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Jean A. Schapowal from Cakes with Character, is an award winning cake artist based in Long Island, New York, creating cakes for over 15 years. Having been a cartooning and Illustration major in art school, Jean brings her cartoony, pop, comic book style to her cake creations. Jean competes regularly in cake shows across the country, placing with many of her entries and contributes to many online cake collaboations. Jean was also a finalist for a Cake Masters award for best collaboration and has appearred on numerous TV cake challenges. She loves to create fun and engaging pieces, cakes that “pop”.

OWNER / CAKE ARTIST

Jean Schapowal

TV APPEARANCES

  • 2023, The Food Network, Halloween Cake Wars, Season 13

  • 2022, The Food Network, Bake it Till You Make it! 

  • 2020, Disney+ - Foodtastic 

  • 2020, The Food Network Canada, The Big Bake Off (Winner)

  • 2018, The Food Network, Halloween Cake Off - Ep. 5

  • 2017, The Food Network, Cake Wars - Halo

AFFILIATIONS & CHARITIES

  • Founder of Simpsononymous (an organization helping to promote cancer awareness through edible art!)

  • Member Long Island Baking and Pastry Guild

  • Icing Smiles Sugar Angel since 2013

  • Contributor to several online cake collaboration

  • Stephen and Alexandra Cohen Childrens Hospital

  • Sid Jacobsen JCC Auction for Excellence

 

SPECIAL HONORS

  • 2023,Team USA World Cake Designers Championship - Milan, Italy

  • 2023, Cover Artists Cake Masters Magazine - June Edition

AWARDS

  • 2023, American Cake Awards - People's Choice Award

  • 2023, That Takes the Cake -  2nd Place - Best in Show Theme

  • 2023, That Takes the Cake - 3rd Place - Masters Division

  • 2022, Cake Star Competition - USA Finalist for Tiered Cakes & Cupcakes

  • 2022, Utah Sugar Artist Show -  2nd Place Masters Sculpted

  • 2022, ICES Reno Convention - Winner Best uUse of Royal Icing and 3rd Place winner cookies 

  • 2022, Soflo -  3rd Place winner cupcakes

  • 2021/2022, I Am Cake Star International Cake Competition - USA Finalist for Novelty, Cupcakes, & Tiered

  • 2021/ 2022, Long Island Gingerbread House Competition - 1st Place (8x Winner)

  • 2019, FIPGC qualifier -  2nd Place and 1st Place

  • 2019, Jersey Shore Cake and Cookie Competition - 2nd Place tiered 

  • 2019, Austin - 3rd Place Novelty & 2nd Place Professional Cupcakes 

  • 2018, The Show Me Sweets Show - 3rd Place Winner Professional Category

  • 2018, Oklahoma Sugar Art Show - Bronze in the Grand National Category

  • 2018, Sweet Fest In Atlanta Professional Wedding and Professional Sugar Art - 2nd Place

  • 2018, OSSAS - 1st Place masters cupcakes

  • 2018, Austin - 2nd Place Cupcakes & 2nd Place Special Techniques

  • 2017, Austin - 1st Place Holiday 2nd Place Cupcakes

  • 2017, Austin - 3rd Place Cupcakes

  • 2016, Cakefest - Cookies, cupcakes and decorated board

  • 2016, Cakefest - 1st Place Holiday Tiered and Judges Choice

  • 2015, Oklahoma Sugar Art show ( or easier OSSAS) 2nd place tiered

  • 2015 Cakefest, placed 1st in Division

  • 2014 NY Cake Show, placed 3rd

  • 2014 National Capital Area Cake Show, placed 4th

  • 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 Oklahoma Sugar Art Show, placed 3rd, 2nd, 2nd, 1st & Sponsor's Choice

  • 2012, 2013 Garden State Cake Show, placed 1st in Division

  • 2011, 2013 CT Cake Competition, placed 1st in Division, Decorators, Choice & People's Choice

  • 2010, NY Cake Competition, placed 1st in Division

 

PRESS

  • American Cake Decorating Magazine

  • Cake Collaborator Magazine

  • Cake the Great

  • Cake Masters Magazine

  • Hicksville Illustrated

  • Newsday

  • Pastry Arts Magazine

  • Pastry Arts Virtual Summit 2023 & 2024

  • Also featured in Cake Wrecks Sundays Sweets and Between the Pages blogs

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516-935-6924

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