Represented by Rising Bear Literary Agency

I am a children's book author/illustrator represented by Rising Bear Literary Agency.


I paint in oils with a palette knife technique. I also paint

with watercolor and make cakelustrations (illustration using cake as the medium) for my children’s book illustrations.

I have been enjoying art and baking since I took a painting class with my mother and started baking with my grandmother at the young age of 4 years old.


I received a Bachelors of Fine Arts from the McNay Art Institute and have worked as a professional illustrator and graphic designer. I have also taught digital and traditional illustration as an adjunct professor.


At the present, I am enjoying life on the farm in the Texas hill country and I gather inspiration from my past, my children and the many animals on the farm.


Original artwork is located at

Felder Gallery in Port Aransas, TX.

All Images © Akiko White Cakelustrator, LLC 2015. Please do not reproduce without permission.