. So now you know, and you should probably bake me a cake.
Photo by Robert Cornelius