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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    Getting Started

    Getting Started

    • Anna Weisend
    • 09 Oct 2019

    So you want to start playing with isomalt but you aren’t sure what kind of equipment you need?  Let’s fix that right now so you can start having fun! Bare Bones  The following list is the very basics of what you need to get started and chances are you may already have it in your own kitchen or work space. Gloves, cotton and nitrile- “NO GLOVES…NO SUGAR LOVE… Because we practice safe sugar!”- Peggy Tucker High heat spatulas Silicone Mats Microwave safe cups Microwave or Stove (if using stove you will also need a small heavy bottom pan) The list...

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    Managing Sweet Stress
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  • Managing Sweet Stress

    • Anna Weisend
    • 11 Sep 2019
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    Sugar Artist Spotlight: Natalie Madison

    Sugar Artist Spotlight: Natalie Madison

    • Anna Weisend
    • 28 Aug 2019

    Art is in Cake, owned by Natalie Madison, started out as custom studio licensed bakery creating edible works of art.  Now we help others do the same by supplying the tools and tips of the cake and cookie decorating trade, and providing the classes to help others understand how to use those tools. After 18 years of baking and decorating for others around the state, Natalie opened Natalie Madison's Artisan Cakes, LLC, a studio bakery in Little Rock, AR, January of 2013, to fill the need for highly detailed wedding cakes and 3D sculptural cakes.  The name was a bit of a...

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