Michelle Galpern is co-owner of Simi Cakes, mold maker, international instructor, manager, cake decorator, and sugar artist with a background in jewelry mold making with her father since she was 12 years old.  She is on the Amazing Casting Product Creative Team with Amazing Mold Putty for everything casting and molding.  She enjoys painting, sculpting, and photography and adapted her skills to the sugar art world when her daughter, Sidney, started her bakery.  Michelle has taught mold making and cake decorating at Florida ICES Days of Sharing and cakes shows, shops, and schools as well as assistant to Sidney, and judging at cake shows.  She has written articles for the Edible Artists Network Magazine, their Blog, and Amazing Casting Products where she contributes to the food art blog. 

Mike Galpern is our director of sales, operations manager, baker, sugar artist, cake decorator and international cake instructor.  Sales information can be obtained by emailing us at    

Benjamin Smith is

our web designer


Sidney Galpern is a Certified Professional Chocolatier, Cake Designer, Sugar Artist, and an International Instructor. She graduated with honors from the prestigious Ecole Chocolat School of the Chocolate Arts and has the distinction as the youngest student to ever complete the program. She trained with top sugar artists and chefs in New York City, London, Orlando, and West Palm Beach.  Her company was chosen for the ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Space Coast.  Sidney teaches and demonstrates sugar and cake decorating to professionals and amateurs for the last 9 & 1/2 years at venues such as Keiser University, The Cake Cruise, Cake Shows, ICES Convention and Days of Sharing, culinary schools, restaurants, at the Festival of Chocolate, at cake clubs and cake supply stores,  private classes, along with judging and sponsoring cake shows, sponsoring special isomalt awards and is a member of the Icing Images Design Team & Team Sugar Art.  She designs and manufactures her own line of sugar art tools, manufactures her own brand of isomalt, as well as writing articles published in American Cake Decorating Magazine, Edible Artists Network Magazine, Cake Masters Magazine,, and featured on SugarEd Productions Online School,, in the Florida Today Newspaper, Today in Brevard Television Show, German GalileoTV, Biloxi WLOX News, San Antonio Today, the ICES Magazine, and as a CakeFu Master Trainer.  She released her first DVD for cake decorators in the fall of 2012.  In her spare time Sidney likes to write fiction and play the drums.  Sidney co-found the Brevard Cake Artist’s Club and her bakery, Simi Cakes & Confections (Pronounced See-Me) is located in Melbourne, Fl.