Our first-ever Cake Fellowship is a special program created to support and celebrate up-and-coming entrepreneurs, helping them to make the leap from amateur artists into professional cake decorating and design. So, if you’re a cake artist, this is just the opportunity you need to take your passion for cake decorating to the next level...by launching your own cake business! Judged by some of the most recognizable names in the field, including cake biz guru Michelle Green and Mr. Man About Cake himself, Joshua John Russell. Not to mention: The Grand Prize pack (worth over $10,000!) boasts goodies like $5,000 cash, a business mentorship and a paid trip to Denver!
Michelle Green runs the Business of Baking blog and is a qualified pastry chef. Previously, she owned a custom baking company for more than 10 years. Eventually she sold her business to become a full-time mentor in the baking industry. Today, she consults for a number of baking businesses and contributes to publications and websites including Sweet Magazine, The Baking Sheet and CakesDecor. Michelle also teaches cake business classes around the world.
Joshua John Russell is an Atlanta cake artist and the host of the popular YouTube series Man About Cake. He learned baking and pastry arts at Johnson & Wales University, but his elegant and detailed cake designs are all his own. A finalist in Last Cake Standing, he has appeared on the Food Network Challenge 15 times, showing the world cake artistry that is by turns ornate, over-the-top and seriously cool.
Nicholas Lodge is one of the top instructors in the current generation of sugarcraft artists. The author of numerous books, Nicholas teaches and demonstrates his unique skills around the world. Over the years his teaching tours have taken him to 26 countries. He is internationally known not only for his unique skills in sugar art, but also for the quality of his demonstrations and classes, at which he inspires enthusiasm in everyone who attends. He is also a popular judge for sugar art events around the globe. A native Brit, Nicholas founded the International Sugar Art Collection school near Atlanta, Georgia, where he teaches his signature sugar flower classes.
Anne Yorks left the "real world" in 2007 to be a stay-at-home mom and to pursue her dream of starting her own bakery. As a self-taught baker, she spent years decorating cookies and tweaking her recipes for loved ones' weddings, parties, baby showers and beyond. All that practice finally paid off when she opened the successful Flour Box Bakery in her hometown of Bellefonte, Pennsylvania.
Chrissie began her baking career as a teenager, when she took over a cookie business that her mother and next-door neighbor had started. While at university, Chrissie took some cake decorating classes and realized she had found her career. Following her passion, Chrissie opened a small cake and cookie shop. Today, she and her husband run their custom cake studio, Too Nice to Slice, which is also home to Icing Inspirations, their cake decorating supply store. Chrissie is proud to create cakes that her customers cherish and share what she's learned with cake decorators from around the world.