Judges

Julie Simon

Julie Simon Cakes

Los Angeles // Facebook: @JulieSimonCakes
Instagram: @juliesimoncakes

Julie Simon is an world-renowned cake and sugar artist based in Los Angeles. She has gained acclaim for her grand cake sculptures commissioned by A-List celebrities such as Kylie Jenner and Kevin Hart, Silicon Valley VIPs, and international royalty. Her work has been featured in multiple media outlets, such as The Washington Post, Harpers Bazaar, The New York Post, The Week, Cosmopolitan, People, Bravo TV and many more.
Before dedicating herself to her cake artistry, Julie had a full-time executive career in media. The daughter of Grammy-award winning and Tony-award nominated Broadway composer, Lucy Simon, and niece of rock legend, Carly Simon, she also spent several years as a singer-songwriter and recording artist, performing at such legendary venues as NYC’s Apollo and Beacon Theaters.

Elli Saayman

The Turquoise Squirrel Patisserie

South Africa // Facebook: @TurquoiseSquirrelPatisserie
Instagram: @turquoisesquirrelpatisserie

Elli Saayman is the baker/ maker/ cake designer/ and owner of the Turquoise Squirrel Patisserie based in Johannesburg South Africa . She has an Honours Degree in Fine Arts and has been making confections and cakes since 2014; specialising in Sugar-flowers and Wedding Cake making.

She is a multi-award winning cake artist and has been published internationally (Cake Masters Magazine, DIY wedding cakes, to only mention a few) and has several cake-decorating classes available online, as well as a fun YouTube channel with some short tips and tricks for your bakery.

Pedro Lion

Lions Cakes

Facebook: @LionsCakes

Instagram: @lionscakespedroleon

Born in Venezuela, lawyer by profession, nothing predestined Pedro León to become a Cake Designer… except the strong artistic fiber he was endowed from a young age!

 

In 2012, he found a passion and a real gift for creative pastry. Self-taught at the beginning and then trained by the finest pastry, chocolate and cake design greatest names, Pedro is now a reference in the sector and his brand Lion’s Cakes has thousands of followers around the world.

Multiple-time medalist thanks to his huge tier cakes populated with funny little characters, Pedro ranks among the Top Ten Cake Artists for France.

More recently, he was a contestant in the French version of “Bake Off: The Professionals”.

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.

Karin Rachell Saade Morad

Art Cakes

Facebook: @ArtCakes
Instagram: artcakes_baq_

 

My name is Karin Saade, I am 40 years old and I am from Colombia.

some years ago I decorated my first cake for the birthday of one of my children and since then I have not stopped, cake decoration has become my biggest passion, my hobby and my work; For me it is an art and in each of my works I try to put the best of myself.

 

Over time I have tried to learn and refine different techniques, I continue to learn every day and I thank God for being able to work on what I love.

 

Maria Konnat

Ginger Bread 4 Gifts

 Facebook: @gingerbread4gift 

Instagram: @mariakonnat

My name is Maria Konnat,I am originally Hungarian living in the UK,

I started decorating cookies 6 years ago as a hobby.In 2019 I received a silver award at Cake International,won 3rd place on the Indian culture and 2nd place on the Bangladesh culture online competitions.In 2020 I won three times the 3th Place in Cakeology online competition.

Also I was finalist in royal icing category at Cake star bybora competition.

For me,cookie decorating is the best way to relax,I always learn something new

Joy Blom

Sweet Joy Wedding Cakes

Facebook: @sweetjoyinfo
Instagram: @sweetjoy_cakes

Joy Blom is a sugarflower 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

Sharon Siriwandena

Sharon Siriwardena

Los Angeles // Facebook: @creativeexplosioncakes
Instagram: @ Sharon Siriwardena

My name is Sharon Siriwardena, and I am an artist by profession and have a BA in Art Education ( K-12) from Milwaukee Wisconsin USA. I am currently living and teaching in Boston Massachusetts. I have won international scholarships, Gold, Silver and Platinum awards for Art and 3D sculptures. Self taught cake decorator.  I knew my passion and dedication would one day enable me to achieve my dream in life as a Cake Artist.  My area of speciality is sculpted cakes. I have had my work featured in major Sugarcraft magazines in the UK and US which includes Cake Masters Magazine and American Cake Decorating Magazine.  As the Cake Collective Ambassador for USA and an administrator I work on Collaborations,  I also run my own Collaborations.

Grace Stevens

Grace Stevens

South Africa // Facebook: @gracestevenschef
Instagram: @grace_stevenschef

I’m the owner and founder of Grace Stevens, formally Cupcakes by Design. I’m a Cape Town based cake decorator, instructor and author of two books. My first book, Celebration Cakes, Step by Step with Fondant (Penguin Random House) was awarded the Gourmand Award for the Best South African Dessert Book in 2012. My second book, Cake Decorating with Grace Stevens was released in November 2014.

