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Interview with Sylvia Weinstock

With 35 years of experience making cakes for the likes of Oprah, Robert de Niro, Jennifer Lopez, the Kennedys and the Clintons, to name but a few, Cake Masters Magazine is thrilled to interview the revered cake artist, Sylvia Weinstock. Her focus on creating delicious works of art with only the finest ingredients, her buttercream cakes and trademark sugar flowers, have earned Sylvia the given title of “Queen of Cakes”. As a pioneer of the industry and an inspiration to so many,  Sylvia started her cake-career at the age of 50, is a breast cancer survivor of 35 years and is still enjoying her work at the age of 85.

She is a force to be reckoned with, and someone with incredible sass and drive for her love of creating beautiful wedding cakes. The one thing that totally floored us was the discovery that she only uses Italian meringue buttercream to cover her cakes – NO FONDANT! Sylvia tell us about her cake journey, the amazing work she has done and her plans for the future. Hers is a truly amazing story, so I hope you enjoy reading it.

Photo credit: Sylvia Weinstock Cakes. Headshot, Carol Chan

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