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

Valentin Garcia

Vinny Garcia

Bleeding Heart Bakery

TheBleedingHeartBakery.com

Vinny’s tough upbringing taught him that, if he wanted to make it, he just had to do it. He’s been a butcher, a truck driver, a saucier. He’s a musician, a carpenter, an artist, and a dad. He built the first Bleeding Heart Bakery by hand, and he’s been responsible for the artwork and aesthetics of each of our bakeries ever since.

Vinny has worked with food for most of his adult life. But his true ascent began when he was hired as a catering driver for Wolfgang Puck—he was mistaken for a cook and put on the line. His skills were quickly noticed, and Vinny’s hands-on gourmet schooling grew and grew. In 2005, he opened the first Bleeding Heart Bakery with Michelle, his wife.

Today, Vinny’s the man behind all of Bleeding Heart Bakery’s visionary cake masterpieces. As with his many other skills, he’s entirely self-taught. He started by shaping fondant into little skulls and zombies, and moved on to sculpting entire cakes into the larger-than-life masterpieces that have made Bleeding Heart Bakery famous.

You can usually find Vinny performing his impressive feats of cake at our Belmont location. When he’s not doing that, he’s probably fixing something around the bakery. And if he’s not there at all, watch for him dominating cake and pastry competitions across the United States.

Christine Johns-Harris

Christine Johns-Harris : Not a crumb!

Not A Crumb! Exquisite Cakes

Christine Johns-Harris is the owner, head cook and bottle washer at Not a Crumb! Exquisite Cakes. Not a Crumb! Exquisite Cakes is a bespoke cakeshop that specializes in cakes out of the box taste and design! A self-described Cakeist (cake artist and pastry perfectionist), Christine’s early training came from baking cakes with her mother, and memories of fantastic birthday cakes, but all the rest comes from her vivid imagination, and extremely colorful dreams.

A graduate of both Syracuse University and Columbia University, Christine is a former special education teacher, whose first love is children. Along the way, she discovered a passion for creating edible works of art, and the joy in living vicariously through the happy moments of others.

Christine has been making cakes for the past ten years, and enjoys the challenge that comes from never making the same cake twice!