Cake Decorator and Designer
A Tennessee native, Dawn Joy Stoika became interested in the art of cake decorating after graduating Union University with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Through practice and courage, she left the corporate world and started working at a bakery in downtown Nashville. After 4 years she advanced to Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention center as lead cake decorator and designer. It is there where she perfected her skill in piping and sculpture. It is Dawn Joy’s eye for detail, creative designs, and eloquent scroll work that has made her shine bright.
While at Gaylord Opryland she has designed and created cakes for Grand Ole Opry artists such as Keith Urban, Loretta Lynn, Darius Rucker, Little Jimmy Dickens, and so many more. A superhero inspired groom’s cake was also featured on the Huffington Post. Her Andy Warhol inspired cake won her first place at the 2012 Pastry Live Competition and was covered on the front page of American Cake Decorating.
It is her love for life, passion for cake decorating, and refined skill that comprises her to be Dawn Joy!