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Visit #RenshawIsland – SoFlo 23-24 April – Miami

Cake Masters Magazine brings you #RenshawIsland at SoFlo Cake & Candy Expo, South Florida’s biggest and most dynamic show this April 2016. Using over 260lbs of Renshaw fondant, this exciting, life-sized, interactive, swashbuckling sugar creation will feature a giant treasure chest filled with Renshaw treasure, a magnificent throne, palm trees, flamingos and the life-sized pirate himself… are you brave enough to face Captain Cutlass? Can you steal his treasure and take his throne?

Creating this sugar art spectacular is a team of three incredibly talented cake artists. The project is led by Liz Marek, of Artisan Cake Company, specialises in large, sculpted cakes with elaborate structures. Liz told us, “I am super excited to be working on such a fun and interactive cake! I’ve never even seen anything like this before. I love working on things that push the boundaries of what cake can be.” Joining Liz in this endeavour are the brilliant Erin Schwartz, of Stacked, and Jockan Jordan, of Dat Cake Place.

Their interactive edible creation will encourage SoFlo visitors to sit on the #RenshawIsland throne and strike the best pose, to be in with a chance of winning the treasure chest full of Renshaw products and a subscription to Cake Masters Magazine.

Get your tickets at:

www.miamicakeexpo.com

For more information on Renshaw, visit:

www.renshawbaking.com

Meet the Team:

Liz Marek

Artisan Cake Company – Sugar Geek Show

Liz is a published author, international teacher and award-winning cake decorator. Her work has been featured on Food Network, BRIDES magazine, Cake Masters Magazine, Oregon bride and countless blogs. She enjoys creating tutorials on www.sugargeekshow.com and developing new techniques that push the boundaries of what cake can do. Liz specialises in large, sculpted cakes with elaborate structures and has been competing in cake competitions for the last seven years. She has either won or placed second in every cake competition she has entered since 2011. She has appeared on Food Network twice for OUTRAGEOUS: Wedding Cakes and OUTRAGEOUS: Halloween. She also competed for and won the Golden Whisk on Duff till Dawn.

How do you feel about making this island?

I am super excited to be working on such a fun and interactive cake! I’ve never even seen anything like this before. I love working on things that push the boundaries of what cake can be. I am also so excited to be working with Jockan and Erin! They are super talented and I know we will make an amazing piece together! GO team!

Three things you would take to a desert island?

Aside from boring necessities like water and food, I would take my daughter, Avalon, so we could go on adventures, a sketchbook, and styro dummies so I could make cake designs based on all the awesome nature around me!

What one other feature are you looking forward to at SoFlo?

I am really looking forward to seeing the cake competition, especially the gravity-defying category!

For more information, visit:

www.sugargeekshow.com

www.artisancakecompany.com

Jockan Jordan

Dat Cake Place

Jockan Jordan, a NOLA Native, owner of Dat Cake Place, located in New Orleans, LA, has a background in construction and interior design, before he became an award-winning cake artist.

As the owner and creator of Dat Cake Place, with no formal culinary training, he focuses on bringing sculpted, unique, and extremely detailed cakes to the cake and sugar art world.

In his five year career as a cake artist, he has won 1st and 3rd place in professional sculpted cake competitions. He was also a competitor in the Battle of Instructors competition in Jacksonville, FL, where live models were transformed, wearing dresses made of edible mediums, to walk the runway. He also has been a guest judge for a cupcake tasting competition, as well as a judge for a state vs state live cake challenge. Jockan has been on Food Network Season 2 of Cake Wars, featured in local and national publications, such as Cake Masters Magazine, and also has been featured in his own segment on a local TV station WGNO 26, News With A Twist!

How do you feel about making this island?

I’m honoured and super excited about working alongside two extremely talented Cake Artists that I admire and who inspire me. I feel that this exhibit will be grrrrreat!!!!

Three things you would take to a desert island?

Knife, compass and boots.

What one other feature are you looking forward to at SoFlo?

Honestly, the people! I love meeting people, cake artists, sharing stories, talking, laughing, getting to know history.

For more information, visit:

www.datcakeplace.com

Erin Schwartz

Stacked

New Jersey native, Erin Schwartz has always had a love of food and art. She graduated first in her class from New York’s The Culinary Institute of America with a degree in Baking and Pastry Arts. Upon graduating, Erin spent a little over two years working and contracting at a couple of cake shops. It was in 2014, when she moved to Virginia, that she started Stacked! Now, making her dreams a reality, Stacked is preparing to open its premier cake decorating school and spread the love and passion for this delicious art form.

Erin has appeared in cake decorating magazines, including Cake Masters Magazine, and has also been featured on various websites and blogs including Inked Magazine and Buzzfeed. Erin has competed at The National Capital Area Cake Show a few times and always placed, she also entered The Great American Cake Show once where she won first place. Finally, Erin was crowned winner of the live 2015 D.C. Cake Fight (hosted by Jose Andreas, Carla Hall and Duff Goldman).

How do you feel about making this island?

I am absolutely giddy to be working on such an amazing piece with such incredible and talented people by my side! I’ve always LOVED pirates, so I couldn’t have asked for a better scene. On top of everything, the crowd can become a part of the piece, so all in all I’m ecstatic and can’t imagine it getting any better!

Three things you would take to a desert island?

Water filter, fire starter and my boyfriend, Joe (because he would be great in a survival situation, would have a sharp knife and is perfect company)!

What one other feature are you looking forward to at SoFlo?

I can’t wait to see all of the incredible competition pieces created by diverse artists of all styles and expertise!

For more information, visit:

www.stackedcakes.us.com

Make sure you join us on this voyage at SoFlo, Miami Airport Convention Center, on 23rd and 24th April.

Get your tickets at:

www.miamicakeexpo.com