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A Sweet Win for Pickering Entrepreneur and Cake Designer Flour Confections
It was a sweet win for Pickering’s Lisa Bugeja, owner of Flour Confections, when her decadently-creative wedding cake creation placed second runner-up at the renowned Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show in Tulsa October 2, 2011.
With its striking Bridget Riley-inspired Op-Art design and vibrant pops of colour, it was no wonder the judges fell in love with Bugeja’s stunning five-tiered fondant wedding cake and inevitably beat out 80 others in North America’s largest cake competition.
“Every year for the past five years, I’ve been making the 20-hour drive to Tulsa to attend the show.” Says Bugeja, “This was the fourth year I entered in the Grand Wedding (cake competition)
While the Grand Wedding Cake competition was the star of the show, Bugeja’s name was called out several times for her talents in other divisions – she placed first (for the fifth year in a row) in Masters Confections for her cookies, second in Masters Special Techniques and third in Red Carpet Shoes.
It was a well-deserved triumphant event for Bugeja who first opened the doors to her progressively successful multifaceted cake supply business, Flour Confections, on April 1, 2009.
Based in Pickering Ontario, Flour Confections quickly made a name for itself through its divine creations that cater to celebrities and brides alike. The store is also the destination confection-enthusiasts flock to when they wish to create an indulgent dessert at home. From savoury fillings and topping decorations to celebrity-taught equvf classes, Bugeja is more than happy to sugar-coat her services to meet all the needs of her clientele.
Bugeja’s talents are not only being recognized at celebrated State Fairs, but are being showcased on international television.
Watch her on Slice Network’s Cake Walk as she takes part in the October 26 episode of Cake Walk Wedding Cake Edition – Fright Night. She’ll be assisting Matt Somers of “It’s a Matter of Cake” compete for $5000 and the title of best cake designer.
Bugeja will also be featured on the US Food Network’s November 6 episode of LEGO Cake Challenge. She’ll be assisting Ashlee Perkins of Savannah Custom Cakes (http://www.savannahcustomcakes.com) compete for $10,000!
An extremely talented cake and confection designer, Bugeja doesn’t keep her award-winning know-how under wraps. She offers regular informative, interactive classes out of her Flour Confections store in addition to traveling across Canada and the United States to teach the art and skill of decadent design.
Bugeja will be travelling to Austin Texas February 25-26, 2012 to the That Takes the Cake Sugar Art Show and Cake Competition
For additional information on the Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show, please visit http://www.oklahomasugarartists.com/
About Flour Confections
Since 2004, Lisa Bugeja, owner and founder of Flour Confections, has been creating custom cakes professionally, adding a unique touch to special occasions and turning dreams into sweet reality. Since April, 2009, the Pickering-based Flour Confections has been a prominent fixture on the confectionary design and supply scene. Serving Durham Region and the Greater Toronto Area, Flour Confections evolved from a passion for dessert and a love for artistic expression. Providing an array of sweets, Flour Confections also provides cake decorating classes and sells an assortment of cake decorating supplies.
Contact: Lisa Bugeja, Founder & Owner
Address: 1084 Salk Road Unit 5, Pickering Ontario
Phone: (905) 492-2692