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December 2012
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Capital Confectioners is proud to present the 9th annual That Takes the Cake Sugar Art Show & Cake Competition! The show will be held on February 23-24th, 2013. We are very excited about the wonderful classes on offer this year and the fabulous instructors coming our way. Here is a small sample...

Rick Reichart

Rick Reichart, owner of Cakelava in Hawaii, is an internationally known cake artist with over 20 years experience in pastry and cake design in Los Angeles, Seattle and Hawaii.

Dragonflies & Water Lilies

Mike McCarey


Mike’s focus on unusual or cutting edge design, accurate to scale replication and ability to ship across the country has earned him a diverse clientele including Dustin Hoffman, Arnold Palmer, Rodney Dangerfield and Julia Child. The same diversity extends to the corporate world from Disney and Microsoft to Starbucks and The Smithsonian.

UT Tower

Mary Jo Dowling


Previously an Art Director for a major university, Mary Jo Dowling CMSA holds a degree in illustration from Carnegie Mellon University. Since then she has attended major international conventions on sugar art and taken classes with prominent artists in the field.

Nirvana Techniques

Lauren Kitchens

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Fancy Cakes By Lauren has been voted three years in a row by The American Association of Certified Wedding Planners and The Knot as the “Best of The Best” wedding cake boutiques in Dallas. Lauren has been featured in publications like Grace Ormond Wedding Style and other wedding/bridal magazines around the country, establishing her as a sought-after cake artist.

Cowboys Helmet
Life-Size Sculpted Football Helmet


Wayne Steinkopf

Wayne Steinkopf is co-founder and co-owner of Swank Cake Design, a contemporary
cake studio in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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Marina Sousa

Marina’s background in theatre and fashion lends her a unique perspective to the art of designing cakes. Marina quickly earned a solid reputation based on her impeccable style, enduring quality, intricate design, and uncommon experiments with gravity-defying structures.

Marina Sousa Lace Mini Class
Lace Effects

Brian Stevens

Brian Stevens is the co-owner and creative genius behind Crazy Cakes Inc. Brian is an artist at heart who strives toward one primary principle: to be as creative as humanly possible.

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Spinning & Smoking Cake FX

Sidney Galpern
Sidney Galpin

Sidney Galpern is a Certified Professional Chocolatier, Cake Designer, Sugar Artist, and Instructor. She graduated with honors from the prestigious Ecole Chocolat School of
the Chocolate Arts and has the distinction as the youngest student to ever complete the program.

Isomalt Bow and Rose Class Sidney Galpin
Pulled Sugar Roses & Bows

To view all the Celebrity Classes taking place before and after the show, click here:


To view all the Mini-Classes taking place during the show, click here:

Book by 1 January, 2013 and extend your payments over 4 months!

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