This Saturday at iPic Theater, American Cake Decorating Magazine and New York Cake Show founder Lisa Mansour hosted the First Annual Golden Tier Awards to roaring applause.
The incredible evening was full of delicious food, enchanting drinks and award-winners and nominees dancing the night away at the downtown hotpot.
Crowned the first American-hosted, international awards show of its kind, the ceremony recognized the fabulous achievements of the best designers in the dessert world.
Winners of the night included:
Cake Artist of the Year – Benny Rivera
Pastry Chef of the Year – Johnny Iuzzini
Master Chocolatier Award – Gerhard Petzl
Rising Star Award – Laura Saporiti
American Cake Decorating People’s Choice – Isabel Tamargo
Wedding Cake of the Year – The Mischief Maker Alex Narramore
Bakery of the Year, Ruze Cake House in Scottsdale Arizona
Albert Kumin Educator of the Year Award – Nicholas Lodge
Collaboration Award – Azzurra Cuomo
Product of the Year – Laped Italia Daisy Paste
Literary Award – Ceri Griffiths
Best Dessert Blog of the Year – Suzanne Brady
The Lisa Mansour Lifetime Achievement Award, Eddie Spence M.B.E
Spence Award for Excellence in Royal Icing, Manuela Taddeo
The event was hosted by Lisa Mansour, who is an award-winning expert in cake decoration, and is co-founder and co-owner of NY Cake & Baking Supply. She is also head of the NY Cake Academy, where she frequently teaches classes, and provides content for instructional videos. Additionally, she manages a number of retail, online and wholesale businesses for cake decorating products and tools.