SUGAR ART INSTRUCTION AND SUPPLIES
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 a FIPGC USA Division Representative and 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, international cake instructor, and a FIPGC USA Division Representative. Sales information can be obtained by emailing Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sidney Galpern is a Certified Professional Chocolatier, Cake Designer, Sugar Artist, International Instructor, owner of Simi Cakes & Confections, & a chosen member of the International Cake Designers of Excellence Team FIPGC with the International Federation of Pastry, Gelato, and Chocolate based in Italy to spread the confectionery arts around the world and a FIPGC USA Representitive. As well as a member of the Icing Images Design Team and Team Sugar Art. 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, & West Palm Beach. Sidney was honored in 2017 with the Sweet Life Hall of Fame Award. Her company was chosen as the dessert professional for the TV Show ABC Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Space Coast. Sidney teaches and demonstrates sugar & cake decorating to professionals and amateurs worldwide for the last 10 years, along with judging and sponsoring cake shows. She designs and manufactures her own line of sugar art tools, manufactures her own brand of isomalt, Simi Isomalt, as well as writing articles published in American Cake Decorating Magazine, Edible Artists Network Magazine, Cake Masters Magazine, CakeFu.com, and featured instructor on SugarEd Productions Online School, About.com, 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 Instructional DVD for cake decorators in the fall of 2012. Sidney co-found the Brevard Cake Artist’s Club and her bakery and manufacturing facility, Simi Cakes & Confections (Pronounced See-Me) is located in Melbourne, Fl.