“I was inspired by the Hamsa which is a symbol in both Jewish and Muslim culture. I am aware that in Jerusalem there are people who can’t work to get along, there are surely people of all faiths in Jerusalem who would like to see peace. I had the doves holding banners with “Jerusalem” in different languages. Rather than showing religious symbols, I wanted to show the traditional symbol of peace with the Arabic, Hebrew and English versions of the name.”
Paloma studied architecture and graphic design at the Rhode Island School of Design and the University of Texas at Austin. In 2006, Paloma started Coco Paloma Desserts. Coco Paloma Desserts is an award-winning custom cake design bakery in the heart of Austin. Owner, pastry chef and artist Paloma Efron collaborates with clients to commemorate life experiences with desserts most only dare to dream about. She has been featured in Brides Magazine, The Cake Blog, The Knot, and Martha Stewart Weddings, Coco Paloma Desserts was named Top Pastry Pro by Martha Stewart Weddings in 2014.