My name is Ella B MS, i’m and Engineer, Sugar designer , and Event coordinator owner of Kukki Caffe . I’m a software engineer from Colombia, and I have a Master in Information Technology from Harvard University.
My love for the sugar arts started when I was a teenager; I took culinary classes in high school, I learned by myself how to prepare fondant, royal icing, how to do RI piping and more, until I came to USA and took independent classes in the sugar arts. From 2010 to 2012 I worked as a freelance cake decorator at the Decorating Room for Wilton Inc before moving to the Boston area. I love to travel, photography, Food, dogs, and beautiful cakes.
Family’s support I mix my two passions: technology and design of pretty things. As a former Wilton Method Instructor, I took clases in extreme piping with renown cake designer Babara Evans; during my years at Wilton had the privilege to be mentored by Chicago cake decorator legends Sue Matusiak and Mary Gavenda. I participated as a decorator and assistant designer in the Wilton year Books 2012 , 2013, and 2014; Punch Cut Decorate and Cupcakes! I have been an invited blogger for the Wilton Blog, and her creations have been features in publications like , ICES Magazine (March 2015 issue), Cake Central Magazine, Satin Ice and Julia Usher’s Cookie Connection. I publish and share all my knowledge in my page www.onecakeaday.com. In early 2014 with the support of my family, I launched my own line of silicone molds and cookie cutters, all hand made.
I design pretty much all the cutters that you can see in my store, and my dad (Industrial designer, mechanic and carpenter) or how I call him the Master Artisan makes them completely by hand in stainless steel.
My brother and my lovely aunt help him during the process and if I’m in Colombia I make them from scratch and I give them a break.
All my molds are hand made by me in my Boston Studio; my dad developed the rustic machines that we use in the most difficult parts of the cookie cutter making process, like folding the steel sheet’s borders and welding; all our machines are made by my dad in his workshop with reclaimed materials. The additional process of folding to give the specific shapes (cute shapes) is done by hand (by us) with pliers and lots of patience. This is a work of love, we are obsessed with design.