Karen Keaney is the founder and owner of Roses and Bows Cakery. With a background in art, and an accomplished baker, Karen is a international award winning cake designer. She is also a proud member of the Panel of Chefs of Ireland. Known for her airbrushing skills, sculpted cakes and
The Satin Ice Artists of Excellence is a worldwide collection of elite cake artists all dedicated to their craft. Projecting exceptional talent, inventiveness with each creation and a strong passion for the Satin Ice brand, an Artist of Excellence embodies the true spirit of the cake decorating community and is an inspiration to cake artists all over the world.
About Karen Keaney
Karen Keaney is the founder and owner of Roses and Bows Cakery. With a background in art, and an accomplished baker, Karen is a international award winning cake designer. She is also a proud member of the Panel of Chefs of Ireland.
Known for her airbrushing skills, sculpted cakes and her unique approach to cake design she was awarded Gold, Best in Class and Best in Show at the Irish Sugarcraft Show in 2014.
Her design for a wedding cake won a Gold medal at the prestigious Salon Culinaire at Hotelympia in London in 2014.
In November 2014 Karen entered Cake International in Birmingham, boasting the world’s largest display of competition pieces with over 1000 entries and came away with another Gold for her entry.
2015 was another year of competitions and challenges starting off on a great note winning yet another gold at Cake International in Manchester. In February Karen entered Chef Ireland Competition and came away with a Gold with Honours, the highest mark in the entire competition and went on to win the title of Senior Chef of the Year 2015.
In September Karen represented Ireland in the Live Global Cake Challenge at The Americas Cake and Sugarcraft Fair in Orlando, Florida. The competition was live on stage against 9 other countries including China, Italy and the USA. Karen won first prize taking home the title of Live Global Cake Challenge Champion.
To wrap up the year she entered two pieces into Cake International and claimed two more gold medals.
In 2016 Karen entered Salon Culinaire at IFEX and came away with another 3 gold medals, following on with another 2 gold awards at Cake International in Birmingham in March and in Cake International, London in April.
In May 2016 Karen was named as one of the Top Ten Cake Artists in the World at the New York Cake Show.
In November 2016 Karen entered Cake International, Birmingham and achieved another gold along with winning Best Novelty Cake Artist of 2016 at The Cake Masters Magazine Awards
Karen started off 2017 by winning Best in Show at Cake International. In October she entered The Americas Cake Fair in Orlando Florida winning First in the Professional Sculpted Cake Division and Best In Show.
She also regularly contributes to Cake Craft and Decoration magazine, Party Cakes Magazine and often features in Cake Masters Magazine and American Cake Decorating Magazine along with many other online publications as well as having work published in the American Out of Step Books limited edition art book ‘Excavate’ and 'Enchanted'
Karen teaches live classes at sugarcraft schools all over the world along with running her own Online a School www.vimeo.com/cakeschool,