Fav Cake Decorator?

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servingzero Posted 30 Mar 2009 , 9:39pm
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I'm always looking for new website, books and other sources of inspiration (and browse the galleries here constantly.)

Who is your favorite cake decorator? Famous, semi-famous, or under appreciated! It was because of CC that I found Pink Cake Box, and love her website!

Anyway, I thought it would be fun to share your fav decorator, or some of your fav sites! I did a search to see if there was a thread that discusses this already, and couldn't find one, so if there is one, then feel free to link it so I can read through it icon_smile.gif

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Kiddiekakes Posted 30 Mar 2009 , 10:19pm
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Mine is Thanh Thanh from right here on CC...I have mad love for her decorating skills...Perfection!!

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auntmamie Posted 30 Mar 2009 , 10:20pm
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My absolute favorite is Bronwen Webber. I would love to have an internship under her - her cakes are amazing!

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foxymomma521 Posted 30 Mar 2009 , 10:27pm
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I know her cakes aren't the caliber of Bronwen Webber, but I love Cakery's cakes here on CC. Every one of them just seems to scream FUN!

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bakery_chick Posted 3 Apr 2009 , 1:51am
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That is a hard question!! I couldn't name just one!

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indydebi Posted 3 Apr 2009 , 3:06am
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Originally Posted by Kiddiekakes

Mine is Thanh Thanh from right here on CC...I have mad love for her decorating skills...Perfection!!



Perfection doesn't even begin to describe it! She is easily my #1 pick!!

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mamacc Posted 3 Apr 2009 , 11:56am
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Mine is Mike McCarey!!! LOVE his work!

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sweetjan Posted 3 Apr 2009 , 12:07pm
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It's a tie...Bronwen and Mike McCarey. But I'm also starting to really like Jason and Josh, both of whom have been on some Food Network challenges over the past year.

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i_heart_pastry Posted 3 Apr 2009 , 12:13pm
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I have lots of faves, but one of them is Wendy Kromer. I love her wedding cake designs!

Bec

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adven68 Posted 3 Apr 2009 , 12:20pm
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There are so many great ones, aren't there? Mike McCarey is the best in my eyes! His work is always flawless and amazing!

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jammjenks Posted 3 Apr 2009 , 12:22pm
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Put me down for a Thanh Thanh fan too!

Nashville Cakes is really starting to grow on me too.

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JulesM7 Posted 3 Apr 2009 , 12:27pm
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My favorite is Sharon Zambito of Sharon's Sugarshack. Her cakes always look flawless - something I strive towards with my cakes, but never seem to accomplish. Although, watching her DVD's gives me hope!

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Maria_Campos Posted 3 Apr 2009 , 12:28pm
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Mike McCarey hands down, he is my cake idol all his cakes are flawlessly executes all the time! I want to be like Mike when I grow up!!!

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SHogg Posted 3 Apr 2009 , 12:41pm
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There are sooooo many that I love. The talent here on CC alone is staggering!
My website has a very long list of links to cake sites you can browse, including the decorators mentioned above. Most of the links are on the 'Cake Sites' page on my site. Enjoy!
www.distinctivecakes.com

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BREN28 Posted 3 Apr 2009 , 12:58pm
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the one's i love are from cc also, nashville cakes,sugershack and edna's( designmeacake.com). i know there's more of them,but cant remember all of them right now!

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tx_cupcake Posted 3 Apr 2009 , 1:04pm
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I love April Reed's elegant simplicity and her take on shape and proportion. I also like Erica O'Brien and her use of structured, graphic design. They are definitely my two faves right now.

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Tortess Posted 3 Apr 2009 , 1:14pm
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Mike McCarey hands down, he is my cake idol all his cakes are flawlessly executes all the time! I want to be like Mike when I grow up!!!




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Classycakes Posted 3 Apr 2009 , 1:19pm
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I absolutely love Jennifer Dontz's cakes, Sugar Delites. The beauty and elegance of her cakes just inspire me.

