Celebrating Icing Smiles!

Celebrating Icing Smiles!

  • Anna Weisend
  • 15 Jan 2020

As bakers and sugar artists know, creating a cake or cookie or other sweet treat is not just feeding people.  It is not just about a creative outlet for the maker. It is also about creating joy and fun and helping people celebrate something special. That satisfying feeling of instigating happiness is one of the things that makes hobbyists and professionals, alike, continue on the path of sweet construction! Baking a Difference! Tracy Quisenberry , through her own experiences, recognized that and decided to do something special with it.  She created a non-profit organization that would use and amplify those...

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Sugar Artist Spotlight: Beth Meyer

Sugar Artist Spotlight: Beth Meyer

  • Anna Weisend
  • 24 Dec 2019

Please meet Beth Meyer.  Beth was a published Humanities and Internet Technology professor before becoming an award-winning cake artist and professional chocolatier.  Her cake journey has taken her from Houston TX, to Angola Africa (where she provided delicious cakes for the ambassador), back to Houston and then currently to Michigan.  During her journey, she collected 6 certificates from such organizations as ICES and PME as well as her fair share of awards.  Please enjoy some of her creations below and visit her website to see more.  www.bethscakeboutique.com or follow her on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter        

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Candy Cane Tutorial

Candy Cane Tutorial

  • Anna Weisend
  • 11 Dec 2019
You can make your own festive candy canes...any size you want. Continue Reading
Sugar Artist Spotlight: Rachel Lee

Sugar Artist Spotlight: Rachel Lee

  • Anna Weisend
  • 27 Nov 2019

  While Rachel Lee’s native language is not English,  photos make it unnecessary for translation!  Her bio, however, does boast a lot of accomplishments:  2014 Established Le Petit Bonheur Studio in Taipei, Taiwan. 2016 Cake International Birmingham, UK. International Best in Show Award 2016 Cake International Birmingham, UK. International First Place Award 2016 Cake International Birmingham, UK. International Gold Award 2016 UK Knightsbridge PME Cake Decorating Approved Instructor 2017 Cake International Birmingham, UK. Small Exhibit Gold Award 2018 Japan Salonaize Association Icing Cookie Certified Instructor 2018 Japan Salonaize Association Ginger Cookie Certified Instructor 2018 Taiwan Modern Catering Challenge competition member...

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A Note From Peggy
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  • A Note From Peggy

    • Anna Weisend
    • 13 Nov 2019

    To All My Talented Sugar Friends and CakePlay Fans, THANK YOU! 2019 has been a fabulous year at CakePlay and I want to thank you all for making it that way.  I appreciate each and every one of you! I was excited to meet many of you at the shows and in my classroom. I had a blast watching you all having a great time seeing what you could do with isomalt, some of you for the very first time. I was thrilled to see the support for the Gregorie Goel USA tour and humbled by the fabulous work you...

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    Sugar Artist Spotlight: Brooke Kichurchak

    Sugar Artist Spotlight: Brooke Kichurchak

    • Anna Weisend
    • 23 Oct 2019

    Brooke Kichurchak took a cake decorating class in 2002 so she could make a birthday cake for her son. She fell in love and never looked back.  She continued to take classes, some of them were with industry legends like Colette Peters, Toba Garrett, and Natalie Sideserf.  She honed these skills and ran a cottage based business called The Bee’s Knees Custom Cakes where she was noticed by Food Network. In October of 2016, she won Cake Wars.  Her Addams Family cake took home the prize.  While she competed admirably again the following year, someone else went home the winner. ...

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