Grace Stevens is the owner and founder of Grace Stevens, formally Cupcakes by Design. She is a Cape Town based cake decorator, instructor and author of two books. Her 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. Her second book, Cake Decorating with Grace Stevens was released in November 2014.
Grace has been awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze awards for her cake entries in numerous competitions. She regularly demonstrates throughout South Africa, trade and cake shows.
Grace travels throughout South Africa to demonstrate and teach the art of cake decorating, teaching her unique techniques with buttercream and cake design. Students travel to Cape Town from all over Africa to take part in her workshops. Her resent collaboration with Bosch has meant that she now teaches the art of baking both in Cape Town and Johannesburg.
Grace’s YouTube Channel, Everyday Baking with Grace Stevens, showcases easy family recipes to make and enjoy at home with your friends and family.
Since 2012, Grace has been a tutor at Pretty Witty Academy, the world’s largest online cake school, which boasts students from 64 countries. She has written photo tutorials for both South African and UK based Chef and Decorating Magazines.
Grace is a guest chef on South Africa’s local Morning show, SABC3 Expresso Morning Live Show showcasing her recipes for amazing sweet dishes and decorating ideas.
Her blog Bake with Grace, www.bakewithgraceblog.com is full of great recipes to try out at home, many are her tried and tested cake recipes she uses for her very own clients.