I’ve been awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze awards for my cake entries in numerous competitions.

Additionally, I travel throughout South Africa to demonstrate and teach the art of cake decorating, teaching my unique techniques with buttercream and cake design. My collaboration with Bosch offers me the opprtunity to teach the art of baking both in Cape Town and Johannesburg.

Deepa Mahtan

Spring Bloom Cakes

Canada // Facebook: Spring Bloom Cakes
Instagram:@springbloomcakes

Meet Deepa Mathan from Spring Bloom Cakes in Canada

 

Deepa Mathan is the owner of Spring Bloom Cakes and a full time cake artist from Ontario, Canada.

 

She has been in the industry for over 8 years now making amazing cake masterpieces.

 

Deepa is very well known for her unique style in the caking industry.

Serdar Yener

Yeners Way

Istanbul, Turkey // Facebook: @YenersWay
Instagram: @yenersway

Chef Serdar Yener has over 50 years of experience in cake decorating.

His vast international experience & artistic talent has been acknowledged by his peers both in Australia and abroad.

He has competed in international competitions and been awarded “Best Pastry Artist” in Igeho, Switzerland 1987 & “Best Pastry Chef” in Singapore, Food Asia 1990.

His Sugar centrepieces are displayed in museums at Champagne in France, Culinary Art Museum in Switzerland & The National Museum in Singapore.

Serdar has also judged at major culinary competitions in Malaysia, Singapore, Australia and USA World Pastry Championships.

Linda Knop

Sugar Cakes Linda Knop

Facebook: @SugarCakesLindaKnop
Instagram: @sugarcakes_lindaknop

Linda Knop is the owner and founder of Sugar Cakes est. 2010. It’s a beautiful little Cake Studio situated in the magnificent wine lands of Cape Town, South-Africa.She creates the most beautiful luxury wedding cakes, flowers, celebration cakes and sculptures.

She also presents classes throughout the year to local and international students. She has received numerous international recognition as well as publications in over 35  magazines.

She adores her family, animals and of course, Sugar Cakes. She also believes… “In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different” – Coco Chane

Fernando Franco Muñoz Vega

Creattack

Facebook: @Creattack
Instagram: @figuritascreattack

My name is Fernando Franco Muñoz Vega, known as “Franko”, Chilean, I was born on December 27, 1990. I am an artisan and self-taught. I have 15 years of experience as a sculptor and modeling figures. My specialty is fondant, gum paste and cold porcelain.

Owner of Figuritas Creattack that was born in 2012, the union of everything I do, recognition and love of my art.

Hanieh Mashallahzadeh

Hani Sugar Art

Facebook: @Hanicakeifrane
Instagram: @hani.sugarart

My name is Hanieh Mashallahzadeh, Live in Beautiful country named Morocco.

 I am professional cake designer since 2015.

 

My passion is making simulation figures in different sizes

And of course I love competition and tough challenges.

Jk Denim

Koalipops

Facebook: @koalipop

Instagram: @koalipop

JK Denim is a self-taught baker who created the brand Koalipops in order to teach his audience how to design imaginative and fun cakes. JK has collaborated with Disney, Marvel Studios, Nickelodeon, The Food Network, and has also been featured on Good Morning America.

His ability to craft cakes ranges from simple and cute to artistically detailed, allowing him to incorporate brands and IPs into a variety of social media-friendly videos.

Ana Remigio

CUPCAKES & DREAMS

Facebook: CUPCAKES & DREAMS

Instagram: @anamourinhoremigio

Ana Remígio is from the Algarve-Portugal.It was only after finished University (Degree in Marketing and Bachelor of Tourism), getting married and having children that Ana had her first contact with cake decorating.

Being enthusiastic about Cake Design and the most awarded Cake designer in Portugal, it’s with great honor that Ana has won multiple International Awards all over the World and have seen her work stand out in the international press, with articles published in several specialized cake magazines.

Elected Professional Cake Decorator of the Year 2020 in International Salon Culinaire, London.

Marta Torres

The Cookie Lab by Marta Torres

Facebook: @TheCookieLab.MartaTorres 
Instagram: @thecookielab_by_marta_torres

My name is Marta Torres (The Cookie Lab – Bolachas Decoradas Artesanais), I’m originally from Lisbon, Portugal, having lived around 20 years abroad.

 I’m a self taught Cookie Artist and, it was only after having entered an on-line Cookie Contest and winning First Prize (Julia Usher’s Cookie Connection site), I started to look at cookies differently.

Teaching is my passion, and after this winning, I started to get invitations to teach my cookie decorating tech-niques all over the world. USA, Switzerland, Italy, Russia, Turkey, Lithuania, Spain, Dubai, Bahrain, Taiwan, Singapore, India, Egypt, Iran, Australia, Serbia, South Africa, Argentina, Uruguay and Portugal were my next stops for my “Master Classes”.