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DEBBIE COOK OWNER/CREATOR

Debbie Cook is a mother and wife, and a born and raised Calgarian. She found passion in cake decorating in 2009 in the attempt to learn the ins and outs of cake decorating at Chinook Learning to make her own wedding cake. Debbie has always been in the kitchen scene from as early as she can remember, and has been making fancy cakes for the past 9 years. She has a natural tendency to share her knowledge of cooking, baking and cake decorating with friends and family, and dreams to share even more. Her talent did not go unrecognized even though she had not been professionally trained in pastry arts. Achievements of highest grades in Food Studies in high school, 1st Place at the Skills Canada Alberta competition in ‘Culinary’, 1st Place awards for submissions at Calgary Sugarcraft Guild cake decorating competitions, and her following on social media have proven her gift in presentation and quality . Debbie’s attention to detail and commitment to making a breathtaking cake shows in her work.

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MEGHAN SPEERS


MANAGER

Meghan Speers is a sun-loving, fun-loving mom of two very energetic kids. The beautiful terrain of Western Canada suits her enjoyment of many active outdoor pursuits including hiking, dirt biking and snowboarding; none of which would be complete without a glass of wine at the end of the day.

Over a ten year span working in a large corporate environment, and an additional three years in small business, Meghan developed a knack for process development and organization along with a strong desire to engage in mentor-ship of those around her.

Having also spent many hours over the years in leadership of both sporting teams and volunteer groups of varying sizes, it was a natural transition to bring those skills back into the business world and embark on this incredible adventure with CAKEify Studio.


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HEATHER MCGRATH


CAKE ARTIST

A girl with a couple of sugar crazed kids, and a dream, Heather McGrath dove into the world of sugar in 2007. She laughs now when she sees the cakes she was making when everyone told her that she should go into business. But that hysteria, while well founded, is the driving force behind her need to improve. Heather started creating things, taking classes, and consuming as much knowledge and experience as possible. Today she has her own custom cake business, many awards, including best in show at the Calgary Stampede, the Calgary Cake & Sugar Art competition, and was awarded silver at Cake International in Birmingham, UK. She frequently volunteers with the Calgary Sugarcraft Guild, loves talking about anything cake, and sharing techniques and ideas. She can’t wait to immerse herself in the world of cake at Cakeify Studio!

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OLIVIA FOURNIER

Olivia Fournier is 20 years old, was born in Saskatchewan and raised in Calgary Alberta. She is currently studying baking and pastry arts at S.A.I.T. Baking has always been a huge passion of hers. She has loved it ever since she was a little kid. Olivia has experienced working over seas in New Zealand for over 6 months side by side with an award winning pastry chef. Making cakes is her passion and she can’t wait to continue doing what she loves here at Cakeify Studio!

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Iana Botchkarnikova


Baker/Decorator

Iana brings with her over 20 years of experience in the pastry industry. When Iana was 10 years old she was first introduced to a Bakery, where she was fascinated by all the tools, decorations, flours and Pastry Chefs talents. Since she was 14, Iana started to make cakes,cupcakes and desserts of her own recipes and decorations. Who knew back then it was the very start of her Professional Career. Today Iana is honored to be a three times Silver Prize Winner of the International Food Championships in Desserts category. Iana's pastry and desserts style is focused – she creates crafted, healthy and tasty desserts that are full of flavor and elegance. “My goal in creating desserts and cakes is to make them look nice and make people happier. Every cake and dessert I create is very unique to each custom order and your preferences, such as hobbies, interests. Your smile and compliments are my very best reward" she said. Iana's desserts and cakes are not only very tasty, but wonderfully creative and marvelous! And last but not least - Iana can TEACH you how to decorate delightful cakes and give them an exquisitely unique look! So making your own dessert will really be, well, a piece of cake!

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Maegan O’Brien


CAKE ARTIST

Hi, I’m Maegan.

I’m a mother of three boys 13,11, and 10, with the worlds best husband. I’ve been making cakes on my own for the last 5 years and am pretty much all self taught. I really enjoy watching a cake come to life from some simple ingredients to presentation to a family or child and watching their jaws drop! I enjoy seeing my skills evolve as I go and have come a long way since I started! I’m happy to be part of CAKEify and will be happy to make your dream cake a reality!