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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    Artist Spotlight: Jean Schapowal
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  • Artist Spotlight: Jean Schapowal

    • Anna Weisend
    • 26 Dec 2018
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    Artist Spotlight: Susan Trianos
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  • Artist Spotlight: Susan Trianos

    • Anna Weisend
    • 28 Nov 2018

    Susan Trianos is a talent that hails from Toronto.  She has been in the baking and cake decorating industry for over 30 years and it has been her only career.  She has owned a renowned bakery in her hometown, has worked for Wilton Industries, ran the Pillsbury test kitchen in Canada, and was also an instructor for a well known Confectionary Arts College in Toronto. While Susan still creates edible art for her client base, she focuses her attention on her online school, Learn to Cake.  She comes from an era of cake decorating where there were limited tools, books,...

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    Artist Spotlight: Mayte Rodriguez Gigante
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  • Artist Spotlight: Mayte Rodriguez Gigante

    • Anna Weisend
    • 24 Oct 2018

    Please meet Mayte Rodriquez Gigante.  Mayte is the owner and designer of Isomalt by Mayte Rodriguez, located in Spain. Pastry has always been a part of her life, starting in her mother's kitchen, where she grew up making all kids of confections.  It was her greatest hobby.  After trying out several jobs as an adult, in 2005 she decided to start training in pastry and turn her passion into a career. Her journey started in her confectionary workroom where, day in and day out, she learned everything relating to traditional pastry and, in 2009, discovered the art and craft of...

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    Artist Spotlight: Gregoire Goel
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  • Artist Spotlight: Gregoire Goel

    • Anna Weisend
    • 26 Sep 2018

    Here at CakePlay, the most rewarding thing is to see all the beautiful creations made by the hardworking sugar artists that cross our path.  We think we should share all of that with you! Once a month we will be sharing a sugar artist that amazes and delights us.  We hope that spotlighting this talent will delight and inspire you as well. Gregoire Goel The very first sugar artist we are spotlighting is Gregoire Goel, who hails from France. In his studio, Grégoire Goel gives life to dazzling creatures that are unique and maybe a little magical. From sugar, an...

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