A visual feast of sugar offered by Argentinian artist
by Zeynep Esra İstanbullu
ISTANBULApr 08, 2015 - 12:00 am GMT+3
by Zeynep Esra İstanbullu
Apr 08, 2015 12:00 am
World-renowned Argentinian sugar artist Carlos Lischetti is visiting Istanbul for the first time to share his amazing cake decorating skills from today until Sunday at Mutlu Dükkan.
Lischetti grew up in Rosario, Argentina, and began decorating cakes 24 years ago in 1990. He has always been self-motivated and self-taught, learning as much as he could by himself. Lischetti developed his works and skills by observing the world's top sugar crafters. His ever-growing curiosity led him to take courses in Buenos Aires, Paris and London. He continues to teach sugar art and cake decorating in several European and Argentinian schools. So far, he has given courses in France, Portugal, Germany, Spain, Russia, the U.K. and China, among many other countries. Lischetti currently works as a contributor to Cakes and Sugarcraft Magazine and teaches all around the world. He recently published his book "Animation in Sugar: Take 2."
About Mutlu Dükkan
Entrepreneur Zeynep Yümlü's cakes and cookies drew a great deal of interest when she displayed them on her personal blog "Mutlu Dükkan" (Happy Shop). Soon, orders were flowing in, and Yümlü decided to turn her passionate hobby into a professional job. Her blog attracts almost 5,000 visitors every day, and she is busy with managing a large number of orders.
Born to a pilot father, the 30-year old entrepreneur travelled around the world during her childhood. She began her education in Belgium and continued in Cyprus and Jordan. After her arrival in Turkey, she studied at Galatasaray High School. Yümlü holds a bachelors degree in International Relations from Galatasaray University. In one of her statements, she said: "I wanted to keep away from a busy working life. I am very interested in making cookies and cupcakes, the two confectionaries popular in Europe and the U.S. I participated in a one-day course on cake decorating and later researched the subject on the Internet." Yümlü brought books, decorating materials and cake molds abroad. "I tried many cake and cookie recipes and found the best ones," she added.
Yümlü's ultimate aim is to improve her knowledge and skills in sugar art and cake decorating. In 2011, she attended a master course at Wilton, a giant cake crafting company in the Netherlands. Yümlü received a certificate following a nine-day course with Sandy Folsom. One year later, she participated in the advanced cake-decorating course in Sydney's famous "Planet Cake," known for its modern cake designs and TV shows. Yümlü completed the "Basics Foundation," "Basics Intermediate and "Advanced Cake Designs" courses in three weeks. During her Sydney visit, she had a chance to work with well-known cake artists such as Jessica Pedemont, Ana Maria Roche, Christopher Chavez and Luigi Stivaletta. Yümlü also met with Paris Cutler, the founder of Planet Cake. Bringing a breath of fresh air to the cake decorating industry, Yümlü designs birthday and wedding cakes along with cookies and cakes for New Year's and baby shower parties. Yümlü continues to attract more customers with her taller, stylish birthday cakes. Her innovative designs lead other cake artists in the field.