Iris Rezoagli, an alumni member of the Professional Pastry and Baking Program at Star Career Academy’s Long Island Campus, has been nominated for a Martha Stewart “American Made” Award. Iris was nominated for her amazing and creative “shoe-themed” cake style. She is eligible to win a cash prize, a spot in the “American Made” market, and the opportunity to be featured in “Martha Stewart Living.”
The Martha Stewart “American Made” Awards were set up to spotlight “the next generation of great American makers: entrepreneurs, artisans, and small-business owners who are creating beautiful, inspiring, useful products; pioneering new industries; improving local communities; and changing the way we eat, shop, work, and live.” Rezoagli has been nominated in the “Food: Sweets & Baked Good” category. The judges of the “American Made” Awards will be judging on the criteria of: creativity, workmanship, appearance, and embodiment of “American Made” Theme.
Iris Rezoagli’s specialty is baking “Shoe Cakes.” (Check out some of her work or even order a cake of your own, by visiting her Esty shop here.) “Cake decorating is my passion. I love everything about it. I also enjoy teaching others on what I love to do,” she adds. Before she attended Star Career Academy, Iris had released a DVD – “Beautiful Sugar Shoes,” and she has competed in many different baking competitions. Her work has been featured in magazines such as “American Cake Decorating,” “Ices” and “Cake Central.”
Iris has had this passion for cake decorating for a long time, but she knew that getting a formal education was very important in order to take her career and business to the next step. She recently graduated from the Professional Baking Program at Star Career Academy. She adds: “The professionalism, atmosphere in both the classroom and the kitchen really has me ready for the next step in my career.” Rezoagli is currently taking a break to finish arranging her daughter’s wedding, but she plans on opening her own cake decorating business in the near future.
The winners of the “American Made” Awards will be announced October 17th and then featured on November 7-8 at the annual “American Made” Event in New York City. To find out more about the programs at Star Career Academy, including Baking and the Culinary Arts, visit us at http://starcareeracademy.com/.