Judges & Sponors

Judges for Cake Champions 2022

Cynthia Janse van Rensburg

Candy and Lace

CapeTown, South Africa // Facebook: @candylacecakes
Instagram: @candylacecakes

Proud ambassador for Two of South Africa’s biggest brands Bakels Pettinice as well as Barco Colours

My name is Cynthia I am a proud ambassador for two of South Africa’s biggest brands, Bakels Pettinice as well as Barco. I have been creating cakes and treats since February 2010. I have spent the past 12 years learning new skills, trends and techniques as much as I possibly can, all while creating edible works of art for all my wonderful clients. It’s the best job in the world!

Dorothy Klerck

Eat Cake Party

 Wellington, Western Cape // Facebook: @DorothyKlerck
Instagram: @DorothyKlerck

Dot Klerck is an International multi award winning cake artist, she honed her skills in art school but taught herself the basics (and more!) of cake decoration. She lives in Wellington in the wine region of the Cape, South Africa and is married to Tobie, together they have 4 children.

Each year Dot is invited to teach and judge at International Sugar Shows and Sugar Schools all around the world. She has travelled to more than 30 different countries teaching her unique skills in sculpture and design and continues to create her sugar sculptures in between teaching.

Alida Nieuwenhuis

Royal Treats

 South Africa// Facebook: @RoyalTreats

Instagram: @royal_treats_sa

Hi, I’m Alida from Royal Treats Studio in Nelspruit South Africa.

I’m a self-taught baker with a passion not only for baking but creating art pieces.

I specialize in hand-painted cakes and desserts.

I have also taught the art of decorating too many students here in South Africa and

I have been featured in many bridal magazines.

Specializing in Wedding cakes, Birthday cakes, Cupcakes, Cake pops and Macaroons.

Joy Blom

Sweet Joy Wedding Cakes

Mossel Bay South Africa // Facebook: @sweetjoyweddingcakes
Instagram: @sweetjoy_cakes

Joy Blom is a sugar flower artist and wedding cake designer from Johannesburg and is a preferred partner of some of the top wedding venues in Gauteng.

Joy studied at SA School of Weddings and continues to learn from online sources from the best international cake designers.

She has a passion for creating beautiful and artistically unique wedding cakes and sugar flowers.

Joys work has appeared in many bridal magazines and local television programs in South Africa.

Joy was also in the winner of cakeology wedding cake category in 2020

Silviya Jankoski

Bicky Piccy

Facebook: @bickypiccy
Instagram: @bickypiccy

I have always had a passion for making bespoke and unique biscuits and cakes and I started Bicky Piccy in early 2017.

After I moved to the UK from Bulgaria to share my devotion for the exclusive and extraordinary with everyone in the UK.

My biscuits and cakes are always bespoke-made and are unique individual pieces of edible art.

As some background, I have a Masters in Art and use my many years of experience as an artist to hand-craft my exclusive and rare biscuits and cakes for you.

Each biscuit and cake I make and decorate is individually hand-painted by me to be exclusive and a one-and-only unique piece of edible art.

 

Nicolas van der Walt

Pastry Chef and co-owner of FBI Chef School

South Africa // Facebook: @waltnicolaasvander
Instagram:  @waltnicolaasvander

Pastry Chef Nicolas van der Walt started cooking and playing with food at the tender age of 12, as a typical farm boy.

Nicolas soon made headlines as one of the most promising pastry chefs in the world by entering numerous competitions and promoting the art of pastry by becoming a leader in the art of sugar and chocolate craft.

Lee Ann Naidoo

Indulge Sweet Treats

Boksburg South Africa // Facebook: @indulgesweettreat 

She is a qualified chef with international experience specializing in confectionery. The owner and co-founder of indulge sweet treats and food editor for DeVonk magazine. She is also one of Crystal Candy’s brand ambassadors

She supplies industry, hotels, coffee shops, restaurants and the private sector including well-known grocery stores here in South Africa. She also does candy development for megga candy and has been in the industry for over 20 years.

Sponsors for Cake Champions 2022

Cake Flix

Cakeflix

 Facebook: @CakeflixOfficial
Instagram: @cakeflixofficial

What is CakeFlix Master?

Achieve a quality tested accredited standard of learning

Set yourself apart from the competition

You will learn new tricks and techniques across all the key cake decorating disciplines

Written, delivered and checked by Cake and Educational professionals

This is a professional programme of learning, endorsed by FDQ, a leading UK Awarding Organisation for the food industry

Pipping Bag Company

The Piping Bag Company

Facebook: @pipingbagcompany 
Instagram: @pipingbagcompany 

The Piping Bag Company is a Manufacturer & Supplier of top-of-the-range baking supplies, and most importantly, top-quality piping bags. They have been active in the industry for well over 20 years and take great pride in their locally manufactured products.

As suppliers to some of South Africa’s most popular baking-supply stores, their piping bags are a go-to product for professional chefs and home bakers alike. The piping bags are made from durable food-grade plastics that can be readily re-used.

The Piping Bag Company’s main focus is to keep on supplying South Africans with outstanding quality products and give our clientele the best customer service possible.

Rolkem

Rolkem

Facebook: @Rolkem
Instagram:  @rolkem_universe

As time passed, the graceful woman handed over her legacy to her husband and son. They turned the once humble idea into an international company now known as RKSA (Pty) Ltd, also known as ROLKEM.

 Roleen Kemp, is our inspiration, in all areas, from art to colour, and we honour her name and legacy at ROLKEM in order to bring you the best product in the history of sugar art and cake decoration.

And in true Roleen Kemp style, ROLKEM will continue to colour South Africa and the rest of the universe.

Dynamic Cake Culture

DCC- Dynamic Cake Culture

DYNAMIC CAKE CULTURE WAS CREATED NOT ONLY TO TEACH BUT TO INSPIRE. We offer a wide variety of skills and techniques to choose from and learn in your own time and at your own pace. We will add new courses every month and will keep you up to date with new trends, techniques and products!

Be part of a culture, a family, a support system, and learn new things every day. Whether you’re just having fun or are serious about starting a business, this is the place for you.

Crystal Candy

Crystal Candy

Facebook: @CrystalCandySA
Instagram: @CrystalCandySA

Ray started with chocolates which changed and morphed into the cake decorating industry and that’s when Crystal Candy was born. A unique company supplying cake decorating products with a difference. 12 years later Crystal Candy has become known as a small company doing big things their passion, curiosity, and drive sets them apart. An overall tightly, knit team focused on the exceptional quality of product and excellent service. Now a global player which can optically be described as “inspirational”.

Barco Bake

Barco Bake

We are a 30 year old company based at the foot of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa.

Since 1980 BARCO has grown from a garage industry to a factory.
At BARCO we strive to be the premium supplier of:

MOULDS, CUSTOM MADE MOULDS, FOOD COLOUR PRODUCTS, CAKING ESSENTIAL PRODUCTS, CONFECTIONARY FOIL, LOLLY STICKS

We aim to deliver AFFORDABLE, NEAT, QUALITY products to you, TIMEOUSLY.

Indulge Sweet Treats

Induge Sweet Treats

Facebook: @indulgesweettreat

An Indulgent cake boutique, paired with the highest quality ingredients.
Specializing in Novel cupcakes, Giant Cookies, Speciality Macaron Cakes and Character Hot Chocolate Bombs.
We are always trending and guarantee an amazing culinary experience.

De Vonk

De Vonk Magazine

Facebook: @DeVonkLifestyle

deVonk is a Lifestyle Magazine focusing on 28 different lifestyle categories. I created this platform for entrepreneurs and small businesses within South Africa to reach networks for their businesses they might never have dreamed of reaching.  We celebrate our trailblazers in South Africa, artists, musicians, business owners, sports stars and many more. With my ONE rule in place: “if you feature or advertise with us, just share the love and the link of the magazine” – this is how we distribute and get into everyone who’s participating’ in networks.

Malagueta, Mediteranian Family Resturant

Malagueta, Mediteranian Family Resturant

Facebook: Malagueta

The Fotiadis Family (Pamela and Anthony) took over Malagueta restaurant a little over a year ago and at Malagueta we aim to create an unforgettable experience. Bring your family for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and let the kids go wild in our fabulous play area. Virtually all tastes are catered for from tasty pizzas and pasta to succulent steaks, mouth-watering seafood, and of course delectable desserts.

CAB FOODS

CAB Foods

Facebook: @FlavourNationSA
Instagram: @FlavourNationSA

Next-level-delicious food flavouring!

Flavour Nation was born when my excitement for delicious, self-expression realised its need for a toolbox of versatile flavours to confidently execute its creative freedom.

Much to my delight, I discovered there are thousands of hearts (and taste buds) that seek the same thing! Today, Flavour Nation is living its best life, serving one big beautiful Bake Fam, where we’re invited into love-filled, celebration bake art. Pinch me!

Dalene xoxo

Versatile as heck! Flavour Nation flavouring’s formulation is propylene glycol based which means it flavours everything from chocolate, macarons, and hard candy, to frostings, meringues and beverages!

Flavour Nation

Lenin Kumar

Facebook:@flavournationsa

Flavour Nation is a supplier of sugar-free, preservative-free, multi-purpose flavouring best used for adding nature identical flavour to sweetened or confectionery creations.

Our flavouring drops are best used to help you create the delightfully-delicious, show-stopper baked goods and sweet treats your imagination is bursting to share with the world

I have participated in Asia’s biggest annual cake shows, and national and international competitions and won awards.

Ambassador: Lenin Kumar

Lenin Kumar

Facebook: @leninkumar_cake_artist

I always loved baking and I used to attend Asia’s biggest annual cake show Bangalore every year which developed an interest in cake design,  It seemed a natural progression to bring all my creative skills together in cake design. I learnt cake design from the chef. Samie J Ramachandran

I’m a cake artist but I also specialise in sculpting.

I have participated in Asia’s biggest annual cake shows, and national and international competitions and won awards.

Ambassador: Nilou Kashani

Cake International

Instagram: @cake.international

“In cake international, we aim to support the Iranian artist who would like to participate in international competitions.

We are here to support those who have difficulty in way of payments and language barriers.

We have a community group on Instagram and WhatsApp which will support the artists when needed.”