It’s a new week and a new winner… I’m announcing the April Who Takes the Cake? Winner: Michelle’s Couture Cakes!
Sometimes I have a favorite and sometimes I don’t but for April’s contest, I have to confess… I was really pulling for this cake to win! It’s just so incredible.
And her winning cake was this amazing Quilled Parrot Cake. A few years ago I dabbled in quilling (on cake) but my efforts were just plain elementary when compared with this stunning creation! I could stare at it all day long!
Before I bore you with my rambling, let’s get on with it! I’m going to let Michelle tell you about herself:
My name is Michelle Sie, I’m a hobby baker, stay-at-home mother of 2 boys. I live in Plano, Texas.
I started baking less than 2 years ago. I was the kind of person who didn’t like to step my foot on the kitchen zone, but then everything changed. In 2014 I fell in love with baking & cake decorating and it’s been my passion and therapy ever since.
I’m more of a self-taught baker/ cake decorator/ pastry enthusiast. I’ve only attended a couple of classroom courses, including The Wilton School of Cake Decorating in Chicago, IL which I graduated from last year.
I really love to learn. One of my way to learn is to enter cake competitions. This way I can get constructive comments from the cake decorators and A-listers. This past 12 months my cakes got placed in competitions:
– 3rd place Wedding Cake tiered, First Timer division. North Texas Cake Show, 2015. This was, in fact, my first cake ever using fondant. Seriously.
– 1st place Celebration Cake tiered. First Timer division. North Texas Cake Show, 2015
– 1st place Single tiered Special Occasion Cake, Intermediate Division. That Takes The Cake, 2016
I share my excitement on cake decorating/ pastry world on my Facebook page here: Michelle’s Couture Cakes and on my Instagram account here.
In addition to the Quilled Parrot Cake, I asked Michelle to share some of her favorite creations with us! Here are a few of her favorites:
Happy Caking Everybody! The May Who Takes the Cake Contest will be live soon, so keep your eyes open and enter YOUR cake!