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A "bite" about
db sweets cake artist donna block...

Donna grew up on a small farm in Central NJ where she filled her days with endless artistic pursuits: sewing, drawing, needlework, painting, baking.  Those closest to her always knew she'd end up doing something interesting later in life.  Now that she's all grown up, Donna has done just that by combining her childhood creative interests with art and culinary school backgrounds to create the "yummy" job that she has today as a Cake Artist. 
After earning a B.F.A. in Fabric Styling from The Fashion Institute Of Technology, NYC  she enjoyed a fast and furious career in the fashion industry employed both in NYC and Europe as a Textile Designer /Stylist and as a globetrotting Color and Trend Forecaster.  During her fashion career, Donna would often be invited to industry shows and events around the world, to share her inspirational, forward-thinking visual presentations and to speak of trends and conceptual design ideas for the fashion and related industries.  She consulted for and created color and trend design directives for a long list of companies, was often interviewed and quoted in the press and was highly regarded as an expert in her field.  Donna chose to leave the frenzy of the fashion world to pursue another of her passions: Pastry. 
She received a Grand Diploma in Pastry Arts from The French Culinary Institute, NYC in 2000.  Then in 2001, shortly after the birth of her first child, her custom crafted cake company, db sweets was also born.  As a Cake Artist, Donna is known for creating edible works of art that are eclectic, unexpected and unique.  She relishes the challenge of creating random, odd objects in cake and sugar and often mixes whimsical combinations of colors, patterns and graphic elements into her designs. 
Donna's amazing cakes have graced tables at events both large and small and are often found anywhere from tiny tots' backyard birthday parties to grand affairs at the Ritz-Carlton in New York City.  Her artistic style tends to attract the more creative client as many of them have come from fashion, art, film and television including America's beloved television personality, Stephen Colbert of The Colbert Report, Academy Award-winning Director,  Rob Marshall and World-Reknown Op Artist, Richard Anuszkiewicz.  Donna and her cakes have been featured in publications such as: The Journal News, Westchester Magazine and The New York Times.  Donna lives and bakes in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York with her husband, two daughters and beloved dachshunds.

 

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