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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    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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