LonaCakes is so thrilled to be continuing our relationship with famed lifestyle expert and event designer Shawn Rabideau. Shawn has chosen LonaCakes for multiple weddings he’s designing here in upstate New York. And we can’t wait to work on the next!
from Shawn Rabideau’s website www.shawnrabideau.com
For over fifteen years Shawn Rabideau has worked in all aspects of the wedding planning and design industry and is the founder and President of Shawn Rabideau Events & Design; a full-service wedding planning and destination wedding planning company that produces and designs intimate to large-scale weddings. Shawn caters to clients looking to get married in New York City and the Tri-State area, Charleston, South Carolina, the Finger Lakes region of New York State, across the United States and Worldwide.
Shawn is most widely known for his appearances on Bravo TV’s hit reality series Bethenny Ever After and Bethenny Getting Married?. He has appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America, Fox News, the Style Network’s Whose Wedding is it Anyway?, Better TV, MTV’s Big Morning Buzz and TV Land’s Best Night In.
In addition to planning thousands of weddings and social events Shawn’s corporate event and fundraising experience includes: Brooklyn Tech Alumni Foundation, Buick, Christopher and Dana Reeves Foundation, Citadel Investment Group, Corinthia Hotels, Cornell University, FedEx, March of Dimes, Nikon Optical, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Readers Digest, Starwood Corporation, Touchstone Pictures, the American Heart Association, The Wall Street Journal – Dow Jones and W Hotels.
As a result of his accumulated experience, Shawn speaks nationally and is often featured as an expert and contributor to numerous publications such as The New York Times, Martha Stewart Weddings Magazine, The Knot, New York Weddings Magazine, Brides Magazine, RedBook Magazine, DailyCandy.com, AOL’s PopEater, Bride and Bloom Magazine, Bridal Guide Magazine, Us Weekly Magazine, Woman’s World Magazine, SmartBride.com, Floriology and many others.
LonaCakes is so excited to travel to New York this weekend to participate in a cake class taught by the famed cake designer Ron Ben-Israel. Hoping to learn some new skills to insure our clients get the quality they deserve. Learn more about him below — or see his website for more info about this culinary master!
from Ron Ben-Israel’s website www.weddingcakes.com
Ron Ben-Israel Cakes is one of the finest couture cake studios of our times, known for innovative and impeccable creations. Founded by Ron Ben-Israel in 1999, the company’s flagship design studio and bakery called Manhattan’s fashionable SoHo neighborhood home for over 15 years. At the end of 2014, the bakery and studio relocated to a new, expansive location with over 4,500 square feet in the heart of Manhattan’s Garment District.
The collections of trendsetting cakes have been featured in countless books, TV shows, films and publications and can also be spotted in many of New York’s premiere hotels and venues. The bakery received additional acclaim in 2011, when Ron became host and judge of the Food Networks’ hit show Sweet Genius, which after three seasons was syndicated around the world.
This journey has allowed the company to position itself as a leader within the industry and to partner with and promote charities such as City Harvest. Ron and his team also enjoy sharing their expertise and techniques through demonstrations and classes and will have additional opportunities to spread their knowledge with redesigned classes hosted in the company’s new facility.
Almost as much as Ron loves baking, he thrives on teaching. He spends over 30 days a year wearing his professor toque. He is the only Guest Master Pastry Chef at the renowned International Culinary Center in New York City (founded as the French Culinary Institute), where he contributed to the creation of the Cake Techniques & Design program and works with students in the Professional Pastry Arts program. Ron also leads workshops and master classes and participates in industry events around the world.
LonaCakes was so honored to be contacted by the amazing Barbara Lazaroff, Interior Designer and Restaurateur to create an extra special birthday cake! Learn more about Barbara below, and hear what she had to say about working with Lona!
“Lona- You did such an extraordinary job with Byron’s 21st birthday cake-translating all the personal details into a visual creation. The Spooky Fraternity B-Day Cake was both a visual delight and was incredibly delicious! The guys went “crazy” when they saw the cake. They were completely impressed-that says a great deal about your work-almost all of the 10 guys are in the Hotel School of Cornell-many have dined around the world and are a tad jaded. They were blown away with the details. Thank you again Lona, Encore next year!”
Warmly, Barbara Lazaroff (Interior Designer and Owner of some of the world’s most celebrated restaurants. Including the original Spago Hollywood, home to star studded Oscar parties and A-list events — learn more at www.barbaralazaroff.com )