We are so excited to announce another fabulous celebrity guest class for 2011! You may have just seen her & her fabulous cake yesterday on the Oprah Winfrey Show!
If you are an avid Food Network Challenge viewer, you will be excited to hear that Marina Sousa of Just Cake will be coming to teach 2 AMAZING classes in April of 2011.
Marina Sousa is owner and designer of Just Cake, located in the Monterey Bay area of California.
Marina’s work has been featured in numerous national magazines including InStyle, Brides, Modern Bride, Wedding Style and Dessert Professional. Most recently, Marina was thrilled to be a guest on the “Oprah Winfrey Show”, acknowledged as one of the top cake designers in the country. Marina is often seen on the Food Network where she has served as a judge and most impressively clinched first place multiple times on "Food Network - Challenge". The Food Network has featured her work on several specials; She was chosen to create the wedding cake for the winners of "Food Network Caters your Las Vegas Wedding" as well as create a showpiece cake for the first ever “Food Network Awards” at the South Beach Food & Wine Festival. Marina’s favorite appearance was “Fantasy Weddings” where she had the honor of making the wedding cake for her friends, Keegan Gerhard & Lisa Baily, pastry chefs, owners of D Bar Desserts and host of the Food Network “Challenge” series. Additionally, she has had the privilege of designing cakes for high-profile celebrities and celebrity events including wedding cakes for Brad Pitt/Jennifer Aniston, Rachel Welch and a sweet 16 cake for Miley Cyrus.
Marina brings a unique perspective to the art of designing cakes. Her background in theatre and fashion allow her to envision designs through an uncommon lens. Experimenting with structure and defying gravity are equally as intriguing to her as replicating intricate lace. Sugar art has proved to be the perfect medium for exploring all facets of the arts – for Marina, the ideal merging of artistry and passion.
Marina will be teaching the following classes in 2011: