Artist Spotlight

Connie May – Bell Flower, CA

I’ve been baking cakes since I was 23 years ; It all started with wanting a birthday cake for my daughter’s birthday and I never liked the taste of the “store bought” ; Using lard in their frostings tasted horrible; hence my hunt for the best buttercream recipe (this is LONG before the computer generation!).  After taking classes at Hobby City in Buena Park, CA and Classic Cake in Garden Grove (still in business) I found my true calling!  My mother-in-law won an airbrush and Kopy Kake projector and gave them to me as a birthday gift!  I became crazed…
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Michelle Galpern – Palm Bay, FL

Michelle Galpern - Palm Bay, FL Michelle Galpern is a sugar artist, instructor, master mold maker, cake ; She is co-owner of Simi Cakes & Confections, LLC, with her daughter, Sidney ; They travel and teach isomalt sculpting, chocolate, gumpaste, and fondant cake ; Michelle started mold making as a teenager for her father's jewelry store and transitioned to food grade molding where she manufactures Simi's own line of molds and cake decorating tools for sugar ;   Co-owner of Simi Cakes & Confections, LLC 321-543-3492 Twitter @simicakes
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Dave’s All Occasion Cakes – Penryn, Cornwall (UK)

Dave’s All Occasion Cakes - Penryn, Cornwall (UK) Imagine being “discovered” for your baking talents after a pub session!  That’s exactly what gardenhappened to Dave of Dave’s All Occasion ; His “Cinder-fella” story goes something like this:  After hanging out with a cheffy-pal at a local pub, Dave invited this friend back to his home. This chef-friend tasted Dave’s Christmas cake and the rest is history, as they say!  It just so happens that Dave’s first official order was from the very pub he and his friend had visited that fateful night.
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Queen of Hearts Couture Cakes – London

Queen of Hearts Couture Cakes Exclusively custom and exquisitely We recently discovered a place in London that is combining high fashion and buttercream to create amazing works of bakery art. Queen of Hearts Couture Cakes is the place and high fashion bakery items are their specialty. I recently had the opportunity to speak with Valeri, one of the co-founders of Queen of Hearts, and learned a few of her secrets and some incredibly interesting facts. When you see the beautiful and refined creations of the Queen of Hearts you will probably think these ladies have been baking since birth. However,…
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