Celebrate Halloween Karen Portaleo Style! By graceheer blog Comments | 2 Favorites | 0 Print Known for her impressive cake sculpting and modeling chocolate work, Karen Portaleo has wowed Food Network judges and fellow decorators alike since she began competing in Food Network Challenge competitions in 2010. Karen’s work shines especially brightly in the spooky Halloween season, which is why we chose to feature her in the October 2013 issue of Cake Central Magazine! Haven’t downloaded a copy? Not to worry! We’ve put together a Pinterest board filled with some of her most ghoulish creations from Food Network’s Halloween Wars and beyond! Check out our “Karen Portaleo Halloween Inspiration” board to have a look. To see more of Karen’s amazing work and learn about her fascinating journey to cake (would you believe she used to be a set designer?), be sure to download your copy of Volume 4, Issue 10 of Cake Central Magazine.