Founder, Sylvia Weinstock Cakes
Sylvia is founder of Sylvia Weinstock Cakes, which makes gorgeous, sometimes fantastical, always delicious cakes for a range of clients. Her individual clients include Martha Stewart and Robert DeNiro, and her corporate clients include Town and Country Magazine and The Ritz Carlton Hotel. The secret to Sylvia's success is simple: there are no shortcuts. Sylvia married in 1949, at which time she began learning domestic skills while working as a Long Island elementary school teacher. During weekend ski trips upstate, Sylvia became an apprentice to a local pastry chef, honing her craft. Soon enough, she was a proficient chef and baker.