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J and D Cakes

Edible masterpieces that look great and taste even better!

Article by Marti Schnurr with Amanda Paige

Photography by Ashley Taylor

Originally published in Boca Style Lifestyle

 Joel Basco and Daniela Borquez Holchthe Winners of Food Network CAKE WARS (Paddington Bear Edition) are culinary artists who have brought their exquisite creations and scrumptious bakery to Boca Raton.

Growing up in the Philippines, Joel watched his aunt make amazing wedding cakes. Although his first career was working as an Accountant, Joel took baking classes at The Institute of Culinary Education and at The New  School Culinary Arts in New York. He is best known for his cake making creativity and drama that are achieved with accuracy and restraint. Daniela, a native of Santiago, Chile, developed her love for pastries in her grandmothers bakery shop. The tradition, passion and importance of high quality ingredients have been the foundation of Daniela’s creations.  Daniela studied at The Culinary Arts Institute in Chile and was mentored by Chef Mark Bliss of Bliss restaurant in San Antonio, Texas.  

Together they created J &D Cakes. These memorable masterpieces not only look good but also tastes great! Everything is baked from scratch as no cake mixes are allowed in their kitchen. Another must, only the freshest ingredients! The beautifully sculptured Gucci Cake is chocolate cake with fudge and dulce de leche filling.  Tiers of vanilla cake with strawberry filling and lemon cake with lemon curd filling make the Toy Story cake a luscious combination.The Pink Marble Cake with sugar flowers is red velvet cake and cream cheese frosting, WOW! Don't forget the variety of cupcakes like vanilla and strawberry with Swiss meringue, and carmel pecan with dulce de leche icing!

Lucky for us, Daniela and Joel have opened their kitchen to the public. They share their fun and exciting techniques to bake and decorate cakes by hosting camps for kids and adult classes.

For more information contact

J & D Cakes

281 N. Federal Highway

Boca Raton

For Side Bar 1) Joel and Daniela have been featured on the Cooking Channels, CAKE HUNTERS, The Food Network's CAKE WARS and CAKE WARS CHAMPS. They won the Food Network's Cake Wars, Paddington Bear edition. 2) J & D Cakes will teach your kids how to bake and decorate cakes in a fun and exciting way! They offer summer and holiday baking and cake decorating camps for kids. 3) Specialty decorations such as sculptures, figurines, and sugar flowers are meticulously made by hand. The intricacy of design make each cake an artistic masterpiece that tastes as great as it looks!

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