The Bake Fest is a community of bakers that gathers virtually throughout the year to connect, learn, and grow together.
Home business bakers and aspiring home business bakers alike trust The Bake Fest to help them gain increased confidence in both baking and business skills.
At our virtual events, expect hands-on classes from world-class bakers and business instructors plus networking opportunities with peers, mentors, and baking brands.
The Bake Fest is the destination to find people like you that will motivate and inspire.
Amanda Schonberg is a certified chef and speaker located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She is the founder of Baking For Business; an online platform which shares tips and articles on helping bakers to operate the business side of their sugar or baking business. She has been hired to teach business by brands such as Facebook, Louisiana State University School of Business, Wells Fargo, International Cake Exploration Society and more.
Her monthly membership program, Baking for Business -Entrepreneur Community, is a group coaching membership which teaches bakers on a wide variety of topics ranging from marketing to building a solid foundation for your business. She is passionate about helping others to create a sustainable baking business and profit from their purpose.
“Cake decorating literally saved my life,” explains Porsha Kimble when sharing her cake journey. Porsha has been able to create a superior cake making home business by implementing the tactics she learned from her prior background in sales. Now, she travels the U.S. & internationally, sharing her story and teaching other bakers how to price, decorate and master the business aspect of running a home-based business. She also speaks on how to increase business and achieve much needed work/life balance as an entrepreneur. Now that Porsha has a flavoring product, she helps others to understand the power of their own products plus business.
Katelyn has been baking up a storm since her first lemon cake with pink sprinkles on her 11th birthday.
The daughter of a magician and a ballet teacher, Katelyn has an eye for art and energy for life that has made Sweet Kate Bakery a tasty, unique, beautiful business and community.
Katelyn has made thousands of custom cakes, cupcakes, cookies and more for party-goers of Utah.
She has a degree in Entrepreneurship, over 125K followers on Instagram and has enjoyed sharing her love for baking on regular local tv segments. Along with managing a busy kitchen, she coaches business owners in social media growth and building their business confidence through knowledge with a variety of classes.
Her goal is to help others by baking up success in cake, business, and a happier day for all those that come across her content.
Liz Joy Murray is the founder and owner of Inspired to Taste, a one-of-a-kind dessert company where she creates mixed-media sugar art and food-centric content inspired by fashion, beauty and pop culture.
Liz and her unique creations have been featured in Forbes, People Magazine, DailyMail, Grazia, Cake Masters Magazine, POPSUGAR, My Modern Met, and more. She has appeared on Access Daily, Netflix’s Sugar Rush, KTLA5 News, and Buzz Feed Tasty. Her client list includes Christian Louboutin, Urban Decay Cosmetics, Sephora, HBO Max, Amazon Studios, Tori Spelling, laurenconrad.com, and more.
Liz was also the recipient of Cake Master’s 2019 international Cookie Award. Before venturing into the world of dessert design, she spent a decade working as a brand manager and art director in entertainment and fashion. In addition to dessert design, Liz also enjoys illustration, styling and photography.
Jessie Sheehan is a recipe developer and author of The Vintage Baker, Icebox Cakes, and the new easy-peasy baking book, Snackable Bakes: 100 Easy-Peasy Recipes for Exceptionally Scrumptious Sweets and Treats. Her work can be found in The Washington Post, Bon Appétit, Food Network, Food52, and Kitchn, among others. She lives in Brooklyn with her family.
Mitzi is a sprinkle-loving, self-proclaimed cookiepreneur. When she isn’t geeking out about cookies, copywriting, and marketing, you can find her exploring Utah with her husband and four little boys.
She’s a social media influencer on Instagram @HappyConfetti, runs an online community @The_Cookiers, is the founder and host of the @WorldCookieSummit and @BakingMagicPhotos. She has run a social media growth company for 5 years and loves photography – but most of all, her obsession with cookies runs deep.
All hail the Queen of glitter and gold! Jyoti’s ninja-level decorating skills are next to none and she has carved out a whimsical, poppy style that is all her own. For over 5 years, Jyoti has been creating amazing treats with out-of-this-world flavor profiles that are sure to get more than a few likes on the ‘gram.
Her eye-catching creations have been featured on PopSugar, BuzzFeed, The Social, and CityLine, to name a few, and her community of over 500k followers agree that Jyoti’s bakes are totally swoon-worthy. Most importantly, though, Jyoti knows that the MOST important thing about baking is to get creative, get messy, and HAVE FUN!
Michelle Curran aka “ChefMitchie”, is a cake and sugar artist based in Las Vegas, NV. She has been named “North America’s Top Ten Cake Artist” by Dessert Professional Magazine and is a “People’s Choice” Finalist for American Cake Awards. Her career in cake artistry has led her to compete locally/nationally and on Food Network. Chef Mitchie travels the country working with top cake supply vendors, performs product demos, teaching the art of cake decorating, and judging food/cake competitions. When not travelling, ChefMitchie can be found creating custom edible art for her clients inside her Las Vegas studio, Mitchies Munchies. ChefMitchie is one of the Happiest Schugah Sisters you’ll ever meet.