A variety of classes are offered for all levels of cake decorators. Topics include decorating with cocoa butter, fondant, gumpaste, isomalt, royal icing, and wafer paper .
Don’t miss the incredible opportunity to learn from these renowned artists.
INSTRUCTORS AND CLASS INFORMATION
Chicago area native Michelle Boyd, owner of Good Gracious Cakes, has ALWAYS loved dessert. About 10 years ago, she realized that she could combine her two passions – art and dessert, and she made the switch from graphic designer & illustrator to full-time sugar artist.
Since then, Michelle’s award winning cake designs have been featured in several magazines and blogs including Cake Masters Magazine, Sweet Magazine, Wedding Guide Chicago, and Cake Wrecks-Sunday Sweets.
Michelle was named one of the Top Ten Cake Artists in North America for 2014 by “Dessert Professional” magazine. You may also have seen her on several television shows including TLC’s “Ultimate Cake Off”, Food Network’s “Sugar Dome,” “Duff Til Dawn” and “Outrageous Wedding Cakes.”
She is also VP of the Food Artist Group, a group of internationally acclaimed food artists who work in a wide variety of edible mediums.
She creates elaborate edible showpieces at various events and festivals around the country and teaches classes in sugar mediums both in the US and abroad.
Facebook: Good Gracious Cakes
Website: Simi Cakes and Confections
I am a passionate baker with lots to give. From blogging, YouTube, and Periscope I love to teach others! I have been competing across the US in Cake shows, winning awards all while using unconventional non-cake tools to create extremely detailed cakes and 3 dimensional designs out of wafer paper.
I have been featured in American Cake Decorating blog, Edible Artist Network blog, Cake Fu blog, several amazing collabs (Sugar Spooks, Sweet Summer, Sugar Skull Bakers & Acts of Green to name a few) as well as being a co creator for The Cupcake Apocalypse.
Most recently competing on Food Networks Cake Wars and winning!!!
Website/Facebook: Cakes & Crafts by Kass
Jacqui Kelly has an impressive client list, from Harrods to HRH Queen Elizabeth II, from large corporations to the couple next door she delivered sugar creations to them all. She was also proud to be the team leader for the current holders of the Guinness Book of World Records – world’s largest cake a whopping 10m x12m.
Although Jacqui does commissions for clients her other love is in teaching and demonstrating the skills of cake decoration and sugarcraft, something that is seeing Jacqui travel further and further afield.
Website: Totally Sugar
Joyce Marcellus is the owner of Toxic Sweets Shop. Has been creating edible art for over 8 years. She is completely self-taught, She specializes in food realism but can make any custom sweets. Joyce has been featured in Everyday Party Magazine, Edible Artist Network, Cake Masters, Cake Central, and The American Cake Decorating Magazine. In addition is co-creator of the Cupcake Apocalypse and have been in several collaborations like Sugar Spooks, Sweet Summer, Sugar Skull Bakers, and many more.
Joyce has competed all over the state and has won from 1st to Best in Show. However, most recently has won CAKE WARS Season 4 Episode 6 on Food Network. Subscribe to find out the latest news and classes available.
Facebook: Toxic Sweets Shop
Drew recently graduated with a 4.0 GPA from the University of Texas at Dallas earning himself Bachelors’ degrees in both Finance and Business Administration. While attending college Drew decided to take his cake decorating hobby further by entering cake competitions.
Only after two and half years of competing across the nation Drew has won numerous awards including Best of Show, Best of Division three times, and placing several other times. His work has been featured multiple occasions by newspapers, magazines, and online sources such as Cake Central, Edible Artist Network, and the Cake Decorating Corner.
In 2013 Cake Central featured Drew’s OSSAS wedding cake in their limited edition book entitled Adore 2013. Drew continues to travel not only to compete across the nation but to also spread his passion and knowledge of cake.
Dawn’s award winning designs have been featured numerous times in different cake, baking magazines and books across the US and Internationally. Dawn has appeared on television: The Food Network Challenges, and has most recently been awarded Cake Masters 2015 Royal Icing Award.
Dawn’s specialty is in the piping area. While she loves to work with many mediums, royal icing is definitely her passion. It is her goal to make people want to pick up a piping bag and create works of art. Sharing the passion for this amazing field, is all she strives to do. “If I can inspire one decorator, then the work has been rewarded.”
Website: Dawn Parrott
Chef Berry Rabago is the owner of Berry’s sweet studio, and the creator of Sugar Skull Bakers collaboration since 2013.
I’m a pastry chef/chef here in Mexico City, While I was pregnant in 2015, I started being more and more active on social media and fell in love with periscope.
I met new friends worldwide with one love uniting us: FOOD!! I am excited with this new chapter and episode in my life as I continue to figure out new ways of making a living with baby Max.
Mallory Mae has spent most of her life with pen, pencil, or paintbrush in hand, but, in the last few years has found she is most happy trading the traditional tools of art for a piping bag. With an array of royal icing colors at her fingertips Mallory likes to push the boundaries of cookie art leaving consumers perplexed – questioning whether the edible works should be eaten or be displayed within a frame. Mallory Mae received the Cake Masters Cookie Award, has two available Craftsy classes, her work can be seen in multiple publications throughout the world and has done work with CBS, TLC, Vogue, Stan Lee Foundation and more. Mallory has shared her talents teaching classes and decorating at live events throughout Europe and the US.
Website/Facebook: Butter Winks
Timbo Sullivan is a world-renowned cake artist based in Columbus, Ohio.
He has appeared on television shows like the Food Network’s Duff Till Dawn and Outrageous Wedding Cakes, and the Game Show Network’s Skin Wars: Fresh Paint.
Timbo is recognized for his complex sculpting, intricate detail work, and a hyper-realistic special-effects style.
Facebook: Cakes by Timbo
Website: Kosmic Custom Cakes
Workshops are offered in group settings as well as in One-on-One appointments.
Sachiko artistic skills are self developed and inspired by her childhood fascination with Manga and Animation. It is in the connections that she makes with people who participate in her workshops that Sachiko feels most fulfilled… and as such, she is motivated to share her skills and inspire others to explore their own creativity and enjoy their process.
Facebook: Mimicafe Union