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cata262 Posted 3 Apr 2009 , 2:11pm
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Originally Posted by SHogg

There are sooooo many that I love. The talent here on CC alone is staggering!
My website has a very long list of links to cake sites you can browse, including the decorators mentioned above. Most of the links are on the 'Cake Sites' page on my site. Enjoy!
www.distinctivecakes.com




wow! you have a great selection of fav!!!! thanks for sharing...icon_wink.gif

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pianocat Posted 3 Apr 2009 , 2:34pm
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I have 3 CCs that come to mind: Thanh Thanh who has the best piping skills! , Sharon (Sugarshack), and edna (designmeacake.com) and of course there's Bronwen and Mike Mccarey.

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PinkZiab Posted 3 Apr 2009 , 2:49pm
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www.cakeline.com

Chef Cynthia Peithman isn't "food network" famous, but she is very well known, and well-respected in the high-end pastry field. She is in New York, and she was my primary instructor for the first half of my studies at the French Culinary Institute. She is an AMAZING chef, and a wonderful person. Her cakes are breathtaking and she has inspired me in so many ways. I feel lucky to have learned from her and if I am ever 1/10 the chef that she is, I will count myself lucky.

My other favorite is also someone you probably have never heard of (YET): Cathy Olate. She is Anne Heap's second in command at Pink Cake Box and she blows me away. I learned so much from her during my internship. You will get to see her assist Anne during her next food network challenge (airing in May), but rest assured, she will be famous in her own right someday, because she's AWESOME!

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tonedna Posted 3 Apr 2009 , 2:51pm
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I love Mike, and Collette and so many others...

Thanks to those who mention me!
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sweetsbyJ Posted 3 Apr 2009 , 3:05pm
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DebbieDoesCakes

http://debbiedoescakes.net/

Her work is amazing and flawless..I love her work!

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SHogg Posted 3 Apr 2009 , 3:09pm
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One of my absolute favorites: www.idreamofcake.com

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tx_cupcake Posted 3 Apr 2009 , 3:18pm
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One of my absolute favorites: www.idreamofcake.com




Ooooh! I totally forgot about Shinmin Li. Her work is flawless!

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tonedna Posted 3 Apr 2009 , 3:20pm
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Oh yeah...the cakes are fabulous!
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Ironbaker Posted 3 Apr 2009 , 3:25pm
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Thanh Thanh groupie here! Also -

Carrie Biggers, love her clean, lovely style. http://www.carriescakes.com/

Norm Davis, he is the kindest and most encouraging teacher I've had to date. Always willing to share and help. http://thesweetlife.com/

Rebecca Sutterby
, I love her eye for detail and design. http://www.sugarcreations.com/

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__Jamie__ Posted 3 Apr 2009 , 3:35pm
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The head designer (I think?) from Planet Cake in Australia. Amazing flawless work!

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grannys3angels Posted 3 Apr 2009 , 3:36pm
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My CC members, Sharon (Sugarshack), Edna (Tonedna), Jennifer Dontz, Thanh Thanh (her piping skills are stunning!), Rouv, aine2, Adven68, Nunuk, Sugarflowers, 2muchsugar, ArtistInTraining07, helipops, boween, boonenati...ohhh so so many more on CC! thumbs_up.gif

Those on TV, #1 Buddy Valastro love his cakes and his flowers skills rock!, Michelle Bommarito, Margaret Braun, Elisa Strauss, Norman Davis, Bronwen Weber, Pink Cake Box, Courtney Clark, Duff, and many more of them also.

These are a few of my favorite, now I feel like singing the song "These Are Afew Of My Favorite Things" icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif ... and now that song will also be in my head all day icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

God Bless,
Sharon

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CarolAnn Posted 3 Apr 2009 , 3:46pm
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Many of mine have been named already so I didn't have to think too hard on this. There is so much wonderful talent right here on cc. I spend more time looking at the cake talent than anything else on the net. So many varied talents out there that I admire. Too many to name. But I'll be checking out the names mentioned thus far that I don't know yet. Thanks for this thread!

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