IN CONVERSATION Mothers & Daughters

Queen of Cakes

June 09, 2021 Aimee Lee Ball (Host) & Steve Baum (Producer) Season 1 Episode 2
IN CONVERSATION Mothers & Daughters
Queen of Cakes
Show Notes

Internationally celebrated cake designer Sylvia Weinstock makes cakes that astonish the palate, dazzle the eye, and reward the spirit. She started baking at home while her husband and three daughters skied down Hunter Mountain. André Soltner, the renowned chef of Lutèce, recommended Sylvia as an apprentice to pastry chef George Kellner, who operated a guesthouse on the mountain. It wasn't long before her client list included Oprah Winfrey, Robert De Niro, Martha Stewart, Ralph Lauren, Michael Douglas, and Jennifer Lopez, as well as Kennedys, Rockefellers, and Clintons. Her cakes, with their signature handmade, sugar paste flowers, have been crafted for weddings and parties as far away as London, Paris, Milan, and Dubai.
In 1993, Sylvia’s daughter Janet Isa left her job to run the business part of her mother’s enterprise. Their unique personal and professional relationship reflects their pleasure in their work—and for each other.

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