The Professional’s Voice
This is a network of Massa Ticino™ Sugarpaste fans working in professional kitchens. Each member of the network has been part of Massa Ticino™ Sugarpaste since its beginning - passionate about cake-making and about Massa Ticino itself. These professionals give course, create exquisite cakes and showcase Massa Ticino across Europe. To see the best of Massa Ticino creations, follow @massa_ticino_sugarpaste on Instagram.
Barbara Regini (Italy)
Barbara Regini comes from Milan, Italy. She has always been inspired by art, having majored in sculpture and decoration at the Art College Liceo Artistico. She began experimenting with sugar art creations in 2014 and immediately fell in love.
She specialises in modelling techniques. She loves teaching and participates in national exhibitions. She is a cake decorating artist that has also won numerous competitions and was selected among the ten national finalists Glamour Italian Cakes at in 2013. Follow her on Instagram at @barbie.loschiaccianoci
Renato Ardovino (Italy)
Renato is considered the leading master of Italian cake design. Besides supervising his own workshop and serving prestigious clients, he works with distinguished Italian trade magazines on cuisine and cake design. He has starred in local Italian TV shows (Torte in corso con Renato and My Cake Design). Two of his creations, Giardino d’inverno (Winter Garden) and Cenerentola (Cinderella) were exhibited at the 54th Venice Biennale.
In 2013 Rizzoli published his first book Torte in Corso con Renato, which became a bestseller. In 2015 he released a new book, Il Cake Design, to share his most beautiful works. In addition, Renato’s cakes have featured at many important celebratory parties for leading Italian and international organizations. He was the first Italian cake designer to exhibit at the Vogue Fashion Night Out. Follow him on Instagram at @le_torte_di_renato
Bettina Schliephake (Germany)
Betty has specialized in cake decorating and sugar art for over 20 years. Today, she owns her own cake decorating company Bettys Sugar Dreams and shares her knowledge in trainings and workshops all over the world. Follow her on Instagram at @bettysugardreams
Elizabeth Solaru (UK)
Elizabeth Solaru is the multi award winning founder of Elizabeth's Cake Emporium. Recognised as one of the best wedding cake companies in the world, her company creates the most opulent, innovative and beautifully handcrafted cakes using the finest ingredients. A pioneer in the wedding industry, her creations have been featured in numerous national and international blogs and publications including Vogue, Tatler, Wedluxe, Strictly Weddings, The Telegraph, and Conde Nast BRIDES.
Heike Darmstädter (Germany)
Heike lives with her family on a farm in Germany, and was able to combine her love for art and baking, by designing cakes. Since 2013 she offers workshops to introduce more people to the world of colourful cake art.
Maisie Parrish (UK)
Maisie is world famous for her innovative sugar paste figures. Her distinctive style has been copied many times, but remains unmatched. Follow her on Facebook or check out one of the twelve books she has written on cake decorating and sugar art creations.
Marianne Daubner (Austria)
Marianne is not only a pastry chef, but also holds a degree in interior design. She has specialised in cake design and now offers workshops in the German speaking part of Europe to pass on her expertise. Follow her on Instagram at @mariannedaubner