Artist Spotlight

Dorothy Klerck (South Africa)

Dorothy Klerck Dorothy was most recently a nominee for Most Inspiring Sculptured Cake Artist in the First Annual EAG Awards. Dot hails from Wellington, South Africa and honed her skills in art and sculpture before falling head over heels into the sugar world. Now an award winning cake artist, she started out making cakes for her 4 children and from there it became her business. Her cakes have been featured on television, both locally and internationally and in many international cake magazines and art books over the years. Starting out with unique hand modeled toppers she now specializes in 3D sculpted…
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Shaile Socher (USA)

Shaile Socher I have always been artistic creating things with a lot of detail. By chance I ended up in cake decorating taking a class for fun. It was at an ICES convention I first saw sugar flowers which began my love of this sugar art. It took just one class to get me hooked then after a series of classes with Nicholas Lodge I continued practicing and learning what became my passion. I teach sugar flowers. You can reach Shaile at, or You can learn from Shaile how to make a Chinese Tree Peony in the Summer 2014 or…
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Kristina Rado (Italy)

Kristina Rado (Italy) Kristina Rado is a multi-skilled Cake Designer specializing in sugar flowers, realistic modelling, royal Icing and edible painting. Kristina has been living and working in Rome for the past five years where she teaches from her studio when not travelling abroad to offer classes and judge competitions. Kristina is the winner of several sugarcraft competition awards. You can visit Kristina at or   If you would like to learn how to make this Japanese Crane please see Kristina's tutorial in the Summer 2015 issue.  
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Charlotte Gillane (Ireland)

Charlotte Gillane (Galway, Ireland) I am Charlotte, owner of Lotties cakes & Slices. I have always loved to bake and have many fond memories of baking with my grandmother in the kitchen. It was only when I decided to make my twins birthday cake that I was introduced to the world of cake decorating. I'm originally a scientist but on having my third child I found the 9-5 job difficult so took a year out and I have never looked back. My business name was chosen by my mother as she would refer to me as Lottie. I specialize in…
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Peggy Tucker (USA)

Peggy Tucker CMSA Peggy is one of twenty eight Certified Master Sugar Artists in the world and owner of School Of Cakeology. She specializes in teaching the art of sugar, cake design and cake decorating and is an international instructor. She was named as one of Dessert Professional’s Top Ten Cake Artists of North America in 2014. She has also worked closely with CakePlay LLC and Icing Images to bring new quality products to the market. Peggy has appeared on Food Network, Fox news, has written articles published in American Cake Decorating Magazine, Edible Artists Network Magazine, ICES Magazine. Minnesota…
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David ‘Cakes’ MacCarfrae (UK)

David ‘Cakes’ MacCarfrae (UK) David MacCarfrae is an English Cake Artist, International Teacher, co-Director of David Cakes International School of Cake Decorating Art & Design, and co-founder of International Friends of Royal Icing Global Association. With over 30 years of experience, MacCarfrae travels the world sharing his knowledge, attending cake shows and seminars, and teaching courses and workshops. During his 30 year business journey MacCarfrae has been featured in numerous publications, including the HELLO Magazine Royal Wedding Souvenir issue and recently in the Spring 2015 Edible Artists Network Magazine issue. In 2012, MacCarfrae began teaching cake decorating classes while sharing…
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Molding a Path to Success

Molding a Path to Success by Terri Happi As a chef, sculptor and mold designer, Dominic Palazzolo has been innovating most of his life. It’s a rainy April day and the street beyond the water speckled glass door is tranquil. Inside the Culinart building, the team laughs often, bustles with ideas and brainstorms furiously for ways to grant cake decorators’ ; Chef Dominic Palazzolo assesses the progress of a clay sculpture evolving into a new mold design, takes a call and then scurries back to the warehouse to check on production.  The three separate businesses he operates under one roof…
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Callicious Cakes

We featrued a story about transporting cakes from Calli of Callicious Cakes. She has such a rich and interesting history that we decided to share it with you here on the website. Please read on ... I have been joyfully cake decorating for 3 years & loving every step of the way… I have met some amazing people and forged friends all over the world though this sharing confectionery world. I have not had any formal training, but have done 3 x 6week courses with another cake decorator who taught me floral sugar paste and modelling , 3 weekend workshops,…
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Richard’s Cakes

Richard's Cakes, Manchester, England The team at Richard's Cakes has harnessed the power of the Internet to create an international following, amassing over 34,000 Facebook "likes" in just the past year. With the addition of local classes and Internet-based video tutorials, Richard and his colleagues have succeeded in establishing a baking community that allows them to share their insight and bake and decorate creative, beautiful cakes. Richard kindly agreed to speak with us about his journey and provide some tips for up and coming bakers. Richard opened his first shop with the help of a grant from the Prince's Trust.…
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