The Bake Fest was founded with a deep love for the baking community. We haven’t seen any event that celebrates all bakers – home bakers, pastry chefs and bakery owners, recipe developers, and baking influencers – so we created The Bake Fest as place for us all to learn together. We built it with lots of networking opportunities so we have a space to get to know each other and exchange tips so we can grow together.
Our first The Bake Fest was held in May, 2021, and the second event was held in May, 2022. Our upcoming The Bake Fest Holiday Edition will be held on October 8, 2022.
Her baking blog, Cupcake Project, began in 2007 as a way of documenting her quest to master the cupcake in time to bake hundreds of them for a friend’s wedding. Since then, her approachable sweet and savory recipes have been featured regularly in Huffington Post and Buzzfeed, she’s been a contributor for Parade Magazine, Paula Deen, and Chowhound, and she has freelanced for magazines like Fine Cooking and AllRecipes.
Stefani has appeared on news segments, taught baking classes, has keynoted at blogging and PR conferences, and co-founded Food Media Forum, a food influencer conference that ran for two years in St. Louis, Missouri.
Stefani has also co-founded Build Digital Marketing, a company focused on Instagram account management for small to mid-sized businesses.
When she’s not baking or playing with her family, you can find her upside-down on aerial silks.