Fernanda Abarca was born in Goiania, Brazil and spent most of her childhood drawing Disney characters for fun. At 19, she was awarded the Maryland Distinguished Scholar in the Visual Arts and was awarded a full scholarship to the Maryland Institute College of Art - to study Illustration. After learning
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About Fernanda Abarca
Fernanda Abarca was born in Goiania, Brazil and spent most of her childhood drawing Disney characters for fun. At 19, she was awarded the Maryland Distinguished Scholar in the Visual Arts and was awarded a full scholarship to the Maryland Institute College of Art - to study Illustration. After learning alongside some of the best contemporary painters, in 2002, Fernanda was accepted into Ringling College of Art & Design, Sarasota FL, where she studied 3D Animation. Her work was later featured in the “Best of Ringling Juried Student Show,” for two consecutive years, and in 2005 she was one of five students chosen to intern at Electronic Arts Tiburon, Orlando FL, as a character animator. In 2006, Fernanda was offered a character Animation Position at DreamWorks Animation, Glendale, CA.
She currently resides in California with her husband and two children and continues to work at DreamWorks Animation as a surfacing artist. Her work has been featured in films such as “Bee Movie,” “Kung Fu Panda,” “Madagascar: Escape to Africa,” “Shrek the Halls,” “Megamind,” “Kung Fu Panda 2,” “How to Train your Dragon," "The Croods,” “Turbo,” “Monkeys of Mumbai,” and “Trolls.”
In January 2013, she started Fernanda Abarca Cakes - an online cake boutique specializing in bringing characters to life in sugar form for entertainment companies such as Disney & DreamWorks Animation. The company has grown to be one of Facebook’s favorite cake decorating pages, and the studio’s go-to for cakes/cupcakes. Fernanda's work has been featured in magazines, books and blogs, while her extremely popular sugar sculpting tutorials have sold thousands of copies to fans all over the world.