Sugar Artist Spotlight Christine Branyik-Thornton
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  • Sugar Artist Spotlight Christine Branyik-Thornton

    • Anna Weisend
    • 27 Mar 2020

    CakePlay Inc. and ManvsCakes recently had a competition entitled "Show Us The Love".  The rules were simple.  It had to contain isomalt and sprinkles.  The judges had fun reviewing the entries, we had hundreds of people vote for the winner, and we are happy to announce that it is Christine Branyik-Thornton who ran away with the $500 in prizes.  Congratulations Christine! We thought you might want to know a little more about her! Christine Branyik-Thornton is the owner and baker behind Chrissy’s Good Food Cakery, located in the southernmost part of Saskatchewan, Canada. Along with 30 years experience in the...

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    Sugar Artist Spotlight: Michelle Tincombe
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  • Sugar Artist Spotlight: Michelle Tincombe

    • Anna Weisend
    • 27 Feb 2020

    You may know our featured sugar artist as Michelle Ingalls, as she is known on social media.  She has had a name change and we are going to let her introduce herself in her own words!    My name is Michelle Tincombe, I am the official inventor and owner of Sugarprism Edible Acrylic Paint and mother of two wonderfully amazing strong daughters.   I worked for approximately 12 years as a custody officer in three different capacities which was a very draining profession to say the least.   I do not have any formal training in art, it is simply an intrinsic...

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    Sugar Artist Spotlight: Chef Charity
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  • Sugar Artist Spotlight: Chef Charity

    • Anna Weisend
    • 29 Jan 2020

    Chef Charity is a Pastry Chef and Cake Artist in San Diego, CA. She specializes in chocolate and sugar art particularly with regards to wedding, specialty, and extreme cakes. She has also specialized in baking and cooking for those with food allergies and sensitivities, which she terms “Free Baking”. Charity owns d’Zrt Cake Studio in La Mesa, CA. Charity is also President of the Board of Directors for Icing Smiles. Icing Smiles is a non-profit organization that provides custom celebration cakes and other treats to families impacted by the critical illness or medical crisis of a child. As a medical...

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    Sugar Artist Spotlight:  Chef Joe Cumm
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  • Sugar Artist Spotlight: Chef Joe Cumm

    • Anna Weisend
    • 31 Jul 2019

    Chef Joseph Cumm has been teaching pastry arts for the past twenty years.  Chef Joe is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Johnson and Wales University where he trained as a classical pastry chef.  In 2010, he was nominated for Teacher of the Year for Two-Year colleges in the state of Virginia.  He takes great pride in teaching all aspects of pastry and enjoys watching his students push themselves to levels they never knew existed. His cakes and desserts have appeared in multiple magazines. He has also accumulated several titles: ACF 2018 Southeast Region Pastry Chef of the Year Two-time...

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    Sugar Artist Spotlight: Vanessa Greeley
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  • Sugar Artist Spotlight: Vanessa Greeley

    • Anna Weisend
    • 27 Mar 2019

    Chef Vanessa Greeley is a graduate of French Culinary Institute in New York.  Her accolades include winning top places at some of the most prestigious cake competitions in the country.  Her work has also been featured in numerous magazines and newspapers as well as on CBS News, NY1, Fox News, CNN, Reuters, and CNBC to name a few. Vanessa made her TV debut competing in a live challenge for Wedding Cake Wars on WEtv.  She has been a guest chef on Telemundo’s “Cooking with Susso” and on Univision’s “Housewives of Connecticut”.  She has also designed and created a chocolate dress...

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    Sugar Artist Spotlight: Sachiko Windbiel
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  • Sugar Artist Spotlight: Sachiko Windbiel

    • Anna Weisend
    • 20 Feb 2019

     Sachiko Windbiel is the owner of Mimicafe Union, based in Santa Monica California (newly relocated from NYC!). Her specialty is creating fondant figures and cake toppers as well as offering popular fondant figure workshops.  Sachiko's artistic skill are self developed and inspired by her childhood fascination with Manga and animation.  Sachiko feels most fulfilled by the connection she makes with the people at her workshops and is motivated to inspire others to explore and enjoy their own creativity. You can find Sachiko online following the links below where you can see some more of her fabulous work. www.mimicafeunion.com  Facebook  ...

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