Incredible opportunity to learn from these renowned cake artists.
Bronwen Weber (born Calgary, Alberta) is a pastry chef and renowned cake decorator based in Dallas, Texas. In her 20 year career she has worked at a variety of bakeries and won numerous awards, including the Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show grand prize in the wedding cake division. She is a frequent competitor on Food Network Challenge cake decorating competitions, having competed over twenty times.
DOS 2013 Demo: Sculpted Eagle Cake
In 1969 a Wilton Catalog came into Carolyn’s life and her passion for sugar art began. She began taking classes and going to cake shows, one of which was the 1976 Michigan Show where ICES was born. During this time, she was very active in ICES, of which she is a Charter Member, and served as State Representative, Board Member, Vice President, and President. She has taken classes in (and still enjoys) the “old” techniques such as Lambeth, Nirvana, Australian, and South African. She also finds it gratifying to use techniques such as cake sculpting and construction, forming and arranging gumpaste flowers, designing cake stands (such as her Cowboy Boot Cake Stand). Carolyn is a Life Member of Frosting Creators of San Antonio. She continues to be in demand as a demonstrator, master teacher and judge across the country.
DOS Demo: All-American Cowboy Boots
Dawn Parrott is a certified Pastry Chef and accomplished award winning cake designer living in Houston Texas. Her inspiration came at a young age watching her dad make incredible cakes for family and friends. Dawn has won awards around the country and continues to practice and teach the craft. In 2010 Dawn earned the title master sugar artist by placing 5th at the Tulsa Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show (OSSAS). Her award winning designs have been featured numerous times in different publications across the US and internationally. Dawn has appeared on The Food Network Challenge in 2009 & 2010. Dawn is also a founding instructor for the Sugar Arts Institute (www.sugarartinstitute.org)
DOS Demo: Royal Icing Filigree
In 1985, while living in College Station, Patti took a cake decorating class and entered her first cake contest in the mall. She won first place in the beginners division and was hooked. In October 2011 she started Fine Arts Bakery (FAB).
DOS Demo: “Thinking Outside the [Cookie] Box”. An interactive demo, using audience participation to create a synergy of ideas on where to go for inspiration. Patti will be showing several techniques that have been primarily used by one medium (cakes) and showing how to use in another medium (cookies) and vice verse.
Sidney Galpern is a Certified Sugar Instructor. She graduated with honors from Ecole Chocolat School of the Chocolate Arts and has the distinction as the youngest student to ever complete the program. She trained and interned with top sugar artists and chefs in New York City, Orlando, and West Palm Beach. Her company was chosen for the ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Space Coast. Sidney has been teaching sugar and cake decorating to professionals and amateurs for the last 5 years. She designs and manufactures her own line of sugar art tools. Sidney’s shop, Simi Cakes & Confections (pronounced See-Me) is located in Palm Bay, Fl.
DOS Demo: “American Picnic” theme… fun things you would find on a picnic made out of blown and pulled sugar.