Oakland California designer, Debbie Goard of Debbie Does Cakes has been named a 2015 Top ten Cake Artist in North America by Dessert Professional Magazine, the nation's leading food service publication for the chocolate,cake, pastry, baking, and frozen desserts industries.
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"Our goal is to recognize cake artists who have demonstrated that rare combination of creativity, craft and hard work,” explains Boyle. “These artisans who don’t shy away from a challenge and it shows in every one of their amazing cakes, which are really works of art.”
American dessert professionals are the global leaders in cake artistry. We applaud our 2015 Top Ten Cake Artists for their contribution to our industry through their skills, creativity, and imagination," adds Matthew Stevens.
This year's Top Ten Cake Artists are profiled in the April/May 2015 issue of Dessert Professional Magazine and on the award-winning website Dessertprofessional.com.
Selected from across North America, this year’s Top Ten Cake Artists are:
Fernanda Abarca, Fernanda Abarca Cakes, Montrose, CA
Madison Lee Barricelli, Madison Lee’s Cakes, New York, NY
Debbie Goard, Debbie Does Cakes, Oakland, CA
Kaysie Lackey, The People's Cake and Innovative Sugarworks, Seattle, WA
Joëlle Mahoney, Signature Cakes & Confectionery, LLC, Brewster, NY
Lisa Mansour, NY Cake and Baking Supply and NY Cake Academy, New York, NY
Lucy Martin, Sofelle Confections, Orlando, FL
Dawn Parrott, Dawn Parrott Designs, Cypress, TX
Joshua John Russell, in2food, Atlanta, GA
Eva Salazar, Makememycake, Miami, FL
“We set out to recognize outstanding cake artists who elevate the industry as a whole with their contributions in talent and innovation. These are the cake artists who have proven they most embody the spirit of excellence that we are all committed to,” said publisher Jeffrey Dryfoos.
Debbie has been a unique fixture in the field of cake artistry for over 20 years. Her business offers sculpted cakes exclusively, cakes that look like anything other than cakes. She has been featured in hundreds of newspapers and websites around the world and is the author of the internationally sold "Twisted Cakes, Deliciously Evil Designs for Every Occasion" pub. Harper Collins 2012