Pirikos Cake Design
“Pirikos Cake Design”, formed by a couple: Catarina Taborda and Luís Gaspar, former Geographer and Architect from Portugal started in October 2011.
While planning the 1st anniversary of our youngest son, we decided to organize and decorate all the birthday party, including the cake, an ex-libris of any party!
It all started then!
Our connections to the arts, decorating, theater, dance, sculpture and architecture were the foundation for embarking on such adventure. he creations are fully prepared together.
Each project is worked to detail, from idea to conception. Both the shape, the color scheme and structure are thought out and planned before moving to production.
Fans of a "clean" style, we try to implement in every work both harmony and logic, along with creativity.
We strive for harmony of the senses, from the sublime palate to the startling visual.
In a single sentence as a motto: Flavor with Imagination!
Mimi Liew is the founder of PassioNate Cakes in Malaysia. She has always loved baking and staying in the kitchen experimenting recipes at very young age. Art is her lifelong passion and with her strong artistic inclinations, she finds satisfaction in putting my skills into cake art.
Before she ventured into cake art business, Mimi was a flight attendant, until she realize that she should be working on what she is passionate about; Cake Art!
In 2007, she took up advance short course on Life Size Gumpaste Flower, Royal Icing String Work and Human Figurine making with Miss Rosalind Chan, Head Instructor and CEO of International Centre of Cake Artistry Malaysia.
In 2009, she took up Squires Kitchen International School Of Sugarcraft & Cake Decorating.
Some of her work had been published in Squires Kitchen Wedding Cake Magazine, local Wedding Magazines and in Indonesia.
Mimi started her cake art workshops in 2010 at a couple of cake decorating institutions in Malaysia. In 2011, her workshops spread to Hong Kong and Singapore. At present, her workshops have spread to Asian Countries and very soon to new destinations in the West side of the globe. She will be in Dubai this year.
Antonio's kitchen is his studio, his cakes - are his artworks, each one is unique and his designs are one of a kind. He is based in Phoenix, Arizona USA and has been featured in esteemed magazines such as Cake Central and Sweet Magazine. He has done extensive collaborative work.
His style is contemporary and involves painting and drawing on fondant, another medium that he always uses is wafer. He likes using it because of it's versatility and no drying time required compared to gum paste. Because Antonio wants his cakes to look different, his inspiration comes from somewhere else than what you'd find in a cake magazine.
"My greatest passion in life is art, next is food, right now I can really say that I am enjoying what I do, I am doing this as a part-time means of living but my goal is to really do this full time because with this craft I am not only making a living, I am actually making a life."