I am Sugar Artist, Teacher and Book Author from Bulgaria. Started making cakes in 2011, since 2013 I teach modelling classes in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Bulgaria. My Book "Valentina's Sugarland: Lifelike Cake Characters for Hobby and Professional Artists" was published in german in 2017 and in english in 2018.
My passion is modelling of small and big figures and busts out of modelling paste and modelling chocolate.
I also become 2013 judge in Germany, Switzerland and Austia for Cake Competitions, since 2019 also in UK at Cake International.
Everything started as a hobby, I was making cakes for friends and family and was having so much fun doing this. Along the way I discovered that I adore making sugar figurines. The first ones weren`t perfekt, sometimes they looked really ugly, but with each figurine I got better and better. It was so addicting to see the development in my modeling skills.
2012 - Gold and Broze at Cake International in Birmingham, England
2013 - 2x Silber at Tortenshow in Hamburg, Germany
2014 - Gold and 1st Place in the Christmas Cake Class and Bronze at Cake International in Birmingham, England
2015 - Gold at Cake International in Birmingham
2016 - Silber at Cake&Bake Show in Dortmund, Germany
2017 - Gold and 1st Place at Cake International in London in Small decorative exhibit
2017 - Silver at Cake International in Birmingham in the Internatonal Class
2018 - Gold at Cake International in Birmingham
August 2016 - Sugarflower Class by Robert Haynes, UK
September 2015 - 3D Class by Karen Portaleo, USA
July 2014 - Painting Class by Natasha Collins from Never Pie Cakes, UK
February 2014 - Sugarflower Class by Michael Stierle, Germany
September 2013 - Modelling Class by Molly, Italy
April 2013 - Judge Training by VDT (Verband Deutscher Tortenkunst)
March 2013 – Sugarflower Class by Alan Dunn, UK
May 2012 – Modelling Class by Marianne Daubner, Austria
May 2012 – Royal Icing Class by Jens Oprzondek, Germany