Dawn Joy Stoika

Dawn Joy Stoika

Cake Decorator and Designer

Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center
Nashville, TN

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.Continue reading

Katharina Craine

Katharina Craine

Katharina’s Cakes

KatharinasCakes.com

Katharina Craine began her pastry journey by learning at the feet of her grandmother in small town Germany. Surrounded by proficient bakers, she quickly developed a love for cakes and a very discerning set of taste buds.

After moving to Atlanta in her pre-teens, Katharina began sharing these old recipes with others, and eventually decided to pursue pastry as a career. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Le Cordon Bleu Atlanta and moved halfway across the country to intern with Chef Bronwen Weber of Frosted Art Bakery in Dallas, TX. It was there that she truly fell in love with cake decorating, and she stayed at Frosted Art as a cake artist well past her internship.

Katharina eventually returned to Atlanta, where she honed her skills at some of the best bakeries and restaurants in the South. She branched out on her own to open Katharina’s Cakes–a custom cake shop serving the Atlanta area–in late 2011.

Ever-evolving in her craft, Katharina is always looking for new and innovative ways to combine her unique design aesthetic with classic flavors and pastry techniques. Her work has been showcased in various bridal magazines and on television, but most importantly at special events all across Atlanta.

To see more of Katharina’s work, visit http://www.katharinascakes.com

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Dawn Davis

DawnDavis

Dawn Bakes Cakes

DawnBakesCakes.com

I have been decorating cakes since the mid 80’s. It all began after taking a Wilton cake decorating class and got hooked. I specialize in buttercream cakes for all occasions. I am a self-taught cake designer. I started making cakes not only for my family but for most of my friends and their families. I love what I do and I love seeing my client’s enjoyment over something I have created for them. It’s not “just a cake” it’s a work of art.

Shelley DeLisle

Bliss

McDonoughBliss.com

Shelley has taken a non-traditional route to the sugar arts world. After graduating from Chaminade University in Honolulu, Hawaii, with a BA in Computer Science, and from Roosevelt University with a BGS in Business, Shelley spent 15 years in the corporate world working for EDS, a computer software services company. After juggling a career, marriage, and a young child, Shelley chose to leave the corporate world and focus on raising her young daughter.

During this 10-year hiatus from earning a paycheck, Shelley developed a love for cake decorating. She honed her decorating skills during this time by making cakes for friends and family, and by taking professional classes with leading industry cake artists Nicholas Lodge, Rebecca Sudderby, and Lauren Kitchens.

Shelley’s business experiences, and her love of sugar arts, provided her the foundation to open Bliss in March of 2010. Located on the beautiful McDonough, Georgia, town square, Shelley and her team specialize in creating wedding, and other special event cakes, with an artistic flair. Their elegant and often whimsical styles break tradition to bring bright colors and unique shapes to their delicious works of art. The shop features a full bakery, in addition to sugar art classes, and a full range of cake and candy making supplies for sale to the public.

‘Opening a business in this crazy economy has been the most difficult, yet rewarding experience of my life. I fondly refer to Bliss as my expensive mid-life crisis. I am so fortunate to love what I do, and I love the crazy women who have joined me on this journey!

Bliss
20 Macon Street
McDonough, GA 30253
www.McDonoughBliss.com
678-272-6222