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Hi! I'm Barbara

Barbara Luraschi, AKA Sweet Janis was born and lives in Como, Italy. She discovered her passion for the sugar art about 9 years ago, her creations have pastel colors and modelling is what she loves most. Her work has been featured in many international magazines, she mainly travels the world teaching face to face modelling classes. She is also online guest tutor at Pretty Witty Cakes.
She was awarded Gold at London Cake International in March 2015 and at Birmingham Cake International in November 2015, and she was finalist at Cake Masters Modelling Excellence Awards in November 2015. One of the collaborations she took part was awarded as Best Collaboration of the year 2016, it was about endangered animals (Bakers Unite to Fight) and she made a life sized parrot. Gold award at International Salon Culinaire- London in March 2023.  She has been demonstrator and tutor at Cake International show in Birmingham and London (UK). She has also been instructor at Americas Cake Fair in Orlando (USA), at SOFLO in Miami (USA), at Queensland Cake Expo in Brisbane (Australia), at Cake Expo Ices in Nevada (USA), at Cake EXpo ICES in Texas (USA)

- WINNER BEST COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR (Bakers Unite to Fight, organized by Zoe Fox, proud to be part of it) at Cake Masters Awards 2016 -November 2016
- GOLD AWARD at Birmingham NEC Cake International - November 2015
- FINALIST at Cake Masters Awards 2015 – Modelling Excellence category
- GOLD AWARD at London Cake International - March 2015
- 3th place at Cake Decorating Corner – Baby shower contest – February 2015
- 1st place at Cake.Corriere – Christmas Challenge – January 2015

-GOLD AWARD at London International Salon Culinaire- March 2023

In September 2014 was launched a book published by Malvarosa Edition “L’Ape Maia Torte e dolcetti”, a Maia Bee themed book available in all libraries. She made a project  exclusively for the book which is also featured on the front cover.

Magazines features
As seen in:
American Cake Decorating (USA)
Eat Treat (INDIA)
Cake International Magazine (UK)
Sugar (India)
Pasteles de Ensueno (ES)
Cake Masters Magazine (UK)
Party Cakes Magazine (UK)
Wedding Cakes & Sugar Flowers Magazine (UK) Cake Craft Guide
Australian Cake Decorating Network's on-line Cake Magazine – Joomag  (AU)
Pretty Witty Cakes Magazine 
Cake Craft & Decoration Magazine (UK)
Torte Spettacolari 
Cake Geek On-line Magazine 
Cake Central (USA)

Blog features
American Cake Decorating online magazine
Cake Central
Satin Ice
Sunday Sweets on Cake Wrecks
Between the pages 
Doric Cake Crafts
Paul Bradford Sugarcraft School 

Upcoming Events

  • Alice in wonderland class
    Alice in wonderland class
    Sat, 21 Nov
    Online class fb private group
    21 Nov 2020, 14:00 – 17:00
    Online class fb private group
    21 Nov 2020, 14:00 – 17:00
    Online class fb private group
  • Alice in Wonderland class
    Alice in Wonderland class
    Sat, 21 Nov
    Online class
    21 Nov 2020, 14:00 – 17:00 CET
    Online class
    21 Nov 2020, 14:00 – 17:00 CET
    Online class
    Learn how to decorate an Alice in Wonderland themed plaque - modelling class
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