I’m the owner and founder of Grace Stevens, formally Cupcakes by Design. I’m a Cape Town based cake decorator, instructor and author of two books. My first book, Celebration Cakes, Step by Step with Fondant (Penguin Random House) was awarded the Gourmand Award for the Best South African Dessert Book in 2012. My second book, Cake Decorating with Grace Stevens was released in November 2014.
I’ve been awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze awards for my cake entries in numerous competitions. And I regularly do demonstrations throughout South Africa, trade and cake shows.
Additionally, I travel throughout South Africa to demonstrate and teach the art of cake decorating, teaching my unique techniques with buttercream and cake design. Students travel to Cape Town from all over Africa to take part in my workshops. My collaboration with Bosch offers me the opprtunity to teach the art of baking both in Cape Town and Johannesburg.
My YouTube Channel, Everyday Baking with Grace Stevens, showcases easy family recipes to make and enjoy at home with your friends and family.
Since 2012, I’ve been a tutor at Pretty Witty Academy, the world’s largest online cake school, which boasts students from 64 countries. I’ve written photo tutorials for both South African and UK based Chef and Decorating Magazines.
Currently, I am a guest chef on South Africa’s local Morning show, SABC3 Expresso Morning Live Show showcasing my recipes for amazing sweet dishes and decorating ideas.