Violet was born in Taiwan and moved to Canada at the age of two. She grew up always interested in art and color and was forever sketching and doodling - but never imagined she would end up doing anything that would involve design. She pursued a Business Management degree from
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About Violet Lin Tran
Violet was born in Taiwan and moved to Canada at the age of two. She grew up always interested in art and color and was forever sketching and doodling - but never imagined she would end up doing anything that would involve design. She pursued a Business Management degree from the University of Toronto and worked for Canada's largest telecommunications company. After almost a decade in telecommunications, Violet realized having and raising a family were more important so she decided to take some time off to start a family. After the birth of her first child, she discovered baking - which she took up as something fun to do with him to help create memories.
On a whim she decided to make her husband's 40th birthday cake and realized from that moment, that she had found that one thing that was her "calling". She learned as much as possible from reading forum advice on cake community sites, pouring over cake and decorating books, magazines, shows...reading online blogs and watching some video tutorials. Mostly though, it was a lot of trial and error while trying to figure things out on her own with a lot of practice! She started getting a steadily increasing stream of requests to make cakes for friends and family which she enjoyed doing for a few years until she had her daughter. At the moment she is concentrating her time mostly on her kids, while coming up with the occasional design for personal projects and cakes as well as the odd order.
Her designs have been featured in numerous publications such as The Edible Artists Network, Party Cakes Magazine UK, Cake Craft's Wedding Cakes and Sugar Flowers Magazine, UK's Cake Masters Magazine and Australia's Sweet Magazine. She's also appeared in on-line or blog features including Cake Geek Magazine, Sunday Sweets and Australian Cake Decorating Networks' Joomag.
She has been sharing her tips, tricks and resources as well as design inspirations and ideas on her Facebook page, personal blog and other social media platforms over the last few years and recently begun teaching via online tutorials in the US and UK. She has taught for Pretty Witty Cakes and will be releasing a video soon with Craftsy.